Nikki and Andrew at Guastavinos NYC
September 2, 2017
Juliette and Brett at Natirar Mansion in NJ
September 9, 2017
Rebekka and Adam at the 1 Hotel South Beach
May, 20, 2017
Irissa and Max at The Plaza Hotel
April 15, 2017
Deborah and Shannon at The Dupont
September 18, 2016
Cori and Victor Engagement Session in The Miami Design District and PAMM
May 12, 2017
Chelsea and Jared at the Dupont Bldg
July 1, 2017
Patrice and Ryan at the New York Public Library
June 24, 2017
Helene and Taylor at the Biltmore Hotel
April 8, 2017
Ashley and Ben at Bellewood Plantation
February 25, 2017
Meredith and Elan At Temple Beth Am
December 10, 2016
Erica and Jason at The Edition Miami
October 8, 2016
Blair and Corey in Muskoka Lakes Canada
Auguest 7, 2016
Historic Philly E-Session
October 27, 2017
Lower East Side E-Session
October 26, 2017
Miami Modern, Faena Hotel
August 29, 2017
Katie and Ben, Gramercy Hotel NYC
September 21, 2016
Eclectic Traditional, Edition Miami
September 9, 2016
Beth and Michael at the Hard Rock
July 15, 2016
Earth and Sand, Seagate Club
June 10, 2016
Stephanie and Alex at Vizcaya
June 2, 2016
Randi and Jeremy at The Edition
May 17, 2016
Liza and Adi at Fisher Island
May 12, 2016
Heather and Sean at The Ritz Carlton
April 20, 2016
Ashley and Ben Engagement Session
April 20, 2016
Jeanne and Sathya at The Edition
March 15, 2016
Brittany and Conrad at the W Ft. Lauderdale
March 2, 2016
Elyse and Alan in Cartagena
February 23, 2016
Ali and Keith at Turnberry Isle Miami
February 11, 2016
Amy & Barry at The Dupont
January 26, 2016
Ashley and Justin at B'nai Torah
January 4, 2016
Julie and Stacey at the Biltmore Hotel
December 25, 2015
Shirley and Evan Engagement in NYC
November 25, 2015
Eileen and Daniel at Vizcaya
November 2, 2015
Victoria and Charles at The Biltmore
August 7, 2015
Stacy and Ryan at Trump Doral
August 4m 2015
Daniela & Steve at B'nai Torah
July 24, 2015
Arielle and Michael at W South Beach
July 25, 2015
Eileen and Dan at Turnberry Isle Miami
July 1, 2015
Jessica and Nate in Key West
June 17, 2015
Sara and Eric Post Wedding Session
June 13, 2015
Jacqui and Drew at Frenchman's Reserve
June 8 ,2015
Caroline and Jeremy at Flagler Museum
May 27, 2015
Julie and Stacey Engagement Session
April 12, 2015
Chernaya Bridal Fashion Shoot
April 2, 2015
Andrea and Elliot at The St. Regis
February 11, 2015
Daniela and Steven at Design District
February 6, 2015
Vivian and Stephen at PAMM
January 29, 2015
Caroline and Jeremy in Colorado
September 15, 2014
Justine and Brendan
July 20, 2010

Irissa and Max at The Plaza Hotel

April 15, 2017

Irissa and Max celebrated their wedding at the Grand Ballroom at the historic Plaza Hotel in New York City, home to many famed love stories elegant celebrations. Their wedding, held in the spring, was the quintessential NYC to tie the knot. Spring, the season of budding flowers, new beginnings, of romance. Despite the traditional locale, they kept it modern, reflected in small gestures. For an example, Max left Irissa a note on hotel stationary that reading, OBSESSED WITH YOU! He actually left them all over the bridal suite each with a though of love. She and her bridesmaids jumped on her bed with her niece in the middle, as if her they were children again, shaking off the nerves before her day officially began Her team, including her beautiful mother, helped her get dressed her in the Legacy Penthouse Suite. For her bouquets, Irissa asked for very simplistic petite arrangements of fragrant white Roses. Her entire bridesmaid gang, including her niece the young flower girl that stole the show (twirling in her white tutu, jumping on the bed with the other ladies I'm sure she looked up to), radiated an inexhaustible joie de vivre; an excitement in the overarching sentiment of the day.

It was a sentimental affair. In one picture, Irissa's mom makes a speech, bringing her daughter to happy tears. A sense of gratitude awashed the room the entire night. Both of Max's parents walked him down the aisle, followed by Irissa's parents, leading her to greet him under a soft and sensual floral chuppah made of Cherry Blossoms. And then the affair truly began. They ate in the Grand Ballroom; long thin tables, covered in white tablecloths, white candles, and centerpieces of tall trees designed from Camellia; a foliage that symbolizes longevity. Hundreds of French Gardenias were scattered on the dinner tables for a sublime scent and understated elegance.  The long runner of white Hydrangea created the look of ethereal clouds, billowing and falling off of the tables for a dreamy style.  The groomsmen, handsome and iconic in black tuxes are seen breaking loose on the dance floor, embracing their best friends big day. With grace and ease Irissa and Max's wedding was celebrated. Their first dance was hearkened to an old, Hollywood romance; all eyes were on them, as they gracefully, and lovingly, shared their first dance as a married couple. And her Marchesa dress showed off her lithe, thin, muscular body, moving like a gazelle, she was the belle of the ball. Her hair, long and tousled, worked perfectly with the fluidity of her dress, her movement, her confidence in Max as her husband. When they danced the horah, their hands were firmly clasped, smiles firmly plastered. These two are a strong secure couple. And it shows. When Irissa was hoisted up, solo, she looked calm, but elated. She surrendered to the hands of all her loving attendees. She trusted them to take care of her, and not let her fall. And, what a metaphor, because Irissa and Max are a team, a team that had great role models, were surrounded by great friends, and who tied the knot at a place that boasts timeless celebrations. We're including Irissa and Max in that. Mazel Tov!

planning & design: Forever Events  florals: Belle Fleur NY venue: Plaza Hotel  dress: Marchesa