When Sarah of Brilliant Event Planning set out to plan her own wedding day, she could only describe the feeling as completely surreal. She took her years worth of experience and deep connections in the industry to design a rooftop NYC “I do” with incredible vendors behind it. Scroll below for links to Sarah’s own dream team, including photos by Craig Paulson and cinematography by Orange Films.
From the Bride…What is it like for a wedding planner to get married? Surreal! After planning so many different types of weddings, it’s hard to decide what you like best. All we knew was that we wanted it to feel happy, fun, and intimate – and it was! There was a ton of laughter and we have never felt more loved!
We said our “I do’s” on the rooftop. The inspiration for the ceremony backdrop was climbing bougainvillea, but we think that Jessie from Rountree Flowers made something that’s better than the real thing! We were blown away when we walked down the aisle! When it came to stationery, we had the added challenge of needing things to be bilingual. Caitlin from Regas came up with the a fun, creative way to accomplish that – little scroll programs that could incorporate both English and Russian without needing to do a traditional folding program.
We ended up catching the last of the sunshine and by the time guests were taking their seats, the rain was really coming down! As guests walked into the reception, they took escort tiles to find their seats. One of my clients inspired me to try my own calligraphy (you know who you are!) and I ended up doing all of the calligraphy on the tiles myself. It was quite the undertaking! The dinner tables were designed in a “shades of blue” palette – vintage blue and white China, dusty blue candles, and menus with a pale blue letterpress front. I really struggled to find runners in just the right shade of blue and an airy enough material, so we actually made the runners out of cheesecloth that we dyed. Misha and I looked like Smurfs for days!
Before we knew it, we were cutting the wedding cake and dancing the final song of the night! And boy did our family and friends dance! The next day we were heading to Peru for our honeymoon and wishing we could do it all again! We are so grateful for our incredible vendors and were so lucky to have them on our team!
Photography: Craig Paulson Photography | Cinematography: Orange Films | Event Planning: Brilliant Event Planning | Floral Design: Rountree Flowers | Cake: A Simple Cake | Invitations: Regas | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | DJ: 74 Events | Officiant: Bettina Yiannakourou | Venue: Bryant Park Grill | Bride's Hair + Makeup: Face Time Beauty Concierge | Bridesmaid's Hair + Makeup: Glamsquad | Ceremony + Cocktail Music: 45 Riots | Cheese Boards: Valley Shepherd Creamery | Dinnerware: borrowed BLU | Farm Tables: Weir Event Rentals | Rentals: Luxe Event Rentals | Runner: The Original Aisle Runner Company