Madalyn & Jon: A Modern Love Affair at Guastavino’s
We are excited to introduce Madalyn, our Bride & Blossom featured bride for March. Madalyn and Jon said “I do” on a snowy winter day in December at Guastavino’s. Here is the first chapter of their wedding story.
Part 1: Engagement & Planning
When the time came to propose to Madalyn, Jon made sure the life changing moment would exceed her greatest expectations. Knowing that she wanted to visit Beacon, NY, Jon planned an end-of-summer trip to the picturesque upstate city. Their itinerary started with a scenic Saturday morning hike up Mount Beacon. It was suppose to be a relaxing start to the day, but Jon’s pace suggested otherwise. Madalyn remembers, “He was practically racing up the mountain!”
She would soon learn what all the rush was about. “When we reached a beautiful spot, Jon got down on one knee and popped the question. I was so excited that I’m not sure if I even said ‘yes!’” To celebrate, the newly engaged couple spent the rest of their romantic getaway drinking champagne, visiting Dia:Beacon, and taking photos of the grounds at The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls where they were staying.
More surprises were in store for Madalyn upon returning to New York City. Instead of going home, Jon drove them straight to a party that he had secretly planned. Joined by their closest friends and family, it was an engagement celebration for the books!
Madalyn and Jon met and live in New York City. Agreeing that it was where they wanted to get married, the couple started looking at places in Manhattan. Ask any bride and she’ll say that choosing a wedding venue is very personal. It must not be only beautiful, but stir emotion and feel comfortable. One space drew Madalyn and Jon in like no other. “We fell in love with the dramatic architectural design of Guastavino’s, especially the high ceiling and columns, and striking lighting.” Tucked away under the 59th Street Bridge, this designated New York City landmark is named after its celebrated Barcelonan architect, Rafael Guastavino.
“I didn’t have a clear idea of what my wedding would look like going in. But my mother was very helpful in putting a vision together.” Madalyn says. And with a venue picked out, everything started falling in place. “We wanted to create a contemporary feel in the room, while adding a sense of warmth and softness to the spectacular atmosphere.”
The bride had her heart set on having décor that was unique, and represented her and Jon’s style and personality. Their Jewish heritage was represented in a show-stopping lucite chuppah set under suspended blooms in shades of pale lavender and white. Evoking an airy, romantic ambiance, these colors were expressed in the gorgeous florals that decorated the tablescape at the reception.
Next week in Part 2: Gown & Personals, Madalyn talks about her stunning Carolina Hererra dress and the meaningful touches she incorporated into her wedding day.
Couple’s Vendor List
Photographer: Joshua Zuckerman Photography
Videographer: Sunnyville Films
Bride’s Dress: Carolina Herrera
Bride’s Shoes: Rene Caovilla
Groom’s Tux: My Suit
Hair & Makeup: Glam Squad
Music: Element Music