New Museum Celebration

Tantika Tivorat & Mark Jacobson

The New Museum
October 27, 2012

Four years ago, Tantika Tivorat, 30, and Mark Jacobson, 29, met through a friend over dim sum in Chinatown. “One of my girlfriends was dating Mark’s friend,” says Tantika, a graphic designer. “Mark showed up 30 minutes late wearing a leopard-print belt, but even then, I knew he was the one.” A week later, Mark, a corporate-development director, asked Tantika out on a date to the American Museum of Natural History, where he volunteers. “I’d never been there,” says Tantika. “He put his hand on my back as we were walking around. It was very sweet.” Mark proposed three years later on a snow-dusted path in Washington Square Park, and the couple married at the New Museum, one of their early date spots (a traditional Thai wedding followed a month later in Bangkok, where Tantika has family). As part of their vows, Mark promised to bring Tantika a glass of water every night before bed, and Tantika pledged to squeeze the toothpaste tube from the bottom. They kicked off the reception dancing the tango in front of 100 guests. “I wish I could relive that night,” says Tantika.“I’ve never smiled so much.”

The Details

Dress: Amsale
Cake: City Cakes
Caterer: The City Bakery
Hair: Nick Arrojo
Suit: Lord Willy’s
D.J.: Kenan Juska
Flowers: City Blossoms
Photographs by Les Loups pictures + songs

“This video installation was playing beside the New Museum. We quickly took some photos before our guests arrived.” Photo: Les Loups pictures + songs

“My friend Ana has a passion for floral design. She shopped in the flower district the morning of the wedding to make my bouquet.” Photo: Les Loups pictures + songs

“It was the weekend before Hurricane Sandy hit, and the weather was perfect. The terrace gave our out-of-town guests an opportunity to experience the city lights.” Photo: Les Loups pictures + songs

“We were already fans of our D.J.’s radio show, “Chances with Wolves,’ so he was an easy choice. He spun everything from Thai music to nineties hip-hop.” Photo: Les Loups pictures + songs

“We planned a traditional wedding in Bangkok, so for this party, we opted for passed hors d’oeuvre instead of a formal sit-down dinner.” Photo: Les Loups pictures + songs

“We loved that the New Museum was a blank canvas. We got to incorporate a lot of us into the space.” Photo: Les Loups pictures + songs

New Museum Celebration