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PAUL-ANN & CHRISTOPHER

 
 

Saratoga Springs, New York

 

QUITE THE CATCH

 
 

“Can I help you carry your bags and cooler?” said Christopher Latty, NYPD police officer, at his first encounter with OBGYN Dr. Paul-Ann Green. Accepting an invitation to Long Beach from a mutual friend, Paul-Ann was looking forward to some fun-under-the-sun. She kindly accepted Christopher’s generous offer and took note of the chivalrous detail. In introspect, Paul-Ann thought her new friend had coy looks and a charming smile.

After settling their belongings on the sand, Christopher invited Paul-Ann to a game of Frisbee. What began as a friendly match for recreational purposes soon became a flirtatious play at each other’s hearts. The unrelenting opponents lasted 3 continuous hours at what is now referred to by their friends as “the epic game of catch”.

 
 
 

“Elegant and airy” were the specifications Paul-Ann provided to us during our first meeting. “While we do not have a large number of guests, I would like for them to feel as if it were a grand affair. Have the details feel as big as our love.” We knew of just the location that would meet and exceed their expectations and personality. Nestled in the charming city of Saratoga Springs, lies a boutique hotel unlike any other. With quaint historicism and intimate setting, the Adelphi Hotel, was perfect. Mentioning the location to Paul-Ann triggered an immediate response. She was well acquainted with Saratoga Springs. During her time in medical school, Paul-Ann would drive out to the scenic town in search of a quiet nook to focus on her studies. Coincidentally enough, most times, that happened to be a small coffee shop across from the hotel. She quickly acknowledged the detail as a heaven-sent sign, thus beginning the plans for their memorable nuptials.

 
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THE ONE

The strapless beaded-bodice, corset back bridal gown by Maggie Sottero left our bride in awe the moment she slipped it on at Kleinfeld Bridal.

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A signature wedding scent from Jo Malone added a unique touch to Paul-Ann & Christopher’s wedding. The custom-tailored fragrance, an indulgence of pear, freesia, jasmine and spices, permeated the bridal grounds and engulfed the senses.

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The look of happiness

The look of happiness

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We kept

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Guests gathered to presence the love between Paul-Ann & Christopher. With every passing word the couple became increasingly emotional. Every memory made, every experience shared and the thoughts of the many more to come brought tears to their eyes.

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After the ceremony, the guests were guided to the cocktail hour in the Blue Hen. The glass house structure allowed for plenty of light to shine through in-keeping with the airy feel of the balloons and greenery. As the night soon appeared it led way to romantic star gazing and cocktails. Guests were asked to place their wishes for the newly-wed couple on the bridal balloons. Love was in the air!

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THE RECEPTION

“Elegant and airy”, We kept the design cohesive but different all throughout the spaces. Guests had something to look forward to with every passing moment. Paul-Ann & Christopher loved the overall feel of the evening.

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The bridal party entrance set the tone for the evening. With flags in the air and a dance party selection of music, Paul-Ann & Christopher along with their guests celebrated the night away.

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SEE THE HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO


 

TO THE TEAM OF VENDORS WHO GAVE LIFE TO OUR CELEBRATOR’S DREAMS, FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS, WE THANK YOU.

Bespoke Dress Shirts: Tom James

Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero Bridal

Bridal Gown Salon: Kleinfeld Bridal

Bridal Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Bridesmaids Gowns: White by Vera Wang

Cake Tailor: GingerSnap Cake Shop | Sandy Previty

Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Adelphi Hotel | Connie Slocum

Cinematography: Bokeh Film Studios | Mike Zale

Event Design: Diana La Mere Events | Diana Then

Floral Design: The Posie Peddler | Gretchen Squires

Groom & Groomsmen Tuxedos : The Black Tux

Hair/Makeup: Before and After Salon | Kevin Jackson

Live Streaming: Dave Bigler Photos & Films | Dave Bigler

MC/DJ: DJ Spynfo “Mr. Matrimony” | Michael Eagan

Officiant: Reverend Joy Burke

Photography: Silent Moment Photography | Kelcey Foster

Stationery: Monique Lhuillier Fine Paper

Wedding Planning: Diana La Mere Events | Diana Then

Wedding Scent: Jo Malone

 

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS! WINTER WHITE FLORALS

 
Photography by DLM

Photography by DLM

 

A holiday fête at New York’s The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog has all the makings of a jolly ol’ good time—complete with festive cocktails, superb service, intimate setting and candlelit atmosphere. It comes as no surprise to us that our celebrator, Martina Sourada, chose to host her endearing Christmas party at the charming Irish Pub. After all, being the world’s most awarded bar does have a certain jingle bell ring to it.

Scrolling through her Christmas list of to-do’s, one item seemed to stand out for its absence— Flowers. Martina reached out to us with a simple idea in mind— winter white florals. She was gathering all her dear friends and family to celebrate yet another year of love, triumphs, and togetherness. Softening up the ambiance with heavenly florals seemed like just the thing. Taking into account the traditional espresso-stained wooden bars and paneling, the exposed brick and the many amber-colored whiskey bottles at The Dead Rabbit, we chose warm white florals for a cohesive palette.

Our signature look is feminine and romantic, this was not lost on Martina’s Florals. With Snow White and The Huntsman as inspiration, a balanced dichotomy was created by selecting round, feminine blooms and rustic cedar/branch elements. The overall look— an ethereal winter delight. -

 
 

You were one of the key ingredients in the success of my party! The flowers were absolutely beautiful. Thank you so VERY much for all of your beautiful work and help.
— Martina Sourada

 
Prior to our departure towards The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog

Prior to our departure towards The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog

Brooke Baker, Events Director at The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog and Diana Then, Founder and Creative Director at Diana La Mere Events

Brooke Baker, Events Director at The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog and Diana Then, Founder and Creative Director at Diana La Mere Events

 

A special thanks to The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog for the opportunity to shine at their splendid bar. The location has undergone extensive renovations and has returned bigger and better than ever. Pamper yourself with one of their amazing cocktails!


 

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