A Tribeca Rooftop wedding with views of the city should be on your mind this season. The skyscrapers, tenement buildings, and the glorious Hudson river are just outside of its windows, and the clear glass roof lets the sun and moonlight shine through onto your magical event.
Sydney and Jake are a beautiful power couple living their dreams in New York City. Sydney describes themselves as a: “high energy couple [who] work hard and play hard! In true New Yorker fashion, we’re passionate about our work [in finance].” New York is a whirlwind of passion and lust, but they were “instantly drawn to each other – our common interests and backgrounds bringing us together, and have since had the good fortune of embarking on our young New York City adulthood together, maturing, growing and thriving!” Even though they lead a fast paced lifestyle, with a lot of gym time at Barry’s, SLT, and Equinox, they manage to enjoy the finer things in life such as traveling to St. Lucia and often visiting family across the East Coast and Florida.
It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and thus marks the anniversary of when Jake proposed to Sydney at the Ludlow Hotel. First, he arranged for a private room at the hotel’s acclaimed Dirty French restaurant. Then, he arranged for Sydney’s best friend and future sister-in-law to hide in the restaurant. Next, he filled the room with candles and flowers. Lastly, he had them play their song, “The Wonder of You,” as they walked in. The bride remembered herself as a “complete mess as he got down on one knee and he asked that I try to ‘hold it together’ as he asked me to marry him. Our closest family and friends then came up for a night filled with dancing and celebratory tequila shots. It was really special.” It was the precursor party for their spectacular New York rooftop wedding.
Every venue has its perks, but a venue that highlights the beauty of the New York skyline speaks for itself. A Tribeca rooftop wedding is one to beat for any New York rooftop wedding. There is a 14,000 sq foot outdoor terrace for ceremonies and cocktail receptions, and a 15,000 sq foot interior event space. Inside, there is a massive modern bar, amazing views of the city from its large windows, and a large 1,100 sq foot dance floor. Per the bride, “We wanted our wedding to reflect who we are, and a New York City location was a must. And while we wanted the space to exude glamour, we wanted it to be warm and inviting as well. The minute we saw Tribeca Rooftop, we knew it was it, given the NYC skyline came through, paired with candlelight.”
The couple highlighted their family and religion in their ceremony. Per Sydney, “We had a private signing of the Ketubah – the Jewish marriage contract – with family and the bridal party right before the Chuppah and it was so emotional! Our oldest friends signed as witnesses. Finally, walking down the aisle and reading our vows to one another under the chuppah was our favorite part. The ceremony concluded with the seven Jewish blessings and the traditional breaking of the glass.” Having the ceremony on this New York rooftop wedding venue was truly a sight to see.
The bride had an inkling that she wanted to stand out. Per Sydney, “When my mother showed me the Eisen Stein [Israeli designer] gown online – I instantly saw myself in it.” The dress featured a deep V-cut with clear mesh sides. Then, feathers rained down from a band of intricately beaded diamond flowers at the waist to the bottom of the dress. For the post-dinner dress, the bride changed into a short, silver beaded STAUD dress. She completed both her looks with silver sparkly heels by famed designer Stuart Weitzman. The groom was also dressed to the nines in a custom navy tuxedo with a polka dot liner. His collared shirt had his initials “JB” displayed on the cuff, and he finished his attire with black loafers.
The couple knew that the venue with its amazing views and candles was already breathtaking. As such, they worked with the florist to add some color to their New York rooftop wedding. They “focused most on the Chuppah (Jewish wedding canopy) which we kept referring to as our ‘main event.’ Rachel Cho took our inspiration and made magic of it. My first tears of the day kicked off when I saw the Chuppah—it really spoke to me. Our guests said you could smell the flowers even from the back of the room. Secondly, she also did an amazing job with seasonal flowers that accentuated New York fall [with the colors] of greens, light pinks, whites and lots of delphiniums.”
To start the festivities, the couple stayed in tune with their Jewish traditions, and the “menu started with a light salad, followed by a choice of sea bass or filet. We had a kosher option from La Mera for our Kosher guests as well.” Furthermore, the couple’s five layer cake continued the delight with real flowers that matched the floral theme. Then, to continue the fun after the dinner, the couple hired a live band. Because they share a passion for music, it “was the biggest focus for me as a bride, as I knew the band had to be able to keep up with our energy, and dancing is my favorite thing. When we heard Chevy Chevis and her crew, we knew she was the woman for the job.” In brief, their 210 guests had no trouble keeping up on the dance floor of this New York rooftop wedding.
If you’re thinking about planning a New York rooftop wedding, definitely consider a Tribeca rooftop wedding with its glorious views. The bride also advises: “Forget the pre-wedding stresses, all the moving pieces will fall in place. Most importantly, do what’s right for you, not what others have done.”
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