Saturday, December 18, 2010

Chandelier Event: Winter Wonderland Wedding @ Gotham Hall, New York City

Melissa and I are so thrilled to share a sneak peek of the latest Chandelier Event, with an unbelievable winterscape pulled together by the incredibly-talented Tom Cawley of Tom Cawley Designs.

Our couple tasked us with creating a warm winter wonderland for 220 in one of New York City's most stunning venues, Gotham Hall, smack in the middle of the holiday shopping season in Manhattan. From design to execution, we worked closely with our bride and her mom to ensure guests had the full seasonal experience in New York City. With Tom at the helm, we worked to create a unique solstice event that elegantly reflected the season in a regal way, with just the right elements to warm up the vast venue.  

With the help of Gotham's Allan Kurtz and catering by our friends at Creative Edge Parties featuring Latin and Asian stations at cocktail hour, Short Ribs, Tenderloin and Roast Miso Cod, and handpicked wines, Chandelier worked hard to ensure that the event was a seamless evening filled with fun and love. We had an actual indoor snowfall during the ceremony, non-stop dancing led by a slamming band (Michael Hart of Hank Lane Music), divine food, and special touches throughout created by Bentley MeekerDazien Creative Fabrics, Party Rental Ltd and Classic Party Rentals. Below are images captured for Tom Cawley by our friend, the talented Stacey Ilyse. Stay tuned for more stunning images of this event by Braedon Photography in weeks to come!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

We Love Winter Weddings: Snowing Inspiration

The final floorplans and timelines are wrapped up and ready for this weekend's winter wonderland wedding -- we are so excited to work with such an A-list team of vendors and share in this special day with our clients.

While putting together our plans, I came across an inspiration board I created for our client at the very beginning of the process (over nine months ago!).  This weekend's event promises to warm guests up on a chilly December NYC evening with 25-foot birch trees, luxe tablescapes glittering with snowy details and tons and tons of candlelight.  On the menu, guests will cozy up to braised short rib or roast miso cod and dessert, well, let's just say Christmas came early this year! And the WINES!

Tonight's post will be short and sweet: Wishing you a very happy holiday season. May your light shine extra brightly this year. Melissa and I are so grateful that we get to celebrate in the special moments of your lives. You inspire us every day.