The Wow Wedding
Photography: Roey Yohai Studios
This stunning couple chose to make New York City the destination for their wedding weekend. The bride, originally from Russia and the groom who hails from the Mid-West, now live together in Florida. They came to Kate Edmonds Events quite unsure of what their end story would be as they were only planning to have a very small wedding in New York and a larger celebration in Florida.
Ultimately, they chose a stunning series of events with Kate Edmonds Events. A rehearsal dinner at the Lotte Mansion at the Palace Hotel for 55 guests, followed by a night club welcome for all their out of town guests at the upmarket nite spot, Beautique.
The wedding ceremony took place at FDR's historic church on 35th and Madison Avenue, The Church of the Incarnation, decked out in beautiful florals and it was a stunning location for their exchange of vows with a female minister.
Immediately following, we speedily transported all of our 160 guests for an extended cocktail party, delicious hors d'oeuvres and an old school jazz band playing American standards, while watching the sunset over New York on a perfect Saturday in February. Later, that same amazing space was transformed into a very sexy after party nite spot using sunset colors as a huge change from the all white pallet that was selected to decorate throughout the wedding and reception.
For the reception, massive arrangements of dendrobium orchids cascaded over the moving dance floor of the iconic Rainbow Room beautifully lit, the guests danced the night away. The fabulous food, over the top wedding cake and the love in the air all mixed together to produce a magical evening, one that the bride and groom say was "their dream come true."
Elena & Brian Wedding Highlights
My husband and I Live in Florida and when we first decided to get married in our favorite City I knew I had to find someone great and flexible and who is able to handle a lot of things without me being present and someone who I can also trust. Wow, I sure found her! Kate and her Team went above and beyond to make our special day as beautiful as we could ever imagine! Kate was introduced through a very trusted mutual friend and when we first met she was very eager to get to know me, to learn what I love, and about my family so she could coordinate and choose a style and vendors that would suit our taste and the budget. While planning a wedding can at times be difficult and stressful, it is only amplified when you don't live close to where your wedding will take place. I have to say that my experience with Kate was like no other wedding planner that I've heard of. From picking the venue, a dress, cake, photographer, and to little things like creating a hashtag; she always made it fun and got us. She paid close attention to every detail and truly created the most amazing memory not only for our family but for every single person who attended. Our rehearsal dinner was beautiful and sophisticated as well and Kate's team worked with my husband to establish an alternate party venue for those guests who were not on the rehearsal dinner list. That too was amazing! There is nothing I would change about our wedding weekend and choices we have made. Not only I have the most wonderful memories of my beautiful wedding day but I also have great memories built throughout the year of planning it. It was the most memorable of times! KEE always gave me peace and confidence that if I'm not there things are still getting done! I am eternally grateful for everything and everyone and so glad we have made a friend like Kate for life!
-Bride, Elena A.
As a groom, you never realize or understand which part of the wedding preparations and planning you are supposed to be involved with. Sure, your fiancé says she wants you there through it all but you can hardly ever agree on what's right, what music to play or food to serve, band or DJ, champagne, cake, ugh! Guys am I right?
So as Floridians, when we decided to take a leap of faith and get married in New York where we have spent so many amazing times, we knew we wanted to invite several of our out of town family and guests and it only made sense to make it the fairy tale wedding that my wife and admittedly, I wanted to have. Our deepest concern was, how do we start?
When we caught wind of an "amazing planner" based in NY from a very dear friend who had been witness to several spectacular events put on by a "celebrated star" of a planner we could not resist the chance to meet her and to discuss our vision. From the minute I got the opportunity to meet with Kate, I knew that if there was a fairy tale to be told of my love for my soon to be wife and that Kate could author the story!
From "hello" to "until again", Kate bedazzled us with her charming ideas and guidance but to save time with the amazing details, I will take you to the happy fairy tale ending. The Kate Edmonds Events team pulled off one of the most remarkable and most exquisite weddings New Yorkers have ever been privileged to witness and we stopped the traffic in the streets of New York to reveal the most spectacular wedding of two insanely in love people who, just wanted to "keep it simple"...
Kate Edmonds Events team and Kate, thank you so much for your vision, your direction, your focus, sleepless nights, your supervision and most importantly your love and friendship to deliver the most spectacular day in my life!
-Groom, Brian A.