Today we are thrilled to share Katie and Adam's absolutely breathtaking New York wedding, planned by Tzo Ai of ANG Weddings and Events. From the striking getting ready portraits at the Thompson LES hotel, to their stunning ceremony and reception at the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts, Katie and Adam's wedding is packed to the brim with stylish, NYC-centric details that will inspire any Manhattan bride-to-be. Take a peek...
The bridal party got ready at the Thompson LES hotel, just a few blocks away from the wedding venue. They had a penthouse suite, which also served nicely as their after party venue after the wedding. The floor to ceiling windows and balcony offered sweeping views of downtown New York.
The wedding ceremony and reception took place at the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts. The Foundation is housed in one of the oldest surviving gothic-revival synagogues in New York, and has proudly kept its architectural integrity. When it opened in 1849, it was the largest synagogue in the United States.
Tzo Ai shared that the chuppah was decorated using sheer white draped fabric with orchid blossoms and hanging votives. A family heirloom, a talis, was incorporated into the roof of the chuppah. The hanging chandeliers were draped with a mix of ivy and passionflower vine.Adam had proposed to Katie at a John Mayer concert a year prior. When John Mayer saw this was happening, he made up a song on the spot and serenaded the newly engaged couple from the stage. This was caught on video, which went viral after being uploaded to YouTube. We played the video on four plasma screens just before the introduction of the Bride and Groom to a huge round of applause and laughter from the guests. Later during the reception, the Adam surprised the Katie by jumping on stage, picking up his electric guitar and singing Wonderwall to her. Together with the touching speeches from family and friends, it was an incredibly meaningful evening, so full of love.
Bernard Brim and the New York Players from Starlight Orchestras kept the dance floor packed the entire night.Nine Cakes created a beautiful dessert table of five different flavored cakes on stands of varying heights and a selection of mini desserts. The cakes were decorated with jewels in purples and blues with accents of silver. It was a feast for the eyes and just as tasty.
Photography: Anthony Vazquez Photography
Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events
Getting Ready Hotel: Thompson LES
Ceremony + Reception Location: Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts
Bride Dress: Birnbaum and Bullock
Cake: Nine Cakes
Caterer: The Secret Chef
Flowers: Studio Artiflora
Officiant: Rabbi Meir Berger
Cinematography: Well Spun Weddings
Rentals: Something Different Party Rentals
Band: Bernard Brim and the New York Players, Starlight Orchestras
Hair + Makeup: Beauty Collective
Bridesmaid Dress: Two Birds
About the planner: Tzo Ai of ANG Weddings and Events was previously a Vice President at a global investment bank, managing relationships with some of its largest clients. She brings the same commitment to professionalism and strong work ethic to planning weddings. Having planned her own wedding while working in finance, she fully understands the challenge of juggling a highly demanding career and planning a wedding. She works around her clients' schedules, meeting them during evenings and weekends - whenever is most convenient for them. Tzo Ai also previously worked with a New York wedding planner, gaining valuable experience from an industry veteran.
All photos courtesy of Anthony Vazquez Photography
Tuesday, December 20, 2011