Oh New York, how do you always manage to have the chicest weddings on the planet? And this exceptionally pretty number photographed by phenom Karen Wise is also boasting a ridiculously lovely Monique Lhuillier gown. That is a total win win in our opinion. So grab a big cup of coffee and settle in for a wedding celebration of the city dwelling kind followed by loads of gorgeous images in the gallery. That is a sure-fire combo to ease your watermelon hangovers and get you all set for the work week.
From the bride... So I know that a lot of little girls dream about their wedding, some of my nearest and dearest friends included…that was definitely never me! What can I say, I’ve never been the romantic. So when Nick proposed (who definitely IS the romantic), I was super excited but as the questions from friends and relatives came pouring in- when is the wedding, where is the wedding, did you pick your dress yet… There were so many decisions to be made and I began to regret not being that girl with the scrap book full of wedding dreams (a la Monica from Friends). My first suggestion was just us two in City Hall. But, not surprisingly, Nick, who is so different from me in many ways- yet very much the same where it counts- insisted that he wanted to share this moment with everyone who was important in our lives, especially those who helped shape the people we had become and who had shared so many other wonderful moments with us as couple. There turned out to be a lot more people than we thought who fit that bill. So I threw caution to the wind and decided we would have the wedding (I thought) I never wanted.
There was of course, one condition, Nick had to be involved and helpful- I wasn’t going to let him check out. And lucky for me he never did (he’ll probably kill me for writing all that as he likes to think of himself as very much the man’s man…). We didn’t have a planner and our parents largely stayed out of the process, so we had a lot on our plate. We also had t bring our two different styles together. Nick likes things very modern, I like things with a more romantic vintage- but not traditional- feel. I think our wedding was a very good combination of the two. Absolutely, the most important part of the whole process was finding the right vendors. We found the most amazing people to work with and I was lucky enough to feel comfortable leaving it all in their hands on the wedding day- because at the end of the day that’s all you can do (if you don’t want to drive yourself INSANE…) We really found the most incredible group of people, especially Jessy, our floral designer, who was so inspiring in our first meeting and who became our pseudo-wedding planner throughout the process. After all the hard work and planning, it was beautiful but most importantly it was a blast.
At the end, I have to say it was SO worth it. Poor Nick on the other hand… I think he’s just relieved he doesn’t have to answer another question about chargers or draping…
Wedding Photographer: Karen Wise Photography / Floral Design: Fleurs / Wedding Videography: Hart Pictures / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Band: Play by Play at Faze 4 Orchestras / Ceremony Musicians: Steven Cohen at Penguin Music / Make-up: Sally Duvall Makeup / Hair: Once Upon a Bride / Wedding Dress, Belt, + Veil: Monique Lhuillier / Wedding Cake: Made in Heaven Cakes / Calligraphy: Esta Cohen Calligraphy / Groom’s Attire: Ralph Lauren / Venue: Trump Soho Hotel
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