Madalyn & Jonathan Wedding - Chuppah - Guastavino's - by Joshua Zuckerman

Dramatic Modernity at Guastavino’s

Madalyn and Jon said “I Do” under a breathtaking chuppah surrounded by loved ones, and danced the night away under a canopy of roses and candlelight.

 

Vendors

Venue: Guastavino’s

Photographer: Joshua Zuckerman

Videographer: Sunnyville Films

Bride’s Dress: Carolina Herrera

Bride’s Shoes: Rene Caovilla

Groom’s Tux: My Suit

Hair and Makeup: Glamsquad

Music: Element Music 

Madalyn & Jonathan Wedding - Chuppah - Guastavino's - by Joshua Zuckerman

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Featured Bride Madalyn On Her Breathtaking Chuppah

Madalyn & Jonathan Wedding - Chuppah - Guastavino's - by Joshua Zuckerman

Madalyn & Jonathan Wedding – Chuppah – Guastavino’s – by Joshua Zuckerman

 

We love when a bride puts a unique spin on wedding traditions. Symbolizing the home of the soon-to-be newlyweds, the chuppah is one of the most important aspects of the Jewish wedding ceremony. It also lets the bride be creative with décor, and express their personality and style. This week, we talked with our featured bride Madalyn about her breathtaking Lucite and suspended floral chuppah.

Part 3: Ceremony

When guests began arriving at Guastavino’s for Madalyn and Jon’s wedding, New York City was in the midst of its first snowfall of the season. Everyone was more than happy to take cover inside the warm, picturesque venue, but what they were about to see would exceed all expectations.
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Madalyn & Jonathan Wedding - Bride - Guastavino's - by Joshua Zuckerman

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Featured Bride Madalyn On Her Carolina Herrera Dress and Personal Touches

One of the best things about working with brides is hearing about how they found their dream wedding dress and the personal touches that will go into making the big day extra meaningful. This week, our featured bride Madalyn shares the story behind finding her gorgeous Carolina Herrera gown!

 

Madalyn & Jonathan Wedding - Bride - Guastavino's - by Joshua Zuckerman

Madalyn & Jonathan Wedding – Bride – Guastavino’s – by Joshua Zuckerman

 

Part 2: Gown & Personals

“I felt totally comfortable and like myself in my dress, which is exactly what I wanted for my wedding day,” says Madalyn. For many brides, finding the perfect wedding ensemble can be a daunting task. But the process came together effortlessly for this bride. “I found my dress at Carolina Herrera, and chose it because I thought the style was so classic and elegant,” she recalls.
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Madalyn & Jonathan Wedding - Bride & Groom - Guastavino's - by Joshua Zuckerman

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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.

 

Madalyn & Jonathan Wedding - Bride & Groom - Guastavino's - by Joshua Zuckerman

Madalyn & Jonathan Wedding – Bride & Groom – Guastavino’s – by Joshua Zuckerman

 

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!”
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Madalyn & Jonathan Wedding - Bride and Father Dance - Hanging Roses - Guastavino's NYC - Joshua Zuckerman Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Beautiful Ideas for Hanging Flowers On Your Wedding Dance Floor

Imagine looking up during your first dance and seeing a stunning canopy of flowers hanging above you. Wedding flowers are no longer reserved just for the table. When it comes to incorporating blooms into the reception, couples are getting creative, using high-impact arrangements to define the most important spaces.

 

Ina and Kevin Wedding - Hanging Floral Chandelier - The Park Hyatt NYC - Christian Oth Studio

Ina and Kevin Wedding – Hanging Floral Chandelier – The Park Hyatt NYC – Christian Oth Studio

 

Between the aforementioned first dance, father-daughter dance, and any special wedding traditions you plan on including in the festivities, the dance floor is an area that receives a lot of attention. One of our current wedding decor obsessions is hanging florals! Many of our brides are taking the concept to the dance floor. We’ve had the pleasure of working on unique designs that are not only beautiful to look at, but evoke a joyous reception atmosphere that will have guests partying all night long! Looking for inspiration? Here are our favorite ideas for decorating with florals on the dance floor.
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Brad & Manjil - Indian Garland - Studio 450 - Photo by Weddings By Two

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Indian Wedding Traditions

Living and working in one of the most diverse cities in the world, we are fortunate enough to work with couples from all different backgrounds, traditions, religions and cultures. Planning a culturally-inspired wedding is such an exciting task as you are embracing others’ customs and learning the beauties of others’ traditions and beliefs. Though a wedding resembles unity, love and marriage in every culture, the ceremonies and rituals can vary greatly, which makes the practice of marriage that much more special and unique.

 

Indian Ceremony - Mehndi - via Pinterest.com

Indian Ceremony – Mehndi – via Pinterest.com

 

One culture that we have been very fortunate to produce weddings for is the Indian Culture. As India is such a large country with so many states and religions, the wedding traditions vary based on their region of origin. Yet, Indian weddings practice many of the same traditions and are full of bright colors, gorgeous flowers, beautiful Mehndi and more! There is no wedding more beautiful than an Indian wedding, and the beauty doesn’t only lay in the décor, design and brilliant colors they portray.
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