A Whimsical Pink-and-Blue Wedding in New York City

Justine and Eamonn

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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.

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The Invitiation

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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.

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The Bouquet

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"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.

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The Jewelry

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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.

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The Location

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The couple wed in the New York Marble Cemetery, a serene East Village gem dating back to 1830, tucked behind wrought-iron gates.

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The Bridal Party

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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.

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The Groomsmen

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Eamonn's younger brothers, who both served as best men, sported J.Crew suits and big grins. The groom's tuxedo was also from J.Crew.

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The Boutonniere

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As a tribute to Eamonn's stint in Alaska, feathers from the state bird, the ptarmigan, surrounded a sprig of nigella.

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The Flower Girl

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The flower girl, the groom's niece, dressed in one of the bride's favorite French labels, Jacadi.

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The Ring Bearers

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The groom's nephews made handsome ring bearers in Mini Boden gingham shirts, custom bow ties from Tie Crafters, and old-school Chuck Taylors.

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Before the I Dos

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Before the ceremony, guests enjoyed Arnold Palmers, Justine's favorite drink, plain or spiked with vodka.

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Beating the Heat

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Celebrants took stylish cover from the 90-plus degree heat.

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The Ceremony

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The crowd stayed cool with paper parasols and fans as they applauded the brand-new Mr. and Mrs.

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The Newlyweds

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Justine and Eamonn share a sweet moment during post-ceremony portraits at the cemetery.

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Good Friends

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A trio of revelers struck a pose before heading across town to the reception.

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The Newlyweds

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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.

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The Reception

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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.

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Escort Cards

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In keeping with the literary theme of the reception location, letterpressed bookmarks, calligraphed with attendees' names, led them to their seats.

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Bookish Decorations

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These books, handmade by Benjamin Reynaert, were used as reception decor.

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Table Settings

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Brightly colored floral centerpiece and flickering votice candles set a romantic scene.

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The Dessert Table

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As a professional baker, the bride was determind to select just the right delights for the couple's impressive dessert spread. Highlights included a Payard croquembouche, Laduree macarons, and Whimsy & Spice vanilla-rose marshmallows.

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The First Dance

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The pair glided to the Twin Peaks theme song, "Falling," by Julee Cruise.

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Party Time

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Following their first dance, the newlyweds shared an impromptu spin with Eamonn's mother and father to The Pogues' version of "Dirty Old Town."

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Surprise Guests

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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.

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Dessert Tickets

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Partygoers redeemed these custom paper cutous for gelato and sorbetto.

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Ice Cream Cart

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Guests cashed in their tickets for cold treats from a L'Arte del Gelato cart parked out front.

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The Favors

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Pretty paper boxes from Pearl River, lined with pink New York Central Art Supply glassine and filled with Tate's chocolate chip cookies, were offered as tasty takeaways.

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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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