Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tri-state blizzard doesn't stop Carlyle wedding, but results in guest cancellations

night-time photo of entrance to Carlyle hotel
The Carlyle (source: the Carlyle website)

By Lauren Elkies

A snowstorm did not prevent at least one bride and groom from tying the knot in Manhattan this past Sunday night, although it caused nine wedding guests to cancel.

The wedding was at the Carlyle hotel at 35 East 76th Street, with ceremony and cocktails in the Versailles Suite and reception in Cafe Carlyle (see photos below).

"We lost one table's worth of guests due to weather but it was still a gorgeous affair filled with love and laughter," said Danielle Venokur Greenberg, events director at L'Olivier Soirees and Galas, which handled the wedding decor.

There's no reason to let some snow get a bride and groom down on their wedding day.

"You enjoy the snow globe vibe of it all and forge ahead," Greenberg said, adding: "One of my best wedding memories is from attending a friend's wedding at the St. Regis years ago during an insane storm. We all trekked home after the wedding through the snow banks and it helped to make it one of the best, most fun and memorable weddings."

As Joseph Todd St. Cyr, director of Joseph Todd Events said: "Airports will close and the honeymoon might be delayed but for the guests who show up, it will be a wedding to remember. There's something about extreme weather that heightens senses and the emotions, including joy!"

round table formally set with flower centerpiece
Cafe Carlyle reception
flower arrangement
Cafe Carlyle centerpiece

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