Francesca and Paul

Wednesday, August 22, 2012






























When I was a little girl, I had a pretty clear vision for my grown up life: I would have a law degree, share a fabulous Manhattan apartment outfitted with gigantic closets for all my power suits with my best friend, and dominate the intellectual property world–normal dreams for a seven year old, right? And when I saw this NYC wedding, I felt like young Lena's wedding dreams were coming true!

Francesca and Paul experienced love at first sight, but built a beautiful little family with their baby boy before tying the knot. Sweetly enough, they even chose the church where their son attends preschool, Trinity Wall Street, for their traditional ceremony! In keeping with the bride's personal theme–"Big Yet Simple Fun"–the pair used Paperless Post to spread the word about their celebration, and left day-of details to Kimberly Scott Events.

On hand at the Andaz Wall Street was Caroline Owens Photography, who captured the excitement in the bridal suite as Francesca and her bridesmaids dressed for the big day. Amy Smilovic of Tibi offered to design the lucky bride's gown and veil, which she paired with Cartier pearl earrings, nude Tibi sandals and a bouquet of lily of the valley and peonies from Kevin Curry. All nine bridesmaids also choose their favorite dresses from Tibi's Spring 2011 collection, while the groom chose a gray Jil Sander suit–and suddenly, a palette of gray, yellow and white seemed only natural! Kristin Klonoski of Astrophel & Stella created the flower girl's tulle gown and page boy's gray suit, and TutusChic Boutique crafted the darling flower crown, while Vince Smith and Jessa Blades of Blades Natural Beauty beautified the already striking bridal party.

After exchanging Tiffany & Co. wedding rings, revelers filled both Bar Seven Five and Wall & Water at the Andaz Wall Street to fête the newlyweds. Lemony cupcakes and a layer cake from Sugar Sweet Sunshine paired perfectly with Champagne and Elit by Stolichnaya signature cocktails provided by William Grant & Sons, and society photographer Billy Farrell for Izola Weddings snapped photos of the dreamy afternoon celebration. The pair piled into a New York City taxi cab the next morning, headed to St. Lucia–the perfect finale to a lovely wedding! 

24 comments:

  1. Oh my word that's a beautiful wedding and the bride looks gorgeous

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  2. what a stylish group! I LOVE the bride's dress. It's so unique.

    ps. I chuckled at you childhood dreams, in a good way. I always thought I would do the same.

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  3. This is one of the most stylish bridal parties I've ever seen! And that church just took my breath away. Gorgeous!

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  4. I LOVE the bridesmaid dresses! They are all different but so sweet and they just fit in with the whole affair.

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  5. Holy gorgeousness. The simplicity here is incredible and what a stunning and timeless looking bride. Love!

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  6. Loving the greys and yellows for this wedding...perfect for a NYC wedding!

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  7. I love the bridesmaids mix!! But I can't seem to get over the personal designs...pricey?!

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  8. The bits of yellow are making my heart happy yet again :) The bridemaids look spectacular, I'm such a fan of the different dress choice, wish I had done that sometimes but it doesn't always work, ya know? Are those mojitos??

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  9. I adore the yellow. I love that it's a little unexpected yet so perfect for a happy time.

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  10. Im a little on the fence about the skirt of her dress but I do love the pops of yellow!

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  11. St. Lucia is a great destination for honeymooners. It's so gorgeous...I'd go back in a heartbeat.

    I love the cheery pops of yellow here and there.

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  12. Ah, there's almost nothing that catches my heart like a classic NYC wedding. It must be the yellow :)

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  13. Oh my gosh I am in LOVE with that short yellow dress... every dress in this wedding, actually! Everyone looks so fantastic!

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  14. I LOVE how the bridesmaids got to choose their favorite dresses from that spring collection. how perfect!

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  15. That looks like a perfect wedding day. The pics are amazing, fun, and heartwarming.

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  16. This has to be one of the most stylish weddings with an incredible simple and chic look. Her dress is gorgeous and those bridesmaids mixed dresses are a fun choice. Also, that picture with her son is adorable.

    Stay in the Lines

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  17. i LOVE this!! i'm not huge on yellow, but this is so chic. and is that naomi watts??

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  18. This whole wedding is every which way stunning!

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  19. Those yellow dresses are to die for!!!

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  20. This entire wedding is just divine. I think I am not cool enough to be friends with these people.

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  21. Wow, when you said you and I were both on a yellow vibe this week, I had no idea how amazing your wedding would be! This is amazing - LOVE the bridesmaid dresses especially!

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  22. LOVE the bridesmaid dresses!

    ~ Clare x

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  23. LOOOOOVE the tibi bridesmaid dresses. great idea. (and I have a few of them.)

    xoxo navy & orange

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