Amy and Sam had a beautiful Fall wedding at Le Parker Meridien in New York City. They first met in grad school and literally have traveled the world together. Currently they are living in Budapest!
I swiped this picture form the venue's website but don't think it does the penthouse's view justice. It is seriously one of the best views of Central Park.
BORROW THIS IDEA: I love getting a local newspaper for the photographer to take a picture of the date and location. Also it's a great keepsake for your wedding scrapbook to see what was going on in the world on your wedding day. (This is the history major nerd in me)
The monogram for Amy and Sam Stewart is ASS! ahah For the invitations we just stuck with their first names. I love this couple's sense of humor though!
Mini callas and tulips are friends. They look great together and come in the eggplant and burnt oranges Amy and Sam wanted for their color scheme. Hatch Creative Studio does another amazing job on flowers!
Parker Meridien has a great minimalist contemporary Scandinavian style that you don't really want to overload with heavy decor. Simple curly willow arrangements with hanging candles were all we needed.
BORROW THIS IDEA: We had extra blank invitation envelopes and we needed table number signs so we put 2 and 2 together and had the calligrapher write the table numbers on the extra envelopes. It was a great way to not waste those extra envelopes and incorporate the theme from the invitations into the wedding decor.
Amy and Sam went apple picking and actually got all these apples for us to use for creative seasonable escort card holders.
Wild Hibiscus Flowers were dropped in each champagne flute. It was really neat, the bubbles in the champagne caused the flower to open up and blossom at the bottom of the flute. This not only added a sweet taste and beautiful touch to the champagne but also was a nod to Sam's Malaysian heritage. Hibiscus are the national flower of Malaysia.
Specialty drinks are a hot trend, in this case it was a warm one! Warm mugs of apple cider were passed to guests at the end of the night with dessert. White mugs were regular spiced and Black were spiked with Rum.
We later rinsed and placed the mugs by the exit so that guests could take them as they left. I have never seen favors go so fast, seriously!
Ah! My favorite picture of them all. Amy and Sam snuck into the Parker Meridien's not-so-secret Burger Joint for a few quick snaps. Roey Yohai Photography really caught the moment!