I wanted to really take it to the next level. For me, walking into that ballroom was like stepping into a dreamy, wintery universe where everything looked like it was kissed by ice and floating on a snowy floor.
After 13 months of planning every last detail – from welcome bags for the guests, to the ballroom reception – the big day finally arrived. A touching ceremony lead to a lavish, blowout Palm Beach reception and afterparty that lasted all night.
Both Blake and Wayne wanted their special day to feel classically elegant with a warm and loving ambiance. Everyone had tears in their eyes, which they dabbed away with personal handkerchiefs that read, 'For happy tears only.'
Flowers and candles from Lewis Konstantinos were beautifully ethereal, and the bride and groom were so taken with the ceremony that they said they’d be happy if that was the end of the festivities.
The wedding décor had a magical flair, completely encapsulating the charm and romance that Maressa had always envisioned with custom floral arches during the ceremony, and floor-to-ceiling white flowers during the reception.
As the bride and groom signed the Ketubah, the entire room was glowing with candlelight and dressed in soft florals. Surrounded by 100 of their closest friends and family, it was an unforgettable moment that exceeded all their expectations.
We wanted a feeling of 1920s Manhattan Supper Club and an upper class social night, but without compromising the true meaning of a Jewish wedding.
Ira Lippke is an artist of rare talent who lives an extraordinary life full of contrasts. He is equally at home shooting society weddings for the Kennedys and the Rockefellers as he is digging ditches and providing supplies to refugees around the world.