A Modern, Classic Wedding at Le Parker Meridien in New York, New York

This theatrical couple love the grandeur of New York City. In fact, it was Katie Weidmaier’s (24 and an actor) favorite movie, "Breakfast at Tiffany’s," that inspired Ben Motter (26 and a technical director) to propose in front of the Tiffany & Co. store on Fifth Avenue. To keep their New York wedding classic, the couple decided on a timeless color palette of black and white, and as a nod to their love story, they added a Tiffany blue twist. When deciding where to get married, Katie and Ben searched for a venue that would highlight the city. “A majority of our guests had never been to New York City before, so we really wanted to show them all the glamour, lights and fun the city has to offer,” Katie says. The couple got married in St. Malachy’s Roman Catholic Church (the Actors’ Chapel), and walked across the street to their reception at Le Parker Meridien. “We chose Le Parker Meridien because when we walked in, it was everything we dreamed of and more.” The venue’s oversize windows provided a full view of Central Park, and the balcony allowed guests to step outside and see the New York skyscrapers the couple love. Katie’s bridal style was perfect for the glamorous occasion: Her custom Pnina Tornai wedding dress from Kleinfeld featured delicate floral appliques from the fitted bodice to the flowy, tiered skirt that matched her custom cathedral veil and crystal tiara. The couple hosted a lively penthouse party with live band Star Talent and with dramatic, theatrical lighting -- just their style. “My advice to future couples would be to try and relax during the planning process,” Katie says. “When the day comes, everything is going to fall into place.” See the details captured by Samantha Lauren Photographie!