Doesn't a small wedding in a NYC landmark surrounded by antique chandeliers and bookcases sound beyond romantic? Well, Elizabeth & Alex's wedding in the Villard mansion rooms of the New York Palace Hotel brings all of that and more to life and I just know you're going to love every last detail! / Photos by Patricia Kantzos Photography.
We wanted a small wedding party. Alex and I are both only-children, so we picked our dearest friends. For the groomsmen, we told them to wear navy suits, and we bought them matching ties from Brooks Brothers as gifts. I really wanted to be a low-key bride, so I told my bridesmaids they didn't have to buy dresses. My original plan was for them to wear black cocktail dresses of their choice. Over the next few weeks I'd get occasional emails from them with links to dresses they liked with the message: "In case you think you might like us to get dresses, we like these." In the end, my bridesmaids picked the designer (Jenny Yoo), and I picked the fabric, color and length. But they picked their own dress style, so hopefully I still count as easy-going.
I really loved every moment of our wedding, and I remember it very well. I felt very warm and blessed to be surrounded by so much love. Alex says his favorite moment of the day was our first kiss as husband and wife, so there you have it."