The Couple: Josie and Brent
The NYC Wedding: 9.29.12 – The Mondrian Soho – New York City, NY
What three adjectives best describe your wedding day? Intimate, flawless, and elegant.
Was there a decor theme that ran through your wedding? What was the inspiration for that particular idea and how did it reflect you as a couple? We wanted to work with the intimate setting of candle light surrounded by vast city lights. To us this reflected our private lifestyle and taste for the finer things in life.
Where did you choose to hold your NYC wedding, and how did the location influence your decor decisions? We felt the rooftop of the Mondrian chose us. We looked at a lot of venues, but none grabbed us like this one did. The view from Soho was really the decoration. It became more about accenting that and not detracting from it.
What were some of the different ways you used decor elements to create the beautiful, cohesive event you were envisioning? We went for classic simplicity for our decor elements: black tie, white peonies, white cottage roses, green whimsical ivy, white linens, simple place settings with gold candelabras, and coastal Italian food served family style. Place cards doubled as a “make a wish” for the bride and groom, and each place setting was set with a white ceramic wishbone ornament for guest keepsake.
Looking back, do you have a favorite project or successful decor idea from your wedding? The florist made a flower arch for our ceremony – it was a perfect contrast against the city and skyline.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Andrea & Marcus
Event Planner: Christina Rene
Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Mondrian Soho
Officiant: Steve FenRene
Invitation Designer: Thomas Bledsoe
Catering: The Mondrian Soho
Florist: Fleurs Bella
Cake: Mark Joseph Cakes
Wedding Dress: Elizabeth Fillmore Bridal
Bridal Accessories: Christian Louboutin
Bridesmaids Apparel & Accessories: David’s Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen Apparel & Accessories: Tuxedo and Shirt – Hugo Boss; Shoes – Brooks Brothers
Hair: bride; Maria Heckscher Salon
Make-up: Amra at Mac Studio
Live Music: Cellist – Bryan Gibson; Singer – Owen Beverly
Thank you, Josie and Brent, for sharing your amazingly chic wedding with us!