NYC Classic Synagogue Wedding

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Right away Stuart and Patricia knew that they wanted to have their wedding in New York City, the city where they’ve built their lives together. Just seeing a photograph of the stunning Angel Orensanz Foundation was all it took to know that it was their venue. The Gothic details and lighting feel nothing short of magical; you’ll see what we mean!

Despite the gorgeous venue the happy couple made sure their guests had a fun and memorable night. See more of the ideas from this NYC classic synagogue wedding in the full gallery here, photographed by Brian Hatton.

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Be Open To Dress Options

My dress was a dream. I always imagined I’d choose something sparkly and sleek, but I completely fell in love with a gorgeous lace Vera Wang ball gown with a black sash and a skirt made of layers and layers of tulle and pleated organza. I felt like a queen in it. I loved the dramatic pop of color from my red rose bouquet, to which I’d pinned a small photo of my mother (who passed away when I was young) on her wedding day. It can be hard for me to go through big moments in life without really feeling her absence, but carrying her photo helped me to feel like she was there with me in a small way.

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Inclusive Wedding Ceremony

Planning the wedding was an absolute joy. We took care to throw a spotlight on Stuart’s 7-year-old daughter, Waverly, throughout the evening. She and I had gotten very close over the previous year, and I wanted to leave no doubt that this day was special for her too. Our officiant, Rabbi Peter Schweitzer understood how important this day was to us, and worked with us for a long time to craft the perfect inclusive ceremony. We invited family members to light candles in a beautiful ceremony representing our shared values, and our friends read poetry and passages from Pablo Neruda and Philip Pullman’s The Amber Spyglass.

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Plan A Fun First Dance

The reception flew by. Stuart and I felt like we were walking on air the whole time. We surprised our guests with a choreographed slow rumba for our first dance, and I think we nailed it. Then Stuart and Waverly did a wild dance, and they completely stole the show! During cocktail hour, our guests were treated to amazing hors d’oeuvres and a raw shellfish bar, along with fun watermelon-shaped jello shots, we know our venue can be so striking and formal, so we wanted our guests to know right away that it was okay to cut loose and have fun.

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Rain Can Be Pretty Too

It rained the whole day, but I was too happy and energized to be upset. My coordinators, Christine and Tara from Exquisite Affairs, had everything under control, and kept me calm and dry. At first I regretted that my wedding album wouldn’t include any gorgeous summer photos, but when I saw the stunning photos that Brian Hatton, our photographer, snapped inside the hotel and at Angel Orensanz, and even outside in the rain at the end of the evening, I was thrilled. I wouldn’t have changed a single thing about the day.

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Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Just Invite Me
Fashion: Vera Wang

Photographers: Brian Hatton
Coordinators & Stylists: Exquisite Affairs Productions
Beauty: Ivanka Lova
Flowers: Flowers by Emil
Cakes & Catering: The Baking BeanBenchmarc Events
Photo Booth: Inside Out Booth
Lighting & Entertainment: The Metropolitan PlayersThe Juilliard School
Fashion: Vera Wang
Venue: Angel Orensanz Foundation

Shine Wedding Invitations

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Shine Wedding Invitations

Shine Wedding Invitations  is an online stationery boutique specializing in clean, simple and elegant wedding invitation design. The invitation featured is their Romantic Calligraphy design, shown in black with a dusty blue envelope liner. Shine is based in Rochester, NY and ships worldwide. Free sample sets are available on their website.

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Add a statement with your wedding shoes! We love these gorgeous beauties from @harrietwildeshoes, captured by @belle_andbeau

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Up Up And Away Wedding Ideas

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This up up and away wedding idea shoot is definitely designed around the kind of couple that is ready to embark on their new adventure together! The Pixar movie “Up” was an inspiration (saturated with the tagline “adventure is out there!”) and thoughts of bubbly balloons, old time-y suitcases, and tons of bright colors came to the surface.

All of the travel themed ideas are on point and oh so pretty! Find your adventurous spirit and dare to explore the full gallery here, photographed by Square 8 Studio, and designed by Best Day Ever Events.

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Love Is An Adventure

I love traveling. And I love going on adventures. And what greater adventure is there than love?? I wanted to create a styled shoot that would inspire a bride and groom as they start out on their adventure together as a married couple!

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Paradise Cove

Paradise Cove sits on the southern shore of the beautiful Lake Grapevine. Your wedding ceremony will be unforgettable whether you are having an outdoor ceremony in our white stone gazebo, on the stone patio, under the old oak tree or on the wood patio with the lake in the background.

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Best Day Ever Events

At Best Day Ever we believe that what you walk into on your wedding day should be exactly what you have envisioned so we pay close attention to each and every detail. Our weddings are labors of love that reflect the unique personalities of our brides and grooms.

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Photographers: Square 8 Studio
Venues & Officiants: Paradise Cove

Flowers: Flowers on the Mound
Cakes & Catering: Sugar Biscuit Cakery
Coordinators & Stylists: Ashlee Kautz of Best Day Ever Events
Rentals: Vintage Sparkle Rentals316 Design Source
Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Alli K Designs
Fashion: Circle Park Bridal
Beauty: Ashley Kromann