Alana + elliot’s wedding day took place at the Hilton Pearl River, along the Hudson River, a stone’s throw from NYC.  the decor was rustic, which is typically a challenge when the party is taking place at a hotel.  but the bride and her family brought the outdoors IN with all completely custom DIY details like a beautiful branch installment on the ceiling of the reception room, birch tree centerpieces on the tables and colorful florals abound by Carol Demsey Design.  The Bedeken took place indoors as well, but the backdrop was a topiary ivy wall with vintage bud vases filled with flowers.  The chuppah ceremony was outside in the Hilton’s huge outdoor area.  The bride’s family set up vintage doors at the beginning of the aisle that everyone would walk down, hanging picture frames for a photo booth opp, games like corn hole, florals in wheel barrels and signature snow cone cocktails.  the couple made it through the chuppah ceremony just as it started to pour, which made for an especially dramatic recessional.  once inside, the reception began.  the dance floor was energetic, to say the least.  after a couple hours of Simcha dancing, the groom serenaded the bride and they had their first dance, followed by toasts from their families.  such an awesome wedding day for two super fun people (and their insanely fun families– see dance floor pics below).

location/venue: Hilton Pearl River
floral design: Carolyn Demsey Design
decor: DIY (i.e. arch, wheelbarrows, watering cans, picture frame thing, place card arrangements)
dj/band: Nafshenu Orchestra, first dance song performed by family friend Dan Colangelo
wedding coordinator: DIY
event design: DIY; implemented by Carolyn Demsey Design
invitations: J Papers
hair: Beauty Bar & Salon (Stacy Palladino Sakellariou)
makeup: Sally Duvall
hair piece: Kleinfelds
jewelry: family jewelry
bridesmaid dresses: Eliza J
groomsmen attire: Men’s Warehouse
groom’s attire: Custom suit from My Suit; tie from Hermes
officiant: Rabbi Mark Dratch and Rabbi Mitchell Cohen
videography: Tweed Weddings 
photo booth: DIY
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