I could get into the beautiful, tear inducing story about how Katherine and Caleb met, but suffice to say it is storybook perfect.
He is a mathematician. She is a dancer. They met frequenting the New York City swing dancing scene. I was thrilled to be the planner on this wedding because it was so incredibly THEM. It was such a delight to synthesize what would seem like unlikely themes and ideas to create a unique event on many levels. One of the many things I especially loved about this wedding was Katherine's carefully curated vendor list. Many were personal friends or close acquaintances who were small businesses just starting out.
The morning of the wedding, the ladies were treated to beauty and brunch by Alexa and Pauline of Lip Service NYC. Hair by Jess Hwang.
The details beautifully represented the blue, blush, and grey color palette with use of a modern celestial theme while still maintaining a very classic feel. The gorgeous florals were designed by Maxine Derderian of Willow & Wine.
Willow Weddings created a custom program that emulated the invitation.
(How well do you know your constellations? )
Loved the use of blue and blush tones! Everything had a very classic, yet modern, feel ...appropriate for two classy individuals!
The ceremony took place at Central Presbyterian Church with Katherine's father presiding!
They enjoyed dinner at a classic NYC destination where they also signed the certificate of marriage...
(...can we take another moment for the details in Katherine's hair?)
Following dinner, guests gathered for a dessert and dancing reception (emphasis on dancing...) at Gibney Dance Studios downtown, featuring the Glenn Crytzer Band. A lesson was given for those who needed a brush up on their steps or a brief introduction to swing dance!
Thank you Katherine and Caleb for the opportunity to work with you to create your perfect day!
Getting Ready, Ceremony, and Dinner photography by Cathy Lee
Reception photography by Nina Galichava
Reception Lighting by Lauren Libretti
If you have a box of tissues handy and want to hear more the details surrounding their courtship, click over to John Leland's NY Times piece "Too Much In Love to Say Goodnight".