Candice & Drew’s enchanted forest-themed wedding at Tribeca Rooftop, NYC was truly magical. The loving couple radiated happiness, love, and joy on their special day.
Being allergic to flowers, Candice requested a no-flowers wedding bouquet. “No flowers – no problem!”, Said Rachel Cho at Rachel Cho Floral Design and created this masterpiece featuring succulents, air plants and cacti!
From the couple:
How did you guys meet?
Drew and I met on an app called coffee meets bagel. We talked before we met but on December 6th we met at The City Bakery. We went for hot chocolate on a cold wet day. The huge marshmallows on top of the hot chocolate are covered in powdered sugar so if you aren’t careful sugar goes everywhere. Let’s just say Drew was not careful. I’m pretty sure he got it up his nose in his hair. He laughed it off. Really didn’t even care. After that broke the ice we had an amazing time. We both knew that date that this was different. In January one of my dogs passed and drew was there helping me take care of the other dogs and me. This was the moment I knew I loved him.
Drew’s favorite date of all time was our first real going out to dinner date. We went to The Red Cat. We were seated in a back corner booth where we sat next to each other. Which is very romantic, unless the people across from you are drunk and trying to ask a million questions about our date. We were laughing about it. Drew said that night we really connected.
We talked about wanting to be married and the whirlwind romance we were (are) having. On Saturday before Mother’s Day we went out with my parents, I had a work trip scheduled that week and Drew was leaving right after I got back. My parents we’re going to be away for a while so Drew got my dad aside and asked permission and he said my mom has to say yes and so do I. So then on our walk to Eataly he told my mom what dad said and she agreed. We get sat down at a table and before the wine was served my dad blurts out, “apparently drew wants to marry her.” To my mother. The entire lunch we talked about wedding and planning a wedding that I wasn’t even proposed to yet. After lunch we are walking home and I get a group text from Drew’s Dad: Let us know when it’s official so I can welcome her into the family. When we got home I said hey if everybody knows I want to know too. And he said but I was planning a huge proposal and I said I don’t need one. So on the couch with the dogs Drew got the ring and started to cry and I laughed and said yes. It wasn’t the big proposal but it was perfect for us.
We planned our wedding in 6 months. While I opened a store, we adopted a dog (Willcox), and we started trying and got pregnant. I only recommend it if you have a little help. My friends all got involved and were so helpful. Once we had the major pieces in place everything else totally came together. I also had a dozen Pinterest boards to keep all my ideas on.
Photography: ArtVesta Studio
Wedding Coordinator : Erganic Design
Floral design: Rachel Cho Floral Design
Venue, food & beverage: Tribeca Rooftop
Hair: Janeaa Jennings
Make Up: Jade Staton
Ceremony, Cocktail, Dinner/Dancing Music: Element Music
Photobooth: Shake and Share Media
Stationery : Minted.com