Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wedding of Elizabeth & Benjamin

A few weeks ago, I shared with you a link to Lindsay Flanagan's blog to show you a little preview of the wedding of Elizabeth and Benjamin! Well, I am now very thrilled to share with you more photos from their fabulous wedding! Elizabeth and Benjamin were such an incredible couple to work with and Lindsay Flanagan truly did a fantastic job capturing their special day.

The wedding took place at The W Union Square, which I have to say, is one of my favorite venues! Big shout out to John Benke, the Account Director at the W Hotels of New York, for always being so wonderful to work with!

Elizabeth wore an absolutely stunning gown from Priscilla of Boston, which suited her sophisticated and elegant taste perfectly.


I love this photo of Elizabeth and Benjamin before the ceremony. The photo really highlights the beauty of Elizabeth's gown. 

The bride carried a stunning bouquet made from all white flowers including  roses, stephanotis, ranunculus and large all white cymbidium orchids.

As a special personal touch, I placed Elizabeth's grandmother's locket on top of a beautiful rose in her bouquet. Inside the locket Elizabeth had placed a photo of her grandfather and father, so that they would be close to her heart as she walked down the aisle.

The maid of honor carried a bouquet that was designed with white, soft pink, coral and peach roses along with pink tulips that was then tied with an ivory ribbon to coordinate with the overall look and feel of the wedding. The bridesmaids elegant black dress was designed by J. Crew's bridal collection.

Before the ceremony, the bride and groom signed the Ketubah surrounded by close family members and friends.

  Elizabeth and Benjamin shared this sweet moment after signing the Ketubah before getting ready to walk down the aisle.

Guests were asked to put on yarmulkes for the ceremony, which were custom made by Ana Dolan with Elizabeth and Benjamin's name and wedding date. 

The intimate ceremony which took place in the ballroom of the W Union Square under a custom made chuppa was officiated by Rabbi Marcia Rappaport in front of 120 of Elizabeth and Benjamin's closest family and friends. The chuppa was designed in a clean and elegant manner with sheer ivory fabric that cascaded down on all four sides and pulled back with white, soft pink, coral, and peach flowers. The flowers also accented each of the four corners of the chuppa which created an elegant setting for the couple to get married under. 


I love Elizabeth and Benjamin's Kiddish cup that was given to the couple as a gift from a close friend. The two love birds on the stem of the cup is such a wonderful detail! Also, Elizabeth and Benjamin saved the breaking glass so they could have it made into a mezuzah to adorn the entryway to their shared apartment as a married  couple.

As guests approached cocktail hour they were greeted by this stunning floral candelabra designed with roses, hydrangea, and eucalyptus leaves where the could find their escort cards, created by Ana Dolan.

The table arrangements were elegantly designed in antique bronze containers with a lush display of flowers. Accenting the base of the arrangements were gold votive candles which further helped the warm romantic glow. 

These simple, yet sophisticated menus were designed by Ana Dolan from Invitations by Ana.

The cake, created by the pastry chef from Olives Restaurant at The W Union Square, did an absolutely stunning job making this delicious cake! The top tier was made out from vanilla cake, the middle tier chocolate and peanut butter, the bottom layer chocolate ganache! Looks like Elizabeth and Benjamin were ready to dig in!

Elizabeth and Benjamin, along with their guests, danced the night away to music played by The Jeff Lubin Band from Hank Lane Music and Productions.

At the end of the night, Elizabeth and Benjamin braved the cold and Elizabeth even showed off her fancy dancing flip flops!

I hope you enjoyed all of theses photos from this great wedding. On behalf of everyone here at Shawn Rabideau Events & Design, we wish Elizabeth and Benjamin a "very happy life together", much like on this hand written speech given by Elizabeth's mother. LOVE this photo!


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