January 01, 2010

Real Wedding: Ali & Wes

Back in June, I had the total planners nightmare. I had a tented wedding on a day where we got 3" of rain. It was muddy and the conditions were less than ideal, but the guests that came to celebrate Ali & Wes had more fun than I have seen at almost any wedding. With a great team of pro's behind me and a cold for two weeks to follow, Ali & Wes became husband and wife.

Cast of Characters
Ceremony & Reception: Shipyard Marina, Hoboken NJ
Caterer: Contemporary Foods, Harrington Park, NJ
Flowers & Decor: Stem and Company, Upper Montclair, NJ
Photography: Henry Shoots by Henry Chan, New York City

Here are a few setup shots that I took. The ceremony was at the far end of their pier with the NYC Skyline as the backdrop. Once guests were moved into cocktail hour, we transformed the ceremony space into a lounge.

Here are some of the gorgeous pro shots taken by Henry Chan:

Congratulations, Ali & Wes! It was great to be a part of your day.

Photo Credit: Henry Shoots by Henry Chan

December 31, 2009

Cotton Candy Cosmo Signature Drink!

A few weeks ago during lunch at TGI Fridays, I discovered the Pink Punk Cosmo (which led to this Cotton Candy Wedding Inspiration Board.) It's essentially a regular old cosmo, but your martini glass comes with fluffy cotton candy inside, which disintegrates into the cosmo once it's poured. This is such a fun idea to use in your wedding with your signature drink. The cotton candy just adds a hint of sweetness, so you could really do this with any drink without altering the flavor. Don't hesitate to play around with the drink or the color. This could easily be adapted with yellow cotton candy and a lemon drop martini or blue cotton candy with a blue lagoon!

Here is how the do it at TGI Fridays!