Monthly Archives: October 2019

Styled luncheon at MiMA, Manhattan 2019

Styled luncheon at MiMA organized by Tatiana Valerie

In the beginning of May 2019 Tatiana Valerie at Artvesta Studio and Raul Gamboa at Food Design Conceptual Events collaborated on creating a styled shoot that would showcase and capture the elaborate culinary creations of Raul’s company and would also entertain a handful of top NYC event professionals.

“If we are going to prepare delectable meals for the shoot, maybe we could invite our close industry friends to enjoy them?”, said Raul. This is how the idea of a styled luncheon came to life. The rest is history.

I reached out to Olha at Sense Of Moment for help with brainstorming. The task we faced was exciting! We wanted to create a small and intimate event where our guests could relax, enjoy some gourmet dishes and reconnect while sharing that unique experience.

The event was going to take place at a private event space on West 42nd St. That alone presented a challenge because of the space’s non-commercial nature and therefore limitations. For instance, Olha’s signature design style incorporates candles but the building did not allow using any kind of candles under any circumstances.

The project seemed to be growing bigger and more complex every day, but everything worked out picture-perfect! Kudos to our wonderful event partners:

Photography: @artvestastudio | artvestastudio.com
Culinary experience: @foodesign_ce
Design and coordination: @senseofmoment.ny | foodesignce.com
Florals: @threenotchflorals | threenotchflorals.com
Stationery: @icandothat_design | icandothatdesign.com
Cake favors: @mydaughterscakes | mydaughterscakes.com
Rentals: @broadwaypartyrentals | broadwaypartyrentals.com
Linens: @bbjlinen | bbjlinen.com

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A Walk Through The Woods winter styled wedding shoot at Intercontinental New York Barclay

Tatiana Valerie's editorial feature in Sophisticated Wedding magazine 2019

It all started with an idea. An idea about a perfect wedding in winter wonderland.

Cold months weddings in New York City are not as popular as summer or fall ones but Diana at Diana LaMer Events wanted to challenge that stereotype with breathtaking designs and magazine-quality photographs.

A winter wonderland “Walk Through The Woods” styled wedding shoot matched Intercontinental New York Barclay ballroom’s decor perfectly: the grey and blue-ish motifs got our team’s creative juices flowing.

After a million of back-and-forth texts, emails, and Instagram messages, Diana came up with a mood board that was uniquely fresh and exciting. The under-saturated look and cool white balance were the things that I was, literally, shooting for. Most of it was post-production but I am a Photoshop ninja so the challenge was accepted!

And all the hard work paid off. We received a full-page editorial feature in Sophisticated Weddings magazine’s 2019 Volume II!

Huge thanks to all the wonderful event professionals, who contributed their talent and time to create and capture the magic!

Planning: @diana_la_mere_events
Photography: @artvestastudio
Stationery: @cecinewyork
Cake: @cakes_by_nicolle
Rentals: @partyrentalltd
Jewelry: @david_bader_ny_diamonds
Florals: @floraliesevents
MUA: @shesaidyesbeauty
Venue: @interconbarclay
Bridal gown: @kleinfeldbridal
Groom’s tux: @theblacktux
Bridal gown: @reemacrawedding
Bridal gown: @carolinaherrera 
Linens: @nuagedesignsinc

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