Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Brits in Brooklyn

Location and Caterer - The River Cafe - Brooklyn, NY
Dress - Vera Wang
Shoes - Christian Louboutin (Didn't wear) and Jimmy Choo (Did wear       but my Mother stole them)
Bridesmaids' Dresses - Vera Wang
Groom suit - Gieves and Hawkes - Saville Row, London
Groom tie - Ties from Hugo Boss
Cufflinks - Whale cufflinks from Etsy
Groomsmen's suits - no idea! - we let the guys wear anything as long as it was light grey.
Flowers - Brooch Bouquet  (My aunt's new business). 
                 As the River Cafe has such stunning floral arrangements, 
                 I wanted something different to compliment my  
Rings - Tiffany & Co
Invites - Jon! The invites were beyond cool. We sent everyone care- packs with Hershey bars etc. 
Hair and make up - Warren Tricomi at the Plaza
Transportation - The wonderful Peter Yanello at Film Cars
Cake - Giant Cupcake from Crumbs

In Her Words--
After Jon proposed in Central Park on Christmas Eve, we both knew that New York was the perfect city for our nuptials. We'd booked the River Cafe for our Christmas Day meal and fell in love with it on the spot. On returning to the UK we set about searching the internet for the perfect vendors and were so lucky to eventually compile a list of people that we now class as friends. 
Planning a wedding from across the pond was certainly a challenge, but definitely a risk that paid off. We wanted a day that was elegant but unique, so getting married under the Brooklyn Bridge against such an incredible backdrop completely fitted the bill!
Our wedding day was the eleven-year anniversary of our first date, hence the reason for marrying on a Sunday. We had 31 friends and family join us in New York and inevitably, New York now has 31 more converts to the Big Apple way of life!

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