Today we are so excited, if you dont read us regularly then you may not know, we love New York! An amazing princess-esque gown, glowing lights, and the skyscrapers of New York City: this is Laura and Johnny’s Fairy Tale wedding. It certainly feels like a fairy-tale as elegant and magical décor and spectacular details make their way into the city known for making dream come true.
Thank you, True Love Wedding for the photography!
From the Bride:
Johnny and I got married at Le Parker Meridien in Manhattan. The theme for our wedding was a “sophisticated fairy tale” since the wedding was in Manhattan and we had in mind a Twilight-like wedding. We had actual Manzanita trees with twinkling lights and crystals hanging from them as centerpieces. I decided to purchase a pink dress because I have a “pink” personality. During the months and weeks leading up to the wedding, I second guessed myself about my dress decision, since the dress needed a lot of alterations. I thought that I would never be able to pull off such a dress, but I did! It fit my body and my personality like a glove.
I walked down the aisle to the violin version of “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri and we got married under an arch made with flowers and crystals, which matched the top of my dress. My bouquet also had crystals matching the dress.
I could see the surprise on the guests’ faces when they saw me walk in the room and down the aisle in that dress. When the ceremony was over, my mom easily bustled the dress up and we followed our photographer to Central Park where we had pictures taken. Little girls stopped me on the street thinking I was a princess. I made their day and they made mine!
When we arrived at the reception, my dress just perfectly matched our theme. I was somewhat worried about being able to dance with such a big/sleeved dress, but I did not stop dancing throughout the night. I danced until our wedding was over. It was more comfortable than I could ever have imagined. Did I still have blisters on my feet three weeks after the wedding from all the dancing? Yes, I did! Not once did I feel that the dress was uncomfortable. In addition, people still mention how stunning I looked in that dress, and how well it fit me. Of course, my husband looked stunning, too.
Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration for your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in any part of your day?
Our wedding theme was a “sophisticated fairytale.” We incorporated the theme by having a branch arch above us during the ceremony and having manzanita trees with crystals as our centerpieces. I also incorporated the fairytale theme with my dress. A little detail that nobody knows is that since we like “Harry Potter” our wedding rings have the famous “always” engraved on them and my shoes were Harry Potter shoes.
What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?
We had orchids around the branched arch and my bouquet was made of roses. Roses are my favorite flowers. As I said, we chose trees instead of flowers for our centerpieces.
Let’s talk fashion. How did you choose your wedding day look? How did the groom? Describe both looks in detail.
When I chose my wedding look I had in mind our fairytale theme. I wanted to look like a princess, hence of my choice of the princess look, I also picked a blush dress instead of the traditional white dress because I have a “pink” personality.
I picked a dress with a full and fun skirt and a very traditional top. It had illusion sleeves which made of leaves. Its open back added a “sexy” tone to it. My husband wore a black suit with a slim tie. A very traditional choice.
How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.
My husband and I met at Work. We both work at a hospital. He’s an anesthesiologist and I’m a translator. I was singing in the hall and he approached me and told me that he liked the way I sang! He asked me if he could have my number and take me out for coffee and the rest is history!
He proposed on my birthday weekend last year. My best friends came over since all my family lives in Europe and they are essentially my family here. When they were getting ready to go he played a slideshow with our favorite songs and pictures. I cried so much that I couldn’t even say yes!
What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
The most anticipated moment was the moment I walked down the aisle when I could finally see all the important people in our lives and Johnny waiting for me at the altar.
Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?
Pick a place where they can offer you a wedding coordinator! Lisa from Le Parker Meridien was extremely helpful and proactive throughout our wedding planning months. I couldn’t have done it without her. She is amazing. Please be patient and work with your fiance/ee. It all works out in the end and the true meaning of your wedding day is to be united for the rest of your life. 🙂
Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?
We had a Viennese table for dessert, which the guests loved and we had a bongo player and an LED human-robot come in during the reception! He danced with the guests and sprayed people with a CO2 gun, that was absolutely my favorite part.
Photographer: True Love Wedding
Floral Designer: Dalsimer Spitz and Peck
Gown Designer: Hayley Paige – Style: 6654 Lorelei for JLM Couture
Dress Store: Kleinfeld
Reception Venue: Le Parker Meridien