An Elegant New York Wedding at Renaissance Event Hall in Long Island City, New York

Yannery Gonzalez (27, a Teacher) and Bobby Basdeo (26, a Financial Analyst) held their wedding in May, at the Renaissance Event Hall in Long Island Ci

Yannery Gonzalez (27, a Teacher) and Bobby Basdeo (26, a Financial Analyst) held their wedding in May, at the Renaissance Event Hall in Long Island City, New York. Inspired by the old world European feel of their reception venue and the Spring season, the couple chose a color palette of pinks and purples to bring out the simple elegance of their wedding. The highlight of the wedding? The couple's amazing cocktail hour. "We wanted our guests to have fun and interact with each other, so we had different games at each table, like Connect Four, UNO and checkers. We also hired dancers to perform and help our guests learn some Spanish moves, like Bachata and Merengue," Yannery says.

A caricature artist provided fun sketches for guests at the reception.
White paper lanterns and white paper butterflies hung above the reception tables.
Floating candle votives added a touch of romantic elegance to the centerpiece decor.
The bridesmaids wore strapless cocktail dresses in varying shades of purple.
The elegant flower arrangements had purple roses, hydrangeas and tulips.
Yannery wore a form fitting cream ballgown.
Yannery carried an elegant purple bouquet of tulips and peonies.
The programs had silhouette illustrations of the wedding party.
Professional salsa dancers performed for guests and even taught them a few moves after their performance!