September 2, 2016

Kate + Alex : A Radiant Summer Wedding at Battery Gardens

Kate & Alex were married this past June at a marvelous ceremony in Battery Gardens. The couple met at work, when Alex interviewed Kate for her first “real job.” They worked together for years before getting together and falling in love. Alex popped the question on a romantic vacation in Croatia. “I was completely surprised,” says Kate, “Though apparently no one else was!”

Happy Couple / Kate & Alex / Battery Gardens / Susan Shek Photography

Happy Couple / Kate & Alex / Battery Gardens / Susan Shek Photography

 

“…We love traveling together and can always make each other laugh, which I think is the best part of us being together.”

Filled with vibrant colors and elegant details, the couple’s ceremony certainly reflected the joy and laughter they’ve found in one another’s company.
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August 24, 2016

Something Blue

Happy Couple / Andrea & John / The Liberty Warehouse / Popography

Happy Couple / Andrea & John / The Liberty Warehouse / Popography

 

“Something old, something new,
Something borrowed, something blue,
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.”

We all know this little rhyme, listing what a bride’s to have with her on her wedding day to insure a long and prosperous marriage, but where did it come from?  And why something blue?

The rhyme dates back to 19th century England, when each of these tokens symbolized something the bride’s friends and family wished upon her partnership.  “Something old” insured the bride would never forget where she came from, “something new” for the times ahead, and “something borrowed” from a happily married friend or family member, in hopes her happiness would be passed over.

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August 15, 2016

Rachel + Matt: Spectacular Splendor at Cipriani 42

Every Sunday, Rachel and her friends would gather to watch The Amazing Race and draft fantasy teams. One night, Rachel’s friend Becky suggested she go out with a friend of hers from middle school, Matt.  After checking out some pictures on Facebook, Rachel gave the thumbs up!

 

Matt and Rachel began texting nonstop.  Matt was traveling for work at the time and was impressed that Rachel knew Bloomington, IL.  They texted and talked on the phone throughout the week before their first date Friday night at Bistro 61.

 

Dancefloor / Rachel & Matt / Cipriani / Brett Matthews Photography

Dancefloor / Rachel & Matt / Cipriani 42 / Brett Matthews Photography

 

On Memorial Day weekend, Matt was off from work on Friday. He told Rachel he would go shopping and prepare a nice dinner for the two of them that evening, but when Rachel walked in the door to their shared apartment, there were candles and roses everywhere, and a pathway leading to Matt.  Matt proposed, she said yes, and they gathered for a surprise dinner with both of their families at Daniel.  Rachel thought they had plans to go look at rings that holiday weekend, so she was shocked!
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August 11, 2016

Interview with Lisa Elias, Senior Catering Sales Manager at Le Parker Meridien

Meet Lisa Elias, the Senior Catering Sales Manager one of our favorite venues, Le Parker Meridien, in Midtown Manhattan.

Lisa Elias, Senior Catering Sales Manager, Le Parker Meridien

Lisa Elias, Senior Catering Sales Manager, Le Parker Meridien

 

Located blocks from Central Park, this impeccably stylish space features breathtaking views of the city, chic minimalist decor, and an incredible staff.  We caught up with Lisa about how she started working in events, the day-to-day operations of this one-of-a-kind venue, and her best advice for brides to be.

Wedding Reception / Joyce and Patrick / Le Parker Meridien / Photo by Susan Stripling Photography

Wedding Reception / Joyce and Patrick / Le Parker Meridien / Photo by Susan Stripling Photography

How did you get into events? Is it something you were always drawn to?

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July 15, 2016

Classic Elegance at Le Parker Meridien

Joyce and Patrick were married in impeccable style this past winter at the inimitable Parker Meridien in upper Manhattan.

Cute Couple Joyce and Patrick Le Parker Meridien Susan Stripling Photography-11

Joyce and Patrick / Le Parker Meridien / Susan Stripling Photography

 

The couple said their vows beneath a stunning square archway adorned with dramatic flowering quince branches before an aisle lined with additional branches and elegant white pillar candles. “Throughout the planning process with Joyce, there was one constant aesthetic that she envisioned…clean and classic with subtle pops of color and texture,” explains Senior Catering Sales Manager Lisa Elias, “The final result was beautiful with a romantic glow in the ceremony room with all of the candles lining the aisle.”
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June 20, 2016

Melanie and Graig – Sophisticated Simplicity at Tribeca Rooftop

Melanie and Graig first met in October 2005, as they were leaving the bar PS450 in Kips Bay. Melanie gave Graig her business card before scurrying into a cab home with her friends.  They exchanged only occasional emails over the next ten years, even after discovering a mutual friend (a friend of Melanie’s and also Graig’s sister) suggested to them separately that they go out on a date – they never listened.  Finally, Graig’s sister approached Melanie at the friend’s wedding, exclaiming, Can you just go out with my brother already? to which Melanie replied with, Go tell him I say hi!  So at last, a decade after making one another’s acquaintance, Greg got Melanie’s number and asked her out on a date!  After that it was as if they had known each other forever…or 10 years!
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