Don't get too excited, Koru family & friends. Maybe just a smidgen excited. Why? I have some sneak peek photos to share with you from last Saturday's wedding!!!! Please understand these photos were taken by me during a whirlwind work day on my camera phone. I couldn't capture everything (ahem, like the beautiful Bride & Groom!), nor could I capture anything well. But I did my best to give you a little glimpse of a happy, gorgeous occasion.
The Bride & Groom live in Hoboken (just like me) where they are treated to stunning views of the New York City skyline just across the Hudson River from them. It was important to them to share those city views with their guests & the Chart House in nearby Weehawken gave them that luxury. Bonus points if you remember I considered Chart House for my wedding! Chart House sits at the end of a pier & it's so close to NYC you feel like you could touch the buildings. As shown here, Chart House is at the end of the pier on the left & the city is just beyond it:
The Bride loves, LOVES the romantic vibe of candlelight & candles were a major force throughout the wedding during the ceremony & reception. I didn't get a good photo of the guest table centerpieces but each table got a healthy dose of red rose petals, crystals & candles wrapped in various black & white pattern ribbon. Here is the version I modified for the head table:
This is a close-up of a candle & rose petals on the head table, yet look beyond the table to that glittering NYC view from the ballroom! Incredible, right? The Empire State Building is front & center, lit up in orange, white & blue for the NYC Marathon the next day:
Oh, & the gorgeous, delicious cake from Hoboken's famous Carlo's Bakery (aka Cake Boss)! Again, bonus points if you remember Carlo's Bakery also made my wedding cake! This couple's round, white cake is decorated with a big, black bow, black swirl detailing & black piping. Red velvet cake- YUM! I re-purposed flower garlands used during the ceremony to decorate the cake table. We positioned this darling cake so it was in front of the windows facing downtown. Maybe only I notice it but the white glow near the top of the cake is the Freedom Tower:
After a fun, rocking reception, the Bride & Groom had a Sparkler Grand Departure! If you follow me on Twitter you know this was almost nixed due to a fire hazard. But when there is a will, there's usually a way & we found one. After a candlelit Last Dance, my assistant & I lined up the guests, handed out sparklers & lit them up, then prompted the Bride & Groom to run through to their getaway car. This is the second Sparkler Grand Departure I've organized & it's just so awesome! My photo was taken after the Bride & Groom had left but the guests still had plenty of sparkle: