Never before have I seen a wedding of such perfect modern minimalism. The clean lines, the streamlined style and the seemingly effortless design all make up this most intimate urban affair that just found a home on my favorite weddings list. The always talented Judy Pak makes every image sing, so be sure to sit and stay awhile in the full gallery right here.
From the bride…We wanted our day to be modern, intimate and effortless, but also uniquely us. Our personalities manifested in all of the day’s details. Having spent much of my early time in New York working in contemporary art galleries, I’d grown to love the clean lines and openness of the exhibition space. The Glasshouses (the first venue we looked at) was just perfect with its raw format… not to mention its 360 degree views of the city and outdoor terrace. Many of our guests would be traveling in from out of town, some visiting for the very first time, and we couldn’t think of a better way to show them the city we’d grown to love so dearly. As a fan of many-a-cuisine, Charlie’s adventurous palette led us to select Creative Edge Parties as our caterer. Instead of having a traditional sit-down dinner, we chose to entertain with a cocktail-style party, complete with heavy passed hors d’oeurves and small plates, as well as a “steakhouse” food station and a risotto bar. For dessert, we opted to go cake-less, and chose a “milk & cookies bar” with mini milkshakes, various cookies and flavored milks for dipping. The remaining details just fell into place as the big day approached.
After a fantastic rehearsal party at Locanda Verde the night before, Charlie and I woke up late to a room service breakfast and the most beautiful sunlight. From that point on, the day was a perfect whirlwind. While my bridesmaids, beautiful in French blue Amsale gowns, and I, waiting to put on my Anne Barge gown, got ready in our suite, the boys had a pre-wedding cocktail in the hotel bar. As a lover of photography, I had found perfection personified in Judy Pak a full year before our wedding day. She shot our engagement photos and graciously accepted the task of shooting our wedding. That day, we began the pre-wedding shoot with a first look in the middle of Park Avenue and transitioned downtown, near the venue, to continue the shoot on the High Line. Our wedding party was able to enjoy a quiet moment and a glass of champagne on the venue’s balcony before the ceremony began.
It wasn’t until our piano violin and guitar trio (from Hank Lane) began the prelude (an instrumental version of Birdy’s cover of Bon Iver’s ‘Skinny Love,) that the extreme emotion of the day’s events surfaced. The music just brought me completely into the moment. I grasped my father’s arm as the processional began (another instrumental version of ‘I Can’t Help Falling in Love’) and we walked down the aisle to meet the most amazing man and begin the most amazing of celebrations.
Wedding Photography: Judy Pak | Assistant Photographer: Brklyn View Photography | Wedding Venue: The Glasshouses in New York City | Wedding Coordination: Angie Nevarez of Baton | Catering: Creative Edge Parties | Floral Design: Tim McFadden | Band: Pete Saunders Band | Table Numbers: Gauge NYC | Wedding Dress: Anne Barge | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Amsale | Makeup: Nicole Diguglielmo | Hair: Chuck Olson of Tommy Guns Salon | Makeup: Nicole (email@example.com)