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A Brilliant Wedding: Heather and Chris

Posted by SarahAug 11, 2014

Heather and Chris were such a fun couple to work with and incorporated so many unique and creative ideas into their wedding.  The ceremony was held on the rooftop of Skylight West featuring breathtaking views of the surrounding Manhattan skyline.  The couple wanted the space to feel “happy”, so bright yellow rose petals lined the aisle and whimsical topiaries with lush bouquets of roses served as altar décor.  Pashminas, serving as chair covers, could also be used by guests to keep warm during the ceremony.  As self-proclaimed “foodies”, the couple wanted to draw on their love of food and fine dining to create a unique reception for their guests.  Banquettes along with different sized tables were set up the make the space feel like a posh New York restaurant.  The couple even had cell phone chargers set up in the reception so that guests could keep snapping pictures all night long. We were thrilled to have our couple’s beautiful wedding featured on Carats & Cake. Check out the post here. Congratulations Heather and Chris!

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Wedding Dress, Manolo Blahnik, Skylight West Rooftop Park Wedding, Bridesmaid Fall Bouquet   Table Settings, Floral Arrangements Favors, End of Night

Thanks to Sue Kessler from Christian Oth Studio for the beautiful photos!

A Brilliant Wedding: Kimberly and Bill

Posted by SarahJul 24, 2014

Kimberly and Bill’s down to earth personalities made planning their wedding so much fun. Kimberly and Bill were married in early April on the rooftop of the Bryant Park Grill overlooking the beautiful park. Following with their New York City venue, guests were treated like true New Yorkers with personalized taxi cab escort cards.   You could feel the love between Kimberly and Bill as they started their night off with a first dance to “Just The Way You Are” by Billy Joel.  The rest of the night was spent dancing, eating, drinking and laughing with friends and family. To finish off the night, each guest was given a freshly baked, late night pretzel as they exited the venue.  Congratulations Kimberly and Bill!

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Thank you to Carolyn Monastra from Christian Oth Studio for the amazing photos!

A Brilliant Wedding: Laura & Bryan

Posted by Sarah PeaseApr 11, 2012

There are so many things that I loved about Laura & Bryan’s wedding day.  From the contemporary reception setting of The Glasshouses, to the juxtaposition of the romantic florals by Blossom & Branch, their choice of chameleon chairs, the tiny but meaningful details that appeared at every turn throughout the day – everything came together to be perfectly ‘them.’

My favorite part was their choice of cocktail hour music.  Laura & Bryan decided on an acoustic set by their band, The Benjamins.  Tunes from the early 90s were the musical backdrop – music that the bride and groom actually listened to when they met in college and still have on their iPods to this day.  It created an environment that was relaxed but elegant, approachable yet refined – just like the lovely bride and groom.

I’m also proud to share that their wedding was recently a feature on Style Me Pretty! Thank you to this wonderful couple for letting me be part of their day, it was truly an honor.

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Photos by Four Eyes Photography.

A Brilliant Wedding: Annie & Dan

Posted by Sarah PeaseMar 07, 2012

It’s not every day that you get an email from a prospective client asking for help planning their entire wedding in six weeks. But, Annie did just that and through lots of decisiveness and hard work, we pulled it off!  The challenges for their wedding didn’t end with the short planning timeline. Annie is a Texas sweetheart based out of London and her husband, Dan is a Jersey boy turned military commander and professional triathlete who was stationed in Afghanistan. Despite all this, they were married on a perfect summer day on one of NYC’s best rooftops.

Annie allowed me to take some chances with design (most brides immediately shy away when the words “turquoise table linens” come out of my mouth) and I have to admit, their wedding design turned out to be a personal favorite of mine. Thank you to Mariann from Blue Daisy for these drop-dead gorgeous photos and for capturing Annie & Dan’s vivacious and fun approach to life, love and their wedding.

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A Brilliant Wedding: Michael & Christine, The Ceremony

Posted by Sarah PeaseFeb 08, 2011

The best rooftop in Manhattan was the setting for Michael & Christine’s sun-filled ceremony. 620 Loft & Garden provided the perfect NYC backdrop for them to exchange their vows. As her something blue, Christine had her baby bracelet pinned to the underside of her gown. With the sounds of the Theme from Forrest Gump, florals by Belle Fleur, a spectacular Pnina Tornai dress and a reading from the Velveteen Rabbit, this wonderful couple said “I Do.” These gorgeous photos are courtesy of Karin VonVoigtlander. Stay tuned for photos from their 1920s-inspired reception!

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Wind + Rose Petals

Posted by Sarah PeaseDec 16, 2010

Rose petals are a beautiful way to add some color and interest to your event. Keep in mind that when used outdoors, they can blow away VERY easily. Whether used as accents on your cocktail tables or in an elaborate design down the aisle, talk to your florist about what the plan will be when the wind kicks up.

Photo courtesy of Maharani Weddings and by TripleCord.

A Brilliant Wedding: Brenda & Alvin, The Decor

Posted by Sarah PeaseNov 02, 2010

The reception at Tribeca Rooftop really reflected the clean and polished style of our couple. Leveraging a simple base of white with small pops of crimson, the decor had an effortless style that was truly theirs.

Photos courtesy of Alison Mayfield for Christian Oth Studios, florals by Belle Fleur and stationery by Kate’s Paperie.

A Brilliant Wedding: Brenda & Alvin, Reception

Posted by Sarah PeaseNov 01, 2010

This chic NYC couple wanted to infuse their wedding with impeccable style, but also with their Chinese & Filipino heritage. The color red symbolizes good fortune and joy in Chinese culture so we incorporated it into the ceremony with little hints on their paperie, and then went all out with when it came to the escort cards and table arrangements. Brenda changed into a stunning traditional qipao for part of the reception. To pay homage to Alvin’s Filipino heritage, the couple performed a traditional money dance where they were showered with bills from well-wishing guests.

So in love and so happy!

Images via Alison Mayfield for Christian Oth Studios.  Flowers by Belle Fleur, Venue Tribeca Rooftop.

A Brilliant Wedding: Brenda & Alvin, Ceremony

Posted by Sarah PeaseOct 26, 2010

Looking at these pictures, you can’t help but see what a happy, carefree bride Brenda was!  You can tell that she truly enjoyed every minute of their day…even finding a few minutes to channel her inner little girl and jump on the bed! Check back soon for more photos from their amazing Tribeca Rooftop reception.

Images by Alison Mayfield for Christian Oth.  Hair & makeup by Sachiko.

A Brilliant Wedding: Brenda & Alvin

Posted by Sarah PeaseOct 08, 2010

As a Brilliant Bride & Groom, Brenda & Alvin are equal parts sophisticated and fun. We were so thrilled to have been a part of their day, along with Belle Fleur and Alison Mayfield of Christian Oth Studios. Enjoy these teaser shots…and stay tuned for many more to come!

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