At Kristine King Events we have the pleasure of not only planning weddings but also attending them! Our "Real Wedding" feature is of our dearest friends, Avi & Jenn Daniel, who we had the pleasure of attending their winter wonderland wedding at the Mandarin Oriental in NYC.
Their wedding was exquisite down to every detail from the custom cream and rose gold invitations with lace overlay, the floral arrangements that adorned the altar and the chic lanterns that were accompanied by lush white flowers on the reception tables. The black tie affair was nothing short of spectacluar.
The ceremony space was intimate and warm with white orchid trees and white roses by Atlas Floral. During cocktail hour the guests mingled in a stunning floor to ceiling room overlooking Columbus Circle where we enjoyed a five station cocktail hour catered by Rave Caterers. A few highlights of the cocktail hour were the sushi and sashimi bar (I am still dreaming about the crispy rice with tuna tartar), a meat carving station, charcuterie station and Mexican taco station.
After cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, dinner was served. We were seated in the landmark Mandarin Oriental Grand Ballroom where we enjoyed a mixed salad with mango and avocado followed by a beef brisket with braided asparagus and truffle mashed potatoes. All perfectly prepared by the chefs at Rave Caterers.
The tables were adorned by a combination of white floral arrangements and crystal lamps of varying heights with sheer semi-transparent lampshades. The lighting was a combination of purple, blue and white hues with varying textures. The tables were set with tasteful and contemporary china and silverware. The transparent lamps were echoed by the crystal-clear chairs, which beautifully reflected the lighting in the room. All of this created an atmosphere of a sophisticate and cosmopolitan city wedding.
In between courses we flipped off our heals and danced the night away to The Hank Lane Band. They were sensational playing the classics to the latest hits. The monogrammed flip flops, glow sticks and glow rings were the perfect touch and lit up the dance floor. Guests also enjoyed a variety of mini desserts such as assorted sorbet pops, cookie & milk cups and cake pops. The monogramed fire ball shots were a huge hit too!
At 2am the party came to an end and wow did we have a great time. The bride and groom gave the guests monogrammed water bottles and handmade marshmallows with a sweet quote to send us on our way. It was such a lovely evening celebrating the beautiful couple!
We’re so excited for you all to see the stunning photos that were captured by the always amazing Fred Marcus Photography.
A note from the bride: "Ever since I was a little girl at play dates with friends and cousins we always enacted our weddings. Teddy bears dolls and all were involved. When my time came to plan my own wedding I realized though I was over the moon I truly had no idea where to start. Having a wedding planner was the lifeline that made each and every stressor go away. I was able to enjoy the process instead of stress the process.
My wedding was truly a magical evening and I am so thankful to have had a planner put all my wishes into a fairytale day. As the doors opened to my ceremony, I walked by the orchestra and headed toward a gorgeous chuppah of the most stunning floral arrangement I truly felt like a princess. From start to finish the planner made sure every bit of us was highlighted to perfection."
Cheers to a happy and healthy life together, Avi & Jenn!