Remember these two from their stunning engagement session? They decided to plan a timeless New York City wedding and we adore the finished product! There is something so traditionally New York about brownstones downtown, with the city lights shining all around. Nick & Daniel planned an intimate, but beautiful ceremony that paid tribute to Daniel's late mother. It was personal, sweet and made everyone feel the love. Plus, can we talk about that cake? The charming décor of their venue lent itself perfectly to the couple's ceremony!
Daniel and I met on-line eight years ago and spent several months talking by phone and texting before deciding to meet face-to-face. When we met, there were sparks, and we were both so excited to continue getting to know one another. We learned that we lived about about 10 blocks away from each other and that we are both only children, very connected to family, and both looking for the "one" to build a life with. We quickly realized that that there was much that we could teach and learn from each other, and that we complimented one another in so many ways. As our bond grew stronger over the years and it became increasingly clear that taking our relationship to the next level was a logical step for us. Once we starting talking about marriage, we always knew that our wedding would be small and intimate. While we live in a time, where for some, a big wedding is of major importance, we did not want our wedding to be over-the-top and something that felt or looked like a "production." For us, simple, modern and elegant was the goal, with a focus on our family and friends.
We kept the guest list to 65 of our closest friends and family and in doing so, we were able to spend time with all of our guests, many of which came from far distances, and some visiting NYC for the very first time! By keeping the wedding small, we were able to go all out by giving our guests an array of delicious passed food options, unlimited drinks, beautifully designed flowers to compliment the superbly designed venue, music chosen by us, and a distinctive handmade marshmallow favor at the end of the evening. When planning our wedding, attention to detail was important to us and each decision was made keeping our guests in mind. The venue was the first decision we made, and from the moment we walked into Bobo for a meeting with the Events Manager, we were immediately taken in by it's charm, alluring ambiance, and unique character. The historic townhouse with outdoor garden space was the perfect mix of classic and modern. Bobo's eclectic interior was appealing to us and felt in line with our personal style and taste. Because Bobo is a townhouse with several levels, we loved idea of being able to move around the venue from room to room, each with it's unique decor.
To keep our wedding intimate and personal, we wrote our own vows, with some guidance from our officiant. Although our vows were distinctly different, we heard laughter at the silly innuendos incorporated in our vows, but witnessed tears of joy as we publicly professed our love for each other. Paying tribute to Daniel's late mother, Edelia, was something that had to be part of our ceremony. We decided to light a candle next to a framed photo of Edelia to symbolically make her part of our day. Whether or not you knew Edelia, her presence in the room was surely felt by all in the room by the candle that remained lit for the remainder of the evening. Another personal touch we added to our ceremony was acknowledging our parents unconditional love and support by offering each of them a red rose to symbolize our love and gratitude for them.
All in all, when all the wedding planning was complete, we knew that Bobo would be the perfect place for our spring NYC wedding, and it was just that...perfect in every way!!
- Photography By Alix Passage, Photographer
- Florals By Kate Grillo Event Design
- Cake By Cheryl Kleinman Cakes
- Food & Venue By Bobo NYC
- Favors By Whimsy & Spice
- Hair By Michael Max Gierl of mizu
- Makeup By Amanda J. Rodriguez
- Officiant By Rev. Samora M. Smith of Common Ground Ceremonies
- Tux By Vera Wang
- Tux By Calvin Klein
- Bow Tie By Hugo Boss
- Bow Tie By Brioni
- Shoes Dior
- Shoes Versace