The Wedding Album
Michelle Ocampo and Paul Sullivan
United Nations Chapel and Pier 63
September 7, 2003
|Michelle, a photographer, and Paul, a project manager, took a scientific approach to choosing their wedding date: They studied weather history on the Internet to see how many times it had rained on September 7 during the past ten years. The result was in their favor—none. Feeling confident they’d have a sunny day, the couple planned a wedding afloat. “Being on a boat in the water, you could almost imagine the old steamboats going by—too bad my dad gets seasick, though,” muses Michelle. Music was a key element of the reception, which took place on a stationary barge off Pier 63. To open the cocktail hour, a band played old sailor tunes, followed by a Swiss yodeler. The bride’s brother sang a Beatles song; her sister sang “Love at the Five and Dime.” Flowers were selected a day before and stored in Michelle’s bathtub. “But I do not suggest this for anybody—always hire a florist,” she advises. Other details included free-flowing Veuve Clicquot, chosen because its color matched the décor, and colorful table linens made by the bride’s mother. “She’s a perfectionist, and pressed them four times!”||
|Bride’s attire: Skirt from Saks Fifth Avenue by Angelo Figus; top custom-made
Bride’s shoes: Vintage.
Groom’s suit: Paul Smith.
Flowers: Dimitry Loseff.
Catering: Good World Bar and Grill.
Cake (cupcakes): Cupcake Café.
Music (cocktail hour): The Mercantillers.
Music (reception): D.J. Wavy Davy, Woodstock, N.Y.
From the 2004 New York Wedding Guide