The Loeb Central Park Boathouse Wedding by FS Photography + McKenzie Miller Films
September 16, 2011
Tri State

Happy Friday, lovelies! We've got quite the pretty wedding for you this morning filled with sweet, personal touches. My favorite has got to be the escort cards. The bride, a huge lover of Starbucks decided to share her love with all the guests and put a giftcard inside an envelope which was then tucked into boxes made to look like old library card drawers...remember those days of the card catalogs? Then the drawers were filled with fresh coffee beans. What a super cool way to make a personal statement and who doesn't love Starbucks? FS Photography and McKenzie Miller Films were there to capture all the special moments and details. Click here for more.









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Tissue alert! Take a moment to view this sweet film by McKenzie Miller Films!

From the Bride...Choosing The Loeb Central Park Boathouse was a no-brainer for us. Being in Central Park, its location was just too perfect to pass up. With that settled, we decided to style our wedding so that it complimented the venue's contemporary feel while also adding in a modern twist. With our wedding being in the summer, we took advantage of the lively bright colors that we were surrounded by and chose a sunny yellow to be our main color. Instead of choosing complimenting colors, we worked in tones, yellow tones. The best way for us to emphasize that was with our flowers. We loved our flowers and spent a lot of time figuring out exactly how they should look. We figured that this was a great way for us to meld the classic and the modern, so we had them in a new uniform version of apothecary bottles; each table had its own cluster topped off with a mini chalk board table marker in an industrial metal frame.

Since we wanted our wedding to really say something about us as a couple, we made a lot of the details ourselves. We had two large chalkboards of which we painted in our yellow tones and distressed and used for photo opportunities, these made happy photos even more fun. For more practical reasons, we built a large gift box and wrapped it in beautifully contrasting, fun patterns so that guests would easily be able to drop off their enveloped gifts. Perhaps our favorite hand crafted element was our guest book. We wanted guests to be able to give us thoughtful notes without having to rush, so we purchased a leather notebook with handmade heavy weight paper and sporadically added some photos from our engagement shoot throughout its pages. Each page also had eight photo corners on it. We then stamped individual notecard sized pieces of card stock  with the note: "to the happy couple…". Each place setting was then topped with this card and a black Le Pen…the guests were able to figure out what to do from there. This was so fun! And now we have  a guest book that feels like a time capsule from our big day. We love it!

Our last major touch was our wedding favors. As Michelle is a bit obsessed with Starbucks, we figured we would share that element with our guests. We put a Starbucks gift card in its own envelope for each guest. These doubled as escort cards as we labeled each envelope with the guest's name and table number. We placed these in boxes that we embellished to look like old library drawers and were filled with coffee beans. The overall look was so us. Everything came together so perfectly. Those little touches not only meant a great deal to us, but it really helped our guests to get enveloped by the experience. It truly meant the world to us to see how happy our friends and family were.

Venue: The Loeb Central Park Boathouse / Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Wedding Photography: FS Photography / Wedding Videography: McKenzie Miller Films / Floral Design: Lenox Hill Florist / DJ: DJ Dan Chavez of Scratch Events / Event Planning + Design + Invitations: The Bride + Groom / Wedding Cake + Desserts: Mark Joseph Cakes / Bridesmaid Dresses: Pricilla Of Boston / Jewelry: Vera Wang