Monday, October 22, 2012

Traditional Wedding with an Indian Flair

We cannot say enough about this special couple. They are such amazing and colorful people that it showed throughout their wedding. Carolyn and Ravi had chosen the Central Park Boat House for the venue of ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner reception. Even though it had rained in the morning, that did not stop this from being a beautiful October day in the Park! The combination of cultures was brought to life through the design of the wedding, exactly what Carolyn and Ravi wanted. A traditional ceremony was followed by an Indian infused reception. From entertainment to the cake topper, Pink Monkey made sure to keep the vision of the bride and groom’s special day in mind. Table seating cards were held by miniature gold elephants, which represent perfect wisdom in the Indian culture. The bridesmaids wore black dresses which we had brightened up by adding a colorful sash and bouquet to match to each bridesmaid. The cocktail hour music was performed by Sitar and Table musicians which was such a different and amazing fun touch. At dinner the couple wanted to keep it simple and classic. The simplicity of the white and gold palette really went well in the already beautiful setting of the Central Park Boathouse.  During the dinner a surprise performance by Bollywood dancers entertained the guests which was such an exciting treat. It was the perfect combination for a perfect couple!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Small, Intimate and Perfect

Monica and Kat wanted to have an intimate wedding with the people they hold near and dear in attendance. So how did Pink Monkey take a small wedding and give it that extra special touch? This wedding was about the love between two special and unique women, so we here at Pink Monkey honed in on the little details that really represented them. The couple wanted a simple intimate wedding in October that had antique and romantic aspects. Their ceremony took place outside by the Gapstow Bridge in Central Park  officiated by Reverend Samora who with the couple designed a ceremony that was intimate and specific to them. Jayd Gardina captured the true love of this couple from the ceremony to them walking through the park to dinner. The day ended with a small intimate dinner at the Loeb Boathouse. Since it was a daytime affair, the wedding held a lot of day light, so we wanted to capture the crisp colors. To give it a little zest, we coordinated rich hues of burgundy, violet and two-toned colors of green and kept it in their fall theme. We used these colors in the flowers and added rustic and romantic elements such as an antique gold candelabra with dark flowers on top as their centerpiece. The little details throughout this wedding is what gave this affair that special spark. Pink Monkey Events added a set of love birds and matching feathers into the centerpiece to give it texture. We even surprised the modest bride by making her bouquet as well! We used lighter shades of purple and added ivory to show the contrast in her bouquet. They were so thrilled to have such a beautiful fall day, and to be married to each other with their closest friends nearby.