Featured Wedding: Lauren & Alex

Lauren & Alex
October 26, 2013 @ The Lighthouse

The Story

Alex had arranged an elaborate scheme with an event planner to transform their entire Manhattan apartment into a romantic candlelit haven while they were out for dinner together that night.  Not a detail was spared – dozens of red roses, countless candles, crystal champagne flutes and gifts, chocolate-covered strawberries, and framed photographs of special moments the couple has shared together bedecked their home, creating the most intimate setting. Upon arriving home from dinner, Alex gently opened the door to their apartment, and Lauren immediately saw the rose petals on the entrance floor.  Alex guided her through the glowing apartment to the windows where, on bended knee, he proposed.   

Wedding Style

Romantic elegance & candlelit fantasy. “Utilizing a palette of white and blush tones, we softened The Lighthouse’s modern space by artfully draping sheer curtains and embellishing with candles throughout. Candles adorned the walls and floors, hung from the floral table centerpieces, and were suspended from the ceiling to create a starry effect,” says Lauren. “The Lighthouse magically felt like a floating cloud uniquely nestled in Manhattan against a backdrop of waterfront skyline.”

Favorite Menu Item

Lauren: Beef with Crispy Ravioli
Alex: Grilled Baby Lamb Chops

Memorable Moments

“Never in our wildest dreams could we have imagined that we would crowd surf at our black tie wedding,” says Lauren. “Each of us, as well as my father, were lifted overhead by our dancing guests beneath the starry candlelit ceiling.  It was truly surreal.”

What Guests are Saying

“Well after they chanted my father’s name to extend the party overtime, our guests continue to rave that our wedding was one of the most fun affairs they’ve attended,” says Lauren. “They were impressed by every detail: from the extraordinary food (in particular, the freshest sushi) to the enchanted décor to the ridiculous music entertainment and meticulous service.”


floral design: Atlas Floral Decorators Inc. | photography: Fred Marcus Studio | entertainment: Hank Lane – Erik Marshall’s Band | wedding dress: Oscar De La Renta | groom’s attire: custom | bridesmaid dresses:Monique Lhuillier | photobooth: photobooth planet