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Rooftop Wedding with a Gorgeous View of the New York City Skyline

A rooftop wedding on it’s own gets all the wedding oohs and ahhs. But when said rooftop has a view of the New York City skyline like this one? Romance is taken to a whole new level my friends. Plus, with Ang Weddings and Events at the planning helm, it’s sure to be a stunner event. See more captured by Belathee Photography in The Vault!

From Ang Weddings and EventsChelsea and Kevin were married with an intimate outdoor ceremony on the rooftop of The Surrey Hotel on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. As guests stepped off the elevator to the penthouse level, they were greeted by a mirror welcome sign with hand calligraphy, and the sounds of a string trio. Lush white and green floral arrangements in white urns added a romantic feel to the stunning New York City skyline. The bridal party walked down the aisle to “At Last” by Etta James. Guests were provided with little “toss me” sachets of dried lavender to shower the married couple with good luck as the ceremony ended, to the sound of “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles. Chelsea looked so elegant in her embroidered Monique Lhuillier gown with a cathedral length veil. She held a timeless bouquet of peonies and ranunculus, with a few touches of dusty miller.

The reception followed a few blocks away at Daniel. The guests enjoyed Maine Peekytoe Crab Salad with Coconut and Lime, Pineapple, Celery, Fennel Pollen Tuile, followed by Black Angus Beef Tournedos, Porcini, Pickled Ramps, Swiss Chard and Green Peppercorn Sauce. For dessert was alternating Pineapple, Brioche Feuilletée, Lingonberry Confit, Bay Leaf Ice Cream and Vietnamese Single Origin Dark Chocolate Mousse, Sandalwood Smoked Cocoa Nibs Crémeux, Biscuit Macaron. When you can’t decide between two delicious desserts, why not serve your guests both! Being at a 2 michelin starred restaurant, we had to bring Chelsea and Kevin into the kitchen where all the magic happens for some portraits.

The music transitioned from an instrumental jazz trio during the meal to a DJ for dancing later on. The bride and groom’s first dance was to “I Only Have Eyes for You” by The Flamingos. At the end of the celebration, guests took home canales from Daniel as wedding favours. It was such an intimate and joyous celebration, filled with much love from family and friends! Captured so beautifully by Belathee. I particularly loved the beautiful save the date, invitation suite and day of wedding paperie that Written Word Calligraphy designed for Chelsea and Kevin. The gold foil on ivory was so sophisticated and classic, and there is nothing like modern calligraphy to keep it fresh and unique. An escort card table of hand calligraphy cards in metallic gold sent my heart aflutter.

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Photography: Belathée Photography | Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Floral Design: Elan Flowers | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Nine Cakes | Stationery: Written Word Calligraphy | Ceremony Venue: The Surrey Hotel | Reception Venue: DANIEL | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Hair and Makeup: MG Hair & Makeup | Tuxedo: Brooks Brothers | Officiant: Kim Worley | Jazz Band and DJ: Jack Morelli | Strings: Elan Artists

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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 Photography | Florist: Quatre Coeur | Bride's Shoes: Valentino | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Coren Moore Inc. | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Caterer: Jason Rogers Hale | Makeup: Toby Klinger | Hair Stylist: Noriyasu Shimano | DJ: 74 Events | Officiant: Nafiseh Sedaghat | Venue: PRATT MANSIONS FIFTH AVENUE | Bride's Dress: Amsale | Cake Designer: Croquembouche From Ceci Cela | Getting Ready Location: Rosewood Mayakoba | Groom's Shoes: Ryan Seacrest Distinction | Groom's Tuxedo: Ralph Lauren | Second Photographer: Studio R Photography

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New York City Engagement

It’s hard not to fall in love with the hustle and bustle of New York City.  Especially when presented as the prettiest of backdrops in a stylish engagement session like this one captured by Megan Tsang Studio.  With trips to The Wythe HotelThe Highline and 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar, it’s the sort of fabulous shoot that just screams “NYC chic.”  See it all in the full gallery.

From Megan Tsang Studio… Naomi and Nate are both architects based out of southern California. Naomi was working in New York when Nate moved in with her friend while he attended Columbia University for his Masters of Architecture. Although they both went to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for architecture, they didn’t meet until he moved to New York.

Because they spent so many years building their relationship and making memories in New York, they wanted to go back to where it all started for their engagement session. We explored Brooklyn, the Highline and the East Side, and I captured them at some of their favorite spots.

Naomi and Nate will return to the San Luis Obispo area for the outdoor wedding in May 2014.

Photography: Megan Tsang Studio | Location: Wythe Hotel | Location: 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar | Location: The High Line

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