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Real Weddings: Lisa & Alex's New York City Bash

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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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Lisa and Alex share a very New York moment.

1 Lisa and Alex share a very New York moment.

Lisa's makeup was done by New York-based Estee Lauder National Makeup Artist, Derek Miller.
Her hair was done by Valery Joseph Salon.

2 Lisa's makeup was done by New York-based Estee Lauder National Makeup Artist, Derek Miller. Her hair was done by Valery Joseph Salon.

Lisas makeup was done byEstee Lauder National Makeup Artist, Derek Miller
Her hair  by Valery Joseph Salon
Photography by Donna Newman

3 Lisas makeup was done byEstee Lauder National Makeup Artist, Derek Miller Her hair by Valery Joseph Salon Photography by Donna Newman

Lisa and Alex dancing amongst the sleek white decor (courtesy of Luxe Rentals) in our bridal market party.

4 Lisa and Alex dancing amongst the sleek white decor (courtesy of Luxe Rentals) in our bridal market party.

Martha officiated the ceremony

5 Martha officiated the ceremony

Lisa and Alex get ready to say

6 Lisa and Alex get ready to say "I do."

The kiss!

7 The kiss!

The radiant couple

8 The radiant couple

New York cake baker Sylvia Weinstock came to cut the cake she created for the couple with a Martha Stewart cake knife.

9 New York cake baker Sylvia Weinstock came to cut the cake she created for the couple with a Martha Stewart cake knife.

Lisa wore classic Tiffany Legacy Collection® earrings in platinum with diamonds, borrowed from the flagship New York Tiffany & Co. store.

10 Lisa wore classic Tiffany Legacy Collection® earrings in platinum with diamonds, borrowed from the flagship New York Tiffany & Co. store.

Alex wore a Classima collection Baume & Mercier watch. It is a traditional gift for a groom on his wedding day.

11 Alex wore a Classima collection Baume & Mercier watch. It is a traditional gift for a groom on his wedding day.

Edible white Empire State Buildings for the bride and groom, and taxis by Martine’s Chocolates are the perfect party favor for a NYC-inspired wedding.

12 Edible white Empire State Buildings for the bride and groom, and taxis by Martine’s Chocolates are the perfect party favor for a NYC-inspired wedding.

Another great favor: Black and white cookies (a New York classic) in boxes inspired by a New York taxi cab from One Girl Cookies.

13 Another great favor: Black and white cookies (a New York classic) in boxes inspired by a New York taxi cab from One Girl Cookies.

Mini bourbon bottle favors by Cacao Prieto made in their Brooklyn distillery.

14 Mini bourbon bottle favors by Cacao Prieto made in their Brooklyn distillery.

The couple toasted with these Martha Stewart Collection Toasting Flutes.

15 The couple toasted with these Martha Stewart Collection Toasting Flutes.

Lisa's amazing lace dress by Monique Lhuillier

16 Lisa's amazing lace dress by Monique Lhuillier

The New York state flower (roses) was included in the bouquet wrapped by a black and white checkered ribbon insipired by checkered cabs. Bouquet by Matthew Robbins. At the end of the evening, the bride tossed the bouquet and the  girl who caught it won dinner for two at the classic New York restaurant Le Cirque.

17 The New York state flower (roses) was included in the bouquet wrapped by a black and white checkered ribbon insipired by checkered cabs. Bouquet by Matthew Robbins. At the end of the evening, the bride tossed the bouquet and the girl who caught it won dinner for two at the classic New York restaurant Le Cirque.

Lisa and Alex pose in front of our paper flowered covered photo booth.

18 Lisa and Alex pose in front of our paper flowered covered photo booth.

Alex and Lisa enjoying our photo booth from Smile Booth.

19 Alex and Lisa enjoying our photo booth from Smile Booth.

This stunning globe sofa is from Luxe Rentals NYC.

20 This stunning globe sofa is from Luxe Rentals NYC.

The globe sofas creates the perfect perch for the lovebirds.

21 The globe sofas creates the perfect perch for the lovebirds.

The groom wore Daniel Cremieux for Dillard's, and the boutonniere was created by contributing editor Matthew Robbins.

22 The groom wore Daniel Cremieux for Dillard's, and the boutonniere was created by contributing editor Matthew Robbins.

At our NYC headquarters on 26th street (perfect for their 26th wedding!) Martha and I officiated the ceremony.

23 At our NYC headquarters on 26th street (perfect for their 26th wedding!) Martha and I officiated the ceremony.

Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Steve Tyrell sang at our event. Tyrell sang in the “Father of the Bride” films and took over for Bobby Short at the Carlyle Hotel in New York. Of course, our couple had to stay at the Carlyle on their wedding night too.

24 Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Steve Tyrell sang at our event. Tyrell sang in the “Father of the Bride” films and took over for Bobby Short at the Carlyle Hotel in New York. Of course, our couple had to stay at the Carlyle on their wedding night too.

Me and our gorgeous couple. Lisa's Monique Lhuillier dress was stunning on her and he looked perfect for our NYC themed party in Daniel Cremieux for Dillard's.

25 Me and our gorgeous couple. Lisa's Monique Lhuillier dress was stunning on her and he looked perfect for our NYC themed party in Daniel Cremieux for Dillard's.

Follow the jump for full credits.

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
Videographer: Switzerfilm
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
DJ: Scratch
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

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