We all have our dreams about our perfect wedding; but sadly, it’s not always possible to get everything that you want. Please be realistic when planning your day otherwise you’ll just be setting yourself up for heartbreak. Yes, it’s an important day, but it is just one day of your life.
I’m so very fortunate to have visited The Big Apple on two occasions. My first was to celebrate my 21st Birthday and the second visit was a lovely pre-Christmas holiday, with amazing surprises. Have you read my ‘Lunchtime at Tiffany’s’ article? If you haven’t, please do as it’s rather magical and involves Tiffany & Co and an amazing wedding ring.
I’m a big fan of New York. I love everything about the city and what it has to offer; from the people to the tourist attractions and the food (especially Roxy’s Cheesecake!) – I love it all. It’s my idea of holiday heaven. In fact, if I could live there then I would. It’s very much the city of big dreamers and amazing opportunities. The atmosphere and feel of the city is truly unique and unlike anything I have experienced before.
My Husband and I seriously discussed marrying abroad and we really only chose against it because we felt it would be too demanding on our families. Admittedly, it’s not the cheapest place to visit and we knew that we would isolate some of our family. It’s a lot to ask of your guests, especially when travelling abroad. The costs quickly mount up. We’re talking new outfits, time off of work, accommodation, food and flights. Realistically, is this too much to ask of your guests?
So, knowing that I’m never going to marry in New York, I thought I’d bring a couple of ideas and inspiration to those who may be tempted by a New York Wedding. Off to Fantasy land we go… (Cue television style wiggly lines and fantasy music.)
So, we’re getting married in the height of winter, let’s say December, and we’ve decided to get married at The Plaza. Yes, the big posh one that’s featured in Home Alone 2 (we’re on a fantasy budget so we can afford it!)
Snow is falling and the temperatures are sub-zero. Be sure to wrap up warm! We’re wearing the City Slicker dress by Kitty and Dulcie and we’ve decided on an elaborate winter cloak from Wonderful Wraps.
Food wise, I’m quite informal and I love to pick at things rather than have formal sit down dinners. I’d have a big old mixture of hot and cold buffet food. I know I always say this, and I’m going to say it again. I love cake so I’d have a dessert table fit for a king.
As its cold weather I’d want lots of hearty meaty pies and quiches, and gorgeous soups served in handy mugs with freshly baked bread on the side. Drinks would be hot chocolate served with an abundance of marshmallows. I like to call this proper food.
♥ Here’s a few of my personal holiday snaps thrown in for good measure! ♥
There is so much to see and do, so we’ve created a ‘New York Wedding’ inspiration board on Pinterest; where you’ll find wedding dresses, favours, invitation ideas and much more. Be sure to check it out!
If you want our fantasy land to travel anywhere else, drop us a message and we’d love to join you.
Penelope x x