Elizabeth (Liz) and Stephen (Steve) came to us shortly after booking their venue, Gotham Hall, a converted 1920s bank in midtown Manhattan with incredible in-house lighting (Bentley Meeker Lighting & Staging) and grand architecture that includes the original bank teller screens and inscriptions of wisdom and commerce on stone walls. The fun-loving couple envisioned their May 2017 wedding to be full of color, tons of food and a celebration of their love and their Chinese-American and Taiwanese-American heritages.
Our color palette consisted of the traditional red and gold with complementing spring pinks (coral, blush, rose) and cool blues like royal blue, cyan/peacock and silver. To be mindful of feung shui and Chinese custom, our design focused on balance, rounded edges, specific numbers and no white! How refreshing! , P8perhearts designed a custom invitation suite with a gold foil-stamped dragon and phoenix as well as inserts including motifs of the New York City skyline.
The wedding day began with a traditional tea ceremony and luncheon, followed by pictures on 42nd Street. Liz and her bridesmaids held lush bouquets of coral and blush peonies, roses and ranunculus while the groom and groomsmen wore matching bouts. After the ceremony at Church of the Transfiguration, guests enjoyed bubble tea and Gong Cha in the church courtyard.
The reception at Gotham Hall started off with a bang -guests were led down to the main ballroom by a Chinese lion dance troupe, and the lighting transitioned from deep red to a deep blue starry sky . Tables were decorated with a shimmer table linen, gold coin-like chargers and high and low centerpieces brought shades of pink and red throughout the room. A giant pastry table was set with the couple's three wedding cakes (!!) while other dessert tables opened all around the room - cotton candy, ice cream, waffle puffs - a nod to Taiwanese Night Markets.
Enjoy this beautiful collection of photos by Shira Weinberger Photography to see how perfectly the day turned out!