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The Wedding Album
Jessica Grainger and Jim Keeble

The Hudson Hotel
September 6, 2003

  “I did not want this to be a fussy party,” says Jessica, an interior designer. She and Jim, a writer, instead wanted “a dinner-party feel.” The couple was living in England while planning the wedding, which took place six weeks after their engagement. They had met in New York and always knew they wanted to be married here. “Planning wasn’t stressful. Because of the time difference, I could coordinate things after work,” muses Jessica. She bought her dress at Bergdorf—over the phone; Jessica had seen it on a Website and prayed it would fit when she flew to New York, just a week before the wedding. As the sun set, guests sat down to dinner on the terrace of the Hudson Hotel’s penthouse suite. A brown silk table runner with orange flowers, purchased in Chinatown, ran along the center of two long tables strewn with ivory candles and green moss pods. And of course, there were lots and lots of cocktails. “It’s what I miss most about New York—the cocktails.”  

  Bride’s gown: Amsale.
Bride’s shoes:
Karen Millen.
Bride’s veil:
Family heirloom (belonged to grandmother Marion Grainger).
Bride’s hair:
Louis Licari.
Groom’s suit:
Paul Smith.
Flowers: Takashimaya.
Hudson Hotel.
Ferrara Bakery & Café.
Music: D.J. Ben Keeble.

From the 2004 New York Wedding Guide


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