Yani & Divinity’s Magical, Fun-Filled Reception

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Yani & Divinity Wedding - First Dance - Liberty House - Studio A Images

Yani & Divinity Wedding – First Dance – Liberty House – Studio A Images

 

By the time the rings were exchanged, it was clear to everyone that Yani and Divinity had put together the ultimate mixed tape of love songs for their ceremony. Yani looks back and says, “Finally, after the kiss, we exited into cocktail hour to ‘Is This Love’ by Bob Marley!” Here, she shares the final chapter in their Real BB Wedding Story.

Part 4: Card Table, Centerpieces, & Hanging Floral Dance Floor Installation

We always tell our couples not to overlook the card table – it’s the first thing guests see heading into the reception and helps set the tone for the rest of the wedding. Yani and Divinity completely ran with the idea in welcoming their family and friends. The traditional décor fixture took shape in a jaw-dropping tree made of wisteria and birch branches adorned with roses, ranunculus, camellia greenery, and moss. “We had heart-shaped origami place cards, inspired by our connection to Japan, suspended from the branches waiting for our guests,” Yani says.

 

Yani & Divinity Wedding - Card Table Tree - Liberty House - Studio A Images

Yani & Divinity Wedding – Card Table Tree – Liberty House – Studio A Images

 

Yani & Divinity Wedding - Card Table Tree Detail - Liberty House - Studio A Images

Yani & Divinity Wedding – Card Table Tree Detail – Liberty House – Studio A Images

 

Filled with lush, organic décor, the Liberty House’s airy ballroom was transformed into a romantic secret garden. The tablescape was enlivened with centerpieces of various styles. Some tables were trimmed with a towering spray of birch branches adorned with white and blush colored dendrobium orchids, roses, and stock. A second style featured a birch log topped with a gorgeous arrangement of peonies, roses, stock, hydrangea, bells of Ireland, cascading amaranthus and greenery. Blossoming chandeliers canopied the room, adding to the dreamy atmosphere all around. Yani adds, “We also included pops of rose gold throughout. My engagement ring was rose gold and I in turn, had one designed for Divinity a year later. Rose gold symbolized the decision we made to take our relationship to the next level and the realization that the day was finally here!”

 

Yani & Divinity Wedding - High Centerpiece - Liberty House - Studio A Images

Yani & Divinity Wedding – High Centerpiece – Liberty House – Studio A Images

 

Yani & Divinity Wedding - High Centerpiece Detail - Liberty House - Studio A Images

Yani & Divinity Wedding – High Centerpiece Detail – Liberty House – Studio A Images

 

Yani & Divinity Wedding - Floral Chandelier - Liberty House - Studio A Images

Yani & Divinity Wedding – Floral Chandelier – Liberty House – Studio A Images

 

When a dancer and musician marry, a good party is sure to follow. Needless to say, Yani and Divinity’s first dance was one for the books. The couple took centerstage under a spellbinding installation of hanging cherry blossoms, delphiniums, amaranthus, plumosa, and ruscus. While the energy and excitement were at a constant peak level, the newlyweds did manage some downtime at their beautiful sweetheart table adorned with a flourishing arrangement against a half-moon backdrop (the back displayed a photograph from their engagement session.)

 

Yani & Divinity Wedding - First Dance - Liberty House - Studio A Images

Yani & Divinity Wedding – First Dance – Liberty House – Studio A Images

 

Yani & Divinity Wedding - Sweetheart Table - Liberty House - Studio A Images

Yani & Divinity Wedding – Sweetheart Table – Liberty House – Studio A Images

 

Yani & Divinity Wedding - Dance Floor Installation - Liberty House - Studio A Images

Yani & Divinity Wedding – Dance Floor Installation – Liberty House – Studio A Images

 

Meaningful decorative motifs were incorporated into Yani and Divinity’s showstopping wedding cake. The cake wasn’t actually edible, but stood like a work of art to be admired throughout the night. Yani explains, “We wanted to include the origami theme and make the cake look like a mirror reflection of New York City. The ornamentation was done in rose gold, our accent color.”

 

Yani & Divinity Wedding - Wedding Cake - Liberty House - Studio A Images

Yani & Divinity Wedding – Wedding Cake – Liberty House – Studio A Images

 

Yani & Divinity Wedding - Bride and Bride - Liberty House - Studio A Images

Yani & Divinity Wedding – Bride and Bride – Liberty House – Studio A Images

 

In a night filled with once-in-a-lifetime memories, we asked Yani is she had any favorite moments in particular. “Walking into the reception… the décor took our breath away. Having our first dance just as the sun was setting was magical. I’ll never forget having our two families unite on the dance floor and Divinity’s surprise performance.” She finishes, “The unexpected full blood moon over the city solidified that our union was truly blessed.”

Congratulations, Yani and Divinity! Thank you for sharing your Real BB Wedding story with us!

Couple’s Vendor List
Venue: Liberty House
Photographer: Studio A Images
Videographer: Jay Lim Studio
Planner: Two Kindred Event Planners
Brides’ Dress: Lee Petra Grebenau for Spina Bride
Bride’s Suit: Lee Petra Grebenau for Spina Bride
Brides’ Shoes: Sophia Webster (Yani) + Nicholas Kirkwood (Divinity)
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo Collection
Groomsmen’s Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse
Hair: Lindsay Block (Yani) + Janice Brown of Tar Baby Hair Design (Divinity)
Makeup: Kat Nejat (Yani) + Toni Acey of Aced Faces (Divinity)
Cake: Palermo’s Bakery
Rings: Ring Concierge 
Wedding Stationery: Penn & Paperie (Invitations) + Whisker Kisses Designs (Place Cards)
Music: DJ Amore of Intlx Productions + Ivan Llanes Cuban Band
Lighting: Pegasus Productions

 

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