Lofts & Halls

Wedding Ceremony in the Green Building, Brooklyn

Where do a secret speakeasy style lounge, a cavernous feeling, dilapidated warehouse, and charm combine?  At the Green Building, of course! It is a darkish, romantic “raw space” with a funky back-room area that represents the welding together of refinement and urban grittiness. My couple even brought along their dog for photos, although he didn’t […]

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Manhattan Penthouse Ceremony

Presiding over ceremonies in very cool lofts is certainly a perk of this job.  The Manhattan Penthouse at Fifth Avenue and 14th Street is no exception.  The view is nice, but the simple elegance and location sets the space apart from others.  Here is the prelude to my couple’s ceremony last night: This pair met […]

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Elite Palace Ceremony

If you read this blog, you know my forehead crinkles in response to the concept of the catering hall wedding.  Visions of dated colors and mirrored ceilings flash through my memory.  I’ve encountered a few very nice reception halls, though, such as the Westbury Manor and Swan Club.  But those are in Nassau County.  Until […]

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Studio Square Wedding Ceremony

Located in Long Island City, Studio Square is fast becoming the site of choice for couples planning an intimate, modern wedding ceremony.  I entered in freight elevator powered by a human to a glossy loft space with a cute outdoor patio.  And smiled when I saw the heart place holders decorating the table where D+C […]

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Officiating at a Loft with a View

L+B married in the fun Manhattan loft of RamScale.  They opted for a standard ceremony, but requested I integrate two quotes they liked.  I wove them into a new mini prelude, which is below. Every urbanite has witnessed lovers lost in themselves on a train. They gaze adoringly and kiss without care. Delightfully unaware of […]

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Swan Club, Long Island Wedding Ceremony

I am definitely appending the Swan Club in Roslyn, Long Island to the list of catering / reception halls in which I sincerely enjoy officiating!  The Swan Club is part of an older Spanish-esque designed estate overlooking or adjacent to a tiny inlet that gives way to the Long Island Sound.  The specially designated ceremony […]

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Slide-show Wedding Ceremony at Manhattan Loft

RamScale is a wedding venue on West Street with stellar views of the Hudson River, the Jersey shoreline, Manhattan Rooftops, and even Lady Liberty.  There, K + T married before about forty loved ones in a most atypical ceremony. They put together a fabulously animated and humorously narrated multimedia slide-show with photos, video, and music […]

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Elegant Glen Island Harbor Club Wedding

Imagine: A cozy waiting area for your guests.  Clean bathrooms — and plenty of them.  Soft colors in ivory/cream-ish, beige, and dashes of greens and pinks on the carpeting (not that tacky over-done carpeting with bright gold and pink).  A huge, tall room with windows on three sides that can seat 200 guests comfortably and […]

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Wedding Ceremony in a Theater! (+thank you note)

Brooklynites Jessica and Brian came to Forest Hills, Queens for their wedding ceremony in search of an inexpensive, yet creative option for their wedding.  They married on Friday the 13th in an old movie theater (Cinemart Theater) with family and friends surrounding them with tons of warm support.  They requested a “sweet and simple” civil […]

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Elegant Wedding at The Glass Houses

Some four or five years ago, Liam (spouse-to-be then) and I were wandering around the galleries in Chelsea.  Having drank too much coffee to try to get rid of a headache induced by teaching six classes at various New York colleges at the time, I really needed to find a restroom.  We came across one […]

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Wedding Ceremony at Vetro, Howard Beach

Jennifer and Eddie were going to the Clerk’s Office in Kew Gardens, Queens to get married.  Then they planned to invite a few dozen family and friends for an early afternoon celebration at Vetro on a Monday, which is a semi-new reception hall space associated with Russo’s on the Bay that is ideal for weddings […]

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Alger House Wedding

Down-to-earth Traci and Dave secured my services back in March.  When I met them, I knew we were likely to be a great match.  They selected the Alger House as their ceremony and reception site.  For those not familiar with it, the Alger House is a townhouse/brownstone renovated to service various events, including weddings.  I […]

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Chateau Briand Wedding

If you are inviting lots of guests who are traveling from both NYC and Long Island, the Chateau Briand should probably be on your list for possible sites.  It’s close to the LIRR (walking distance!) and has a nice outdoor space complete with television screens. Most probably know that I am not personally inclined towards […]

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