Sherry and Auren met the old-fashioned way, at a friend’s birthday party in New York City. “After the first date, both of us knew this was it,” Sherry told us. Auren proposed several months later on the picturesque Pont des Arts (lover’s bridge) in Paris.
The couple shared a vision of an understated, contemporary celebration, against a backdrop of classic, timeless elegance and romance. Where better than St. Regis New York? This recently renovated and redesigned, grand hotel preserves the storied feel of Old New York.
For the traditional Jewish ceremony, we created a four posted chuppah, elegantly draped in white chiffon, with a lush line of florals along the top. Candlelit blush, cream and lavender rose petals lined both sides of the aisle. Gilt chandeliers and soaring ceilings in The St. Regis Roof, a Beaux Arts Ballroom, called for tall, couture-look centerpieces. Flowers including Cool Water and Ocean Song roses were carefully arranged to create a chic ombre effect, from cream to blush, to pale pink, to deeper lavender.
For the card table, we created a tall, modern arrangement with white cherry blossoms, lush cascading florals and hanging tealight candles. The stunning bride carried a classic, rounded bouquet of roses and garden roses, a perfect choice with her Oscar de la Renta dress.
“The whole experience was such a fast-paced whirlwind of faces and sounds,” said Sherry. “We followed good advice to check in with one another throughout the night and mentally preserve those precious one-on-one moments.”
Wedding Venue St. Regis New York
Bride’s Dress Oscar de la Renta
Bride’s Shoes Jimmy Choo
Groom’s Tuxedo Ralph Lauren Black Label
Groom’s Shoes Gucci
Band Groove Society (Element Music)
Photographer Andre Maier
Videographer 15 Minutes of Frame
Rings Sackowitz Jewelers
Invitations Judy Paulen Designs
More photos of this New York City wedding, in our gallery:
New York Glamour