A Sophisticated, Classic Wedding at The Liberty House in Jersey City, New Jersey
Lora Leonardo (33 and an anesthesiologist) and Wil Olitan (34 and an accountant) wanted a sophisticated and classic look for their winter wedding. A color palette of charcoal and white brought out the cosmopolitan look they were aiming for, and Lora wore a tulle mermaid dress paired with a small white fur bolero to combat the cold weather and reinforce the timeless aesthetic. The groomsmen wore classic black tuxedos with charcoal bow ties and the bridesmaids wore charcoal, floor-length, mermaid gowns. The couple held a traditional Filipino Catholic ceremony incorporating Filipino traditions of the veil, cord and candle ceremony.
The reception was held at Liberty House in Jersey City, which has gorgeous panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline across the river. Tall lush arrangements of white roses and hydrangeas were surrounded by candles at the reception tables. The head table had a silver tree centerpiece with small candle votives and strings of crystals hanging off the branches. The couple exited with wedding with guests holding sparklers above them.