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Opulent Gothic Gala

Adam Liss & Lisa Rod

Angel Orensanz Foundation
November 20, 2010

Technical-sales rep Adam Liss, 29, and digital-production director Lisa Rod, 30, met in 2005 while working at an advertising start-up. “There was always tension in the air,” says Adam, but the two remained strictly friends until Lisa left the company. They dated for about three-and-a-half years before Adam popped the question; though Lisa had been dropping ring hints, she was still surprised one evening to find Adam on bended knee in their darkened apartment. (He’d been waiting by candlelight for an hour.) Their 155-guest wedding was a feat of outré elegance, combining Lisa’s fantastical tastes with Adam’s make-it-happen industriousness. The elaborate chuppa was anchored by vases filled with red and black roses, and the aisle was strewn with moss. By night’s end, Lisa was picking greenery out of her dress—which was also stained purple from their signature cocktail. “I’m not going to lie,” laughs Lisa, “it was a ton of fun, but pomegranate martinis probably aren’t the best thing to drink in a wedding gown.”

The Details:

Dress: Melissa Sweet
Suit and Tie: Michael Andrews Bespoke
Hair and Makeup: Erica Lytton-Miles
Cake and Catering: Manna Catering
Floral Arrangements: Blossom and Branch
Music: Artie Stuart Band from Hank Lane Music
Photographs: Photo Pink


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