Marrying the glam touches of a black tie wedding with preppy elements, Stacey and Pat’s wedding day was full of fun, personal touches. Glittering gold and bold black details brought in a modern Hollywood feel, keeping this theme super sophisticated. The bride, who works in the fashion industry, had a lot of fun searching for her wedding dress, finally finding perfection in her Oscar de la Renta gown. We love that the ruffled, feminine dress was even duplicated in the wedding cake design, with their puggle Tate making a surprise appearance.
The Ceremony We searched far and wide for a wedding venue and fell in love with the old world feel of the New Haven Lawn Club. As a Jewish girl, marrying an Irish guy we decided not to incorporate much religion into our ceremony, and instead paid tribute to what we both feel strongly about – traditions. We dedicated our ceremony to our grandparents, which meant more to us than any religious ceremony.
As expressed in our ceremony, “Family are the people we look like, the people we act like, and the people that teach us our values. It is these shared values of family and tradition, rooted from our grandparents that shaped us into the individuals we fell so in love with.”
The Reception I’ve spent most of my career in the fashion industry working at Ralph Lauren and Tiffany & Co. What I love about these companies is their long history of being timeless but finding ways to stay modern. In many ways this is what I love about Pat too. He’s an old school gentleman on one hand, but has such a passion for life, that can only be defined as modern. I adapted this concept as I came up with my vision to craft a look that would withstand time but with a modern twist. Think Gatsby meets Kate Spade.
The style for our wedding day truly reflected the two of us, combining New York glam with Connecticut prep. We kept the color palette black and white with gold accents and pops of red. We incorporated elements from our parent’s weddings by mixing a timeless look of bow ties, suspenders and top hats with modern patterns of stripes and polka dots.
Every detail had a significance behind it, which made it so much fun to plan – from Pat’s black Sperry’s and our vintage ski guest book, to the puggle peeking out of our wedding cake, and the late night snacks passed around in Mets/Yankee hats. The ruffles in my wedding dress were the inspiration behind the design of our wedding cake. We had a vintage milk glass cake stand with a base of dots and ruffles, which tied into the theme of my dress. A sketch of my dress rested next to the cake.
Stacey’s Dress Search By far my favorite part of the planning process was searching with my mom for the PERFECT wedding dress. We probably tried on every dress in Manhattan, and for a woman of many words, it was when my mom was finally drawn speechless that I knew we had found “the one.” My Oscar De La Renta gown had the most impeccable construction and remarkable textured ruffles and is truly the definition of haute couture. We kept the dress a secret from everyone until the day of the wedding, where we had so much fun with the big reveals!