Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wedding of Joey & Joe

On this rainy, slushy Tuesday I thought it would be nice to share with you a wedding we did in November with an absolutely fabulous couple.  Joey and Joe (I know how cute is that?) came to me back in December 2009.  Joey is always the bubbly bride and Joe is always the smiling groom. What I loved about them is that they trusted me in that they allowed me to take their hand and guide them through what I thought would work best with their vision and personality.  And what we created for them was absolutely fantastic!

First, Joey and Joe saw each other for the first time at the W New York, and from there they made their way to the famous High Line and New York's Meat Packing District where some fabulous shots were captured by Craig Paulson Photography. Take a look for yourself! The shots are absolutely stunning! Especially with the sunset over the Hudson River!

 The bride wore a gorgeous gown from the Wedding Atelier - funny enough it was the last dress she tried on.  I saw it on a mannequin and she said she didn't think it would look good on her.  I told her to give it a try, you never know…So, she put it on and everyone's eyes lit up! It was the perfect dress; unique and stunningly perfect for her personality.   

 So naturally when designing her bouquet I had to come up with something that was equally as unique. So I designed this double pomander "bouquet" of all white flowers that included, mums, spray roses and orchids, and to this day it still takes my breath away! 

 For the maid of honor we pulled colors from the wedding along with seasonal elements such as purple artichokes and purple calla lilies (my favorite!) to create something that was not only seasonal but fresh.

The couple's wedding took place at the famed New York City landmark The Puck Building's Skylight Room.  Joey and Joe wanted the ceremony simple, clean and elegant which is exactly what we created for them.  

 Being that their initials were "J" and "J" I just had to create something that would be their calling card.  Taking a cue from their invitation that was designed by Alpine Creative Group, we had The Original Runner Company make their unique aisle runner with their initials in the colors of their wedding.  After the ceremony we cut the logo in the runner out and guests were able to sign it which will eventually hang in the couple's home. What a fun twist on a guest book!

If you know me you know that I LOVE cocktail hour; so I thought it would be fun to create cocktail arrangements in martini glasses…if you ask me it gives a whole new meaning to cheers!

Once the room was turned over from the ceremony to dinner and dancing, we revealed it to the bride and groom, and are happy to report that they were beyond thrilled!  Using aubergine linens, gold accents, and flowers in the colors of green and purple, we created one of a kind centerpieces that reportedly guests are still talking about!

Guests dined on absolutely delicious food including Vegetable Croustade, Porcini & Peppercorn Crusted Filet of Beef and Herb Crusted Seas Bass provided by Thomas Preti Catering.

I love how Ana Dolan created unique square escort cards and rectangular menus all of which coordinate with the overall color scheme of the wedding.

Elizabeth Hodes took a cue from the overall look and feel of the wedding and created a square three tiered cake with coordinating flowers that cascaded down the cake onto the table, simply stunning!

And special thanks to On the Move Events who kept guests partying into the wee hours of the night!

All in all l it was magical and fabulous evening and I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed Joey and Joe's wedding!


1 comment:

  1. GORGEOUS! ALL OF IT! BTW, Invitations By Ana is ALWAYS a class act. Bravo!, Ana, for creating yet again beautiful, sleek, memorable paper artistry. We've saved the amazing programs, menus, table cards, and invitations you designed for our 2005 wedding and we continue to proudly show them off to everyone! You're a genius.