What They Did Right: Nina & Jon at The Xchange

Posted by on Feb 1, 2010 in Blog | 2 Comments

About 6 months ago now we got an email from a prospective client saying that she was looking to get married in December and needed help pulling together her vision for an intimate, yet glamorous New York City wedding.  We were intrigued both by her vision and by her short engagement!  When Nina came in for her meeting, her excitement over marrying her teenage sweetheart was clearly contagious (for more pics and their story, see their gallery on our site).

As a TV producer and a native New Yorker, Nina had a pretty clear vision of what she and Jon wanted for their day- she wanted it to be modern, but warm, festive, glamorous, fun and, above all…. New York!  She also wanted to be sure it reflected their Puerto Rican heritage with food, drink and music playing a huge part.

So, what did they do right?  Well, first we selected a dynamite venue that overlooks the water AND had some great NY elements- views, water towers and a loft like setting.  Secondly, we decided to stick with an all white color pallette… little did we know that this was going to be reflected in the weather- there was a blizzard on their wedding day.  Actually, at the last minute they changed the bridal party entrance song to White Wedding by Billy Idol!  But we did this because white was a great way to utilize lighting in the space- it would reflect and array of colors, and was at once glamorous and tailored looking.  We worked with her to create an all white, modern look for her ceremony and reception, softened by amazing lighting, glamorous crystals and tons of draping and flowers.  Our team for the night included Verde Flowers, and Luminous Lighting.

Finally, we chose to seat guests at one long table, and dine family style…. This enabled us to maximize on that feeling of intimacy by creating points for interaction between guests.   Thanks so much to Perceptions Photography for sending over these photos!



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  2. julia
    February 5, 2010

    beautiful decor love everything!


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