20 Dec

In case the thought has crossed your mind, the answer is yes. You can plan a stunning wedding in NYC while living in London. You’d need a fab planner & stylist like Jillian Event Design as your go-to-execute-the-wedding-of-my-dreams gal, along with the best talents in NYC, but it can be done. While this wedding didn’t have a sit down dinner, the Getaway Car and the Rat Pack cocktails + mouth-watering raw bar is warning enough that this party was a success. It was romantic, loungey and has just the right amount of reds and warm indoor feeling perfect to share before the holiday weekend. All this without mentioning the signage. Fans of calligraphy and type, this wedding is to lust over!

nyc 1930's speakeasy theme wedding

nyc 1930's speakeasy theme wedding

Ladies, don’t ever miss a sample sale. That’s how Shannon found her Alice Temperley dream dress. Could it be any more perfect for a speakeasy themed wedding?

nyc 1930's speakeasy theme wedding

The best looking (little) men at the wedding, hands down, their two twin boys.

nyc 1930's speakeasy theme wedding

nyc 1930's speakeasy theme wedding

This is a bridal party we’d love to be a part of! Black gowns with black feather bouquets – classic.

nyc 1930's speakeasy theme wedding

nyc 1930's speakeasy theme wedding

nyc 1930's speakeasy theme wedding

Look closely and you’ll see their adorable twin boys in their arms during the ceremony. Fun note about the theatre style red curtains. Jillian bought them off eBay for $300 and The Foundry loved them so much that they bought them from her after the wedding was over.  Isn’t it a perfect addition to the space?

nyc 1930's speakeasy theme wedding

Waiting for them at the end of the aisle was this pyramid of champagne glasses. They made a toast to signify the party had started, and the rest was history.

nyc 1930's speakeasy theme wedding

nyc 1930's speakeasy theme wedding

The signage is amazing, right? Erica Miller of Thoughtful Day designed it all. To save on costs, Jillian had the signs printed instead of having the calligraphy written on the spot. Vinyl was used on the mirrors and the rest of the boards were printed to give them that chalkboard look.

nyc 1930's speakeasy theme wedding

nyc 1930's speakeasy theme wedding

During the beginning of the cocktail hour everyone rocked out to the sounds of The Renaldo Ensemble, a one-of-a-kind vaudeville band. Chris and Shannon would frequent their shows when they lived on the Lower East Side. You have to go check them out! During the second half of the cocktail hour the Hot Sardines took the stage and transported everyone back in time with their swanky jazz tunes.

nyc 1930's speakeasy theme wedding

nyc 1930's speakeasy theme wedding

nyc 1930's speakeasy theme wedding

Erica also designed the cute labels for their St-Germain bottled favors and Betsy + Emily of Nine Cakes took the design of their wedding invites (featured above in the green) and designed this stunning cake.

nyc 1930's speakeasy theme wedding

We’ll be here until Wednesday (before we take off on a much needed vaca), but this darling wedding will be our last real wedding of 2011.

Congratulations to Shannon + Chris!

Photography + Photobooth: Weddings by Two / Planning & Design: Jillian Event Design / Venue: Foundry LIC / Florist: Emily Thompson Flowers / Cater: Creative Edge Catering / Cake: Nine Cakes / Invite, favors + day-of signage: Thoughtful Day / Bands: The Renaldo Ensemble + Hot Sardines / Rentals: Party Rental Limited / Props: Props for Today / Dress: Alice Temperley / Mens suite: Dolce & Gabbana/ Shoes: Miu Miu/ Feather Fans: Plums of  a Feather / Hair & Makeup: Face Time Beauty / Purse: a vintage Whiting & Davis / Jewelry: vintage from Deco Jewels

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Comments

  1. Oh, this is my dream wedding, to a T. Stunning! I love the details and the whole feel of the night. And how beautiful that they held their twins during the ceremony!

  2. OMG! I lover her shoes! Where are they from? Also the whole wedding is fabulous!

  3. This wedding is stunning! What a gorgeous breath of fresh air… and the photography is spectacular!

  4. So so nice dress ♡♡♡

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  7. No other words but STUNNING! Love, love this ladies…amazing Jillian!

  8. Such a dreamy wedding! The details are so… oh my god just so… amazing! I love the whole thing!

  9. Gorgeous! Everything is just stunning. LOVE all the printed goods too!

  10. OH, how I loved this wedding!

  11. I cannot get enough of these pictures! This celebration was beyond beautiful and surely memorable. Pitch- and picture-perfect!

    (P.S. We ADORE The Hot Sardines! What a great musical match for this wedding!)

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  12. Amazing theme, and the dress is absolutely gorgeous!! Definitely one of my favorite weddings.

  13. Gargh! Such an insanely beautiful wedding… love everything about it. But the dress….. oh my gosh *swooooooon*

  14. I have just had to lift my chin from the flaw – this wedding is jaw-droppingly stylish and absolutely swoonworthy!

  15. A Speakeasy theme.. with feather bouquets and gorgeous accessories? Why wasn’t I invited!? This wedding just screams “STUNNING!”

    The bride’s wedding dress is just too fabulous!

  16. I love, love, love this post and what a fantastic wedding that was. In New York anything and everything is possible. Wish the rest of the states would get on the bandwagon!

  17. Where did you find the wonderful typeface that is on the mirrors, panels, water bottles, etc? It is amazing.

  18. Please, Please tell me where Shannon’s shoes came from. The wedding is beautiful!

  19. so glorious!

  20. Fabulous pictures and a great theme. Our wedding was a 1930′s glamour style too.

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  22. One of my favorite weddings viewed so far. I guess I’m just a sucker for the1930′s glamor theme. Especially loved the formally posed photo of the bride and bridesmaids and of the bride on the couch. Gorgeous dress. The feather pin and accents were quite nice. Congratulations on your wedding.

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