When you go traditional, old school New York for your sophisticated soiree – you really can’t go wrong. That classic feel has defined elegance and has made people gush for decades. Well Shira Weinberger sent over another timeless beauty for us all to swoon over as this year comes to an end. If this isn’t a pretty way to end 2011, I don’t know what is! Don’t forget, there is even more timeless perfection in the full gallery of images!
From the Bride…Geoffrey and I decided to get married in New York at the historic Union League Club, the very location where we first met. Despite our less conventional fantasy of tying the knot atop a mountain in Idaho, a classic New York wedding was most appropriate with Geoff’s family hailing from Bedford and mine from Manhattan. The style of our wedding channeled the fabled elements of the Union League Club together with our high regard for tradition.
Once we decided to go traditional, it was old time New York all the way. A mostly navy and white color scheme began with the stunning engagement ring that Geoff proposed with: a round diamond surrounded by rich sapphires on both sides. The theme was carried out through our elegant navy and gold monogrammed invitations, the graceful long dresses that my nine bridesmaids donned, the white, cream, yellow, green and powder blue flower arrangements that filled the room and our simple and delicate cake design. During our outside photography sessions, I was kept warm by my mother’s vintage mink shawl, a gift from her father for her 16th birthday. An elegant array of deco jewels provided by my father and a pair of charming off-white leather gloves provided by Geoff’s mother helped me achieve a classic look. My dapper husband was my perfect style counterpart, with his neatly parted hair, well-tailored Ralph Lauren suit and handsome velvet loafers. He’s also my perfect counterpart in life and I’m so happy to have Shira Weinberger’s beautiful photographs to help me remember the day that we cemented our union.
Floral Design: Damselfly Designs / Invitations: East Six / Wedding Videography: eMotion Pictures / Band: Hank Lane / Wedding Cake: Kakes NYC / Wedding Dress: Pnina Tornai / Bridesmaid Dresses: Priscilla of Boston / Wedding Planner: Vivia Costalas & Lydia Taplett of Floris Special Events / Wedding Photography: Shira Weinberger / Venue: Union League Club / Jeweler: Arme Gems & Jewels Ltd