The Upper Story Wedding NYC

A Foodie Wedding at The Upper Story in New York City

Tatiana Valerie's photography is featured in Betrothed magazine

Everyone always wants something different, but what does that really mean for a wedding? By its very nature, weddings are imbued with tradition, rituals that make a wedding a wedding. Having said that, is there a way to personalize a wedding so that it feels authentic and reflects the couple who’s getting married? In essence, the inspiration behind this styled shoot was just that: how to take tradition and make it unique.

We wanted a Parisian-inspired theme for this New York City shoot. In New York City, the possibilities are endless but for every wedding, you must prioritize the things you think are most important. This couple would be all about the food, and so started with a venue that they knew could provide the delish meal that all their guests would appreciate. The next big-ticket item was the flowers. We wanted lush, lively, unique arrangements and chose a color palette to reflect the mood we aimed to achieve: lavender and ivory with gold accents. The French plates on the sweetheart table provided just another touch of class.

The stationery provided a warm winter feel with the lavender-velvet look that was used on the invitations and the menus. The main dinner table had a full, table-length ivory lace overlay. The clear chargers, purple candles, and gold vases were all carefully chosen to help enhance the dining experience.

For a smaller space, we didn’t want large, traditional gowns, but wanted to add a little classic touch with the veil. Traditional bridesmaids’ dresses didn’t fit the bill either, so we went with shorter dresses with elaborate detailing.

Every element, from the centerpiece down to the cake was carefully selected to provide a classic yet modern twist to a traditional rite of passage.

Venue/Catering: @upperstoryny
Photographer: @artvestastudio
Cinematographer: @firstandlastproductionsllc
Floral Designer: @glamurosa.designs
Planner: @wedding_md_ny
Stationery/Calligraphy: @g.c.lettering
Attire: @henry88designs
Hair: @instaglam83 for @glass_slipper_wedding
Makeup: @artistrybyjeanna_
Cake: @sugarfetishcakery
Accessories: @alyson_nicole_
Rentals: @chargedupeventsnj
Arch Rental: @partythemes973

Bride and Groom Models: @theadrianacabanas, @lloverafraank

Bridesmaid Models: @nasthya_arandatv, @_completebeauty

Groomsmen Models: @officialgerardocaballero, @iamjoelramirez

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Stacey & Brian – Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa

Stacey and Brian first met as neighbors, living in the same building for five years before ever speaking. She – yes, Stacey – is actually who made the first move, leaving her phone number on Brian’s car. Just like a modern-day princess in our book taking things into her own hands.

Thank goodness that when it came time to celebrate her birthday, their first official celebration together, Brian did so in grand form. Down on one knee with poetic prose, champagne and the ring she said yes to. On her big day, Stacey turned to Pink Ivy Beauty for her flawless hair and Bridal Gal for her picture-perfect face. She found her gown at Rana Bridal in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

Initially she was looking for a completely different style, but once one it was not what she wanted. Two more attempts, and then Stacey and her mother found the ONE. The perfect look for a castle wedding for a stunning Morilee princess bride.

Brian’s favorite memory was the first look at his bride and seeing how everything came together in the reception space before the guests entered. For Stacey, it was walking down the aisle and seeing her family and friends smiling faces and knowing that she was walking towards her future husband.

Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
Stacey & Brian - Dreamy Wedding at Castle Hotel & Spa New York
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