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An Elegant Formal Wedding in New York, NY

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Chelsea & Will in New York, NY
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Chelsea carried a 
bouquet of lilies of the valley. The delicate flower held sentimental value because her aunt had carried a bouquet of 
it at her wedding.
Helena Lehane Couture Flowers, Parties & Weddings
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The bridesmaids carried round bouquets of 
open white peonies.
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Will wore a boutonniere 
of lilies of the valley to 
match Chelsea’s bouquet.
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For a traditional look, Chelsea wore a cathedral-length veil with a European blusher.
Tia Mazza, Bergdorf Goodman
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The bridesmaids wore 
long chiffon dresses in a romantic shade of violet.
Amsale, Bella Bridesmaid
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The groomsmen wore suspenders and bow ties with their black tuxedos.
Groom: Tom Ford, New York; groomsmen: Baldwin Formals, New York
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The two ring bearers, Chelsea’s cousins, wore black tuxedos and carried 
the rings in red boxes 
on silver platters.
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White calligraphy popped 
on the navy envelopes 
of the invitations.
East Six Design
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Lavender ribbon finished the couple’s traditional programs, which had their monogram, “C Deng W” (their last name is in Chinese), on the cover.
East Six Design
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St. Ignatius, with its wall murals and domed ceiling, needed little extra décor. Arrangements of white 
dogwood flowers framing 
the altar did the trick.
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As a nod to Will’s heritage, the couple used traditional mah-jongg (a Chinese game) tiles engraved with guests’ names as escort cards.
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White draping around 
the perimeter of the ballroom created a romantic atmosphere, while silver pleated organza linens and overflowing lilac centerpieces enhanced the vibe.
Party Rental Ltd.; linens: Ruth Fischl; drapery: Gio Draping Events
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Small groupings of English garden roses, votives and gold-leaf embroidered linens decorated the cocktail hour.
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Chelsea’s wedding dress 
and bouquet inspired 
the design of the cake, 
right down to the lace-
like appliqués and the 
lilies of the valley on top.
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Chelsea and Will chose Adele’s version of “Make You Feel My Love” for their first dance.
Groove Society, Element Music Group

Chelsea & Will in New York, NY

The Bride Chelsea Ziesig, 27, a doctoral student at Fordham University The Groom Will Deng, 30, an MBA student at MIT The Date May 20 Chelsea and Will planned 
a black-tie affair filled with elegant, formal details 
and nods to Will’s Chinese heritage.
- Amanda Black
Their Ingredients
  • Groom: Tom Ford, New York; groomsmen: Baldwin Formals, New York
  • East Six Design
  • Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
  • Party Rental Ltd.; linens: Ruth Fischl; drapery: Gio Draping Events
  • Ron Ben-Israel Cakes
  • Groove Society, Element Music Group

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