Featured Wedding: Lea & Eric

Lea & Eric
May 11, 2012 @ NY Botanical Garden

The Story

After a romantic weekend at the enchanting Mohonk Mountain House, Eric and Lea enjoyed a couples day at their spa. The spa staff invited them into the solarium at sunset, overlooking the beautiful mountains. It was there that Eric proposed, having planned it all in advance. The whole spa was just waiting, and Lea was oblivious to it all.

Then came time for the planning. “We wanted our guests to have an ‘experience’ at our wedding, not just dine and dance,” says Lea. “We decided early on that we wanted the absolute best the tri-state area had to offer, and no one can deliver that like the AK team.”

Wedding Style

The couple’s wedding theme was about their personal journey and being artistic and creative. They commissioned a watercolor map of their life’s journey for their Save The Date, and brought it to the big day for everyone to sign. “Our invitations were hand-painted and the designs were incorporated into the escort cards, hand-made paper from Nepal, ceremony programs, and other details throughout the day,” says Lea. “We also brought the hand-painted floral designs to life with their floral arrangements.”

Favorite Menu Item

Lea: Savory Cannoli
Eric: Lobster BLTs

Memorable Moments

“Having Mojito Granita Wedges with 80 of our nearest and dearest in complete unison!” says Lea. “Everyone loved the lime wedges; it was our version of a champagne toast, and it was a huge success. People are still talking about it! It was just another way our wedding was different, unique and creative!”

What Guests are Saying

“Our guests have not stopped talking about our wedding,” says Lea. “We heard comments like ‘epic,’ ‘amazing,’ ‘classy,’  ‘mind-blowing’ and ‘the best ever.’ Abigail Kirsch helped us acheive our goal, which was giving our guests an experience they never had before!”


floral design: Diana Gould | photography: Ryan Brenizer |entertainment: Hal Prince | wedding dress: LazaroKleinfeld Bridal| groom’s attire: Emanuel Ungaro