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- Say Yes to the Dress, Cake and More at Sophisticated Weddings 2019 New York Release Party - February 21, 2019
In addition to their cover image, the Husband and Wife to-be shot an editorial feature titled ‘An Arresting Match‘, also inside of, would would’ve guessed, Capitale, which used to be The Bowery Savings Bank! (cue the high domed ceilings) Also celebrating the night were co-sponsors Bloomingdales, and Bellissima Prosecco, owned by supermodel Christie Brinkley, who was also in attendance for the elegant night.
Like any top notch wedding, you also need a top notch dress, caterer, and event production team, which were all present to really bringing the whole night together.
Some of the leading wedding dress experts, like Bridal Reflections, Designer Loft, Klenfield, RK Bridal, and Wedding Atelier showed off their best collections throughout the lobby area and main ballroom. Detailed beading was definitely a theme of the night.
New York’s and New Jersey’s best caterers and confectioners fed us well, which were comprised of Northern Valley Affairs, City Sweets & Confections, Glazed & Confused, My Daughters Cakes, La Maison du Macaron, and Madison Lee Cakes from The Food Network’s “Ridiculous Cakes”, who created my favorite of the the night, and one of the best cakes I’ve ever tasted; ‘Love & Marriage’, made of Valhrona Chocolate Sponge Cake, Moscato Ganache, Graham Cracker Buttercream, and Chocolate Covered Caramel Corn , can we say divine?!
The upstairs level, which we accessed via a man-operated elevator, offered hand rolled cigars from La Casa Grande Cigars, fresh bean coffee and espresso from Cupa Cubana (who knew that was a thing at weddings?); Complete with live Cuban band, Ritmosis of Soundsystem Orchestras. We also relished in hand massages by Barbor Spa located in SoHo’s The Dominick Hotel, and got our futures read by Angela Lucy Tarot Readings.
When it came to the live entertainment in the main ballroom, there was plenty to go around from the likes of Chevy Chevis Entertainment, and 45 Riots, and a photo booth by Shake + Share Media. Tying the whole night together were some of the best when it comes to event production: High Style Rentals, and Nicholson Events.
Wedding planning can be overwhelming, with the smallest things being overlooked, like the wedding invitations and place settings by Alpine Creative, or how you and your love plan on arriving and leaving your wedding in style with M&V Limo, or that a couple who shines together, stays together by keeping their jewels on point with jewelry cleaner Shine by Collé.
Other notables attending that night included a few Bravo TV Stars, like Margaret Josephs from The Real Housewives Of New Jersey, Kameron Westcott from the Real Housewives Of Dallas, and Hannah Berner, Paige DeSorbo, Jordan Verroi, and William Radke from Summer House.
Sometimes I forget that there is more to cable than Bravo (it has some of my favorite shows!), but other Television cast members like Brandon Micheal Hall and Violett Beane, stars of God Friended Me (CBS), Vanessa Ray from Blue Bloods (CBS), Maggie Carey of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix), Roxanne Birchfield from Married At First Sight (Lifetime), and Tina DeCara from Fuse TV’s, Saturday Morning Fever, were also present.
Some of Broadways finest: Dani Spieler of Broadway’s “A Bronx Tale”, Synthia Link of Broadway’s “Frozen”, Tracy Jai Edwards of Broadway’s “Legally Blonde”and Broadway performer and “American Idol” finalist Constantine Maroulis made an appearance, and what’s a party without a couple recording artists, like Rob Affuso of Skid Row, Lauren Mayhew from American Pie: Band Camp, and Alicia Madison who sings “Make It Up To You”.
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Wedding Season will be here before we know it! 💍 Last night @chevychevisentertainment brought down the house at @sophisticatedweddings New York Edition Release Party, featuring cover stars @davidbradleylim and his fiancé @marketa_red, co-sponsored by @christiebrinkley and her @bellissimaprosecco 🥂 . We experienced all things wedding like, from to the dress, the cake, food and drink and of course live music to complete the night. I left feeling like I truly attended a wedding sans the nuptials. . . More from the night in our stories! ☝🏾 . 📍TAG A FRIEND WHO IS PLANNING THEIR WEDDING! . . . . . . . . #nycplugged #2019sophisticatedweddings #sophisticatedweddings #wedding #ido #newyork #capitalenyc #releaseparty #coverparty #nyc #essesmedia #chevychevisentertainment #capitale #livemusic #christiebrinkley #bellissimaprosecco