Just finished another wedding at The New York Public Library and realized I never posted photos of the last one. So, without further ado, N & D’s pics from their wedding at The New York Public Library last September, taken by the talented Nathan Smith of Ira Lippke Studios.
Getting dressed, with a little help from Maid of Honor and sister.
Followed by photos around the library
followed by family photos on the front steps of the Library. Bridesmaid dresses, French Blue and Electric Blue Chffon by Monique Lhuillier from Bella Bridesmaid.
love their super hero socks!
Get me to the church on time…
Custom programs for ceremony by the crafty Ana Dolan
That’s me giving the boys a little pre-ceremony guidance.
Pedicabs took the bridal party straight down Fifth Avenue to the Library…
Where they were greeted by a bagpiper playing on the steps of the library as a nod to the grooms Scottish ancestry.
Note that his kilt matches the groomsmen’s boutonnieres. Lots of lovely little details.
Astor Hall below, with a square center bar for more guest access. Bayleaf garland swags and boxwood topiaries adorn the bar. The large center urn is simply massed with lush silvery green Russian Olive Branches. All flowers, thanks to Lewis Miller and his incredible team at LMD Floral.
‘Bloody Mary’ baby tomato stuffed with vodka gelee, by the fabulous Olivier Cheng Caterers.
Warm amber light filled the room, while the ceiling was washed in deep blue with star accents, giving the room a magical, luminous aura. Thanks to Dan and the team at Luminous Designs.
Flower containers were covered in boxwood, giving the illusion of a hedge in a formal garden. Inspiration was taken from an editorial shoot I did a few years ago called “French Moderne’, a modern take on Marie Antoinette.
N & D fell in love with the library, but it wasn’t until the bride mentioned the grooms love of shrubbery that we came up with the idea of fashioning the wedding in the style of Versailles. Invitation and Save the Date by Ceci New YorkFor any sleepy kids, the Trustees Room was transformed into a kid friendly sanctuary with personalized sleeping bags, a big screen TV / DVD with kids movies, comfort food and the fabulous ladies from Sensible Sitters.
Main Course: lager braised short ribs, corn succotash, pea tendrils, romesco. Loom Gold rental plate by Party Rental Ltd.
followed by dancing with the talented Twilight Dance Band, from Michael Taylor, Star Talent.
followed by an ice cream wedding cake (the flavor was Moose Tracks, for those of you wondering)…
followed by passed dessert (below, rice crispy treats covered in chocolate – and yes, the are as good as they sound)
and dancing into the wee hours.
and they lived happily ever after. Yes, they did.