So you found the perfect partner and he "put a ring on it." Now what? It's time to plan the most incredible day of your life and New York City is the perfect spot. The city is full of diversity, food innovation, world-renowned event and wedding planners, and iconic fashion retailers. With one-of-a-kind venues, from rooftop restaurants and exposed-brick beer halls to galleries and historic hotels full of glamour and opulence, there’s just about something for every bride.
We asked our friends at Where New York to share their wedding vendor hotlist, and here are some of the city's best of the best to help you achieve the most memorable day ever.
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The Ultimate Wedding Venue
Looking for something rustic and a bit out-of-the-box? Houston Hall transforms itself from beer hall by day to a stunning venue with exposed brick walls, an antique bar, and a stone entryway with massive arch windows. Together, these elements create an artistic ambiance that makes this venue one-of-a-kind. And, with plenty of space for 150 guests and a restaurant on-site, Houston Hall is a winner for the unconventional bride.
Wedding Flowers That Wow
Bride & Blossom focuses on each bride’s individual vision and style by providing customized design and personalized service. Whether you prefer romantic, contemporary, vintage, classic or sophisticated, brides can choose from gorgeous selections of bouquets, ceremony designs, reception centerpieces, floral cake decorations and more. By exclusively specializing in wedding decor as well as only designing two weddings at a time, Bride and Blossom ensures a boutique-like experience.
The most important person in the room, other than the bride and groom, is the photographer and it's one of the most important decisions you'll have to make. Capturing the dress, the first time he sees you walking down the aisle, your first dance, just to name a few, are moments you'll want to cherish for the rest of your life. Put your trust in the talent the of award-winning photographer Steven Rosen. Located in Brooklyn, Rosen has been shooting weddings for more than 10 years and has been featured on CNN.com, TimeOut New York, The Times, Newsday and many more.
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Expert Wedding Planner
Cristina Verger Event Planning and Production is the ultimate choice for those looking to host their dream event, be it an intimate birthday party at a luxe NYC hotel, a two-week wedding celebration spanning two continents, or a celebrity golf tournament in Westchester. The New York City-based company is the brainchild of Cristina Verger, a seasoned industry professional with more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality and events field.
Your Perfect Wedding Dress
At Designer Loft Bridal, you will find a unique selection of designers and wedding gown styles, including many exclusive collections. Gowns run from $1,600 and up, and include styles that will work for any body type, age, or wedding location. Designer Loft also features many trunk shows all year long, which include fabulous designs, sample sales, and special discounts for brides-to-be.
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Looking for more great options? Check out So You Want to Get Married in NYC? Here's What You Need to Know on WhereTraveler.com or even more ways to make your journey stress-free and your wedding envy-inducing.