A Whimsical Pink-and-Blue Wedding in New York City
Justine and Eamonn
From New York to Africa and Alaska, Justine Delaney, a DJ and pastry chef, and Eamonn Vitt, a physician specialist in family and HIV medicine, returned (with frequent-flyer miles) to their Manhattan home for a summer wedding that was big on life, love, and really good music.
After the ceremony, the happy couple posed in NYC. Justine wore a Jenny Packham gown.
A quirky coat of arms featuring an Alaskan musk ox and herring (a reference to Eamonn's time spent in Alaska) adorned the couple's letterpressed invitation suite.
"I wanted a free-form, organic arrangement that would reflect the loose vibe of the day," Justine says of her vibrant bouquet, which grouped together garden roses, nigella, and dusty miller tied with a pair of deep blue satin ribbons.
Justine’s dazzling accents included (from left): An Art Deco fish-scale bracelet, antique diamond-and-opal drop earrings, a Judith Ripka Estate gold-and-diamond cuff, and a Victorian diamond-and-pearl bangle.
The couple wed in the New York Marble Cemetery, a serene East Village gem dating back to 1830, tucked behind wrought-iron gates.
The Bridal Party
Justine's attendants, including her two younger sisters (far left and second from left), picked out their own ensembles in shades of pink and blue, while her man of honor donned a crisp black suit.
As a tribute to Eamonn’s stint in Alaska, feathers from the state bird, the ptarmigan, surrounded a sprig of nigella.
The Flower Girl
The flower girl, the groom's niece, dressed in one of the bride's favorite French labels, Jacadi.
The Ring Bearers
Before the I Dos
Before the ceremony, guests enjoyed Arnold Palmers, Justine's favorite drink, plain or spiked with vodka.
Beating the Heat
Celebrants took stylish cover from the 90-plus degree heat.
The crowd stayed cool with paper parasols and fans as they applauded the brand-new Mr. and Mrs.
Justine and Eamonn share a sweet moment during post-ceremony portraits at the cemetery.
A trio of revelers struck a pose before heading across town to the reception.
Justine and Eamonn (wearing street-vendor sunglasses) directed the procession from the East Village ceremony to the Soho reception. "It was nice to show our out-of-towners the area," says the bride.
Partygoers file into Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, their reception site and a nonprofit that supports the homeless and HIV-positive. The 150 guests were later joined by an additional 80 invitees for dessert and dancing.
In keeping with the literary theme of the reception location, letterpressed bookmarks, calligraphed with attendees' names, led them to their seats.
These books, handmade by Benjamin Reynaert, were used as reception decor.
Brightly colored floral centerpiece and flickering votice candles set a romantic scene.
The Dessert Table
The First Dance
The pair glided to the Twin Peaks theme song, “Falling,” by Julee Cruise.
Following their first dance, the newlyweds shared an impromptu spin with Eamonn's mother and father to The Pogues' version of "Dirty Old Town."
Wan Chi Ming Dragon and Lion Dance Team, a traditional Chinatown dance troupe, surprised guests with a performance after Justine's parents gave a final toast—one of the couple's favorite moments of the night.
Partygoers redeemed these custom paper cutous for gelato and sorbetto.
Ice Cream Cart
Guests cashed in their tickets for cold treats from a L'Arte del Gelato cart parked out front.
Ceremony Location: New York Marble Cemetery
Reception Location: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Event Planning: By Amanda Event Studio
Catering: The Works Catering
Photography: Brendan Bannon
Officiant: Reverend Jon Curley
Stationery: Sesame Letterpress
Calligraphy: Robyn Wylde Calligraphy
Postage: Champion Stamp Co.
Sweets: Champagne truffles, Dan’s Chocolates; Chocolate balls, Candy.com; creme anglaise and strawberry creme chocolates, Choclatique; dragees and fossier biscuits, Dragee Pecou; lemon tarts and raspberry cheesecakes, Whole Foods Market; petits fours, Duane Park Patisserie.
DJs: Nick Marc; Michael T..
Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals; West Side Party Rental.
Linens: Chelsea Marketplace; Grayline Linen.
Sound: Ceremony, Music First Productions; Reception, Lollipop Productions (973-953-7868).
Hair and Makeup: Jordan Long.
Chinese dress: New Age Designer (212-349-0818).
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