Friday, May 6, 2011

1st New Year's Eve Wedding in Times Square

Several months ago we were chosen by Get Married to help plan the first wedding EVER to be held in Times Square as part of the Waterford ball drop televised festivities. What ensued was a once in a lifetime experience!

The lucky couple, Bethany and Geoffrey, met in Iraq and now live in Florida. They were chosen from thousands of applicants on to be the first couple to get married in the middle of Times Square in front of millions of viewers.

Through support of amazing sponsors and vendors alike we were able to pull off this amazing, truly once-in-a-lifetime wedding AND in the middle of what is referred to as SNOWPOLCALYPSE 2010!! The couple had to DRIVE up because all flights were cancelled for the week of the wedding. (They really wanted to get married :)

There might have been city paralyzing snow fall but somehow Hatch Creative Studio was able to get its hands on out of season peonies and ranunculus!

Jeff Chastain on hair and Nam Vo on make up! She looked like a movie star. There's me going over last minute time line items with Bethany.

Thank god it turned out to be a mild night. Bethany was a trooper (pun intended) and went shrugless for the ceremony. Original Runner created these custom runners for Get Married.

Being escorted through the roaring crowds to the stage was pretty cool I have to say!

And back to the reception at the Hard Rock where Times Square Alliance also has their official afterparty. The likes of Ryan Seacrest attend and special performances by Cee Lo and Taio Cruz.

Duffy from Ace of Cakes donated this beautiful cake to the couple. We used the design and colors as the inspiration for the reception decor.

Hatch Creative Studio created a complimentary design to the cake that also said, "Hi I'm a NYC NYE party!"

Waterford, thank you for the beautiful plates, stemware and flatware!

Make Merry! Your menu/place cards were the perfect finishing touch!

First dance

First kiss at midnight as husband and wife!

And now in this issue of Get Married you can see their coverage of the wedding too!

Photos courtesy Jennifer Davis Photography and Judith Rae Photography

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