photography by: Sue Kessler
Lauren and Stephen planned a grand and decadent wedding, selecting Cipriani on 42nd street in New York as their ballroom of choice. Dramatic black goblets and an old-fashioned birdcage for cards and gifts offset the tall classical columns and romantic lighting, creating a setting reminiscent of the Italian Renaissance. Lauren didn’t know about the surprise that Stephen had in store for her until they got ready for their portrait session. When everyone was in place, Stephen handed out artfully crafted masquerade masks to each member of their wedding party--black for the groomsmen and gold with glitter and feather plumes for the bridesmaids.
The beautiful masks transformed the wedding party and turned the joyful occasion into an evening of masquerade. Sue Kessler from our studio photographed this wedding and was able to capture every resplendent detail.
A special thanks to Lauren and Stephen for letting us feature their wedding.
Photographer: Sue Kessler
Venue: Cipriani 42nd Street
Flowers: Andrew Pascoe Flowers
Cake: Jackie's Cake Boutique
Espresso Cart: Cafe Ala Carte