What could be a more iconic location for a global and business-savvy guest list than historic New York wedding venue, Oheka Castle? Not only the filming location for Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” music video, Oheka Castle also set the perfect backdrop for Proud and Jon’s floral-filled wedding day. Inspired by chinoiserie prints and French toile, we worked closely with the bride to design this luxurious and warm celebration for 300 guests, attending from all over the world.
Fun tidbit about this wedding: Proud is Thai, and I actually held a planning meeting with her in Bangkok because we were there visiting family in the months leading up to her wedding! Proud and Jon met at Harvard Business School, when they happened to sit next to each other on their first day of class. They now live in Thailand and are both involved in multiple businesses, making planning a truly global experience across continents.
Our favorite wedding details? Of course, that lush floral arch by Tantawan Bloom was a focal point, especially with the chandelier in the middle of the arch. While a steady afternoon rain did move their ceremony indoors, the couple were still able to take stunning photos with the arch and in the French-style gardens of Oheka Castle, creating scenes that transport us to a French Chateau. We also loved the bride’s wedding gown by Monique Lhuillier, and her ceremony and dancing Manolo heels in two colors–blush satin, and burgundy velvet.
A custom calligraphy mirror welcome sign greeted guests upon entering the famous stairway of historic New York wedding venue Oheka Castle, and live music and an endless Venetian dessert display wowed guests all evening. Inside the ballroom, tall centerpieces with lush burgundy and blush florals, custom place settings, and a monogrammed dance floor created a warm and personalized environment for celebration and dancing. Our couple partied into the night with their friends and family, continuing the after party on site and ending the night with McDonald’s and champagne. Nothing could be better, in our opinion!
Design & Styling @EastMadeCo #EastMadeWeddings | Planning and Execution @LLGevents, #LLGevents | Photography @GregFinck | Videography @MarcoCaputoFilms | Venue, catering & cake @OhekaCastle #OhekaCastle | Floral design @TantawanBloom | Bride’s attire @MoniqueLhuillier @MoniqueLhuillierBride | Custom veil & reception dress @Vatit_Itthi | Hair & makeup: Makky P of @LoweAndCoWorldwide | Lighting & dance floor @AmbientEvents | Entertainment @StarlightMusicNYC | Rentals @WhiteGloveRentals @luxeeventrentals | Photobooth @LIPartyBooth | Stationery @MiiDear_Invitations | Calligraphy @jess.mcsweeney | Horse carriage: Regal Carriage Inc. | Transportation: LI South Shore Car Service | Officiant: Christopher Sissini of @RVCDiocese | Floral donation @BloomAgainBklyn