Kate and Nelsi were married on April 27, 2013 at the historic Montauk Club in Brooklyn's Park Slope. It was a beautiful April day during the nearby Brooklyn Botanical Garden's cherry blossom festival.
Kate made all of her own decor with milk glass vessels lovingly sourced by her mother Barbara who combed through tag sales for a year to accrue the necessary amount. She then filled them with beautiful dried thistles and such to create a simple yet memorable table scape.
The cake was provided by One-Girl Cookies of Brooklyn who has a location very near to the couple's Cobble Hill Home.
Another Brooklyn based vendor was photographer Katje Hempel. She quite obviously captured the day with crisp amazing shots.
Fiona's Surprise 50th Birthday Party
Amanda was delighted to be asked to plan Fiona's 50th Surprise party. Fiona's incredibly gracious and stylish family wanted nothing but the best for their Mother and Sister.
After considering venues such as the Boom Boom Room, Avenue and The Jane Hotel, it was settled the fête would be hosted at Beauty and Essex in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
The evening was jam packed full of surprises and special touches. the guests were greeted by a live calligrapher Rachel of Rae Child. Who scripted the guests place cards on a deep purple stock with golden ink. Rachel also designed the menu's for the evening as well as the Macaron Tags.
Also, onsite for entertainment throughout the evening was the fantastic 5000 Jazz Maniacs a blues-y and rugged jazz band that had the crowd dancing until the very end.
Mentalist Matthew Cooper was on site blowing people's mind and illustrator Luma Rouge was on site sketching moments for guests to take home.
Also brought in by Amanda for the table scape were beautiful florals design by Amy Febinger of Bourgeon which complemented Beauty and Essex's amazing existing decor in their Pearl Lounge. Macaron's from The Macaron Cafe were placed at each setting for a special take away. They donned the evening's tagline "Vivre Fiona".
To announce dinner, Amanda hired The Painted Ladies to invite the guests through to the dining room with a gorgeous fan dance. They also brought out Fiona's birthday cake with sparklers later on in the evening.
Beauty and Essex
The drink menu for the evening
Live Calligraphy by Rae Child
Macaron Favors and Menu
5000 Jazz maniacs
Illustrations by Luma Rouge
Michael and Philip
Michael and Philip were married at the Housing Works Bookstore in Soho on June 6, 2014. The Texas natives chose this venue not only due to it's literary surroundings but also Housing Works mission to battle the dual crises of homelessness and HIV/AIDS.
Decor was a mixture of Amanda's personal antique tins and typewriter and creative florals by Rose, Red,and Lavender.
The event was a cocktail style event with passed appetizers and plentiful food stations.
Music was curated by phonograph DJ Michael Cumella who actually spins with two vintage phonographs!
The couple met and fell in love in NYC. With Suzu from England and David from Rhode Island, they decided to host their nuptials in Suzu's hometown. The venue was actually Suzu's elementary school.
Decor was lovingly handmade by Suzu, her sister lisa, and her mother. There was traditional British bunting, paper heart garlands, and the favors were heart shaped bites of Suzu's mother's famous coconut ice recipe.