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Colorful Pratt Mansion Wedding

When two people with a true passion for art tie the knot in a colorful Pratt Mansion wedding, the results are amazing.  Especially when that vibrant shindig is a fabulous collaboration between their creative juices and some of New York’s finest vendors.  Think Barbara’s Flower ShopCristal Paredes and Judy Pak all coming together to make some serious magic.  See so much more in the full gallery.

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Summer
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From Judy Pak Photography… This couple met in design school and has been together for nine and a half years.  As one became an Architect, the other became a graphic and motion designer. Therefore it only made sense to design their wedding inspired by their mutual passion, art. The Art of Love – Sablan Wedding had this concept help guide them in selecting and crafting every aspect of the wedding which generated a colorful and light color palette of coral, aqua, and gold.

The ceremony was a collaboration of various musical artists who played live music before and during the ceremony. The ceremony officiant designed a union that was 100% tailored to the couple, a ceremony in which is guests felt that their presence was necessary. The ceremony told the full story of their journey together. Instead of readings they had the best man and maid of honor recite quotes about love from famous artists. Lastly, coming from a diverse cultural background they were able to include a Haitian as well as a Chamorro tradition.

The cocktail hour was actually an exhibit showcasing elements of collaboration, design and graphics that they created with their love. The guest book was a sketch book where guests were encouraged to fill the pages. There was a photo booth station filled with playful cut outs that allowed the guests to have fun and get to know one another.

The centerpieces were a gradient of roses of different colors, held within a gold frame. As aqua colored paint brushes were scattered on the table one can identify which table was theirs by the mini famous painting about love on each table. The couples honeymoon table had two artist manikins embracing each other.

All this happened at the Pratt Mansions with a backdrop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art! “The artist is the person who makes life more interesting or beautiful, more understandable or mysterious, or probably, in the best sense, more wonderful.” -George Bellows

Photography: Judy Pak Photography | Wedding Coordinator: Stephany Perez Cohen | Florist: Barbara's Flower Shop | Ceremony Venue: Pratt Mansion | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jim Hjelm | Caterer: Jason Hale Company | Makeup Artist: Mimi Kamara | Hair Stylist: Erica Diaz | Groom's Attire: Vera Wang | Cake Designer: Cristal Paredes

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Glamorous Gramercy Park Hotel Wedding

A candlelight-filled reception at the Gramercy Park Hotel just might be my favorite way to celebrate.  All at once totally glamorous and completely intimate, it’s garden party meets traditional in one of NYC’s most storied locations.  Add in some gorgeous paper goods from Hartford Prints!, the perfect stylings of Lovely Day Styling & Events and pretty, pretty captures from Katie Slater Photography and, well… happy Friday, lovelies.  See it here.

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Fall
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From The Bride… We knew from the start we wanted our wedding to be small and intimate — a low-key celebration, so that we could enjoy the moment without feeling overwhelmed or spread too thin. And neither of us wanted to spend months and months planning! We imagined an intimate, elegant dinner with our loved ones, where we could enjoy each other’s company, listen to good music, and share in a delicious meal together. We knew we wanted to get married in New York City, the place we called home for over a decade, and where we met and fell in love. And we wanted a venue with a little city glam, but a cozy, relaxed vibe.

When we walked into the Gramercy Park Hotel at the suggestion of my sister, it was love at first site. I think it may have been the fireplace and aroma of cedar in the lobby that initially won us over, but the entire space was gorgeous. It felt glamorous without being over the top, and the location–next to Gramercy Park–was perfect for a fall wedding.

We ultimately decided to have the wedding on the rooftop terrace at the hotel and worked with the incredible Michelle Condon who helped with everything from the set-up to the menu. Once we had the venue finalized, I realized there were a lot of other details to figure out, but I had no idea where to begin. Lovely Day Styling & Events helped us find amazing vendors that fit our budget and our vision. We wanted the flowers and table scape to have a romantic and organic feel– Jakkelyn Iris Designs nailed it and created the most stunning arrangements. We wanted a photographer who could capture the two of us and our guests in special candid moments, and Katie Slater Photography did a fantastic job. Hartford Prints! designed an invitation suite that was simple and sophisticated with a touch of gold, and Butler’s Pantry (an Etsy find!) created the most lovely calligraphed place cards and outer envelopes. Last but not least, City Sweets made the most delicious gluten-free cake for us!

We had a special day filled with family and close friends, amazing food, a little bit of sparkle, and the soulful romantic sounds of some of our favorite artists like Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, and Sinatra. We are grateful to the team of talented people who helped make it happen, and who flawlessly handled all the details so we could enjoy the day.

Photography: Katie Slater Photography | Floral Design: Jakkelyn Iris Designs | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Invitations: Hartford Prints! | Ceremony Venue: Church Of St. Paul The Apostle | Reception Venue: Gramercy Park Hotel | Wedding Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Calligraphy: Butler's Pantry | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Bride's Hair: Amerah Abdelaziz | Bride's Makeup: Lauren Cosenza | Coordination: Lovely Day Styling & Events | Gluten Free Wedding Cake: City Sweets & Confections

Modern Meets Industrial Wedding at Colicchio & Sons

If I were to marry tomorrow, this would totally be my wedding.  A modern meets industrial love fest with just a dash of traditional thrown in for good measure.  Think the epitome of a romantic NYC affair with the fab stylings of Erganic Design, some crazy cool Jimmy Choos and the beyond gorgeous captures of Sara Wight Photography.  See every last amazing moment in the full gallery

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Fall
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Modern

From the Bride… We both enjoy dining out and good food, so we wanted our wedding to feel like a dinner party with the people who matter most. That still ended up being 125 guests, but it felt perfectly intimate, yet big enough to make an unforgettable celebration. We didn’t want to do anything just for the sake of it, so we broke convention and skipped a few traditional wedding details and elements and approached the day in a way that felt authentic to us.

We met on a Sunday and got engaged on a Sunday, so it was only fitting we were married on a Sunday. We were married in our church, where we have a personal relationship with the pastor. Our wedding party consisted of our siblings, with the flower girl being my niece. We asked our two closest friends to be the greeters at the church, as we wanted our guests to be met with who we felt best represented us. We didn’t choose wedding colors. We just went with what looked fantastic, if we do say so ourselves. When it comes to design, we both respond to “less is more” and understated elegance.

The reception location was chosen kind of serendipitously. We were having brunch at Colicchio & Sons one day, and casually noticed a couple coming to look at the space for their wedding. We noted then that it was indeed an awesome space, but left it at that, as we weren’t even engaged at the time. Of course, it came back up, once we were. The restaurant itself was such a compelling space with industrial modern design that we didn’t feel we needed to do much. We kept table decor simple with anemones, dusty miller and brilliant balls in modern vintage metallic vases, succulents for a pop of color and manzanita branches I discovered on the street in the floral district of Manhattan for unexpected texture and some candlelight. Then we filled the tables with awesome food and wine. The cake was simple with a salute to fall, but some of the best cake you’ve ever had thanks to Stephen Collucchi, the pastry chef. Our favors were incredible pumpkin muffins that Colicchio normally hands each guest after their meal. It was the perfect favor with purpose — breakfast the next morning, our favorite meal!

Photography: Sara Wight Photography | Event Design: Erganic Design | Event Planning: Erganic Design | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Invitations: Lion In The Sun | Ceremony Venue: The Parish Of Calvary - St. George's | Reception Venue: Colicchio & Sons | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Hair: Antekqua Jones | DJ: Scratch Weddings | Makeup: Lauren Napier

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