Chic NYC Wedding With Skyline Views + Lace Jumpsuit
June 21, 2017
Tri State
ModernParkSpring
This couple wanted an unconventional reception with views of the New York City skyline to celebrate after their City Hall nuptials, and Ang Weddings and Events sure did deliver! The Central Park Zoo was the perfect location for their vision, offering the guests a chance to explore and mingle with the animals. From the Bride's chic DVF jumpsuit to a Batman inspired cake topper, Moss + Isaac Photography captured the details of day, and we have them all waiting for you here.
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From Ang Weddings and Events... Carly and Xavier had their marriage ceremony at City Hall and threw a fantastic reception at the Central Park Zoo to celebrate with their closest friends and family. Before everyone arrived, we arranged for a photo session for the couple at the Zoo and around Central Park. Carly looked so chic in her DVF white lace and sequin jumpsuit and her bouquet of striking peonies.

Guests were welcomed to the Zoo with cocktails around the sea lion pool, watching April the sea lion swimming and playing in the water. The tropics zone and the penguin and seabird building were also open during cocktail hour, so everyone had the opportunity to explore. We brought in a New Orleans jazz band that played some of their favorite tunes. Creative Edge served New Orleans Hurricanes and a Bloody Marys as their signature drinks.

Dinner took place under a tent, which was decorated with what seemed like a million hanging lights and touches of greenery. To create some dimension, we combined round tables with some long tables at an angle to the length of the tent. I loved the black escort cards and menus against the crisp white linens and the beautiful black vases that Verde sourced for the long tables. The flowers were lush and soft, evoking a garden like atmosphere perfect for an outdoor reception. For dinner, guests enjoyed grilled peach and burrata followed by pan seared bass or beef tenderloin wellington. Xavier, being French, had to have a cheese course, so Creative Edge provided a beautiful table of a selection of cheeses for guests to enjoy. The simply elegant cake by Nine Cakes was adorned with an adorable cake topper of batman and batgirl getting married, one of the costumes that Carly and Xavier had dressed up in for halloween one year! We also passed around mini desserts, banana split drumsticks, boozy milkshakes, strawberry whoopie pies, and chewy chocolate caramel tartlets. Being lovers of chocolate, their favors were two dark chocolate truffles from La Maison du Chocolat.

The Central Park Zoo was the perfect space for a couple that wanted something different and unconventional. Carly and Xavier wanted to have their reception outside and ideally with a view of the New York City skyline. This was no easy feat to find a location in Manhattan large enough for their guest list, but we found it at the zoo, and it was perfect! I will always remember that gorgeous spring evening with guests eating and drinking around the sea lion pool and the dramatic view of the Central Park South skyline.