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Kathleen and John wed at the New York Botanical Garden nestled in the heart of the Bronx – an inviting oasis away from the busy city. The bride wore a classic Vera Wang gown while the groom donned a timeless Ralph Lauren Black Label tuxedo. The magical evening came to close with a breathtaking sparkler exit. / Images by Catherine  Hall,  Catherine Hall Studios.

Kathleen and John Wedding Date: August 22, 2015 Coordinator – Laura Remmert Events Photographer – Catherine Hall, Catherine Hall Studios Ceremony Venue The New York Botanical Garden Reception Venue The New York Botanical Garden Dress Designer – Vera Wang Groom's Wardrobe Designer - Ralph Lauren Shoe Designer for Bride – Christian Louboutin Shoe Designer for Groom- Salvatore Ferragamo Bridesmaids Dresses - Jim Hjelm Groom's Accessories -Hermes Hair and Makeup: Sachiko Yanase Invitations - Wiliam Arthur 4Officiant Father Noel Clarke Florist Bowman Dahl Floral and Event Design Caterer Stephen Starr Events Cake Designer Lulu Cake Boutique Ceremony Music Venus Ensembles Reception Music Charles St. Paul Band (Star Talent Inc.) M&V Limo (for vintage car)Kathleen and John happened to meet on Valentine’s Day. And so when it came to planning their wedding, the couple naturally drew inspiration from the passionate, enchanting setting of A Midsummer’s Night Dream. The two, who were set up by a mutual friend, knew they wanted an outdoor space near New York City—but without the city backdrop. Tucked away in the heart of the Bronx, they discovered a lush, sprawling escape from the hustle and bustle of city life: the New York Botanical Garden. For Kathleen, a financial consultant for Ernst & Young, and John, a VP at Goldman Sachs, the gardens offered the beautiful, nature-filled atmosphere that they desired.Kathleen and John Wedding Date: August 22, 2015 Coordinator – Laura Remmert Events Photographer – Catherine Hall, Catherine Hall Studios Ceremony Venue The New York Botanical Garden Reception Venue The New York Botanical Garden Dress Designer – Vera Wang Groom's Wardrobe Designer - Ralph Lauren Shoe Designer for Bride – Christian Louboutin Shoe Designer for Groom- Salvatore Ferragamo Bridesmaids Dresses - Jim Hjelm Groom's Accessories -Hermes Hair and Makeup: Sachiko Yanase Invitations - Wiliam Arthur 4Officiant Father Noel Clarke Florist Bowman Dahl Floral and Event Design Caterer Stephen Starr Events Cake Designer Lulu Cake Boutique Ceremony Music Venus Ensembles Reception Music Charles St. Paul Band (Star Talent Inc.) M&V Limo (for vintage car)

Kathleen and John Wedding Date: August 22, 2015 Coordinator – Laura Remmert Events Photographer – Catherine Hall, Catherine Hall Studios Ceremony Venue The New York Botanical Garden Reception Venue The New York Botanical Garden Dress Designer – Vera Wang Groom's Wardrobe Designer - Ralph Lauren Shoe Designer for Bride – Christian Louboutin Shoe Designer for Groom- Salvatore Ferragamo Bridesmaids Dresses - Jim Hjelm Groom's Accessories -Hermes Hair and Makeup: Sachiko Yanase Invitations - Wiliam Arthur 4Officiant Father Noel Clarke Florist Bowman Dahl Floral and Event Design Caterer Stephen Starr Events Cake Designer Lulu Cake Boutique Ceremony Music Venus Ensembles Reception Music Charles St. Paul Band (Star Talent Inc.) M&V Limo (for vintage car)

Kathleen and John Wedding Date: August 22, 2015 Coordinator – Laura Remmert Events Photographer – Catherine Hall, Catherine Hall Studios Ceremony Venue The New York Botanical Garden Reception Venue The New York Botanical Garden Dress Designer – Vera Wang Groom's Wardrobe Designer - Ralph Lauren Shoe Designer for Bride – Christian Louboutin Shoe Designer for Groom- Salvatore Ferragamo Bridesmaids Dresses - Jim Hjelm Groom's Accessories -Hermes Hair and Makeup: Sachiko Yanase Invitations - Wiliam Arthur 4Officiant Father Noel Clarke Florist Bowman Dahl Floral and Event Design Caterer Stephen Starr Events Cake Designer Lulu Cake Boutique Ceremony Music Venus Ensembles Reception Music Charles St. Paul Band (Star Talent Inc.) M&V Limo (for vintage car)068_Graham_HJ_CatherineHallStudios_041Kathleen and John Wedding Date: August 22, 2015 Coordinator – Laura Remmert Events Photographer – Catherine Hall, Catherine Hall Studios Ceremony Venue The New York Botanical Garden Reception Venue The New York Botanical Garden Dress Designer – Vera Wang Groom's Wardrobe Designer - Ralph Lauren Shoe Designer for Bride – Christian Louboutin Shoe Designer for Groom- Salvatore Ferragamo Bridesmaids Dresses - Jim Hjelm Groom's Accessories -Hermes Hair and Makeup: Sachiko Yanase Invitations - Wiliam Arthur 4Officiant Father Noel Clarke Florist Bowman Dahl Floral and Event Design Caterer Stephen Starr Events Cake Designer Lulu Cake Boutique Ceremony Music Venus Ensembles Reception Music Charles St. Paul Band (Star Talent Inc.) M&V Limo (for vintage car)Kathleen and John Wedding Date: August 22, 2015 Coordinator – Laura Remmert Events Photographer – Catherine Hall, Catherine Hall Studios Ceremony Venue The New York Botanical Garden Reception Venue The New York Botanical Garden Dress Designer – Vera Wang Groom's Wardrobe Designer - Ralph Lauren Shoe Designer for Bride – Christian Louboutin Shoe Designer for Groom- Salvatore Ferragamo Bridesmaids Dresses - Jim Hjelm Groom's Accessories -Hermes Hair and Makeup: Sachiko Yanase Invitations - Wiliam Arthur 4Officiant Father Noel Clarke Florist Bowman Dahl Floral and Event Design Caterer Stephen Starr Events Cake Designer Lulu Cake Boutique Ceremony Music Venus Ensembles Reception Music Charles St. Paul Band (Star Talent Inc.) M&V Limo (for vintage car)Kathleen and John Wedding Date: August 22, 2015 Coordinator – Laura Remmert Events Photographer – Catherine Hall, Catherine Hall Studios Ceremony Venue The New York Botanical Garden Reception Venue The New York Botanical Garden Dress Designer – Vera Wang Groom's Wardrobe Designer - Ralph Lauren Shoe Designer for Bride – Christian Louboutin Shoe Designer for Groom- Salvatore Ferragamo Bridesmaids Dresses - Jim Hjelm Groom's Accessories -Hermes Hair and Makeup: Sachiko Yanase Invitations - Wiliam Arthur 4Officiant Father Noel Clarke Florist Bowman Dahl Floral and Event Design Caterer Stephen Starr Events Cake Designer Lulu Cake Boutique Ceremony Music Venus Ensembles Reception Music Charles St. Paul Band (Star Talent Inc.) M&V Limo (for vintage car)

Kathleen and John Wedding Date: August 22, 2015 Coordinator – Laura Remmert Events Photographer – Catherine Hall, Catherine Hall Studios Ceremony Venue The New York Botanical Garden Reception Venue The New York Botanical Garden Dress Designer – Vera Wang Groom's Wardrobe Designer - Ralph Lauren Shoe Designer for Bride – Christian Louboutin Shoe Designer for Groom- Salvatore Ferragamo Bridesmaids Dresses - Jim Hjelm Groom's Accessories -Hermes Hair and Makeup: Sachiko Yanase Invitations - Wiliam Arthur 4Officiant Father Noel Clarke Florist Bowman Dahl Floral and Event Design Caterer Stephen Starr Events Cake Designer Lulu Cake Boutique Ceremony Music Venus Ensembles Reception Music Charles St. Paul Band (Star Talent Inc.) M&V Limo (for vintage car)Surrounded by the stunning, verdant greenery of the garden, the two declared their vows beneath a columned archway covered with delicate vines and pink and purple blooms by Laura Remmert Events. Carrying a bouquet of white and orange ranunculi, the bride walked down the cobblestone aisle in a stunning Vera Wang dress with lace details, paired with sparkling silver shoes by Christian Louboutin. For her “something old,” she wore a Cartier bracelet that belonged to her mother; her “something borrowed” and “something blue” were a sparkling pair of sapphire earrings lent to the bride by her matron of honor. Her bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm cocktail dresses in a shade of deep blue. The groom donned a handsome suit by Ralph Lauren Black Label, while his groomsmen paired black suits with Ferragamo ties gifted by John.Kathleen and John Wedding Date: August 22, 2015 Coordinator – Laura Remmert Events Photographer – Catherine Hall, Catherine Hall Studios Ceremony Venue The New York Botanical Garden Reception Venue The New York Botanical Garden Dress Designer – Vera Wang Groom's Wardrobe Designer - Ralph Lauren Shoe Designer for Bride – Christian Louboutin Shoe Designer for Groom- Salvatore Ferragamo Bridesmaids Dresses - Jim Hjelm Groom's Accessories -Hermes Hair and Makeup: Sachiko Yanase Invitations - Wiliam Arthur 4Officiant Father Noel Clarke Florist Bowman Dahl Floral and Event Design Caterer Stephen Starr Events Cake Designer Lulu Cake Boutique Ceremony Music Venus Ensembles Reception Music Charles St. Paul Band (Star Talent Inc.) M&V Limo (for vintage car)Kathleen and John Wedding Date: August 22, 2015 Coordinator – Laura Remmert Events Photographer – Catherine Hall, Catherine Hall Studios Ceremony Venue The New York Botanical Garden Reception Venue The New York Botanical Garden Dress Designer – Vera Wang Groom's Wardrobe Designer - Ralph Lauren Shoe Designer for Bride – Christian Louboutin Shoe Designer for Groom- Salvatore Ferragamo Bridesmaids Dresses - Jim Hjelm Groom's Accessories -Hermes Hair and Makeup: Sachiko Yanase Invitations - Wiliam Arthur 4Officiant Father Noel Clarke Florist Bowman Dahl Floral and Event Design Caterer Stephen Starr Events Cake Designer Lulu Cake Boutique Ceremony Music Venus Ensembles Reception Music Charles St. Paul Band (Star Talent Inc.) M&V Limo (for vintage car)Kathleen and John Wedding Date: August 22, 2015 Coordinator – Laura Remmert Events Photographer – Catherine Hall, Catherine Hall Studios Ceremony Venue The New York Botanical Garden Reception Venue The New York Botanical Garden Dress Designer – Vera Wang Groom's Wardrobe Designer - Ralph Lauren Shoe Designer for Bride – Christian Louboutin Shoe Designer for Groom- Salvatore Ferragamo Bridesmaids Dresses - Jim Hjelm Groom's Accessories -Hermes Hair and Makeup: Sachiko Yanase Invitations - Wiliam Arthur 4Officiant Father Noel Clarke Florist Bowman Dahl Floral and Event Design Caterer Stephen Starr Events Cake Designer Lulu Cake Boutique Ceremony Music Venus Ensembles Reception Music Charles St. Paul Band (Star Talent Inc.) M&V Limo (for vintage car)

Kathleen and John Wedding Date: August 22, 2015 Coordinator – Laura Remmert Events Photographer – Catherine Hall, Catherine Hall Studios Ceremony Venue The New York Botanical Garden Reception Venue The New York Botanical Garden Dress Designer – Vera Wang Groom's Wardrobe Designer - Ralph Lauren Shoe Designer for Bride – Christian Louboutin Shoe Designer for Groom- Salvatore Ferragamo Bridesmaids Dresses - Jim Hjelm Groom's Accessories -Hermes Hair and Makeup: Sachiko Yanase Invitations - Wiliam Arthur 4Officiant Father Noel Clarke Florist Bowman Dahl Floral and Event Design Caterer Stephen Starr Events Cake Designer Lulu Cake Boutique Ceremony Music Venus Ensembles Reception Music Charles St. Paul Band (Star Talent Inc.) M&V Limo (for vintage car)Kathleen and John Wedding Date: August 22, 2015 Coordinator – Laura Remmert Events Photographer – Catherine Hall, Catherine Hall Studios Ceremony Venue The New York Botanical Garden Reception Venue The New York Botanical Garden Dress Designer – Vera Wang Groom's Wardrobe Designer - Ralph Lauren Shoe Designer for Bride – Christian Louboutin Shoe Designer for Groom- Salvatore Ferragamo Bridesmaids Dresses - Jim Hjelm Groom's Accessories -Hermes Hair and Makeup: Sachiko Yanase Invitations - Wiliam Arthur 4Officiant Father Noel Clarke Florist Bowman Dahl Floral and Event Design Caterer Stephen Starr Events Cake Designer Lulu Cake Boutique Ceremony Music Venus Ensembles Reception Music Charles St. Paul Band (Star Talent Inc.) M&V Limo (for vintage car)Following the ceremony, the couple celebrated with friends and family at the elegant Garden Terrace Room. Airy windows offered garden views, and twinkling chandeliers and hand-painted murals set a sophisticated scene for the reception. Bright floral centerpieces designed by Bowman Dahl—bursting with shades of purples, pinks, greens and ivories, all carefully arranged in vintage-style glassware—were inspired by the show-stopping flower walls of Christian Dior’s Autumn/Winter 2012 couture show.Kathleen and John Wedding Date: August 22, 2015 Coordinator – Laura Remmert Events Photographer – Catherine Hall, Catherine Hall Studios Ceremony Venue The New York Botanical Garden Reception Venue The New York Botanical Garden Dress Designer – Vera Wang Groom's Wardrobe Designer - Ralph Lauren Shoe Designer for Bride – Christian Louboutin Shoe Designer for Groom- Salvatore Ferragamo Bridesmaids Dresses - Jim Hjelm Groom's Accessories -Hermes Hair and Makeup: Sachiko Yanase Invitations - Wiliam Arthur 4Officiant Father Noel Clarke Florist Bowman Dahl Floral and Event Design Caterer Stephen Starr Events Cake Designer Lulu Cake Boutique Ceremony Music Venus Ensembles Reception Music Charles St. Paul Band (Star Talent Inc.) M&V Limo (for vintage car)Kathleen and John Wedding Date: August 22, 2015 Coordinator – Laura Remmert Events Photographer – Catherine Hall, Catherine Hall Studios Ceremony Venue The New York Botanical Garden Reception Venue The New York Botanical Garden Dress Designer – Vera Wang Groom's Wardrobe Designer - Ralph Lauren Shoe Designer for Bride – Christian Louboutin Shoe Designer for Groom- Salvatore Ferragamo Bridesmaids Dresses - Jim Hjelm Groom's Accessories -Hermes Hair and Makeup: Sachiko Yanase Invitations - Wiliam Arthur 4Officiant Father Noel Clarke Florist Bowman Dahl Floral and Event Design Caterer Stephen Starr Events Cake Designer Lulu Cake Boutique Ceremony Music Venus Ensembles Reception Music Charles St. Paul Band (Star Talent Inc.) M&V Limo (for vintage car)Intimate details made the big day all the more memorable. Guests sipped on two specialty cocktails: a classic Manhattan and the Suncatcher, a sparkling concoction of champagne, strawberries and mint. With Charles St. Paul Band taking the stage, the couple had their first dance to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” by Frankie Valli, and Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” played during the cake cutting. Kathleen and John also exchanged gifts to mark their union: she gifted the groom a handsome Rolex watch, and he surprised his bride with a diamond band to wear with her wedding band. For future brides, Kathleen had some sage advice to share: “Not to worry too much in advance about the smaller details on the day of. Don’t sweat the small stuff. On the big day it will not matter and you will be mostly focused on spending time with all your friends and family and dancing!”Kathleen and John Wedding Date: August 22, 2015 Coordinator – Laura Remmert Events Photographer – Catherine Hall, Catherine Hall Studios Ceremony Venue The New York Botanical Garden Reception Venue The New York Botanical Garden Dress Designer – Vera Wang Groom's Wardrobe Designer - Ralph Lauren Shoe Designer for Bride – Christian Louboutin Shoe Designer for Groom- Salvatore Ferragamo Bridesmaids Dresses - Jim Hjelm Groom's Accessories -Hermes Hair and Makeup: Sachiko Yanase Invitations - Wiliam Arthur 4Officiant Father Noel Clarke Florist Bowman Dahl Floral and Event Design Caterer Stephen Starr Events Cake Designer Lulu Cake Boutique Ceremony Music Venus Ensembles Reception Music Charles St. Paul Band (Star Talent Inc.) M&V Limo (for vintage car)Credits: Photographer: Catherine  Hall,  Catherine  Hall  Studios | Planner: Laura  Remmert  of  Laura Remmert  Events | Ceremony  Venue: The  New  York  Botanical  Garden | Reception  Venue: The  New  York  Botanical  Garden | Dress  Designer: Vera  Wang | Groom’s  Wardrobe  Designer: Ralph  Lauren  Black  Label | Shoe  Designer  for  Bride: Christian  Louboutin | Shoe  Designer  for  Groom: Ferragamo | Bridesmaids  Dresses: Jim  Hjelm | Bride’s  Jewelry  and  Accessories: Cartier | Designer(s)  for  wedding  bands: John  Paradiso | Designer  for  engagement  ring: John  Paradiso | Groom’s  Accessories: Brooks  Brothers | Hair: Sachiko  Yanase | Makeup: Sachiko  Yanase | Invitations: William  Arthur Wedding  Paper  Goods | Table  numbers  by  Venamour;  all  others  by  Sweet  Stuff Designs  on  Etsy | Officiant: Father  Noel  Clarke | Florist: Bowman  Dahl | Caterer: Stephen  Starr  Events | Cake  Designer: Lulu  Cakes | Rentals: Photo  booth  from  Mashbooths | Hotel: Waldorf  Astoria

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  1. Such a great color for the bridesmaids. It’s nice they were able to find a place they liked that was also away from the hectic and busy city. Thanks for sharing!

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