October 12, 2011 Issue
It’s hard to go astray when tying the knot in this anything-goes town. Maybe you’re hoping for an impromptu City Hall ceremony like that of Scottish elopers Rebecca Foggett and
Colin MacLeod, who capped their spontaneous “I do”–ing with a six-hour tour of the city.
Or maybe, if you’re cut from a more traditional cloth, you’re already picking out the napkin rings for a titanic blowout at one of the region’s many droolworthy venues. Whatever your nuptial needs, this issue offers solutions by plumbing a dizzying array of resources. That New York has also—finally and triumphantly—legalized gay marriage is just the icing on the quadruple-tiered cake.
On the Cover: Photograph by Taghi Naderzad for New York Magazine.
Seven head-turning dresses—and one hot suit—that capture a bride’s most elusive qualities.
Monotone bouquets and boutonnieres spanning every hue in the visible spectrum.
The olden times, that is. Vintage-looking stationery for thoroughly modern weddings.
The only thing wrong with these catered morsels is that you’ll want to eat ten of them.
Don't judge a cake by its fondant.
Ask the Experts
"I didn’t even know I was making wedding dresses until people told me they got married in them.”
"The gay marriages that I've done personally, no one does matching suits or ties or anything, which I think is good."
“If you play ‘Billie Jean’ and it doesn’t beckon people to the dance floor, there is something wrong.”
"I bristled at the e-mail reply for years. I’ve clearly lost that battle.”
“The royal wedding really opened up the American point of view: Women can wear tasteful, flattering headwear.”
“Mark has been doing this since he was in diapers."
Browse 120 gowns, from corsets to pastels.
Three-piece sets, unexpected color, and more options for the groom.
From headpieces to shoes, 105 accessories for the bride.
A quartet of stylists put their spin on a single gown, with help from two hair and makeup pros.
Find 120 bridal party dresses in all lengths, colors, and styles.
How to make the most of an otherwise less-than-perfect wedding-weather forecast.
Adam Liss and Lisa Rod’s 155-guest wedding was a feat of outré elegance.
Jennifer Levy describes her wedding as “a labor of love.”
The couple wanted an aesthetic that was "whimsical, dark, and eccentric.”
Andrew Goodwillie and Sonia Tolani's NYE celebration was a "perfectly blended smashup.”
The couple decided to scrap the formal wedding and tie the knot at the marriage bureau on Worth Street.
We matched seasoned event planners with three newly engaged gay couples.
How to plan an entire wedding in 90 days or less.
Six ways to elevate a banquet hall.
The new breed of bridesmaid dresses almost one-up the bride’s. (Almost.)
A local design team turns two mass-market gowns into one-of-a-kind creations.
Seven last-minute fixes for common bridal freak-outs.
Five silhouette-specific workouts to get you into that gown.
It wouldn’t be a true New York wedding without a little weirdness.
Nine classic venues and their younger but equally beguiling counterparts.
Eight more inspired venues, handpicked by urban aesthetes.
A portfolio of dance-floor showstoppers.
Top entertainment picks for every size stage.
An ode to the Rust Belt–wedding classic—but with petits fours instead of pizzelles.
Thirteen recently married New York couples share the highlights of their honeymoons.
For some, two weeks just won’t cut it. Meet one couple in the midst of a ten-month honeymoon.
Gifts for newlyweds getting the heck out of Dodge.
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