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Classic New York City Wedding at The Plaza Hotel

It doesn’t get any more classic than a New York City black tie affair at The Plaza Hotel. It just doesn’t. And this stunner planned by Ang Weddings And Events has set that classic style bar even higher. Beautifully timeless and wonderfully elegant, every image captured by Judy Pak is nothing short of a dream, and you can see them all here.


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From The Bride…Omar and I met in New York City and on our first date, we wound up talking for hours and we closed down the restaurant! We decided to get married at the Plaza and wanted our wedding to have a classic New York feel, but most importantly we wanted our guests to have a fun, warm, and intimate experience.

Ang Weddings and Events created a seamless event and selected the most talented vendors that were a dream to work with. It was so inspirational to work with so many phenomenal women that were truly experts in their fields. The invitations were classic letterpress and we incorporated an old photograph of The Plaza in the envelope liner. Omar found an elephant graphic which we used on the menus, escort cards and even printed on the sugar cookies which were our wedding favors. Verde Flowers created arrangements in shades of corals and creams interspersed with hundreds of candles to complement the gold tones of the Grand Ballroom and Terrace Room. Ron Ben Israel’s cake with matching flowers was breathtaking. Judy Pak captured our wedding so perfectly with a clean and romantic style that is truly timeless. McKenzie Miller’s videography was brilliant and we received a short clip of our wedding to watch while we were in South Africa on our honeymoon. The Plaza accommodated our every request and the entire team at the Plaza was comprised of the most consummate professionals. We had an interesting progression of music through the evening. A harp and flute duo from Elan Artists played classical music for the ceremony. An Indian trio consisting of a sitar, tabla and flute from Elan Artists played for the cocktail hour. Our DJ Play Something Good had the entire dance floor packed with their clever mix of 80s, 90s and top 40 music for the dinner reception.

Photography: Judy Pak | Videography: McKenzie Miller Films | Wedding Planner: Ang Weddings And Events | Floral Design: Verde Flowers | Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza | Cake: Ron Ben-Israel Cakes | Invitations: Bella Figura | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Makeup: Andrew Sotomayor | Hair: Styles On B | Lighting: Bentley Meeker | DJ: Play Something Good | Grooms Attire: Gucci | Ceremony And Cocktail Music: Elan Artists | Hotel: The Plaza Hotel

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Elegant Fall Wedding at the New York Palace Hotel

This time every week, I start to struggle a bit, and I bet I’m not the only one. But I’ll share a little secret: dive into an elegant affair photographed by Christian Oth Studios and your stresses start to drift away. This classic NYC celebration, planned by Ang Weddings & Events, did just that and more, and I bet you can’t gaze at these stunning orchid bouquets by Tantawan Bloom and not feel a bit better.

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From The Bride… Andrew and I met at Lafayette College when I was a Freshman and he was a Junior, we dated for seven years before he proposed on a crisp fall morning in our NYC home; I’ll skip the details but let’s just say he was still able to completely surprise me after nearly a decade of being together! Fall is a special season for us as it brings back all the memories of when we first started dating. Naturally, this made it easy for us to pick October for our special day. New York City was the obvious option for our location; a city bustling with energy and unexpected romance, and where so many classic love stories have taken place – we were excited to have New York be a part of our story too. We have seen each other through many milestones, and developed close relationships with each other’s families and friends. This made it even more important for us to make our wedding day a magical, loving, and unique moment for everyone.

We decided on The New York Palace Hotel as our venue, with its romantic wrought-iron gate entrance and many intricate rooms, it offered the perfect balance of classic New York City charm and old world romanticism. The vendors we selected were amazing and were able to interpret our vision and emotions with such accuracy, it was as if they could see the snapshot in our minds and translated it to be even more beautiful once it came to life. We cannot say enough wonderful things about our talented and professional event planner Ang Weddings and Events, our floral designer Tantawan Bloom and the team from Christian Oth Studio.

We hosted both the ceremony and the reception at the New York Palace in two completely different rooms. We wanted the ceremony to feel intimate and classic. The chuppa took center stage, and was draped with white, cream and pale pink flowers. For a dreamlike effect candles were hung along the back of the sheer fabric adding a magical warmth that enveloped the entire room; a string quartet played our curated list of songs making the entire ceremony personal, touching, and meaningful to our relationship. 

In contrast to our ceremony, we wanted the reception to embody the fun and youthful energy of our relationship, but still remain glamorous and elegant – we did this with crisp whites and pastel colored flowers accented with pops of bright pinks, deep plums, and peach. Oh, and there were candles – lots and lots of candles! Two 12 foot long mirrored tables were covered with taper candles, which created a “wow” factor when entering the room. The centerpieces consisted of roses in various colors overflowing with hanging amaranthus and placed at staggered heights to create dimension and playfulness. Everything was tied together by the impeccable lighting. One of our favorite moments of the day is when we peeked into this room after the ceremony, before joining the cocktail hour.  It was just the two of us, and as we opened the doors we both felt our hearts skip a beat and couldn’t help but grab onto each other’s hands – we were completely blown away with how alive the room felt, it was truly a dream!

The night flew by with a flash of smiles, hugs, and so much laughter and love, but I will never forget the moment Andrew and I had our first dance. We were surrounded by over 200 people, but felt completely alone as we danced through our choreographed steps. We came back to earth during our first turn as we heard all of the bridesmaids screaming and cheering us on, followed by the sound of my father’s heartfelt chuckle – the one that he can’t help but let out when he is truly happy, and we both knew at that moment that this was a night we would never forget. From seeing our parents faces light up with laughter (or perhaps fear!) during the Hora, to the very last moment of the night in the Palace courtyard surrounded by our friends holding sparklers under the beautiful autumn sky, we knew all the nights of planning were completely worth it. We couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed with total gratitude and love for our family, friends, and everyone who came together and gave us our very own New York fairy tale.

Photography: Carolyn Monastra For Christian Oth Studio | Wedding Gown: Carolina Herrera | Cake: Ron Ben-Israel Cakes | Invitations: Judy Paulen Designs | Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale | Makeup: Face Time Beauty | Hair : Liam Carey | Band: The Stingers | Officiant: Rabbi Ron Broden | String Quartet: Curtis Music | Floral Design And Lighting: Tantawan Bloom | Venue: New York Palace

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Ombre Chambray Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Gather around ombre and chambray lovers (I’m pretty sure that includes everyone), because this shoot is packed to the gills with the kind of inspiration that will dance around in your head for days. I mean, can we talk about how stylish those maids look? Perfection. Pile on stunning florals and styling by HANALULU CO., stationery from Katie Fischer Design and one gorgeous cake from Nine Cakes, and it goes without saying – these images from Charlie Juliet are beyond.


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From HANALULU CO.: Nothing’s more fun than creating a sweet and whimsical wedding by combining different design elements with a slight twist. We fell hard for all things ombré, for its softness and varying shades of color. And then of course, chambray — denim’s softer cousin — for it’s simple yet modern look.

We knew right off the bat that The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture was the perfect setting for this pretty ombré + chambray combo. Its lush grounds and the building’s stunning architecture was tied into the wedding invitations, beautifully illustrated and painted by Katie Fischer Design.

Our hearts skipped a beat when we laid eyes on our bride in the gorgeous De Marseille gown from Carol Hannah’s recent collection. It was the perfect fit with our groom’s handsome blue suit and the bridesmaids’ pretty ensemble — a bit of chambray with a splash of sparkle.

We dreamt of a mix of silver and blue accents for the tablescape, and with Octavia & Brown’s help, our vision was brought to life with their fun rentals. Aren’t the sets of blue and white china lovely? The braided chambray runner combined with the heart topiaries, candelabras, and florals create such a charming look.

We wanted to be playful yet elegant, and create an ethereal setting for our amazing photographer, CJ Isaac from Charlie Juliet, to capture!

Photography: Charlie Juliet | Cakes: Nine Cakes | Groom's Attire: J. Crew | Event Design + Floral Design: HANALULU CO. | Hair & Make-up: Sissi Chan | Invitations And Day-of Stationery: Katie Fischer Design | Rentals: Octavia & Brown | Wedding Dress & Hair Accessories: Carol Hannah | Wedding Venue: Brooklyn Society For Ethical Culture

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