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Monica & Jeff: A Modern Wedding in New York, NY

  • Christian Oth Photography, New York
    Jeannie Uyanik and Elizabeth West, Cap & Gown Weddings, New York
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Monica & Jeff in New York, NY
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Jeff wore a green Lady’s Slipper orchid boutonniere with an ivory ribbon to match the bride’s dress. Each groomsman wore a miniature green cymbidium orchid finished with a black ribbon.
Chestnuts in the Tuileries, New York
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Monica’s lush, exotic bouquet was comprised entirely of Lady’s Slipper orchids that were white with green striping. The stems were wrapped with a double-faced, ivory satin ribbon.
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The bridesmaid bouquets consisted of Limona roses, green cymbidium orchids, and green ranunculuses, and the stems were finished in a complementary brown ribbon.
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Monica's sling-back heels perfectly matched the detailed bodice of her strapless, ivory ball gown.
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Monica wore a strapless, ivory ball gown with a draped Empire bustline. The bodice of the Kenneth Pool for Amsale gown was embellished with Swarovski crystals and beads in an embroidered vine pattern. Its chapel-length train was embroidered to match the bodice. The bride’s full-length custom-made veil had sparkling tulle, Swarovski crystals, and be ...
Kenneth Pool for Amsale, Amsale, New York
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The Jewish ceremony was held in a corner of the W’s ballroom.
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“At our request, the rabbi acknowledged during the ceremony that the white gladioli woven into the huppah were in memory of my mother -- they were her favorite flower -- so that she could be there with us in spirit,” recalls Monica.
Chestnuts in the Tuileries, New York
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The couple paired Granny Smith green with chocolate brown for their colors.
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Each table had the same assortment of short square vases containing a single type of flower, all in the green palette. One vase at each table was filled with mini cymbidium orchids with river rocks filling the base. Chocolate brown tablecloths and brown leather chairs set off the bold green flowers.
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One vase at each table was filled with mini cymbidium orchids with river rocks filling the base.
Chestnuts in the Tuileries, New York
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The dual monograms (ME and JS) on the invitations and programs became a single monogram (MSJ) on the place cards and menus once the ceremony was over.
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The couple's signature drink -- a pomegranate martini -- was passed around to guests as they entered the cocktail hour.
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The couple hit the dance floor for their first dance to Jack Johnson’s “Better Together.” The couple had one strict order for the DJ: “No cheese!” “I was blown away by how many people were dancing the entire night,” says Monica.
DJ David Chang, New York
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Each guest received a scoop of chocolate and vanilla ice cream, along with an assortment of toppings!
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The four-tiered square cake featured chocolate brown icing adorned with light green dots and a matching green fondant ribbon at the bottom of each layer. The cake’s flavor was vanilla pear caramel, which consisted of caramelized pears, chocolate sponge cake, and caramel mousse.
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Monica & Jeff in New York, NY

Monica and Jeff like to joke that they met the old-fashioned way: on the Internet! "I had just signed up for JDate, and Jeff was about to cancel his membership," says Monica. "Fortunately, Jeff saw my profile and decided to give it one more try." The Bride Monica Emerick,33, vice president and senior counsel The Groom Jeff Storch, 34, attorney The Date October 28 A year after meeting Monica, Jeff popped the question. “Jeff is a notoriously impatient person, so the same day he picked up the ring, instead of waiting and planning something elaborate, he gave it to me as soon as I got home from work,” says the delighted bride. “It was a very ‘Jeff’ proposal.”
- Linda DiProperzio
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  • Christian Oth Photography, New York
  • Jeannie Uyanik and Elizabeth West, Cap & Gown Weddings, New York
  • Chestnuts in the Tuileries, New York
  • Kenneth Pool for Amsale, Amsale, New York

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