Emily and Marco had one of my favorite celebrations of 2013. September is the perfect time of year for a wedding in New York and theirs did not disappoint. They had a kick ass New Orleans jazz band play throughout, Saipua florals and decorations, and it was black tie all the way. My clients never fail to impress and these two brought it big time. Emily wore this insane J. Mendel top, Christian Dior skirt (with black tulle layered underneath) and metallic Dior heels. Totally untraditional and completely amazing.
The girls started getting ready at the Greenwich Hotel in Manhattan where the rehearsal dinner was held the night before. On the way from the hotel to Wave Hill I found out most of the “non-bridesmaids” and the bride had gone to my high school, albeit five years later. I felt old.
Wave Hill is this amazing oasis in the middle of the Bronx. The location makes for an incredible backdrop to a wedding and Saipua managed to make it even more incredible with their event design and florals. After a few hours kicking it to The Swamp Donkeys and killer DJ everyone got back on the bus and headed downtown to Joe’s at the Public for the after party. By that time I was technically done and was able to indulge in a few cocktails and sliders in a theatre where basically every thespian you’ve ever heard of has hit the stage. A good night was had by all.
This wedding was also featured in the special issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, on their website and on the oh so lovely wedding blog Once Wed. You can see their rehearsal dinner at Locanda Verde here and the polaroids from their day here.
Photography: Jillian Mitchell | Venue: Wave Hill | Getting Ready Venue: The Greenwich Hotel | After Party Venue: Joe’s at The Public | Event and Floral Design: Saipua | Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Catering: Great Performances | DJ: Sam Turner from Beat Train | Band: New Orleans Swamp Donkeys | Hair and Makeup: Rachael at Prive Salon | Rentals: Party Rental | Bride’s skirt: Dior | Bride’s top: J. Mendel | Bride’s shoes: Dior | Groom’s Suit: Ralph Lauren Black Label | Invitation and Wedding Day Paperie: Katie Fischer Design | Calligraphy: Paperfinger