Featured Wedding: Jessica and Mitchell

Jessica & Mitchell
August 11, 2012 @ NY Botanical Garden

The Story

Mitchell decided that he wanted to make a video for the proposal, but how he wanted to showcase that video was really something special. He rented out a screening room in an office building in Manhattan and told Jessica that they were going to watch a documentary that his friend from work had made. They were quickly seated in the darkest theater room by his coworker, and then the video started with clips of romantic comedies and then a montage of their baby pictures set to the tune of James Taylor’s “You Can Close Your Eyes.” It then rolled into pictures of the couple together set to the tune of Bruno Mars’ “Amazing” and ended with footage of Mitchell dancing and strumming a guitar around their living room while lip synching Bruno Mars’ “Marry You.” When the lights went on, Mitchell got down on one knee and proposed. “I obviously said YES! And then I turned around to see my entire family, his entire family and all of our best friends! It was amazing!” says Jessica. “We were at the New York Botanical Garden for their annual holiday train show. I fell in love with the venue that day, and four days later we were engaged and decided it was the prefect place to get married.”

Wedding Style

The couple was having a summer wedding so they wanted something light and airy. “I have always loved all white, so that is exactly what we did,” says Jessica. “Everything was white with candles and orchids. The bridesmaid dresses were a light ivory, and all the floral arrangements were white with candles, including the lush chuppah.

Favorite Menu Item

Jessica: Lobster BLT
Mitchell: Balsamic Beef Tenderloin and Crispy Blanketed Franks

Memorable Moments

“I think our favorite moment was the ceremony. It was so special to both of us,” says Jessica. “Coming in at a very close second, is entering the ballroom for the first time together. We had asked the band to have the room be super high energy with everyone dancing upon us entering, and it was incredible.”

What Guests are Saying

“Ours guest have said that our wedding was one of the most fun weddings they had ever been to,” says Jessica. “They could not believe how their every move as a guest was catered to service wise.  They have told us that it is the best food they have ever had at a wedding by far and every hors d’oeuvres was better than the next…We can’t thank Steph, Jayme and Orlando more for helping to make everything that day even more absolutely perfect.”

Credits

floral design: Atlas Floral Decorators Inc. | photography: 4Eyes Photography | videography: Tweed Weddings |entertainment: Hank Lane – Jeff Lubin Band | wedding dress: Carolina Herrera |  bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo | invitations: Village Invites