What is white and black and glamorous all over? This next wedding! Seriously, Jessica and Pawl's real-life wedding day is about to blow the top off what you once called dramatic and glamorous. From the stunning style of the whole wedding party to the jaw-dropping floral explosion that is the reception; we are positive you will love this day.
To get even more of this fabulous event... and you will definitely want more, we have a full gallery of photos from the talented Rafal Ostrowski for you to look through as well. Enjoy!
Jessica and Pawel kicked off their wedding weekend with a beautiful, intimate rehearsal dinner for their nearest and dearest at the courtyard in the Wythe Hotel. They were surrounded by love and candlelight and some of their closest family that they haven't seen in many years as they all reside in Poland. It was the perfect start to what proved to be the best weekend of their lives.
Jessica and Pawel wed in a Catholic ceremony at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Brooklyn, which is a place dear to Jessica's heart as she received all her previous sacraments there and attended mass there through her entire childhood. Surrounded by everyone they love most, they said their long-awaited "I Do's" before heading to Manhattan to celebrate.
Prior to the reception, the newlyweds were joined by their bridal party consisting of 12 of their closest friends to take photos at the New York Public Library, by the iconic Plaza Hotel and Central Park where they stopped traffic!
The reception took place at Guastavino's in New York City; a hidden gem under the Queensboro Bridge that has the most incredible arched ceilings. The couple knew the first time they walked in there that this would be where their family and friends would celebrate their marriage.
Jessica always knew that she wanted timeless, sophisticated yet modern wedding decor which is why she turned to the experts at Design House Decor who helped her bring her vision to life. Safe to say, not one person wasn't wow-ed when they walked into the black, white, green and gold themed room with flowers cascading down every table and a beautiful candlelit backdrop behind the sweetheart table that served as a photo moment for all the guests. One of Jessica's favorite parts of the decor was the acrylic seating charts that were adorned with flowers and candles and was a "WOW" moment when guests arrived at the venue.
The First Dance
The newlyweds surprised their guests with an unexpected first dance to a custom rendition of Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" where the beat picked up mid-song and everyone was invited to join in on the dance floor - I still get chills thinking back to that moment.
Guests dined on filet mignon and red snapper before dancing all night to the 12-person live band that played both top 40 hits as well as classic Polish songs that kept the dance floor packed at all times. Mini patron bottles and cotton candy were distributed on the dance floor as well.
The Budget Breakdown
Venue and Catering//Guastavino's: $97,000
Cake//XXX: Included in venue price
Lighting and Audio//Gala Productions: $10,000
Photographer//Rafal Ostrowski: $6,000
Videographer//Sunnyville Films: $5,000
Bride's Dress and Veil//Pronovias: $10,000
Bride's Shoes//Christian Louboutin: $1,200
Groom's Tuxedo//Enzo Custom: $2,000
Groom's Shoes//Christian Louboutin: $875
Bridesmaids Dresses//Portia and Scarlett: $375 each
Groomsmen Tuxedos//The Black Tux: $200 rental for each
Florals and Decor//Design House Decor: $30,000
Transportation//All Star Limo: $4,500
Bride and Bridesmaids Robes//Homebodii: $55-$125
Invitations//Vina's Invitations: $6,000
Menus//Emily Kathryn Custom Paper and Lettering: $700
Dance floor//Shout! Graphic and Print Solutions: $3,355
Photo Booth//MirMir: $3,266
Late Night Food Truck: $2,500
Card Box//The Luxx Co: $240
Entertainment//Simone Band: $12,000
Save the Dates//Papered Wonders: $1,700
Makeup//Lauren D'Amelio: $800