about Alexandra and Jarred aretwo parts of one whole who decided to spend the rest of their lives together. She was born in Russia, working as an interpreter. He is American, the owner of an IT-company. They met one snowy day in December. This is why they decided on a winter wedding with Russian accents for 120 guests. Their budget is 110 000$
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Arrival Valet - The wedding party will be taking their own cars; a lot of guests will stay at a hotel where the wedding will be holding Guestbook – A stunning large diamante snowflake adorns this Guest Book, simple but very elegant. Escort Table – An assistant will help guests find their card and personalized favor ( a snowflake design murano glass bottle stopper and a receipt of russian house infused vodka «Klukovka»)and show the table. Entrance – An assistant will greet guests at the entrance.
Atmosphere Colors – White, silver and shades of blue Lighting – small light emitting diode (LED) lights, winter themed lighting Floral – Painted branches with frosting, with hanging globes and tea light candles, white and blue hydrangea, ceanothus, orchid, gardenia Decorations – Candles, Big glass vases to hold flowers, snow machine producing artificial snow, artificial snowflakes and crystal pieces on the tables, sparkler candles. Round tables for 10 persons
Atmosphere Tablescapes– Pure white linens to give an effect of a fresh snowball, different size votive candles to create a romantic vibe, silver ribbons. Fabrics – Damask white linens. Cake table – White table cloth decorated with artificial snowflakes and candles, wedding cake, different mini pastries and Karavay – traditional round Russian yeast sweetbread .
17:34-17:49 Receiving Line 18:30 Enter Reception- Interlude Song: Let it snow (Frank Sinatra) 18:50 Pictures 19:20 Bridal Party Intro 19:30 Mr. and Mrs. Introduction 19:35 Best Man Toast 19:40 Dinner 20:40 Dancing First Dance: Me and Mrs Jones (Michael Buble) Father/Daughter:Dochen’ka (Joseph Kobzon) Mother/Son: A Mother’s Song ( T Carter) Family Dance Songs: We Are Family (Sister Sledge), MiZhelaemSchast’aVam (Tsvety) 21:45 Cake cutting Song: Recipe For Love (Harry Connick Jr.) 22:05 Garter Removal and Toss 22:15 Bouquet Toss Last Dance Song: What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong) 22:30 End Musical score and timeline 16:30-16:45- Prelude Song: Walking In A Winter Wonderland (Dean Martin) 16:46-16:50- Pre-Processional Groom and Best Man take places Song: All For Love (Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting) 16:52 Processional Begins Song:Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Celtic Woman) Bridesmaids Maid of Honor Ring Bearer and Flower Girl 16:56 Brides Entrance Song: Christmas Canon (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) 16:59 Bride and Escort Proceed 17:02 All attendants turn their attention to the Officiant 17:04 Ceremony Begins Song: The River Flows In You (Yiruma) 17:23 Kiss the Bride 17:24 Recession Song: A Ribbon In The Sky (Stevie Wonder)
Appetite Food – Cocktail reception: cold and hot hors d’oeuvres, cheese station, carving station, russian station (pirozhki, soleniya, blini with caviar); Five course dinner with a selection of hot and cold appetizers, salads and entrees Drinks – Cocktail reception: champagne, Klukovka, hot wine; Dinner: variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, coffee and tea. Dessert Bar – Wedding cake – a moist cake fragrant with cinnamon, nutmeg, maple and cloves, filled with white chocolate buttercream; mini cupcakes, mini cookies, fresh seasonal berries.
Amusement Music – 8-piece music band “Rhythm Collection”. They provide sound system and 4 hours of continuous music. For additional price available for Ceremony Interactive Experience – Photo Booth with costumes of russian Santa Claus – DedMoroz and his granddaughter - Snegurochka
Appreciation Thank you notes – Thank you cards Favors – A snowflake design murano glass bottle stopper and a receipt of Russian house infused vodka “Klukovka” Gifts– Custom stone and snowflake charm necklace for the bridesmaids; Winter snowflake cufflinks with silver colored backs for the groomsmen
Registry Some local places they can register: Pottery Barn William Sonoma Crate & Barrel Bloomingdales Barneys Saks Michael C. Fina Bed, Bath & Beyond Target
Venue options The Roosevelt Hotel: Butler Passed Champagne with Berries on Arrival Five Hour Premium Brand Open Bar One-Hour Cocktail Reception Five Course Served Meal Vintage White & Red Wine Service During Dinner Custom Wedding Cake Designed by Sylvia Weinstock Complimentary Bridal Suite the Night of The Wedding Two Additional Complimentary Superior Guest Room Accommodations, Special Overnight Rates for Your Guests Champagne and Chocolate Covered Strawberries Turn Down Service in Your Suite Silver Banquet Chairs, Damask Ivory Linens & Napkins,Votive Candles, Wooden Dance Floor Starting from 215$ per person. Total including taxes and services - 35 860$
Venue options Grand Hyatt Hotel New York: Beautifully appointed space for ceremony Valet parking One hour cocktail reception with premium open bar, passed hors d'voeuvres, three buffet stations, and white glove service Four hour dinner dance with premium open bar, appetizer, choice of two entrees with vegetarian and kosher alternatives, dessert, wedding cake, coffee service and champagne toast Bridal suite Menu tasting Courtesy block of guest rooms Linen, chairs, lighting Starting from 230$ per person, with a 25,000$ minimum F&B Total including taxes and services - 38 409$
Venue options TheCarlyle Hotel: A one-hour cocktail reception with a selection of eight butler passed hors d’oeuvres Plated dinner, Five hour Full Open Bar and House Wines Gail Watson Wedding Cake Complementary Honeymoon Suite the night of the wedding along with the 80$ breakfast credit A social room block for your out of town guests at areduced rate Wooden dance floor Table linens (floor-length tablecloths, matching overlays & napkins) Cake table & cake-cutting service Dedicated Banquet Service Manager & staff Starting from 250$ per person Total including taxes and services – 42 990$
Total wedding cost with Venues Total Wedding Cost with The Roosevelt Hotel: 102 483,00 $ Total Wedding Cost with Grand Hyatt New York: 105 032,00 $ Total Wedding Cost with The Carlyle Hotel: 109 613,00 $