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A Skyline Soiree That’ll Sweep You off Your Feet

A stunning soiree complete with crazy cool skyline views? Count us in. Because this incredibly chic day has got all that and more. Complete with a beautiful ceremony where guests warmed their weddings bands with a silent wish, 4Eyes Photography captured it all to share and it’s waiting for you in The Vault!

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From The Bride…Junior high. 1996. Girl sees boy and says to herself, “I’m going to marry that boy one day.” Twenty years later, it actually happened. Don’t get it confused…we are not high school sweethearts. I laid eyes on him that fateful day in junior high and that was it. Period. End of story as we knew it. We would continue to live our separate lives all throughout high school, college, and into busy adulthood. It wasn’t until years later, on one chilly May evening in 2009, that this girl and that boy would finally find themselves at the same Memorial Day barbecue (thanks to the mutual friend gods, and fate, and destiny, and perfect timing). He gave me his sweatshirt because I was cold. The rest is history. Mike proposed to me on a park bench, under the Spanish moss, on a lazy Saturday afternoon in Savannah, Georgia. A year and a half later, on January 16th, 2016 we were married at The Foundry in Long Island City, New York.

Everyone thought we were crazy to plan a January wedding in New York. “What about the weather?” they said. “What will you do if there is an epic snowstorm and none of your guests show up?” they asked. My response, “It will be the most perfect day ever.” And it was. From the delicious food, to the amazing band, not to mention the fabulous décor, the fifty-degree weather, all of our favorite people, my glorious two dollar chargers from Bed Bath and Beyond, and the two best photographers on the planet to capture every moment the day was everything we had envisioned and more.

My most vivid memory comes moments before I was about to walk down the aisle. Peeking my head out of the bridal suite, watching my bridesmaids make their way down the stairs in all of their different gold sparkle dresses, listening to the music we picked being played live, feeling the love of all our favorite people in one place to celebrate us, standing next to my mom, and finally seeing Mike patiently waiting for me at the altar caused me to let out a squeal of complete satisfaction that was heard by all of our guests. I strongly believe, it was that excited squeal of joy that set the tone for the rest of our night.

Our ceremony was filled with laughter, tears, and lots of love. Our brilliant officiant T.J. suggested a ring warming. During the ceremony our rings, tied together with ribbon, were passed around to each of our guests giving them the opportunity to warm our wedding bands with their love, make a silent wish, ask a blessing, or offer a prayer for us as we embark on this new journey. Aside from being pronounced husband and wife, this was my favorite part of the ceremony.

Our cuisine was inspired by winter and our love of comfort food. Picture passed mac and cheese bites, bacon and peanut butter crackers, grilled cheese with tomato soup shooters, and barbecue pulled chicken on mini waffles. Red wine braised short ribs for dinner. For dessert, Chef Rossi’s famous Oreo Crack and Fruit Loop Krispies to accompany our Momofuku Milk Bar cake. And we cannot forget about Mama Rossi’s late night pizza bagels (those were quite the hit).

The music was a mix of old and new. Our guests packed the dance floor and boogied down to songs by Otis Redding, The Temptations, Frank Sinatra, The Isley Brothers, Coldplay, Michael Buble, Bruno Mars, Rhianna, and Michael Jackson just to name a few. I personally wanted to hear Remix to Ignition by R. Kelly, but when the night ended with everyone shouting, “ONE MORE SONG, ONE MORE SONG!!” my soul was satisfied.

The décor was inspired by my engagement ring. Gold and sparkly. Along the way, we threw in some hints of deep purple, white, sage green, and pale pink. Honestly, there were points at which I swear my florist Pola was living in my brain. She understood and was able to execute my vision flawlessly. Vintage gold vases, candles of all shapes and sizes EVERYWHERE, lush garland running down the tables and woodland princess style flower crowns for me and my ladies to wear as we partied the night away.

Ironically, the most significant and meaningful part of our décor was actually quite simple. A sprig of rosemary was placed on top of the memory card at each place setting in honor of Mike’s mother, Rosemary. Her passing has left a huge hole in Mike’s heart and I knew that the hole would feel even bigger on this day. It was in this small detail, in the spirit of love that Mike and I have for each other, and in the blessings given to us by our family and close friends that we were able to feel her presence all throughout our special day.

Stay true to your vision no matter what people have to say about it. Enjoy every second of the planning process and know when it’s time to let go and allow the universe (or your fabulous month-of coordinator) take charge. Sneak in as many special quiet moments with your groom as possible. Have fun and be present.

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Photography: 4Eyes Photography | Event Planning: Exquisite Affairs Productions | Floral Design: Rosehip Social | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar | Invitations: J&D Invitations Etc | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Catering: The Raging Skillet | Makeup: Flawless By JM | Hair: Bridal Beauty Co. | Calligraphy: Sea Calligraphy | Lighting: Universal Light And Sound | Band: Silver Arrow Band | Venue: The Foundry | Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals

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A Glamorous Ballroom Affair at the Iconic Plaza Hotel

Old New York charm meets modern glamour in this classic gold and white wedding at the landmark Plaza Hotel in Manhattan. Making the venue even more special for this stylish couple was the fact that the bride’s parents were also married there years before! See it all captured by the talented Brian Dorsey Studios in The Vault!

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From Brian Dorsey StudiosWhile in college, the Bride, a native New Yorker, met her Midwestern man one snowy evening in West Philadelphia at trivia night. Destiny revealed itself as they begin to realize that their paths had previously crossed without their knowledge; the bride met the groom’s sister at summer camp, and went to high school with the groom’s brother-in-law years before the couple first laid eyes on each other! On a picture perfect day at the Central Park Boat Pond, the groom proposed as a miniature motorized boat sailed by asking his Bride to marry him.

“Be really present. Go through each moment, like your first look, without thinking about what’s coming next.” – solid advice from our beautiful bride. Her Plaza wedding seemed like deja vu to her parents, who had married there years before her. Family is everything to this bride, who cherished a morning alone with her immediate crew – mom, dad, sister and brother – as they got coffee and even worked out before the wedding, almost as though it were any other day! DeJuan Stroud’s expertise helped to modernize such the classic space with paper flower decal accents that were carried throughout the evening…from the escort card display to a cascading backdrop on the stage behind the band. That stage turned out to be one of this bride’s most memorable moments. Towards the end of the night, the band came down into the crowd, and the newlyweds got up and looked out into a sea of loved ones – with hanging lights reminiscent of a starry night above them, they finally took in their whole party as they scanned the room “…and we’ve got the pictures to prove it!”

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Photography: Brian Dorsey Studios | Cinematography: Hart Pictures | Event Planning: Gourmet Advisory | Wedding Dress: Ines Di Santo | Cake: Sylvia Weinstock | Stationery: EAF Fine Papers | Bride's Shoes: Aquazzura | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Lighting: Bentley Meeker | DJ: Total Entertainment- Soul Connection | Band: Element Music | Venue: The Plaza Hotel | Floral Design + Event Design: Dejuan Stroud | Sneaker Customization: Thee Queen Of Bling, Etsy

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NYC’s Pretty Parks + One Cute Pup Make This E-Shoot a Winner

New York City may be the epicenter of the world but I’m pretty sure when you add in an adorable pup, they still take center stage. Case in point: this engagement shoot by Angela Newton Roy. Strolling through Central Park and Madison Square Park with their Zoe, these cuties kissed and cuddled and we get to gaze upon all the sweet results. See it all in our Vault right here!

From Angela Newton Roy Photography… Madison Square Park is a special place to Julie and Steve. At the beginning of their relationship, when Julie was living in Manhattan and Steve was living outside Philadelphia, he would come visit her in NYC. They would often take walks around Julie’s neighborhood, spending time with Julie’s pup Zoe, leading them to Madison Square Park. This neighborhood became an integral part in their love story, and so they knew right away they wanted to come back here for their engagement session. We spent the afternoon walking Zoe around Madison Square Park, and then headed up to their second favorite location, Central Park, to catch the last of the gorgeous NYC summer light.

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Photography: Angela Newton Roy Photography | Makeup: Sephora | Hair: The Dry Bar Salon | Attire: Ann Taylor | Location: Madison Square Park | Location: Central Park

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