Archive for the ‘Reception’ Category

SoHi Fidelity

Parties at Trump Soho

You feel on top of the world, so why not plan a wedding fete with the best possible vantage point.

The new(ish) Trump SoHo hotel in downtown Manhattan is a celebration of sleek NYC style, and its SoHi event space on the 46th floor offers the best possible views of the Big Apple. With 12-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, you’ll see the city in a gorgeous panorama that will inspire amor. Whether it’s a cocktails-only engagement party or a blowout wedding reception, out-of-towners will get the best possible introduction to Gotham at this party way up high — even the most jaded local will be drawn to the surrounding cityscape full of lights. And after a night of revelry, it’s ever-so-convenient to stumble back to a guest suite furnished by Fendi Casa and fall asleep on a bed of Bellino Italian linens.

Call this party pie in the sky.


On the Rocks

Signature Cocktails with Rain Organics Vodka

While your wedding gown is made of hand-sewn silk, not hemp, you like to go organic when possible. Eco-friendly and alcohol usually don’t go hand in hand, but why not be green in your drinking

Stir up some trouble (the good kind) at your reception with specialty sips made with Rain Organics vodka. One of the first organic vodkas to hit the market, Rain is made from organic white corn and distilled seven times to give a cleaner, smoother finish (and kinder day-after experience).

Delish, light and subtle favors like honey mango melon, red grape hibiscus and cucumber lime make a great base for gourmet martinis that fit your wedding theme (sweet mango for brunch; crisp cucumber for cocktails) — have your on-site mixologist concoct something new and unusual, or consult Rain’s website for fun recipe ideas. Guests will be wowed by their “green” martinis, and you’ll be credited for having discovered a new go-to drink.

Try it shaken or stirred.

Guiding Light

Shabby Chic Lanterns by Bragging Bags

Fall is the perfect time for an elegantly rustic wedding. Autumnal colors, seasonal cuisine and an ever-so-slight chill in the air all lend themselves to a cozy but chic affair.

Pepper your party with thoughtful fall touches. You’ll still want the traditional bridal bouquet, but consider having your bridesmaids or flower girls carry lanterns down the aisle for an outdoor ceremony at dusk. We like the rustic-chic options from Bragging Bags on Etsy — go for a simple glass jar, or a pretty grapevine ball filled with moss that lights the way. The romantic glow will illuminate the path to the altar, and can even double as a cute decoration for the reception.

Twinkle, little star.


Destination Boca

Destination Weddings at the Boca Raton Resort

Getting married with your feet in the sand isn’t really your style — though you love the beach (while wearing a bikini), you’re more of a ballroom and Blahnik girl.

We’ve found the perfect combo of beach and black tie at the Boca Raton Resort in Florida. These days, Boca isn’t just for your grandma — this glam, 1920s Spanish-inspired resort (divided into a pristine yacht club and sleek beach club) boasts a wedding program that will blow your mind. Perhaps the best combo of events is a lively sunset rehearsal dinner on the beach (fresh seafood, live music, strong cocktails), followed the next day by an elegant reception inside the club (fine china, fresh flowers, flowing Champagne). Tap into the spectacular in-house design and culinary teams to dream up your vision of Florida chic — we’d recommend lavish centerpieces, lots of gorgeous hours d’oeuvres and a towering key lime cake. Other weekend options when guests aren’t dancing and dining: spa treatments, a private cruise, tennis, croquet or lounging in a poolside cabana.

Grandma would approve.


Cabin Fever

Intimate Affairs at Colorado’s Trappers Cabin

A quiet little wedding at home? Not so quiet. After you bring in the painters, landscapers, tents and dance floor, your cozy reception has turned into a circus.

Move the party to your new home away from home. Our favorite is the newly renovated Trappers Cabin, an idyllic little mountain lodge tucked away in the luxe enclave of Beaver Creek, CO. A pretty lawn is perfect for an intimate ceremony of 30 guests, then move inside the well-appointed log cabin for cocktails and cuisine (prepared by a private chef, of course). Or, consider a group retreat for a bachelorette (or bachelor) weekend — with four bedrooms (and a stocked bar) it easily sleeps 10 friends, and a private ski instructor will take you out on the slopes just steps away (in summer, arrange for group hiking or horseback riding trips).

If seclusion is your thing, book Trappers for a honeymoon that truly gets away from it all — take a dip in the hot tub, cozy up in front of the fireplace, and steal away from society for at least a few nights.

Home sweet home.