NYC Destination Elopement for Two UK Foodies
July 2, 2018
By: eddye
CasualCity HallSummer Weddings
Katy and Phil flew all the way from the UK to get married in NYC! They wanted the urban New York City as their backdrop and just have an small intimate yet exciting destination wedding. Their families also came to support their marriage. Katy is a florist from the UK so her florals and photography were an important part of the day. Along with getting that NYC grittiness with murals and graffiti, we also were able to luck out with a 2 -day pop up ice cream shop from MILK LA that was happening in Soho, and this UK couple got to enjoy ice cream from the opposite coast! ~ Cynthia Chung Photography
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From the Bride... I love the style of Valentino and the quality is amazing! When we decided on New York I wanted a city style wedding dress. It was elegant and the lace detail was the perfect classic touch. I didn’t want a typical wedding shoe, I wanted it to be a stylish feature to compliment the dress. I chose the Rockstud patent leather heels in the colour Poudre from Valentino.

My husband, Phil, regularly shops at Ted Baker in the UK and it fits him perfectly. The waistcoat has a contrasting back panel which was a lovely feature to the mid blue suit. And his shoes are also from Ted Baker, we liked how the modern brogue shoe which complimented the style of the suit and location of NYC.

We wanted a relaxed, simple wedding without the planning overshadowing the whole event. We love New York, around every corner there is something cool so it felt the right place to invite our families to spend the week. We had our small reception at PJ Clarke's since we are keen foodies. I do my research by trying some of the best culinary delights wherever we go. We looked into some lovely private function rooms but it didn’t feel as personal. We first visited PJ Clarke’s in Washington D. C and we were told the meat was sourced from the same place as the White House and it turned out it was the best steak we had ever eaten! Therefore, for sentimental reasons and the amazing location of the Lincoln centre at night we felt Pj Clarke’s Lincoln centre was a perfect choice for our guests for a New York City feel.

Flowers are very personal to me because I’m a florist in the UK and design for retail. I looked into wholesalers but decided to enjoy our week in NYC to the max. Elan flowers had the perfect style I was looking for so we completely trusted them. I carefully chose the range of flowers I wanted including peonies, stocks, jasmine and ranunculus, olive branches and eucalyptus. I wanted to use two ribbons with neutral colouring that I had bought myself; a velvet sage green ribbon and a crochet cotton ivory ribbon for the flowers and buttonholes.

We chose our photographer because we wanted photos which were arty and captured the style of New York including graffiti murals. They were absolutely perfect and exactly how we wanted to remember our day! Unfortunately my grandma wasn’t here to share memories of our special day, therefore my mum gave me her ring to carry with me on the day. We didn’t invite our closest friends so we celebrated with them when we returned to the UK and gave them a little wedding favour of a USB with a selection of our favourite wedding photos.