Every year, we throw the ultimate party during bridal market to toast our industry in a fun and festive way. Like all of our weddings, we personalize our party with a theme and this year, it was all about white. We had white tulle hanging from the ceiling, white mini pizzas by Callahan Catering, and even white temporary tattoos from Tattly. As we were planning the food and decor, a member of our team mentioned that someone should really get married at our party because everything they need would already be there! And funnily enough, a few weeks before the party, we heard about Alex Pelling and Lisa Gant and were so inspired by their story and love for one another—not to mention the fact that their registry benefits UNICEF—that we reached out to see if they would like to have their 26th wedding at our party on 26th Street in New York. The couple had yet to be married in New York and are fans of Martha so they jumped at the opportunity to work with us.
When we called them to figure out how we can personalize their wedding, the one word or theme they kept repeating was "New York." So, from the chocolate taxi cabs from Martine's Chocolates to the locally made mini-bourbon bottles from Cacao Prieto to the mini black and white cookie favors from One Girl Cookies, no detail was left untouched. Matthew Robbins even made a bouquet using the state flower (roses), and classic New York wedding cake baker Sylvia Weinstock baked and presented the cake for our bride. We were honored and thrilled to be part of their New York City wedding! They enjoyed the party and stayed through the very end—only to leave for their wedding night at the classic Carlyle Hotel.
The talented photographer Donna Newman captured the event in the photo galleries below. Enjoy!
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Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Groom’s Suit: Daniel Cremieux for Dillard's
Groom’s Watch: Baume & Mercier
Bouquet & Boutonniere: Matthew Robbins
Earrings: Tiffany Legacy Collection® earrings in platinum with diamonds
Cake: Sylvia Weinstock
Makeup: Estee Lauder National Makeup Artist, Derek Miller
Hair: Valery Joseph Salon
Singer: Steve Tyrell, “The Way You Look Tonight”, Grammy-award winning jazz vocalist from the “Father of the Bride” films
Sound: Elan Artists
Wedding Photographer: Donna Newman
Wedding Cake: Sylvia Weinstock
Hotel: The Carlyle
Caterer: Peter Callahan
Favors: Taxi Theme Favors with Black & White Cookies by One Girl Cookies; Mini Bourbon Bottles by Cacao Prieto
Décor: White Empire State Building for the Bride & Groom and Taxis by Martine’s Chocolates
Knife for Cake: Trousseau Cake knife and Server, $43.00, Martha Stewart Collection, Available at Macy’s
Champagne Flutes: Trousseau Silver Toasting Flutes, $43.00 for a set of 2, Martha Stewart Collection, Available at Macy’s
Dinner Giveaway: Le Cirque
Drinks: Cupcake Vineyards
Circular white seating: Luxe Rentals