Looking out at the room, it was impossible not to fall under the artfully modern spell of Courtney and Nathan’s reception at Tribeca 360°. In addition to the high-style ambiance, the couple made sure to punctuate their celebrations with fun and personal touches. Here, Courtney shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.
Part 4: Reception & Centerpieces
Emotions were high following Courtney and Nathan’s unforgettable ceremony, thanks in part to the spirited menu at cocktail hour which included ‘The Madison,’ the couple’s signature drink named after their dog. Following a first round of toasts to the newlyweds, guests headed to the reception where they were welcomed by an eye-catching card table display of long-stemmed calla lilies.
The simple, yet sophisticated floral theme carried over into table décor. “I loved how the candles on the windowsills showcased the spectacular view,” Courtney remembers. “The chic and elegant centerpieces were also a highlight of the evening.” The tablescape was laid out in arrangements of two varying designs. The first style centered on towering glass candelabras surrounded by petite vases holding white tulips, hydrangeas, and calla lilies. Other tables were trimmed with a trio of arrangements featuring Phalaenopsis orchids, tulips, and calla lilies complemented by stem glass candle holders. The play between high and low decorative elements created a sense of lyrical movement across the room.
Sure, an exceptional venue and décor are hallmarks of a great wedding. But when you really think about it, the weddings we remember most are those that are a sincere expression of the couple’s love and personality. Perhaps, the fact that Courtney and Nathan had to reschedule because of Covid-19 wasn’t entirely a bad thing. The extra time allowed them to find ways to incorporate special details and make the most of the day once it finally came. “As favors, we gave out Orwasher’s iconic Black and White Cookies – they are my favorite and very NYC.” The bride continues, “Nathan loves ice cream cake, Carvel’s Fudgie the Whale cake to be exact. We considered having that be our wedding cake, but dessert was included in the package at Tribeca 360°. So, we had a spread of Carvel cakes on the roof to enjoy with cigars later.” A last unique touch – guests were given ‘Prince Street’ matchbooks to light up with (Prince is the couple’s married last name).
After the ‘official’ cake cutting, Courtney slipped into a second look from Bronx and Banco to carry her through the rest of the night. “Knowing that I would have trouble dancing in my ball gown, I had a party dress on hand just in case,” she recalls. “I went in thinking, ‘It will be a game time decision whether I change or not.’ But once the music started going, I knew putting on the second dress was absolutely necessary.”
In a day of cherished moments, we asked Courtney if any standout. “Our first look. The night before, I stayed at the hotel and Nathan stayed at our apartment. The morning of, we were both busy getting ready and didn’t really have a chance to talk. There’s a cobblestone street right outside Tribeca 360°. It felt amazing to see each other for the first time amidst such a picturesque setting.”
Congratulations, Courtney & Nathan! Thank you for sharing your Real BB Wedding story with us!
Couple’s Vendor List
Venue: Tribeca 360°
Photographer: Josh Wong Photography
Planner: Classic Events NYC
Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier and Bronx and Bronco
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Groom’s Suit: Black by Vera Wang
Hair: Brushed with Honey
Makeup: Makeup by Ally Martin
Invitations: Dinglewood Design & Press
Music: Sterling Strings (Ceremony) + DJ Christopher Sealy (Reception)
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