Venue: The Standard East Village | Photo: Loreto Caceres | Video: Amelia Frances Films | Florist: Olivia Howard Designs | DJ: Remixologists | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd | Lounge Rentals: Rentquest | Hair and Makeup: Willowhouse Beauty | Photo Booth: Boothy | Stationery: Gold Dust Design | Lighting: Universal Light and Sound | Transportation: MV Limo | Banana Pudding Cart: Baonanas | Bakery: Buttermilk Bake Shop | Wedding Dress: Grace Loves Lace
One of the biggest pillars to me as a wedding planner is planning a day that feels right for YOU. Working with Aria and Soroush, they did exactly this and it was perfect. Their goal was to have an intimate day, surrounded by their closest friends, and to have a great time. I think we accomplished that! Let’s dive in to their NYC micro wedding.
Instead of a traditional ceremony, the two opted for a private ceremony at City Hall. I LOVED this route because it really put the two of them at the center, and gave them a really intimate moment to share their vows privately and to take this next step with no distractions. Once they said “I do”, they were greeted by their friends and family outside, showering them with flower petals. If you haven’t been over to City Hall- it is absolutely stunning. They had the most gorgeous portraits taken around the area where they both looked like supermodels!
When it came to deciding on an NYC micro wedding venue, they immediately fell in love with the Penthouse at The Standard East Village. It features 360 views in an intimate space and is a blank slate to transform. Aria wanted a warm, inviting, fall color palette- which bounced so well off of the all white space. The colors popped SO much and the candlelight surrounded by the city lights was so romantic. Their family style dinner was served on two long tables so they could see all 48 of their guests easily. Both Aria and Soroush love handmade, artisan finds- so we brought in vintage inspired glassware, luxe linens, and ceramic plates to give the space a more personal feel.
One of the first things Aria and Soroush told me about was their shared love of Baonanas banana pudding. Naturally, it was the obvious choice for dessert. We had Baonanas bring in individual servings of all of their favorite flavors for a unique and delicious dessert. Aria is also quite the fashion forward girly, and featured THREE wedding day looks. One look was a sleek, modern wedding dress for City Hall. The second was a more flowy, subtly floral gown for dinner. Then, once it was time to party, she switched to a white mini dress and matching mini veil to dance the night away. We love a chic bride!
I absolutely loved getting to plan this special day for such wonderful people. Congratulations Aria and Soroush!