On August 9, Marc Jacobs Beauty launched at Sephora and select Marc Jacobs stores with over 120 products. And we were there in June celebrating the new partnership in NYC. A private dinner for 50 followed by a pop up shop for customers to come and test the new product out for themselves.
“I see beauty in many things,” Jacobs stated in a press release, “and I am attracted to all sorts of imperfection, to style, to confidence or experimentation. It’s unexpected and surprises you.”
We are loving the new products and are excited to celebrate his new Beauty line! Congrats Marc.
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It was important to us for our wedding to reflect us both as individuals, and as a couple. Jon hails from the UK, and obviously loves music, while I grew up in Manhattan, and wanted our wedding to feel inherently New York.
Our first task was daunting: to find a large space and make it feel intimate. We had a sizable guest list, but didn’t want our wedding to feel overwhelming or impersonal. We looked at many beautiful raw spaces, but when we came upon Gotham Hall, we fell in love. It took a bit of imagination and help from florist Bess Wyrick (the brains behind Celadon and Celery) but we ultimately created a romantic garden feel, inside of an art deco ballroom. To put our own twist on the space and evening, sketches of the Union Jack, an American flag, and our cat Pearl, were featured on napkins and cocktail stirrers; we had a “taste of Britain” station during our cocktail hour featuring bangers and mash, shepherds pie, and other UK treats; and a dessert bar hosting our favorite New York baked goods ranging from Magnolia Bakery’s Banana Pudding to two Momofuku wedding cakes.
We also took the evening’s soundtrack pretty seriously. We worked with Venus Ensembles to perform some of our favorite songs via string quartet during the ceremony, and had a jazz trio for the cocktail hour. Our one request – make the cocktail hour feel like a Woody Allen movie—we think they did a pretty great job! And for the reception, DJ Michael Antonia did a fantastic job of keeping everyone on the dance floor, burning off the calories from the Momofuku cakes, we hope…
Photography: Charlotte Jenks Lewis Photography | Videography: Kiss The Bride Films | Event Planning: Bellafare | Floral and Event Design: Celadon And Celery | Wedding Dress: Marchesa | Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar | Invitations: Sue Coe Designs | Bride’s Shoes: Chanel | Rings: Shivani Gems | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Thomas Preti Caterers | Makeup: Ana Sicat | Hair: Butterfly Salon | Lighting : Bentley Meeker | DJ: Michael Antonia | Groom’s Attire: J. Crew’s Ludlow Shop | Groomsmen’s Attire: Zara | Officiant: Gloria Milner | String Quartet: Venus Ensemble | Venue: Gotham Hall | Bridal Boutique: Gabriella New York | Bride’s Purse: 3.1 Phillip Lim | Cake Topper: Jolie En Rose Vintage | Dessert: Magnolia Bakery | Getting Ready Venue: The Standard East Village | Headpiece: Untamed Petals
Event planners Jenn Pablo and Olivia Korenberg of Twofold LA combined forces with bride-to-be Liz Cherkasova, the free spirited fashionista behind Late Afternoon, to craft wedding inspiration that is decidedly luxe, delightfully whimsical, and quintessentially Californian. Romance should take center stage when it comes to weddings and there’s no better way to create a romantic look than with flowers. This ceremony in Beverly Hills was designed by hanging wisteria from the ceiling and using citrus as aisle markers. A pretty floral gazebo was also displayed to greet the bride to be. Variegated lemons, kumquat branches, and sliced blood oranges bring a touch of the unexpected to the citrus-infused table decor. Liz loves to punctuate color against a foundation of black or white, and this color inspiration can be found in the elegant tablescapes.
On the dessert table, citrus arrangements sit atop a creamy white table cloth and a sumptuous white cake (from Haute Chefs LA) is sparingly decorated with pastel blooms and a handful of deep orange kumquats. The simple white cloth on our beverage table amplifies a lush green garland and oversized blooms. Karla Lim’s beautiful calligraphy elevates vintage terra cotta tiles to artful menus and table numbers, highlighting our venue’s saltillo tile floors and bringing a lush earthiness to our tablescapes.
Event Design/Coordination: Twofold LA | Photography: Rebecca Yale | Event Rentals: Archive Rentals | Floral Design: Emblem Flowers | Floral Installations: Celadon Celery | Floral Headpiece: Wild Vase | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Linens | Tableware Rentals: Borrowed Blu | Paper Goods Design: Written Word Calligraphy | Catering: Haute Chefs LA | Wedding Gowns: Monique Lhuillier | Jewelry: Deanna Hamro | Wedding Ring: Trumpet and Horn | Ribbon: Silk and Willow | Stylist: Ashley Zohar | Hair Stylist: Alexis VonKuykendall | Makeup Artist: Marlaine Reiner | Model: Liz Cherkasova