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Behind the Scenes: Cari and Jason's Real Wedding

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When our coworker Cari told us about her upcoming wedding with its New York City theme and crisp black, white, and silver palette, we just couldn't resist shooting it. Now, about six months after she tied the knot, the celebration is in our brand-new Real Weddings issue!

So, without further ado, a behind-the-scenes look at the urbane event!

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It was a sea of favor boxes. This was a really easy favor to package, a simple glossy black box, some yummy cookies, and a custom sticker to seal it (designed by Hello!Lucky).

1 It was a sea of favor boxes. This was a really easy favor to package, a simple glossy black box, some yummy cookies, and a custom sticker to seal it (designed by Hello!Lucky).

Here you can see the clip-art we designed for the boxes that held the monogrammed Moyna Bags clutches. We got a little punny with the tag, since you have and hold a clutch...get it?

2 Here you can see the clip-art we designed for the boxes that held the monogrammed Moyna Bags clutches. We got a little punny with the tag, since you have and hold a clutch...get it?

The sweets were from all over, to showcase the couple's love of chocolate and their black and white theme. These mini cupcakes from Crumbs Bake Shop were a nod to the classic sweet, loved by the groom.

3 The sweets were from all over, to showcase the couple's love of chocolate and their black and white theme. These mini cupcakes from Crumbs Bake Shop were a nod to the classic sweet, loved by the groom.

Hello!Lucky's illustration of the Statue of Liberty was sent to Edward Marc Chocolatiers, and printed on perfectly sharp dark chocolate squares.

4 Hello!Lucky's illustration of the Statue of Liberty was sent to Edward Marc Chocolatiers, and printed on perfectly sharp dark chocolate squares.

Non pareils added texture.

5 Non pareils added texture.

Vosges truffles added some exciting flavor to the presentation.

6 Vosges truffles added some exciting flavor to the presentation.

The couple celebrated their newly joint monogram, with petit fours from Dragonfly Cakes.

7 The couple celebrated their newly joint monogram, with petit fours from Dragonfly Cakes.

Rhombus-shaped petit fours were also made.

8 Rhombus-shaped petit fours were also made.

Kee's Chocolates' macarons were showcased, in addition to her decadent truffles.

9 Kee's Chocolates' macarons were showcased, in addition to her decadent truffles.

Here, you can see everything lined up and ready to be photographed.

10 Here, you can see everything lined up and ready to be photographed.

Melissa came up with the idea to tie ribbon around the boards that held the escort cards. This held everything in place during transit to the wedding venue.

11 Melissa came up with the idea to tie ribbon around the boards that held the escort cards. This held everything in place during transit to the wedding venue.

We loved watching the set up at Battery Gardens. They had this little cherry picker thingy that placed the lit candles around the upper perimeter of the room.

12 We loved watching the set up at Battery Gardens. They had this little cherry picker thingy that placed the lit candles around the upper perimeter of the room.

Not a bad view, eh?

13 Not a bad view, eh?

Cassidy did an impromptu sound-check. The song?

14 Cassidy did an impromptu sound-check. The song? "New York" by Frank Sinatra. All systems were a go.

The bride-to-be, flanked by her parents. This was taken minutes before the ceremony.

15 The bride-to-be, flanked by her parents. This was taken minutes before the ceremony.

Here you can see the poster that everyone signed. Hello!Lucky took their skyline motif and printed it larger. This will fit great in a classic Ribba frame from IKEA, or it can be matted.

16 Here you can see the poster that everyone signed. Hello!Lucky took their skyline motif and printed it larger. This will fit great in a classic Ribba frame from IKEA, or it can be matted.

Newlyweds! Cari and Jason are ready to hit the dance floor to Ray Lamontagne's

17 Newlyweds! Cari and Jason are ready to hit the dance floor to Ray Lamontagne's "You Are The Best Thing."

And here's one last photo (taken by Charlotte Jenks Lewis) that we expect to see framed, at least 8"x10," and placed prominently in the newlyweds' apartment: The happy couple, with Cassidy, me, Michael, and Melissa, just before they tied the knot. Congrats again to you both!

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