Couples Tribute: Emily + John

00295After living and falling in love in NYC, Emily and John knew they were destined to get married in Manhattan but wanted a wedding venue that was away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

00566From the moment Emily and John visited Celebrate, they fell in love with the botanical gardens and historic cultural center. Hosting their ceremony in The Chinese Scholar Garden, was the perfect way to honor John’s heritage.

00654Between the beautiful outdoor ceremony, the photo ops around Snug Harbor, and the abundance of natural greenery, Emily and John created an elegant atmosphere with an earthy twist.

00489Because the couple chose an autumn wedding date, their outdoor ceremony was accented with burgundy, whites and the greens of nature, which looked gorgeous against the Chinese Scholar Garden and Tented Pavilion.

00799The couple wanted a day that was as relaxed and fun as their relationship.  They hired Louis Avanti owner and founder of AMG Events and Visuals as their day of coordinator.  Louis helped them bring their whimsical, natural, and elegant vibes together into a beautifully designed wedding.

00785Emily and John’s reception in the tented pavilion was a magical night, accented with a little sparkle, gold accents, lanterns, and lush florals.

00768.jpgTheir guests enjoyed watching them share their first dance to “What You Don’t Do” by Lianne Le Havas.


Their reception continued into the night with a packed dance floor.  Friends created a fun video booth where their guests could record video messages to the bride and groom. Guests were gifted handmade origami rose favors, crafted by a dear friend. Guests were provided light sticks that could be used to write messages to add to their recording.

00765.jpgIf was evident that these two sure had a blast on their wedding night.  Every detail of Emily and John’s wedding was exceptionally and thoughtfully crafted by the couple and their planner.

46951280_1067087133465341_282053354186604544_oWe are so lucky to have wonderful couples like Emily and John to work with at Celebrate Snug Harbor. A huge thank you to Lina Jang, their photographer for sharing these gorgeous photos.

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Cake: Palermo’s Bakery

DJ: Platinum Entertainment

Wedding Dress: Michelle Roth

Florist: Carrolls

Invitations/Save The Dates/signage/place/table markers: Sara Miller

Photographer: Lina Jang

Photo booth: TapSnap 1153 (

String Quartet: Yelena Khaimova,

Tux and Groomsmen attire: The Black Tux






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