As an NYC wedding planner, one of my top goals when planning a wedding is to make sure it’s personal to my couple. For Leti and Andrew’s Loeb Boathouse wedding- we really achieved that. Every part of the day was filled to the brim with personal details. I couldn’t be more proud of everything we pulled off.
To start off the day, Leti and Andrew decided to get ready at their apartment on the Upper West Side. Andrew’s brother lives a floor up from them, so Andrew got ready upstairs with him. Meanwhile Leti got ready with her bridesmaids in their apartment. Because they live so close to Central Park, we called some pedi cabs over and they rode in style into the park. They looked so adorable snuggled up under the blanket in the pedi cab!
For decor, we decided to embrace the winter scenery, but with a slight twist.
We kept the flowers white with some quirky anemones to add a bit of depth, and then put in their favorite colors, blush pink and baby blue into the napkins and stationery. Leti and Andrew loved organic, delicate shapes. We incorporated a lot of line art into the menus, signage, and even the head tables with a gorgeous overlay from Nuage Designs. The Boathouse can get a bit dark, so their main priority was to lighten up the space. We added in candles, white bistro chairs, and satin and shimmery linens to reflect as much light as possible. The result made the room feel like a winter wonderland, but with some personality.
During the ceremony, they decided to incorporate a bonsai tree planting, which was so cool to watch! They kept joking that they will hopefully develop green thumbs, since the tree is supposed to represent their undying love. Their ceremony backdrop was full of fluffy baby’s breath and anemones, and was such a gorgeous statement piece.
Leti and Andrew were really excited about the guest experience, so we brought in several fun elements to surprise guests.
If you’ve been to Washington Square Park or The Grand Bazaar on the Upper West Side, you may be familiar with Really Bad Portraits. If you’re not, Ricky is an artist that creates “really bad” portraits of anyone that wants one. He is so fun to watch, and we even ended up extending his time because guests loved him so much! Leti and Andrew frequent the Grand Bazaar where he works on Sundays, and were so excited to hire Ricky for their wedding.
We also brought in Big Day Games, which is a video game company that puts you and your spouse as the characters in a vintage arcade style game! Andrew is a big gamer, so this was a nod to him and ended up being another hit with guests.
Leti’s family is Dominican, and she was so excited to plan their Hora Loca. Blanc Noir Events brought in dancers and glow props to end the night with. The dance floor was PACKED, and everyone had so much fun. It was a great end to an incredibly personal and beautiful day.
Congratulations Leti and Andrew!! Thank you for having me be a part of your Loeb Boathouse wedding.
Venue: Loeb Boathouse | Florist: Cress Floral Decorators | Photographer: Hannah Jan Photography | DJ: Blanc Noir Events | Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals | Linen Rentals: Nuage Designs | Bakery: Gigi’s Little Kitchen | Stationary: Barrio Letterpress | Live Drawings: Really Bad Portraits | Video Game: Big Day Games | Makeup Artist: Marysol Makeup