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February 11, 2010

Real Weddings: Catherine and Adam

Valentine’s Week is the perfect opportunity to share one of my most elegant weddings. I had the honor of planning and coordinating a traditional, classic New York City wedding at The Yale Club of New York.

Elegant Affairs arranged the beautiful bouquets and centerpieces.

I love this image of the bride waiting outside the church, watching as her guests are seated.

The ceremony took place at the Church of the Incarnation.

The couple hired a Dixieland band to lead their guests on foot from the ceremony to the reception via the streets of Manhattan. This was a nice nod to their southern roots.

The couple steals an intimate moment taking in the views of the city.

The beautiful calligraphy was provided by the bride’s mother and the wedding was photographed by Carolyn Monastra and Sue Kessler of Christian Oth Studios.

The Yale Club does a superb job preparing delicious cuisine and the artistic presentation of each course was consistent through dessert. After a formal dinner, the music of Manhattan Swing had guests on their feet all evening long.

As the night concludes, the newlyweds walked across the street to Grand Central Station…

where they enjoyed their last dance of the evening.


Other nuptial treasures:

Thursday night as out-of-town guests began to arrive, they were invited to an informal welcome reception of cocktails and cupcakes at a nearby rooftop bar.

The bridal luncheon was at The Rainbow Room. The bride gave her attendants the softest monogrammed bathrobes. The boxes were beautifully wrapped in paper the bride selected at Kate’s Paperie. The bride hired a masseuse to pamper the bridal party in her suite after the luncheon.

The World Yacht cruise was a fun and festive alternative to a restaurant for the rehearsal dinner. Out of towns guests and New Yorkers alike enjoyed the boat ride with views of lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.

Thanks to Laura Chavis of Wedding of Lorelei for opportunity to plan this wedding. Laura was expecting her second child as we started planned this wedding. Sharing the planning process was an excellent collaboration.

Thanks to Christian Oth Studios for sharing the beautiful photography.

Happy Valentine’s Day Catherine and Adam!

  1. Merci New York

    February 12th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! Timelessly and elegantly designed with such inventive and posh planning details. But then again, I expect nothing less! 😉

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