Chanel meets Brooklyn inspiration shoot

chanel inspired invitations

Who doesn’t love Chanel?  And what could make Chanel even better?  A little splash of Brooklyn!  This shoot mixes the classic with the modern in a perfect way…its soft but still graphic and fun!

script escort cards

chanel inspired bride

chalkboard signage

pink and green bouquets

romantic pink centerpiece

black bow table setting

chanel inspired dessert display

black and white fabric wrapped favors

gilded wedding cakes

pink floral cupcakes

For this inspiration shoot, we wanted to do something on the non-traditional side so took a classy and sophisticated brand, Chanel, and introduced it to good ole’ Brooklyn. We knew right off the bat that The Green Building would be the right setting for this matchmaking.
 
The goal was to show how you can have combine two unique concepts in a fun and modern way. To give us some initial direction, we fell hard for the classic Chanel colors of black, white, and blush pink. To emphasize and give a more bold and playful look, we mixed in contrasting patterns as well as pops of gold. Once we found the Marchesa “Chloe” gown from Gabriella NY, it perfectly set the tone for the entire shoot. 
We wanted this to be about having a joyful celebration for couples that want to have fun on their big day, while still being able to maintain their own sense of style and personality. 
VENDORS
Concept, Event Design + Styling: HANALULU CO.
Photography: Jenny Fu
Hair + Make-up: Sissi Chan
Wardrobe Styling + Hair Accessories: Anna Mains Designs
Floral Designer: Violet & Verde
Cakes + Cupcakes: Lael Cakes
Stationery: Yuling Designs
Calligraphy: Everly Calligraphy
Wedding Gown: Marchesa “Chloe” from Gabriella NY Bridal Salon
Pearl Necklaces: Whimsy & Pearls
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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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Real wedding: Sharon + Chris

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I always knew Shake Shack had exceptional burgers, but who knew you could fall in love there too?!  It sure made for some great pre-wedding photos for Sharon & Chris, thanks to Maggie Harkov!  Sharon gives all the details below…[make sure to check out the gorgeous lace on her dress!]

US: Chris and I met one fateful summer at LAX airport en route to a cultural exchange program in central China. We bonded over the joy of eating sheep stomach soup, yak yogurt and grilled lamb kabobs. We love to eat! Back in the US, we started five years of long-distance courtship (me in NYC, he in Maryland).  On Valentine’s Day 2009, Chris proposed in front of our favorite burger place, Shake Shack, at Madison Square Park.

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THE WEDDING: On our wedding day, it only seemed natural for us to have our first embrace in front of Shake Shack. Not even a rainy October day prevented us from getting a burger to eat (and shake to drink!) on the biggest day of our lives. We even had a personalized wedding cake topper of us feeding each other a Shake Shack burger and shake…that’s how much we love the place.

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