As 2011 comes to a close I was reviewing my blog posts and noticed that there are so many great weddings and events with wonderful clients that have not yet been shared on the blog. It is time to fix this and I want to start with an amazing couple whose wedding took place last September.
I love planning weddings where the Bride and Groom come from very different backgrounds. The challenge of combining cultures is one I happily accept because the result is always a beautiful and unique experience for the couple and their guests. The wedding of Tammy and Val, that took place at the Boathouse in Central Park, was such a challenge with Tammy being from South Africa and Val being from Bulgaria. I had so much fun planning the wedding with Tammy and her mother Patsy.
The wedding day got off to a great start with Tammy, her mother, sister and bridesmaids getting ready in their Suite at the Plaza Hotel. As always, Stacey Lyn and her staff at Once Upon a Bride did an amazing job on Tammy's hair and make-up.
Of course, Central Park is the setting for many a fairytale New York Wedding and it certainly did not disappoint for Tammy and Val. The beautiful weather and lush greenery created the perfect backdrop for their wedding.
Tammy was absolutely stunning in her Vera Wang gown. The simple black sash and a bouquet of white ranunculus and anenomes with black centers added the perfect touch, maintaining the beautiful, classic look Tammy wanted. A simple white orchid was used for Val's boutonniere to coordinate with the Bride's bouquet.
Simplicity and elegance were the key words in designing the ceremony and reception for Tammy and Val. The ceremony took place in the main room of the Central Park Boathouse. Glass vases filled with white Cymbidium Orchids and topped by a floating candle lined the aisle. The Chuppa was also simple and elegant. White satin fabric was tied in the corners with a black ribbon to coordinate with the Brides's dress. The corners were then accented with simple white Phalaenopsis Orchids
Following the Ceremony guests were escorted to the outdoor patio for a lovely cocktail reception while my staff quickly worked to turn the main Ballroom into a fantasy setting for Tammy and Val's reception. The room looked spectacular with each table having a glass cylinder bursting with Bamboo. The centerpieces were then accented with white orchids, anenomes, antherium, roses and calla lilies. We were fortunate to have everything captured on film by Lindsay Flanagan Photography and also to have the video services of Steve Young Productions.
Continuing with the simple elegance theme, Elizabeth Hodes designed a classic wedding cake with a black band around each layer and anenomes with black centers on the corners, all tying into the Bride's dress and bouquet.
Of course, no wedding is complete without great entertainment. For their wedding, Tammy and Val chose to use "Synergy" from On the Move Entertainment. By combining a DJ with live performers, Synergy really gets the crowd going and this wedding was no exception. The happy couple and their guests danced the night away and everyone had an amazing time.
Of course, the true measure of any events' success is the happiness of the couple and their guests. Judging by the happiness on the face of Tammy's proud Father, I would say this was a job well done.
Best to Tammy and Val and to all of you for a great New Year!