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New York City Wedding at the Saint Regis Hotel

When I first sat down and opened this gorgeous wedding, my head was all over the place. I was in busy mode and my to-do list was top of mind. But that all changed when I hit play on  Tweed Weddings‘ heart-grabbing film. At that moment, all that mattered was watching By Yena Designs‘ spectacular New York City wedding unfold. It’s a true testament of the importance of wedding cinematography, and definitely worth a few minutes of your busy Monday. See more here.


From By Yena DesignsI’ve been a floral and event designer for the last 5 years and recently started my own company, By Yena Designs. My husband is a landscape designer and we met when I was the events director at a large floral design company in downtown Manhattan.

We chose to get married in New York, a special place for us having met in the city and having both worked in New York for many years. We also go engaged in Westchester.

We wanted our wedding to reflect both our tastes for modern design but within a classic New York ballroom. We chose the Saint Regis rooftop ballroom as the perfect spot for our classic New York wedding with a modern twist.

I designed and created all the floral décor for our wedding (except my bouquet! which my dear friend and floral designer colleague created for me), designed and printed all paper elements including the whole wedding invitation suite, and chose the linen and napkin colors to compliment the flowers and the lighting design.

We chose purple/indigo as our wedding color and wanted to use as many shades of purple and blue that we could. I had all the bridesmaids choose their own dresses in any purple or blue color they liked. They all wore, Amsale, Monique Lhuiller Bridesmaids, and Jim Hjelm.

The flowers were of course my favorite part of planning the wedding! I chose to use mostly white flowers with pops purple in varying shades. All different shades of purple like lavender from the Ocean Song Roses, dark purple Tulips, and even the bi-colored Picasso Callas.

Photography: XO Andrea | Cinematography: Tweed Weddings | Wedding Gown: Vera Wang | Wedding Cake: Ron Ben Israel | Ceremony: Saint Regis Hotel | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jim Hjelm | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Hair: Nikki Avanzino | Lighting: Bentley Meeker Lighting and Staging Design | Church: Saint Francis Xavier | Day of Coordination: Rebecca Joyce from Just About Married | Flowers and Event Design: By Yena Designs | Makeup: Mahealani Diego

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Elegant NYC Engagement Session + Bridal Portraits

I love a casual e-sesh, I do. But when it comes to New York City, the addition of heels, a few gorgeous dresses and a black bow tie feels oh-so-right. Enter these gorgeous lovebirds. Alicia Swedenborg captured every one of their stunning looks and not to mention, their undeniably darling love for one another. Take a stroll through the gallery for more.

From Alicia SwedenborgBin & Cheryl are getting married in China this summer but got their engagment and pre-wedding photos in their home city New York.

Photography: Alicia Swedenborg

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Sample Sale at Birnbaum and Bullock November 8 + 9

Tri-state brides, clear your calendars for this weekend because Birnbaum and Bullock is having an incredible sample sale this weekend! In order to make room for new collections, they’re offering savings of up to 80% on Couture, The Steven Birnbaum Collection, Robert Bullock Bride, Accessories, Occasions dresses and more from November 8-9.

With a gorgeous selection of gowns in sizes 0-24, this sample sale is not-t0-be-missed! Offering a huge range of styles and silhouettes, brides are bound to find their dream dress at Birnbaum and Bullock. But hurry — appointments are filling up fast!

The salon is located at 151 West 25th Street, Suite 6A, New York, New York 10001. To book your appointment for this incredible sample sale, call 212.242.2914 or head over here. Happy dress hunting, my dears!