5% Goes to ASPCA!

We had so much fun at Lauren & Chris’ City Winery wedding on April 25 and they have chosen to give their 5% donation to the ASPCA. It’s another Event that Gives Back!

An excerpt from their website:

“Founded in 1866, the ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Our mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” While there are SPCAs and humane societies all over the country, the ASPCA is not directly affiliated with them. However, the ASPCA works nationally to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with many shelters across the country.”

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A Rock ‘n’ Roll Wedding!

We had the honor of working with Lauren and Tommy for their Rock ‘n’ Roll themed wedding at City Winery on June 22. The wedding literally rocked all night and you couldn’t help but feel like you were at a concert! 

The wedding invitation was a vinyl record and the design was created by their tattoo artist in Astoria.

The bridal bouquet was an arrangement of Picasso calla lilies and the bridesmaids bouquets were arrangements of Schwartz calla lilies. 

Lauren is the third generation to wear this wedding dress; first her grandmother, then her mother. She worked with Jean Kormos from Ghost Tailor to make it her own, adding a red slip underneath and lace to the bottom. 

When the ceremony began, the bride surprised her soon to be husband by walking down the aisle to a song he wrote for his band Circus Life. The look on Tommy’s face the moment he saw Lauren walk down the aisle brought tears to my eyes. There’s something so special about the few moments between the bride preparing to walk down and the groom seeing her for the first time in her wedding dress.

The bridal party wore black & white polka dot dresses with red accents, and to add to the Rock ‘n’ Roll theme the entire wedding party wore Converse.

Lizzy Weinberg did a fantastic job on hair and Tommy Napoli was a pro with the wedding day makeup!

The escort cards were VIP backstage passes and every table was named after one of their favorite bands. 

A fun addition we added to each place setting was a Krazy straw! Now when’s the last time you remember drinking from one of those?!


Tribeca Treats did an outstanding job carrying out the polka dot and love bird theme with the cake they designed.

Gluten-free guests had the option of cupcakes from Tu Lu’s which were displayed on a stand made from two vinyl records.


For the reception the couple brought in a band from Philadelphia, the same band that the groom’s band opened for the night that Lauren and Tommy met. Once the music got started there wasn’t a single person left in their seat! Guests also had the privilege of listening to a few songs by Tommy and his band.

We had so much fun planning and attending Lauren & Tommy’s wedding, so much so that we just had to keep the party going at the after party!  

Cake: Tribeca Treats
Cupcakes: Tu Lu’s
Florist: Bowery Whole Foods Market
Hairstylist: Lizzy Weinberg
Make-Up: Tommy Napoli
Music: Fosterchild & the groom’s band, Circus Life
Photographer: jen+ashley Photography
Tailor: Ghost Tailor