Wowza. This wedding designed by Hatch Creative Studio and captured by Angelica Glass Photography is perfection. Classic with a stylish twist type of perfection. New York City through and through type of perfection. All around per-fec-tion. Need reasons? Well, forgot a bus or trolley, the guests of this stylish soiree were transported from the ceremony to the reception via a two hour tour on the NYC Big Apple Tour bus. It only seems appropriate right? Or how about their “griege” (grey or beige) dress code for guests? I.love.that.so.much. So when I said this wedding is perfection, it was no overstatement – it might actually be an understatement. And that’s just the tip of the stylish iceberg, click here for even more!
From the bride…Our wedding was an unusual yet classic homage to NYC with guests being transported from the church (Old St. Pat’s in Nolita) to the reception site (Smackmellon Studios in Dumbo) via a 2 hour NYC Big Apple tour bus, programs and illustrated pins incorporating sayings on life and love from New Yorkers both fictional and real, a Royal Tenenbaum themed photo booth to complement photos from our wedding party’s Royal Tenenbaum themed photo shoot hosted months prior to the wedding and NYC foodie favorite Joey Capanero of Little Owl catering it. So over all, a thoroughly NYC wedding with a lot of personal touches.
I really wanted our guests to feel pampered and also to get a sense of our relationship. We are OBSESSIVE about fashion, food, design, music and film so all those elements were key influences on our wedding. Our invite included a fabric label dress code instructing guests to wear “greige” attire as well as a letter pressed map highlighting special restaurants and shops we frequented during our courtship. We had a traditional Catholic Ceremony to honor or parents but I had a Brooklyn children’s choir called Highbridge Voices sing elementary Catholic school songs that John and I both remembered as kids.
Royal Tenenbaums was the movie my husband and I bonded over on our first date so I had our wedding party take photos dressed as characters from the film and hosted a photo shoot shot by one of the bridesmaids who is also a photographer. I framed the photos and these were then used as part of the reception décor. I wanted our guests to join in the fun so we had a photobooth that mimicked The Royal Tenenbaums set along with key props. Guests really enjoyed this! The escort card lockets (one of my favorite elements) echo one of the first gifts John every gave me while the jewelry boxes featured on tables are all vintage modeled after my mom’s art deco jewelry boxes I remember as a child, the vintage postcards on which guests were instructed to leave a note are of Cuba (where my parents are from), Philly (where my husband is from and NYC (where we make our home).
Photography: Angelica Glass Photography / Event + Floral Design: Hatch Creative Studio / Wedding Planner: Soraya Jollon / Ceremony Venue: St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral / Reception Venue: Smack Mellon Gallery / Catering: Joey Capanero of the little owl / Children’s Choir: Highbridge Voices