Margaret And Paul Photography By Minnow Park

Margaret & Paul

Real Weddings

MARGARET & PAUL

THE LIGHTHOUSE AT CHELSEA PIERS • WEST SIDE • WINTER

Photography by Minnow Park

“Paul and I considered a few different options for the wedding,” Margaret tells Twirl New York.  “An intimate desert wedding in Arizona where Paul proposed, a modern museum in Philadelphia where he’s from, or a New York City wedding, where we met and dated for three years before he popped the question.”

They settled on a winter wedding in New York when most of their friends and family would likely be free. “What we loved about The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers was the convenience of the location, the ability to have the ceremony and reception at the same venue, and the view that allowed our guests to enjoy the scenery without having to bear the cold.”

With catering by Abigail Kirsch, Margaret and Paul said the venue was a done deal. “Reflecting on how my parents met and married in New York City in the early ’80s, when they immigrated from Seoul, made our winter city wedding feel all the more special.”

“Reflecting on how my parents met and married in New York City in the early ’80s when they immigrated from Seoul, Korea made our winter city wedding feel all the more special.” Margaret, the bride

The couple decided on unexpected, whimsical touches to give the wedding a modern and sophisticated feeling.  Twinkle lights rained down at the altar with tea light candles lining the windows along the river, and 3-foot-wide circular white balloons floated above every other row of seats.

For the wedding reception, the centerpieces had loose branches and small flower buds mixed with lots of candles. At the photo booth, multicolored confetti was tossed festively in front of a midnight metallic blue backdrop. “The vision I imagined became a beautiful reality thanks to the great vendors who executed them for me,” Margaret fondly recalls.

For the bride’s dress, she chose one of her favorite designers Morgane Le Fay, whose pieces are designed and made in New York City. “There is a whimsical nature to the way her garments move when worn—the fabric is so delicate and light that it almost floats,” says Margaret.  “After some alterations and adjustments, one week before the wedding, the bride’s mother found a white Hugo Boss jacket, which perfectly matched Paul’s suit by the same designer, and completed the look. I started the day in five pieces and ended the night in just two: the dress, of course, and the crinoline!”

For her shoes, Margaret picked out three styles to be work throughout the day. “I went with my friend Gio Diev’s peep-toe half d’Orsay pumps. This style is one of my favorites, and when I saw them in blue python skin I immediately knew they’d be the perfect pop of color for the wedding. I switched to Saint Laurent black leather pumps for the first dances, and eventually into my ultimate Cinderella shoes for dancing: holographic Nikes,” she explains. “Being part of a hip-hop dance group in college taught me that there is nothing more satisfying than dancing the night away in your favorite kicks!”

“The vision I imagined became a beautiful reality thanks to the great vendors who executed them for me” –Margaret

Wedding Dress Designer Morgane Le Fay
Wedding Invitation Calligrapher Yes Ma’am Paper Goods
Catering Abigail Kirsch
Wedding Cake Lulu Bakery for Abigail Kirsch
Rentals SIR music equipment rentals
Bride’s bag Issey Miyake
Bride’s earrings vintage
Engagement ring Tiffany & Co.
Bride’s belt custom
Bride’s jacket Hugo Boss
Bride’s feather coat ASOS
Bride’s shoes Gio Diev, Saint Laurent, Nike
Bride’s Hair Dalliance Wedding
Wedding Rings Bario Neal
Groom’s suit, socks and shoes Hugo Boss
Groom’s shirt and cufflinks Brooks Brothers
Groom’s tie bar J Crew
Groom’s watch Omega Speedmaster
Hotel for Guests Conrad New York

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