I'm excited to host a New Year (Month Long) Promotion-
Starting January 1st and lasting 'til the 31st. I'll be applying a 15% discount to my Month-Of Coordination & Partial Planning Rates. Inquire within to find out my most recent package for the 5-week commitment of Month-Of Wedding coordination. My pleasure to weigh in during planning process, manage all the day-of logistics and make sure you and your partner have the most blissed out day possible!
Laura and Brian live in Fort Greene with their regal and goofy Bracco Italiano (He's internet famous, no biggie). They found me through their talented florist (Saipua). It was clear from our first meeting that we were going to vibe, I was highly caffeinated and they were very understanding. Their expertly planned two-day vision was a blast to see come to fruition. A ceremony followed by Italian family-style dinner behind Frankies 457 Spuntino for close friends and family was picturesque. Many bottles of wine, much raising of glasses and an abundance of meatballs for the win! Saturday's party was downstairs at The Wythe Hotel. Saipua treated the space to a bar-side floral installation and the Wythe provided custom cocktails and sweet/savory bites. Lastly, thanks to Jessa Blades for making all the ladies so beautiful. This one was a real joy to be a part of. Good luck you two!
PHOTOS BY ECHOES & WILD HEARTS
The Bedford Historical Hall in New York set a perfect scene for this Fall wedding. Tristan and Nick readied themselves at a near by family home while vendors prepared the ceremony and reception sites. The coloring was all at once festive, bright and gothic evoking a lovely mood. Design by the Bride's family and the Saipua team (specializing in floral and event design) perfected every design detail. Guests were welcomed into the local court house and then walked a few paces to the 100 year old hall were they were met with bites by Maison Prive Catering and live music. Custom lounge rentals, a stunning cake, and the intimate venue meant a bespoke and one of a kind experience for all guests. Stylish company and thoughtful presentation made this evening a smash hit.
PHOTOS BY TRENT BAILEY PHOTOGRAPHY
Nikki and Roe live in New York, but when it came time to celebrate their wedding they headed for the hills. Roe's family own a sprawling acreage in North Carolina hill country with several beautiful farm houses, horse ranges, and cabins for guests. Nikki is a calligrapher and florist who dip dyed, arranged and drew beautiful bespoke elements that started with the stunning invite and ended on the dance floor with a view of a custom art installation. Wicked Pig BBQ cooked up two southern stations and East West Vintage peppered the isle and cocktail hour with beautiful rugs, pillows and poofs. Our Labor of Love was on site to capture some of the all time best wedding photos that truly captured the color and vibe of the day.
A wood-working studio played host to a comic book wedding in Brooklyn. Brooklynites Dana and Ian's D.I.Y spirit along with the unique setting and thoughtful decor made for a colorful and moody wedding. Guests walked in on tasty custom cocktails, a jazz band in full swing and dinosaur escort cards. There was no shortage of whimsy and fun during the couple's cocktail hour and dinner catered by Fancy Girl Table with flowers by Saffron in Brooklyn. The venue, Super Smith, beautifully finished the vibe with string lights hung above the dancefloor and custom table tops on otherwise fully functioning woodworking and welding equipment. Near by Baked dropped off cakes that got right to the point, "Hi Everyone!"
Dan and Louisa created an amazing banquet style dim-sum dance party in Downtown Manhattan for their wedding celebration and it was rad! They hosted their wedding at The Golden Unicorn in Chinatown that served a delicious Chinese supper for all the guests. A traditional tea ceremony with Big Trouble in Little China screening on all the flat screens was a perfect reflection of the couples style. The two created a custom cocktail program with Brooklyn's Clover Club and celebrated the gold and red touches that abound on the 2nd floor banquet space.
FLORAL DESIGN BY DOUGLAS CALHOUN EVENTS
Ashley and Devin treated their favorite people to an action packed two day tour of New York City. A ceremony and dinner for close friends and family at Aurora in Williamsburg with flowers by Brooklyn Plant Studio, bars of Mast Brothers Chocolate and a vintage cab get away car made for a dreamy night. The next day's festivities started at We Work by Bryant Park in Manhattan and freshly popped popcorn and take-away totes were a perfect close to the dance party fun had by all.
On a warm afternoon in Brooklyn, Kate and Matt's closest friends and family celebrated canal-side at 501 Union. Guests were assigned their seat by gold painted miniature robots made by Kate herself. Hedgerow florals created a custom garden backdrop and signature couture bracelets for flower girls. Red Table Catering provided southern inspired bites and the bar at 501 provided custom cocktails. The hits kept coming thanks to DJ Kenan and folks walked with a small batch infused olive oil as thank you takeaway made by the bride.
In early May I had the pleasure of returning to work along side amazing planners, vendors, and creatives to bring to life a wondrous start to Summer; a magical afternoon into evening of inspiring words, exotic drinks and 3 floors (plus a garden) of some of the most fabulous people in New York City.
EVENT PRODUCED BY: Google, Ruinart, Stella, Silkstone Catering, Saupia, Patina Rental, Big Dawg Party Rentals
My final wedding of the season was such a lovely way to end the year. Julia and Tanner had my smallest wedding to date. A crew small enough to squeeze into a taxi joined them on a crisp fall day on a small wooden gazebo facing the Prospect Park Boat House. Even a wedding of this size deserves some heart warming details. Piping hot cider, blankets for cuddling, bespoke floral arrangements and a Cello player brought this ceremony to life. Dinner at The Good Fork in Red Hook after with only a handful more of their favorite people and married life was off to a lovely and simple start.
florals and design by douglas calhoun events