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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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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