Real wedding: Suzanne + Paul

cooper square hotel wedding by bonnie tsang

Suzanne & Paul did New York City up right with their wedding…ceremony up at a stylish hotel rooftop, and the reception at a stylish eatery!

We tied the knot with our current hometown and favorite city as backdrop at the Cooper Square Hotel. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. The penthouse space with its overwhelming views of downtown Manhattan was the perfect vessel for our moving ceremony officiated by a friend ordained for the wedding. Our intimate group of 98 then paraded three blocks to Butter restaurant for a family-style feast by the amazing chef Alex Guarnaschelli. Tiny birch logs I sanded by hand and stamped with guests’ names served as placecards, and tapered candles and vintage wine glasses culled from thrift stores worked as simple centerpieces. The evening unfolded with one beautiful memory after another as the laughter, heartfelt words and exuberant dancing went on late into the night. Highlights included a surprise groom’s cake shaped like our dog Milo jumping out a present, and a sweet ending when our party tumbled into the street where an ice cream truck provided by our friends at Heartsrevolution awaited.

cooper square hotel wedding by bonnie tsang

dog grooms cake

popsicle truck at wedding

Vendors:

Location:  Cooper Square Hotel
Reception:  Butter
Dress & Veil:  Vera Wang
Jewelry:  Kentshire @ Bergdorf Goodman
Hair and Makeup:  Sissi Chan
Groom’s Suit:  Isaia
Photographer:  Bonnie Tsang
Cake:  Pink Cake Box
Flowers:  Saipua
Ice Cream Truck:  Heartschallenger from Heartsrevolution

[images from Bonnie Tsang]

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Studio tour: Emersonmade

Name: Emerson
Location: Portsmouth NH
Company: EmersonMade

What do you do? Womens Apparel and accessories

What is your aesthetic? Timeless classics mixed with statement pieces

How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? Our studio is in a old brick mill along side a river. Our professional aesthetic is very organized but also I think the company headquarters should be a really inspiring, visually exciting place. You want something that can tell a story and capture your interest and imagination.

Favorite part of your studio? Thick solid brick walls and deep windows. The building is inspiring and the walls with their chipping concrete, unevenness, and character just make you want to create things

Where do you go for inspiration? Research is probably the biggest thing. I spend lots of time researching, collecting, analyzing, and editing. Second to that would be nature and traveling. Both make you step back and appreciate life and all that exists. For instance Fireflies exist. Can you believe that! how is this possible.

What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without? Input from my best friend and better half Ryan. I constantly bounce ideas off of him and he tells me exactly what he thinks- good or bad- which is an indispensible. He’s half of emersonmade and I’m unbelievably lucky to have him as my mate. Also my computer especially when we’re commuting from nyc to nh weekly working on the clothing line.

Is there anything you’d upgrade to? Anything that creates more time in the day. So many things I want to do, accomplish, and see.  But no, surprisingly can’t think of anything to upgrade to unless there are inexpensive robots out there I can buy who do chores and housework.

Anything else we should know? We are always trying to find ways to make our products better. I think having a workspace that reflects the character of your products and creates happy employees is key in the long term of being successful.

[images from Emersonmade]

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Real wedding: Marketa + Andrew

Marketa and Andrew’s wedding is the perfect mix of classy and modern, and seriously, how perfect is the Foundry??

Andrew and I were married on August 14th, 2010. We wanted a small, intimate New York City  wedding but still wanted it to feel like a Big party. We are both very busy, so we immediately decided we needed to keep everything local in our beloved Long Island City. The venue we chose was the Foundry, which set the stage for the whole feel of the wedding.  We kept decor simple and rustic, and only used flowers and candles to decorate, leaving  the rest up to the beautiful Venue. The grand finale was a surprise, and sealed it as a true New York City wedding, a checker cab ride over the Queensboro Bridge.

Vendors:

Catering and Cake:  Susan Laurance Catering
Flowers: Verde Flowers
Dress: JCrew
Suit: YSL
Photography: Stephanie Reinish

[images from Stephanie Reinish]

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