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Simple and Elegant Bouquet Inspiration + WIUP

Hello, lovelies! Alas, another week has come and gone. But whatever the weekend has waiting, we wanted to leave a good SMP taste in your mouth with some stunning florals from the talented ladies at Flower Girl NYC. Photographer Marjorie Prvl stumbled upon the Lower East Side establishment and, lucky for us, teamed up to create quite the gallery. So go. Be free. And take time to smell (er…look at) the roses.

From Marjorie Prvl Photography… In my search to expand my portfolio, I came across the talented ladies over at Flower Girl NYC and reached out to them. I asked them if they were interested in having me stop by the shop so that I could photograph a few of their bridal arrangements and they happily agreed. Their shop is located in the Lower East Side of New York. They crafted these simple but gorgeous arrangements for me to capture. Enjoy!

Photography: Marjorie Prvl Photography | Floral Design: Flower Girl NYC


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Romantic Pratt Mansions Wedding

When a talented team of vendors join forces with a stunning bride and groom and the exciting backdrop that is the NYC, this is exactly what happens.  A day that is sooo filled with gorgeous moments, you can barely contain your excitement.  Think Judy Pak74 Events and QuatreCoeur (just to name a few) teaming up to create a romantic Manhattan paradise at the Pratt Mansions.  See it all here.

From the Bride… Morgan and I took care to plan a wedding celebration that truly represented who we are and honored our backgrounds, and where our guests would have a blast. We had a Persian wedding ceremony rich with poetry and symbolism that was officiated by a wonderful family friend of mine, during which our bridesmaids grinded sugar over us to ensure a sweet life together. Morgan’s dear family friend John Patrick Shanley wrote a beautiful piece for us that he read during the ceremony. We tasted honey from each other’s fingertips right before our first kiss, making it that much sweeter and unforgettable. To honor Morgan’s Jewish heritage, we broke a glass to represent the fragility of marriage and the special care it needs, and we signed a ketubah that we will treasure forever. Our bagpiper was a surprise gift from Morgan’s mom and stepdad, who is Irish. Brian Meagher, the pipe major for NYU (our alma mater), piped everyone into the mansion with beautiful tunes, and then back downstairs from the ceremony. We are both huge Francophiles, so French food and music at dinner was a must, followed by a show-stopping croquembouche from Ceci-Cela.

We wanted the decor to be classic and chic, which was nearly effortless at the Pratt Mansions. All of our vendors were so wonderful at bringing our wedding visions to life. Ruth from Quatre Coeur created the most gorgeous, lush flower arrangements I have ever seen. Mark and Jason from our catering company, Jason Rogers Hale, worked with us every step of the way to make sure every detail was perfection (which means a lot coming from a perfectionist bride and a food snob groom). Rob Kelley from 74 Events was a seriously amazing DJ and crucial to keeping the energy of the party alive. More than anything, we loved our photographer, Judy Pak. Looking at her magical photos brings us right back to that incredible day and all its fleeting moments. Our wedding day was truly the best day ever. We will never forget that surreal feeling of seeing all our favorite people together in one place, celebrating our love with us.

Photography: Judy Pak | Florist: QuatreCoeur | Bride's Shoes: Valentino | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Coren Moore | Caterer: Jason Rogers Hale | Hair Stylist: Noriyasu Shimano | DJ: Rob Kelley Of 74 Events | Groom's Shoes: John W. Nordstrom | Officiant: Nafiseh Sedaghat | Bride's Dress: Amsale | Cake Designer: Croquembouche From Ceci Cela | Getting Ready Location: The Carlyle Hotel | Groom's Tuxedo: Ralph Lauren | Makeup: Toby Klinger | Second Photographer: Studio R Photography | Venue: Pratt Mansions

Amsale, Coren Moore and Monique Lhuillier are members of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here. 74 Events and Judy Pak Photography are members of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
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Elegant Manhattan Wedding

This wedding right here?  It’s everything you know and love about elegant Manhattan weddings with an extra dose of awesome that will leave you pinning for days.  Think sophisticated candlelight meets the amazingness that is PUBLIC meets some of the coolest details you will ever see.  All captured brilliantly by Lilian Haidar Photography, I’m telling you, loves… this gallery is amazing.


From The Bride…We met and fell in love in New York, so when it came time to pick a venue for our fall wedding, we knew it had to be in the city. We live in NoLiTa and because our neighborhood so perfectly reflects everything we love about the city, we decided to choose local venues and vendors. On a perfect October day, we were married in the beautiful Basilica of Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral on Mott Street, a nod to the groom’s Italian-American heritage. Proclaiming our vows in front of all of our friends and family in the beautiful Basilica was the most memorable part of our wedding day.

Our reception was held at Public Restaurant, one of our favorite spots in the neighborhood and an absolutely perfect fit for our downtown, black-tie theme. The entire team at Public, and particularly the events coordinator Kimberly, were incredibly accommodating and made our wedding reception a night to remember for all of our guests! We love food and wanted a creative menu that Public certainly provided – our guests enjoyed oysters, foie gras, mushroom ceviche and venison, just to name a few of our favorite items! Adore Floral set the stage with beautiful monochromatic floral arrangements featuring white roses, ranunculus and hydrangeas.

We got ready at the penthouse of The Thompson LES Hotel with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline. Sharon Becker and Maysoon Faraj did an amazing job with hair and makeup, keeping the atmosphere fun and relaxed.

Our masterful photographer, Lilian Haidar, captured it all and was a pleasure to work with on our wedding day. We worked with Lilian for our engagement shoot (which we also shot in NoLiTa and SoHo) and we wanted to maintain the same downtown feel for our wedding photos. Many of our portraits were shot in the Elizabeth Street Garden, which is a truly magical oasis in the middle of NoLiTa.

We could not have imagined a more perfect wedding day and are so grateful for all of our friends and family who traveled from around the world to celebrate with us!

Photography: Lilian Haidar Photography | Floral Design: Adore Floral | Cake: PUBLIC | Invitations:William Arthur | Reception Venue: PUBLIC | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Rent The Runway | Makeup: Sharon Becker | Hair: Maysoon Faraj | DJ: Tomas Delos Reyes | Bridal Gown: Monique Lhuillier | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridal Veil: Monique Lhuillier | Bride & Groom Rings: Tiffany & Co. | Groom’s Shirt And Bowtie: Turnbull And Asser | Groom’s Shoes : Salvatore Ferragamo | Groom’s Tuxedo: Michael Andrews | Hotel: The Thompson LES | Monogrammed Robes: J.Crew | Second Photographer: Image Playground Inc.

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