I have mentioned before that I love planning and designing weddings where I have the opportunity to blend cultures. In this case, Svet is Serbian and Helena is Cuban. It is certainly a mix of two very different cultures that really made me put my thinking cap on when planning this wedding.
The day began with a ceremony at The Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava in New York City. This is a beautiful old church and set the stage for many traditional Serbian customs to be carried through the wedding. Following the traditional ceremony the Bride and Groom were greated with a hail of Flutter Fetti as they exited the church.
The Bride wanted an elegant wedding yet wanted to have fun and add some non traditional elements. One of these was the New York Checker Cab that they chose to get them from the Ceremony to the Reception. Rather than using a standard limousine, we contacted Silver Star Limousine to use an original Checker Cab instead.
The elegance of The Pierre created the perfect backdrop for Helena as she entered in the first of her gowns for the evening..
As guests entered the spectacular ballroom they were wowed by the stunning floral display consisting primarily of blown open casablanca lilies, calla lilies, orchids and roses in the colors of white and pink. The arrangements were accented with crystals and the tables had alternating high and low arrangements to create a flow in the room. Additionally, I used a combination of long and round tables as part of the overall design. To give the room and the arrangements the perfect glow, Frost Productions was brought in to handle the lighting and Fred Marcus Photography was hired to capture all of the special moments.
While guests dined on an incredible meal they were entertained by Synergy, a combination of a DJ and live entertainers, provided by On the Move Entertainment. In addition to Synergy, guests were treated to a traditional Serbian band which really motivated the guests.
To top off the evening was the perfect wedding cake designed by the amazing Sylvia Weinstock. I worked with Sylvia to incorporate my inspiration for the event design into the cake and the result was nothing short of amazing. See for yourself.
It was so exciting to see how beautiful the end result was and to see how happy Helena and Svet were with everything about the wedding. It was a perfect day and an amazing couple.
Until next time...