This styled shoot encompasses all the glamour and elegance that any girl has ever dreamed of. The crew of vendors involved first picked the location, the ever-fabulous Plaza Hotel in NYC, which set the tone for the whole story. Stacie Shea Events and Carmen Santorelli tried to create their own fairy tale with just the right amount of sparkle, opulence and romance. The breathtaking Ines di Santo gowns (Neige and Amour), gracefully provided by Bridal Reflections, were the perfect mix of dramatic and romantic. Erica Ogawa did her magic with the makeup and hair. Karen of Splendid Stems created the most amazing floral designs. She used hydrangea, anemones, orchids, astilbe, bunny tail celosia, oak ivy and spirea branches. The linens were so opulent that she did not want to compete with them, but instead enhance them with modern, free-form elegance that included some old world romance to celebrate the historic Plaza Hotel. I created the invitations and all of the paper items, and Jessica Haley’s spectacular calligraphy work makes me wish I had her talent.
Sugar Flower Cake Shop created all of cake and desserts, and I was blown away by the beauty and deliciousness of her creations. For the main wedding cake, they wanted to create a contrast between the softness of the pink/peach/cream flowers and the bronze tones of the sugar decor, while maintaining an overall opulence within a clean and simple design. Even though the main cake they used for the shoot was faux, they envisioned it to be an almond cake, layered with strawberry purée and cream filling, iced with our lemon buttercream. To continue the pink and copper color scheme, they used a lot of almond and raspberry in the dessert table.
I was honored to be part of this shoot featured on Style Me Pretty and many other wedding publications. Thanks to the team for including me!
Photography: Carmen Santorelli Photography
Photography Assistant: Helga Schaffer
Planner: Stacie Shea Events
Location: The Plaza, NYC
Calligraphy: Jessica Haley Ink
Tuxedo: Men’s Warehouse Stamford CT
Wedding Gowns: Ines di Santo provided by Bridal Reflections
Hair Accessories: Bridal Reflections
Linens: La Tavola Linens
Dish/Glassware: The Plaza and Rent Vintage China
Cakes and Desserts: Sugar Flower Cake Shop
Makeup/Hair: Erica Ogawa
Flowers: Splendid Stems