Madelyn & Rich’s NYC Rooftop Wedding!

Our wedding on April 25th was a beautiful and sophisticated Manhattan affair! The Bridal Party got ready in a lovely, sunlit suite at the Gramercy Park Hotel where the couple also had a private vow exchange before proceeding to Madison Square Park with the entire wedding party for photos before the ceremony.

Once at Midtown Loft & Terrace (a venue we first worked at for Stephanie & Steve’s wedding) everyone was able to relax in the Loft which has spectacular views of the Empire State Building! In a sweet and simple ceremony, the couple were married at sunset, followed by a cocktail hour of passed hors d’ouevres. Guests were then invited to the Loft for dinner and dancing.

It was truly a fun party filled with old friends and family that concluded at midnight with the DJ playing the classic, “I’ve Had The Time of My Life”.

We’re so lucky to be able to have the time of our lives celebrating with couples as they begin their journey together!

Here are some photos that will give you an idea of all the fun…

The bridal gown by Vera Wang perfectly hung and waiting for the bride!

Bridesmaids bouquets by Whole Foods Market basking in the afternoon sun at Gramercy Park Hotel.


Rings by Karen Karch New York just hours before they adorn the happy couple.

A wall of balloons behind the guest book where everyone was invited to snap a photo with the polaroid cameras and leave a note for the couple.

Jars filled with candy for everyone to create their own bags with!

Such a wonderful personal touch of special “fortune fish” that the couple discovered at their favorite restaurant, The Mermaid Inn.

The bride, with her father and stepfather, just moments before she walked down the aisle!

Stunning wedding cake, by Dish Catering, with hand-laid floral decorations by Whole Foods.

The lovely white and cream table settings!


Enticing menu cards awaiting guests at their seats.

The sweet couple in the shadow of the Empire State Building.

The charity that Madelyn and Rich choose to give their 5% to for “An Event that Gives Back” is New York Cares.

Balloons: Balloon Saloon
Catering: Dish Food
DJ: 74 Events
Flowers: Whole Foods Market
Hair: Glam Squad
Makeup: Imane Fiocchi & Emily Danhourj
Officiant: Barbara Ann Michaels
Photographer: Kate Ignatowski
Stationery: Beth Amason
Venue: Midtown Loft & Terrace
Violinist: Gena Berger

Written by Kathryn Moise (KBNY event manager).

A BIG thank you goes to Kathryn and Gina, the Karen Brown New York Lead Planners for Madelyn & Rich’s wedding.


Robert Rose Cocktail Reception!

I was excited when I got the call from Robert Rose, a jewelry line that has been featured on such celebrity driven shows as Wendy Williams, E! Entertainment, Project Runway, Entertainment Tonight and the Insider and often found in magazines such as InStyle, Elle, Glamour, Lucky, Essence, O Magazine and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

The owners needed help planning a cocktail reception on their showroom’s rooftop terrace during the New York Accessories Market Week and I was thrilled to help!

As luck would have it, the forecast showed rain for the night of the party and we had 48 hours to execute Plan B; tenting the terrace.

The party was a huge success despite the weather, which in the end never really rained! Regardless of having the tent, there was still a great view of the Empire State building.

Neuman’s did a fantastic job on the catering and the Milkbar cake was a hit!

74Events’ DJ, Duane, kept the party rock’n until the very end, finishing the night off with “We Are Family”, a tribute to the Robert Rose family.

To see more pictures, please visit the Karen Brown New York Facebook page.