When all we would hear about on the radio was regarding the G20, there was one bride busily planning, to make sure that her wedding day would be perfect, despite its date and location: June 26th, 2010 and the Sutton Place Hotel on Bay Street. Yes, that is the same day and within a block from all the chaos of the world conference and all its commotion. Nothing could stand in the way of Tiffany’s wedding though, as she planned well in advance, and actually met with me 8 months before her wedding day: stationery was of utmost importance to her. And when I met her, her sister and her fiance, I completely understood her sense of taste and eye for beautiful things. Tiffany is a make-up artist and she and her sister looked like they were ready for a black tie cocktail party at our consultation. She loves classic elements with a vogue twist, and she looked absolutely stunning on her wedding day. Look at her Pronovias gown & glamourous hairpiece! I really meant it when I say that she was prepared: she made a trip to Manhattan just to choose her gowns a summer before her wedding day.
To set the tone for the wedding, we created a gate-fold invitation design that incorporated the exact lace from her gorgeous wedding gown. This is not just your average lace project! We stitched the lace to the emerald-turquoise satin ribbon and then both to the pearl invitation. You undo the perfectly-tied bow to a stage-like presentation of Tiff & Giovanny’s invitation, which is adorned with a custom-illustrated brocade-like gem monogram with their initials. This was partially inspired by the detailed anqitue gold finishes at both the St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church & at the hotel. In the Filipino culture, the bride and groom honours their entourage on each invitation, including the bridal party and the principal and secondary sponsors — what a great way to involve and honour the important people in your lives. With a unique combination of the emerald-turquoise, pearl, white, and anqitue gold, the invitation put every guest in the right mindset for their black tie wedding at the Sutton Place Hotel.
Tiff’s bridesmaids stepped out of the vintage Rolls-Royce in beautiful emerald-turquoise knee-length Jenny Yoo gowns. As her mom and dad walked her down the aisle, they were glowing with smiles, and Tiff’s mom looked so cute and beautiful in her jade gown. Her floral decor and cake were visually stunning, with classic golden highlights that complimented the details in the architecture at the Sutton Place Hotel. Tiff also incorporated blush, pinks, creams, vintage oranges and ivory roses, peonies and hydrengeas in a visually pleasing combination that provided a pretty palette to contrast the emerald-turquoise and jade tones. We also created some lovely booklet programs and custom gift tags to complete the look for the big day!
Tiffany & Giovanny are also into Salsa dancing. Made in Camera put together a same day edit of their wedding day, and what a classy and FUN way to begin: the Salsa.
Tiffany Katrina Farolan & Giovanny Alexander Castro: married in style on June 26, 2010.
Credits for Image above:
Invitation Product Shots by Claudia Hung Weddings
Other Photography by Made in Camera & Mark Anthony Studios