Julia and Steve celebrated an elegant, intimate wedding at Del Posto in New York City. Before the ceremony they shared a first look up on the High Line.
Julia and Steve are having a very exciting year! Not only are they getting married, but they will be welcoming a baby this winter!
A Jewish ceremony under a Chuppah with their immediate family took place just before going downstairs to the wine cellar to exchange vows in front of their friends and family.
After a toast and a celebratory dance, Julia made her way down the aisle.
After the ceremony we went to a nearby park for some portraits.
The reception was held in in the dining room. The guests enjoyed a three-course Italian dinner.
Julia shares, “We felt the venue was intimate, sophisticated and elegant- exactly what we envisioned for our wedding day!”
Congratulations Julia and Steve!
Christina and Kenny were married at the Vista Sky Lounge in Long Island City. We also spent part of the day at Gantry Plaza State Park with beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline.
Christina shares, “Ever since we were dating, Kenny and I would always go to New York City to celebrate any kind of special occasion. Over the years our love for the city has grown and, since we got engaged in Times Square and took our engagement pictures in Times Square and on the Brooklyn Bridge, we knew we wanted to incorporate New York City into our wedding. So it was a no brainer to choose Vista Sky Lounge for our venue and Gantry Plaza State Park for our reveal because both have amazing views of New York City.”
“My favorite part of the day was when I saw Kenny for the first time at Gantry Park; it was the moment I have waited for my entire life and having the New York City skyline behind him was just the icing on the cake.”
The ceremony took place on the rooftop of the Vista Sky Lounge.
I love the way Kenny is looking at Christina as she walks down the aisle.
The ballroom was filled with red roses and some very special New York City touches. Apple cookies sat at each place setting with the name of each guest, and the guestbook was made of postcards guests could fill out and drop in a suitcase for the couple.
A new wedding trend is having an artist paint live during your ceremony and reception. Katherine Gressel captured a beautiful moment during the ceremony and guests loved watching the painting come to life throughout the evening as she brought paintbrush to canvas.
In true New York City fashion, bagels were included as favors! The guests were invited to take two bagels from the traditional bagel cart and fasten their bags with adorable bride and groom kissing clothespins.
Congratulations Christina and Kenny!
You can also see their engagement photos here.
Special thanks to the team:
Venue: Vista Sky Lounge
Officiant: Keith Gugliuzza from NY Marriages Huntington
Cake: Astoria Bakery
Band: Silver Arrows Band
Flowers: Flowers by Burton
Wedding Painting: Event Painting by Katherine
Invitation: Serendipity Beyond Design
Makeup: Carmen Noel
Bride’s Dress: Allure Couture
Groom’s suit: Men’s Wearhouse
Photographer: Jessica Schmitt Photography with Eric Swartz
Megumi and Joomin are so sweet, full of smiles and so in love. We met for a sunrise session in Central Park at the Bethesda Terrace.
Megumi shares, “Joomin was born and raised in South Korea, he came to the US in 2013 as an exchange student to study vocal techniques. Joomin had a great career as a theater dancer in South Korea and has performed on world tours. He moved to New York City after graduating from college in Wisconsin two years ago. Joomin has been on multiple shows in New York. He is currently starring as a Kpop boy band star, TIMMY X, in an Off-Broadway show, Kpop.
I was born in Japan and grew up in Minnesota. I enjoy dancing, just like Joomin, but I am more of an “at home dancer.” I moved to New York City with Joomin after graduating from college. I had never imagined myself living and working in New York, but it has been nothing but an enjoyable and confident-boosting experience.”
Megumi continues, “Joomin and I met at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. I was a junior back then and Joomin was an exchange student who just arrived from South Korea. Joomin and I officially met each other on his birthday after begin invited to celebrate from a mutual friend. Joomin says that it was love at first sight :)”
Joomin proposed on May 12, 2016 at Pier 1 in Dumbo, Brooklyn. He pulled off a flash-mob with the help of some friends set to the backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline. It was amazing! Check out the youtube video here.
They will be getting married next week at MyMoon in Brooklyn!
Leslie and Raj were married at the Manhattan Penthouse on a lovely summer day. Preparations began at the W Hotel in Union Square.
Raj waited anxious and excited to see Leslie for their first look.
We made our way to Gramercy Park for some portraits.
The ceremony took place at the Manhattan Penthouse with beautiful panoramic views of the city. Leslie shares, “Our vision for the look of our wedding was colorful flowers paired with black, gray, and gold for everything else. We wanted it to feel festive, yet sophisticated.”
Gorgeous rose garlands were exchanged during the wedding ceremony as a reference to Hindu wedding traditions.
Walking down the aisle and dancing the night away were some favorite moments from the day.
Leslie shares, “My favorite moment was when Raj walked down the aisle to enter our ceremony. The crowd cheered and applauded like he was a rock star! I was around the corner waiting for my turn to enter so I couldn’t see any of this, but I could feel the love and enthusiasm in the room. I think that is the moment that we both let go of any nerves and got really excited for the rest of the evening.”
Raj shares, “My favorite memories of the night are the moments I took to look around and enjoy being on the dance floor with my wife, surrounded by everyone we love.”
This dulce de leche Momofuku Milkbar cake was incredible! It look stunning sitting in front of the backdrop of the city as the lights of the Freedom Tower and lower manhattan began to turn on.
Congratulations Leslie and Raj!
Check out their Long Island City engagement session here.
Special thanks to the team:
Venue: Manhattan Penthouse
Coordinator: Dominique Bell Events
Officiant: Peter Boruchowitz
Caterer: Green Mansions Catering through the Manhattan Penthouse
Cake: Milk Bar
Florist: Stylish Events
Hair & Makeup: Truly Happy Beauty
Bride’s Dress Designer /Shop: Madison James/Kleinfeld
Jewelry: headband from Kleinfeld, jewelry from Macys
Bridesmaid Dresses Designer/Shop: David’s Bridal
Groom’s/Groomsmen Suit Designer/Shop: Robbie & Co Men’s Shop
Photographer: Jessica Schmitt Photography
Chihuly’s delicate blown glass sculptures dispersed through the greenery and blooms in the New York Botanical Garden? Count me in! My husband, my mom, and I were able to snag some nighttime tickets to see the pieces illuminated and it was fantastic. If you have a chance you should definitely go! The fragility of the glass and massive explosions of color are magic. Details at the NYBG, on exhibit through October 29.