A NEW YORK CLASSIC
FROM A CHANCE MEETING AT SOTHEBY’S TO A FÊTE AT THE COLONY CLUB, A COUPLE’S WHIRLWIND WEDDING HAS ITS ROOTS IN THE CITY’S HERITAGE.
A couple’s whirlwind wedding has its roots in the city’s heritage.
When New York City is the backdrop to your love story, the fairy tale practically writes itself. After meeting at Sotheby’s auction house, New York couple Mackie Healy and Alexander Glauber knew that they wanted a classic wedding that represented the city’s cosmopolitan feel. The couple chose a private club that was special to the groom’s family and embodied the black-tie ambience they wanted.
Event planner Danielle Elder of Classic Events (917-363-2208; classic eventsnyc.com) helped them pull the sophisticated elements together. “We gave them the traditional wedding they dreamed of—but with a modern twist,” she says. “Personal touches in your wedding are key.” The couple really wanted to embrace the season, she adds: “New York is just so beautiful year-round, so we developed colors and flowers to add seasonal touches.”
To ensure that their wedding was captured for posterity, Mackie and Alexander looked to photographer Judy Pak (judypak.com). “Communication between couple and photographer is fundamental for helping us capture beautiful and authentic images,” says Pak. “We love to get to know our couples, listen to their stories, and learn about their style to create more meaningful images for them.” Of course, having an attractive couple and a sophisticated backdrop makes the process a breeze. Says Pak, “We get excited when couples have an impeccable taste for fashion and are willing to have fun with the photos!”—c.t.
Autumn in New York: For their fall wedding, Mackie Healy and Alexander Glauber embraced the colors of the season in the centerpieces ( LEFT) and the bridal bouquet ( BELOW).
BACKLESS APPEAL The backless dress is one of the seasonds hottest wedding trends. Mackie Healyds custom Brandon Maxwell gown (left) gave her the effortlessly cool and elegant look she craved. Itds no secret that a wedding dress is one of the focal points of the day—after all, your friends and family will watch you dance, toast, and celebrate the night away—so remember that the dress should be as breathtaking from the back as it is from the front! above: Stretch lace gown, ($1,975).
Lovely Bride, 182 Duane St., 212-924-2050; theiacouture.com Theia