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Samantha & Ricky

Real Weddings



Photography by Brett Matthews Photography

Samantha and Ricky’s goal was to create a city chic wedding that was classic with modern touches. To bring their vision to life, they used a black and white color palette with accents of gold to jazz up their celebration. “I always knew I would use black and white as my colors,” Samantha tells Twirl New York.  “I think black and white creates a bold look without being distracting.”

The couple booked The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers because it offered an indoor/outdoor feel that they craved, and allowed them to have the City as their backdrop. “I wanted to create a night to remember, not only for myself but for our guests as well. Having our wedding in New York City gave the night a certain type of energy that the city tends to provide. Being able to walk out onto the pier with a drink or cigar and see the city lights added a special quality to the night.”

Working with Diana Gould Ltd., the white floral decor was quite modern. “The all white florals gave a really clean, classic look. The idea for the branches came from the fact that I wanted to bring the outside in. I’ve always loved how outdoor weddings can use the flowers, trees and landscape as a backdrop so I wanted to walk into my wedding feeling like there were some aspects of that,” explains Samantha.

A night out in the city can be fun, romantic and over the top, and I wanted our guests to feel all of those things.—Samantha

And while the event was as beautiful as she had intended, the pre-wedding First Look between the bride and her groom was Samantha’s favorite part of the day. “I felt the same kind of emotions I used to feel when he would pick me up for our first few dates. The excitement and butterflies you get with a new relationship.”

Photography Brett Matthews Photography
Venue The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
Florist Diana Gould Ltd.
Wedding Dress and Veil Designer Pnina Tornai
Bridal Salon Kleinfeld Bridal
Calligraphy and Stationery Ceci New York
Catering and Wedding Cake Abigail Kirsch
Music Hank Lane Music
Bridesmaid Dresses Laundry by Shelli Segal
Bridesmaid Dress Salon Saks Fifth Avenue
Make up and Hair Once Upon a Bride
Handbag and Earrings Kate Spade
Bracelet Hamilton Jewellers
Wedding Band Tiffany & Co.
Shoes Manolo Blahnik
Tux Joseph Abboud
Shoes Johnston & Murphy
Tie David Donahue
Wedding Band and Cuff Links David Yurman
Hotel for Bridal Party and Guests The Standard – High Line
Rentals Diana Gould Ltd.
Transportation Matrix Transportation Group LLC
Favors Giant Hershey Kiss because they got engaged at The Hotel Hershey