I love me a good ol’ classic NYC wedding and within seconds, this one set the stage to be a real winner. Rob Adams Films captured the timeless romance of this celebration at the Harold Pratt House; immediately I was drawn in, captivated by the beauty, the laughs, the love. I was sad to see it end. But don’t worry about that just yet; there’s plenty to enjoy first!
From Rob Adams Films… We are thrilled to share a gorgeous NYC wedding day featuring the The Harold Pratt House in New York City! With that timeless old Manhattan feel and a perfectly sunny, golden afternoon to boot, we had so much fun with this stylish and lovely bride and groom. So in love, and with many appreciative happy tears, Karen and Alvin’s entire gorgeous wedding day affair felt like we were living in a 1920’s love story romance!
This couple created a New York City dream wedding to truly celebrate their love for one another in the memory of a lifetime – from a gorgeous getting ready location at The Surrey, a posh boutique hotel, to their ornate ceremony and reception held at The Harold Pratt House. The couple’s venue selections certainly made their point that they just adore the Upper East Side!
Karen had that timeless New York bride look going for herself in a stunning wedding gown from Oscar De La Renta and, yes, she went the extra classic New Yorker mile and complimented the look with a pair of wedding shoes by Manolo Blahnik. Alvin looked dapper in his Hugo Boss designer menswear and was just so enamored with Karen throughout each part of their special day’s celebrations.
Here is a teaser, a short film, for you to experience the beauty of their day through our offerings of luxury cinematography. We appreciate that Karen and Alvin chose us at Rob Adams Films to create their wedding film for them. We love meeting brides and grooms who are excited about and care deeply about having a gorgeous wedding film!
Photography: Francesco Spighi | Cinematography: Rob Adams Films | Event Planning: Laura Remmert Events | Wedding Dress: Oscar De La Renta | Stationery: The Write Occasion | Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Badgley Mischka | Catering: Abigail Kirsch | Hair + Makeup: Love Your Face Beauty | Entertainment: LMusik | Officiant: A New York City Wedding by Rev. Will | Wedding Venue: The Harold Pratt House and Peterson Hall | Getting Ready Venue: The Surrey Hotel | Groom's Tuxedo: Hugo Boss Red Label
Sometimes creative combinations don’t always work out. Other times, they absolutely crush it. And this is one of those cases. Kelly Karli Weddings and Events took some Southern charm, added local Colorado rustic flair and threw in a dash of glamour for good measure. With Plum Sage Flowers’ bright blooms as a perfect finishing touch, the results are almost too good to believe. Luckily we have Clary Pfeiffer’s pics and the film by Sherri Innis to prove that it all really was real. More in our Vault!
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From the Bride… Sean and I met the summer of my senior year of college at Colorado State and our chemistry was instant! We fell head over heels for each other and spent the summer outdoors – camping, seeing live music and with Sean’s new lab puppy Stella. When the summer ended, Sean had to go home for a family matter in St. Louis and we were long distance for a few months before I graduated. The day after graduation, I packed my bags and U-haul and headed for St. Louis to be reunited with Sean. A few years later, in February of 2014, Sean flew me out on a surprise trip to my favorite city – San Francisco! It was there that he got on one knee and proposed at the Palace of the Arts.
For our wedding, Sean and I were both set on being married in the Colorado Mountains. I grew up in Denver, Colorado and we both grew up going on ski trips with our friends and families. We both felt that it was the perfect place to join our hearts and our two families. There is nothing more perfect than a crisp fall Colorado day with the sun and yellow Aspens shining! It is magic! My parents live in the South now, outside of Charleston, so for our wedding I envisioned Southern charm and glamour in the Colorado Rockies. People so often choose rustic themes for mountain weddings, but I really wanted to mix the two aesthetics!
We decided to get married in the Beaver Creek Chapel and then choose the Park Hyatt mountainside ballroom for our reception. This was lovely because our guests could walk right from the chapel along the mountainside to the Park Hyatt cocktail hour! I picked a romantic color palette of pale pink and creams and choose apricot and deeper pinks to make everything pop! I decided early on that I wanted to mix metals, as you can see I used a mix of gold and silver mercury in a lot of the décor and paper elements.
The bottom of my dress was covered in sculptural floral silk organza flowers that looked like a romantic bouquet! I used this to inspire the fabulous giant flower wall behind the band and then picked La Tavola rosette linens in pale pink to continue the theme and texture. We also used some sparkly gold and pink La Tavola linens for the cake table and cocktail tables. Atop each pink napkin was a golden Aspen leaf chocolate. I love cherry blossoms, so our design team was able to incorporate cherry blossoms into the décor. I especially loved the giant cherry blossom trees they created that defined the white dance floor on each corner. Other favorite parts of the décor for our wedding were the custom wood bars and twisted wooden bar arches covered in flowers that our design team created! We also loved the specialty drinks sign with portraits of our Lab Stella and Labradoodle Stanley! This was a great personal touch. For our invites our calligrapher collaborated with William Arthur to create an elegant and classy invitation with gold foil thermography and gilded gold edges.
Photography: Clary Pfeiffer Photography | Videography: Sherri Innis | Coordination: Kelly Karli Weddings and Events | Floral Design: Plum Sage Flowers | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek | Ceremony Venue: Beaver Creek Chapel | Reception Venue: The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek | Catering: The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek | Calligraphy: Traci Green Designs | Band: Soul X | Cocktail Music + After Party: Whistling Wolves | Custom Cocktail Sign: Paper Tangent | Ring Box: The Mrs Box
I’d get along very well with these two. First off, I now totally plan on including my own pup in our next photo shoot, and secondly, their advice for what they’ve learned two years into marriage rings oh so true. “We have learned… to never stop doing the little things. The kiss on the cheek, the little surprises, or just doing something sweet for no reason at all.” Yes, yes, yes! Aria Photography captured all their affection; see every adorable image in our Vault right here!
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From Aria Photography… I loved walking through the oak tree hills in the early morning light with Erin and David and their puppy Schmitty in El Dorado Hills, CA. Anniversary sessions are so special to me, because it shows how much the couple has grown together since their wedding, and how marriage just gets sweeter.
From the Bride… We don’t have a super exciting love story but I wouldn’t change a thing about it. David and I knew each other in high school through one of my friends, but with him being older, we didn’t talk or hangout much. Years later we saw each other at a Halloween party, he asked for my number, and we hung out ever since. We started out as just friends and it naturally grew into more. I loved how charming, sweet, and kind-hearted he was. He completely won me over. I wouldn’t let him kiss me for the longest time. He told me later it drove him crazy and he told himself it was his mission to kiss me. We dated for four and a half before we got engaged. We had been through everything together and knew we couldn’t live without the other. We have learned and loved so much in these two years of marriage. One thing we have learned is to never stop doing the little things. The kiss on the cheek, the little surprises, or just doing something sweet for no reason at all. Never stop. I’m so thankful I married someone who makes me feel special everyday. There’s no one else I would rather go through life with and Schmitty, too!
Photography: Aria Photography | Dress: Free People | Film Processing: The Find Lab | Hair Accessories: H&M