A chic city couple like Liz and Alex could only hold their June wedding at such an equally elegant venue: enter the iconic Harry F. Sinclair House. Home to the Ukranian Institute of America since 1955, the Upper East Side mansion proved to be a decadent and impressive setting for the couple’s wedding reception. Austere in its exterior French-Gothic architecture, the building’s interior features deep rich wood paneling, ornamental plaster ceilings, lush red carpet-lined staircases, and marble mantles. Stepping foot inside transports you back a century in time.
Liz and Alex have known each other for a decade already, having first met in college on day one. And while they didn’t start dating until after graduation, they noted that there was chemistry from the very beginning. Four years later, they became engaged, as Alex got down on bended knee during a gondola ride in Central Park.
I’d like to share some of my favorite images from their day:
All the gorgeous bouquets and floral arrangements were done by Alex’s very own floral business, and Liz’s dress was personally designed by her friend, Dante. Isn’t the feather-like detailing just gorgeous? I love the contrast of the bodice’s modern pleating against the more feminine and delicate nature of the skirt.
The wedding ceremony took place at the St. Dumitru Romanian Orthodox Church. Check out that elaborate interior!
Wedding Ceremony: St. Dumitru Romanian Orthodox Church
Wedding Reception: Ukranian Institute of America
Wedding Officiant: Father Petrescu
Wedding Coordinator: Events with Intention
Wedding Dress: Personally designed by Liz’s friend Dante
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Bill Levkoff
Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka
Make-up and Hair Artist: Andi Beauty
Floral Designer: Sterling Fell Floral and Special Events
Catering: Creative Foods Catering
Cake Artist: Cake Alchemy
DJ: BTL DJ