Harold Pratt House Wedding from Carolina Wahnish Rivera Photography
December 31, 2012
Tri State
Classic WeddingsEvent VenueWinter Weddings
Before you break out the sparkles and glitter for tonight's festivities, we've got some business to attend to. Business in the form of a wedding that is going to blow your mind. Think Rockefeller Family Dinner Party meets Global Eclectic Chic. At the gorgeous Harold Pratt House in NYC, Carolina Wahnish Rivera Photography makes this one a wedding to absolutely die for. One you won't want to miss. And one that will put you in the party mood for tonight. Click here to start the party on the most gorgeous foot!
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Julian and I wanted our wedding guests to feel as if they'd been transported back in time and invited to the most exclusive party in New York City. We wanted to feel like the Rockefeller Family hosting a wonderful soiree in our fabulous Upper East Side town home in the early 20th Century. One can dream right? And that's exactly what we did for nearly a year while we planned our big celebration.

The Pratt House was the perfect location for our vision to come alive. Once a residential home, it had all of the elements we wanted for the intimate and romantic affair we would call our wedding. The separate rooms for entertaining, the grand staircase for coming and going, and the impeccable details of this beautiful former abode set the stage for a night full of wonder and surprise. We chose to make each part of the night feel like a different party. We moved our guests around from one charming room to the next as the night progressed.

First, we had a French-themed cocktail hour in the lower level of the Pratt House. The music was performed by the ever-charming Bon Musique and appetizers were provided by chef extraordinaire Daniel Boulud's Feast and Fetes Catering. Think: Midnight in Paris.

Then, we moved our guests into a Moroccan-inspired dining room where they would have time to catch up over two courses of pure melt-in-your mouth deliciousness. There would be no dancing in this portion of the wedding, instead ambient music would set the tone for an elegant meal and intriguing conversation.

And finally, Julian and I cut the cake and invited everyone upstairs for dessert and dancing. The band Rhythm Collective and many of our guests danced the rest of the night away in the upstairs ballroom, while dessert-seekers hit up the neighboring library for a sweet table that was as beautiful as it was tasty.

All in all, it was a great night and everything we wanted for our dream wedding.

Photographer: Carolina Wahnish Rivera Photography / Second photographer: Nino Gallego / Venue: Harold Pratt House, NYC / Entertainment: Bon Musique and Rhythm Collective / Floral & Event Design: Belle Fleur / Cake: Momofuku / Caterer: Feast & Fetes / Stationery: Brightly Designed / Dress: Lazaro / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Jewelry & Accessories: Clara Kasavina / Rings: La Vitrine, Santa Monica