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How To Plan An Exceptional Wedding In New York City

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New York is also known as the city of dreams and many brides do dream about getting married here! So, take a look at how to plan an exceptional wedding in New York City!

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New York ranks fourth out of 51 states in its number of weddings, performing over 137,000 weddings in 2019. Today, we’ll give you some tips on how to plan an exceptional wedding in New York City.

It is a popular wedding destination for so many reasons, and being one of the greatest cities in the world is just one. New York City boasts so many places to hold a wedding ceremony, from sparse industrial spaces to lush outdoor parks, and it’s difficult to narrow down where you would like to exchange your vows.

One thing is sure though: each wedding that is performed in NYC is unique, and it’s not that difficult to plan one of the most unforgettable moments in your life.

Select A Unique Venue

NYC has loads of fantastic venues that you can choose from that will make your wedding unique. Fancy a wedding in Central Park, the New York Public Library or a cruise on the Hudson River?

If you’re a history buff, you can also arrange for your vows to be exchanged at the American Museum of National History. Note that if you’re choosing a venue that’s a public place, you might have to work your way around timings, since there are plenty of people in the area and you might not get a good photo op.

It’s also vital to include the pandemic regulations in selecting your wedding site. For example, mass gatherings might still be banned, and even if the ban is lifted, you must be flexible enough to plan or reduce the number of guests you can invite to comply with the rules.

Flexibility is vital in planning a wedding in NYC, from setting dates to changing reception venues.

Plan A Memorable Reception

If your wedding is held at an iconic venue, make sure that you offer a memorable menu at your reception.

A wedding at Central Park Zoo can feature vibrant colors and enticing entrée options. After a City Hall wedding, there is a plethora of restaurants that propose international menus if you have a diverse group of guests or if you have just flown in for your wedding.

It also goes without saying that you can transform your wedding venue to suit your personal style, even if it is held in a public space or a quintessential spot.

As long as it’s allowed by state or local ordinances, you can throw down an aisle rug and deck the assigned area with flowers for a wedding that is truly memorable. You can make any space work for you: the most important thing is that you’re getting married!

Getting hitched in NYC is a dreamy option for many couples and their guests. The city that never sleeps offers many possibilities for venues, not to mention the magical spirit of the metropolis that radiates from any event.

And lastly, if your dream wedding has always been in nature, don’t worry! The State of New York is amazing and won’t disappoint you.

Take a look at Stephanie Karvellas’ destination wedding at her Cedar Lakes Estate, a luxury custom NY wedding venue located in the heart of the Hudson Valley!

Wait! You prefer the beach!? Not a problem! You can take a look at this fantastic wedding that took place in one of the trendiest resorts in Montauk!

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The Most Coveted NYC Helicopter Tours: Seeing NYC From Above

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Some NYC Helicopter tours can be more of the same, but our experiences are certainly the most coveted ones! Come find the top shared and private tours, luxury travel experiences, transfers to the airport, flights to the Hamptons, charters across New York and other destinations, and more! Explore NYC from above!

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Have you ever through on NYC helicopter tours? Seeing New York City from above is a literally priceless experience. The city is gorgeous, regardless of the perspective you’re seeing it from, but seeing our concrete jungle from the air is taking it to another level.

We have countless NYC helicopter tours for you to pick from and to fulfill all your dreams and needs.

Find below a description of each experience and book now to guarantee your spot! It will surely be a memorable part of your New York trip, as well as giving you the possibility of shooting great pics!

All tours and services are also offered for Corporate Groups.

Shared Helicopter Tours

 1) The Instagram Photo Flight

Are you on tight budget and therefore, not looking for a private aerial photography flight?

You have the option to purchase individual seats, sharing a 3-passenger Robinson R44 with other photographers. The experienced helicopter pilots will create a flight plan that works for everyone, covering the most photographed New York landmarks.


  • Doors are removed for unobstructed views (except in extremely cold temperatures);
  • Instagram photo flights start and end at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, NY;
  • Instagram photo flights are 1 hour and cover entire Manhattan;
  • We fly Robinson R44 helicopters so everyone on board has window seats;
  • Available 7 days a week (day, sunset, night), 7am – 7pm, year-round;
  • Flights go out with a minimum of 2 passengers;
  • Private Flights available, starting at $1,150/person + airtport fee
  • Weight restrictions apply.

Duration: 60min
Price: $475/person + airport fee


2) Scenic Helicopter Tours – from Westchester

Helicopters lift off from Westchester Airport and reach New York City airspace in just a few minutes.

On a 30-minute helicopter tour our skilled pilots will dazzle you with bird’s-eye views of Central Park, the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings, Harlem, Yankee Stadium and the George Washington Bridge. NOTE: The 30-minute tour does not reach the Downtown Manhattan/Statue of Liberty area.

Opt for an extended, 45-minute helicopter tour and fly all the way Downtown to see the Freedom Tower, Battery Park, Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty. Both tours include flying over historic Westchester landmarks such as the Tarrytown castles, Tappan Zee Bridge and Hudson Palisades.

Roundtrip hotel transfers are available from Manhattan (additional cost).

Duration: 30min (Shared)
Price: $305/person + airport fee
Helicopters: Robinson R44 or AS350

Duration: 45min (Shared)
Price: $445/person + airport fee
Helicopters: Robinson R44 or AS350


3) Seasonal Scenic Tours – from Westchester

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Marvel at the cascade of blazing reds, yellows and oranges of Hudson Valley Fall Foliage from the comfort of a helicopter.

Take off from Westchester Airport, fly over historic landmarks such as Castle-on-Hudson, Lyndhurst Mansion, Kykuit (Rockefeller Estate), Tarrytown Lighthouse, Tappan Zee Bridge, Hudson River Palisades and the infamous Sing Sing Prison.

Opt for an extended, 45-minute helicopter tour and fly all the way to Harriman State Park, Bear Mountain, US Military Academy West Point and Indian Point Energy Center.

In winter time, witness the snow-covered Hudson Valley and the crystallized trees of Harriman State Park and Bear Mountain. A low and slow perspective of the beauty of winter.

Roundtrip hotel transfers are available from Manhattan (additional cost).

Duration: 30min (Shared)
Price: $305/person + airport fee
Helicopters: Robinson R44 or AS350

Duration: 45min (Shared)
Price: $445/person + airport fee
Helicopters: Robinson R44 or AS350


Private Helicopter Tours

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1) Open Door Photography Tours

If you’re interested in Photography, this is the tour for you! The open-door photography tours are especially created for professional or amateur photographers, so they can capture iconic New York sights without glare from the sun.

We can organize a professional photography instructor to fly with clients who have no prior experience with photography.

Open-door tours are 1 hour long and fly over Central Park, Empire State Building, Midtown, Financial District, Freedom Tower, Hudson River, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge.

Clients can plan custom itinerary with their pilot for special projects. Clients must have their own equipment (camera or smartphone) secured with straps for safety.


2) Private Scenic Helicopter Tours – from Westchester

Same description as Shared Scenic Tours (above). See the 30 or 45-minute private tour, for up to 3 passengers. There are other options for bigger parties, upon request.

Duration: 30min
Price: $730/person + airport fees
Helicopter: AS350

Duration: 45min
Price: $1,015 + airport fees
Helicopter: AS350


3) Private Seasonal Scenic Tours – from Westchester

Same description as Shared Seasonal Scenic Tours (above).

Duration: 30min
Price: $730/person + airport fee
Helicopters: Robinson R44

Duration: 45min
Price: $1,015 + airport fees
Helicopters: Robinson R44


Charters around NY and other destinations

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In today’s world, everything from communication to travel is happening faster than ever. Helicopter charters are changing the way people get from one place to another.

Stop stressing about your daily commute, missing your flight or an important meeting. Skip traffic and fly with the best charter helicopter service New York has to offer.

Moreover, as our guest, rest assured that you will be flying in the safest, most modern charter helicopters in New York.

The fleet is second to none, with pilots boasting years of flight training from some of the best aviation schools around the globe!

Our partner is registered with Wyvern, a global aviation safety auditing firm, a testament to our outstanding safety record and reliability.

Destinations are:

Manhattan, New York Airports, Woodbury Commons, Hamptons, Atlantic City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, Vermont Ski Resorts, Lake George, Lake Placid, Niagara Falls, Rhode Island, Downtown Montreal, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts and Maine.

In addition, there are also options for Luxury Jet Charters!


Airport Transfers

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This is surely the fastest way to get to the airports!

Since rooftop helicopter landings are not permitted, Manhattan has three heliports open to the public.

So, with convenient access to all New York-area airports and Manhattan heliports, the helicopter charter service will pick you up and deliver you to your destination quickly and comfortably.

Available from the Airport/Heliport Closest to You:

West 30th Street Heliport (Hudson River)
East 34th Street Heliport (East River)
Downtown Manhattan / Wall Street Heliport (East River)

Oh!!! The helicopter airport transfers can be combined with NYC sightseeing tours too!


So, if you enjoyed these NYC helicopter tours, we have quite a few other options for you!

If you’re interested in arranging an unforgettable wedding proposal or engagement day, see how we can help!

Finally, buy the coolest gift ever: a NYC Helicopter Ride Gift Card and lastly, explore our Luxury Travel Experiences or head to the Hamptons for a relaxing weekend!

Disclaimer: All liabilities are signed directly with and are responsibility of our helicopter partner. Behind the Scenes NYC, LLC only intermediates the experience to our clients.

Text Credits: Courtesy of our partner
Photo Credits: Courtesy of our partner, @m__g__v and TomDurante

*Last Update on Feb/2020.*

Stephanie Karvellas and Derek Baynton’s Upstate NY Wedding

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Stephanie Karvellas’ destination wedding at her Cedar Lakes Estate, a luxury custom NY wedding venue located in the heart of the Hudson Valley!

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Cedar Lakes Estate, a luxury custom wedding venue, was founded by entrepreneurial sisters Stephanie and Lisa Karvellas after recognizing the raw natural beauty of their parents’ 500-acre former summer camp in the heart of the Hudson Valley.

On a beautiful day in June, Stephanie herself got married at the Estate. As the owner and site coordinator, she was given carte blanche to host the most spectacular wedding imaginable. After building a team of the industry’s best, including Mindy Weiss as the planner, her vision came to life and the wedding was truly second to none.

About Stephanie, Derek and the Wedding:

Derek Baynton and Stephanie met Memorial Day Weekend 2012 in a share house in Montauk…not your typical love story. 25 singles in a beach house seemed like a recipe for disaster, but those who don’t believe in love at first sight, their housemates will tell you otherwise.

Since Stephanie spends all of her days planning other people’s weddings at her Estate, she wanted her wedding to feel different, and custom to what her and Derek care most about: extraordinary food, masterful cocktails, and creating an unforgettable experience for their beloved friends and family. Luckily she also had access to the industry’s best, who all couldn’t wait to make this wedding a showcase of their best work as well.

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They held her ceremony at the 85-year old deck overlooking the lake and nestled under a pine tree sky. Their first look was when she walked down the aisle and Derek couldn’t contain his genuine tears. It was romantic and intimate yet dramatic and breathtaking.

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Furthermore, she wore a backless Ghalia Lahav lace gown and looked ethereal against a 100-foot pine tree backdrop with thousands of candles flickering in the branches. The bridesmaids all wore floor length nude gowns of their choice. And, the groomsmen wore custom slim-fit midnight blue tuxes.

Stephanie and Derek offered three different cocktail hours in three locations.

The first one on the bluestone patio surrounding the infinity pool overlooking the lake, with a Montauk vibe. They offered lobster rolls, fresh sashimi cut to order, classic rum punches and live beachy music.

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Moreover, the second, on the mountain top with views that span for miles, a live doo wop band (the same one who was present at their proposal under the Washington Square Park Monument). Plus, a variety of specialty cocktails all made with fresh pressed juices, herbs from the on-site garden, homemade bitters, and local craft spirits – all shaken by professional mixologists from NYC.

In addition, the final cocktail hour was in the open air pavilion with a massive stone fire pit. Decorated with tufted leather couches, cigar bars, cow hyde rugs and antler chandeliers, the men (and ladies!) enjoyed dirty martinis and small-batch whiskey flights.

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Finally, the reception space was masterfully lit and draped with romantic, airy fabric and lace. Elaborate, wild green and white centerpieces hung from the ceiling. And, eucalyptus garland ran down the center of the barn wood tables. The tables had handmade lace runners and lace overlays draped on the chairs.

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In sum, every detail was perfect.

List of all suppliers:

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Trent Bailey Studio
*Last Update on March/2020.*

An Unforgettable Wedding Proposal In NYC

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New York City is well-known for being the city that never sleeps, where all dreams can come true! So, let us help you organize the perfect wedding proposal in NYC!

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So, how about making the most memorable day of your life, definitely unforgettable?

Let us help you plan the perfect wedding proposal in New York City!

Take a look below to know how:

In-Air Wedding Proposals:

Whether you like to keep the proposal simple or go all the way out, helicopter in-air proposals can be customized to your unique needs.

So, start a new chapter together by soaring above the iconic Manhattan skyline in your private helicopter, guided by skilled pilots. Whether you pop the question aboard the helicopter in flight, before takeoff or after landing, it’s definitely going to be one for the books!

  • Personalized in-flight music selection (complimentary upon request)
  • Champagne toast (complimentary upon request for 21 and older)

Add-ons (additional fee):

  • Professional engagement photography
  • Car service from Manhattan
  • Marry Me sign

In addition, see below the options departing from Westchester:

1) 30-Minute Couple’s Private NYC Helicopter Tour Proposal

Sights included: White Plains, Bronx Zoo, Yankee Stadium, Harlem, East River, Central Park, Columbus Circle, Times Square, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, Hudson River, George Washington Bridge and Palisades.

  • Basic Helicopter: starts $730 + airport fees (fits 3 people)
  • Luxury Helicopter and Ultra Luxury Helicopter also available

2) 45-Minute Couple’s Private NYC Helicopter Tour Proposal

Sights included: White Plains, Bronx Zoo, Yankee Stadium, Harlem, East River, Central Park, Columbus Circle, Times Square, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, Hudson River, USS Intrepid, Freedom Tower, Battery Park, Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn, Bridge, George Washington Bridge and Palisades.

  • Basic Helicopter: $1,015 + airport fee (fits 3 people)
  • Luxury Helicopter and Ultra Luxury Helicopter also available

**Routes subject to change. Maximum weight 250 lbs per passenger, also subject to combined weight limits per aircraft. Under 18 requires parental consent. Private in-air proposal flights departing from Midtown Manhattan are available upon request.**

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Experiences for Engagements:

Here are a few ideas for you to plan the perfect Engagement, letting us and our partners plan it all for you!

1) Westchester Helicopter Engagement Package

Escape the rush of New York City for a romantic evening in Westchester. Just like Manhattan, the secret 6th “borough” offers exciting activities and dining options but in a much less crowded setting. Without the burden of having to plan every detail, you can truly focus on your significant other and your special date.

Package includes:

  • Dedicated driver picking up from Midtown and staying with you for the evening;
  • 30- or 45-minute couple’s private NYC helicopter tour departing from Westchester Airport;
  • Professional engagement photographer;
  • Romantic 4-course fondue dinner at The Melting Pot in White Plains with a bottle of Moet and half a dozen roses.

2) The Ultimate Engagement at Glenmere Mansion

Shop NYC Wedding NYC Helicopter Tour Engagement Glenmere MansionCelebrate your engagement at a magnificent Gilded Age villa in the lower Hudson Valley where our helicopters land right on the lawn.

With just 18 guest accommodations, 2 superb restaurants, and an exceptional full-service spa Glenmere embodies luxury. The lakeside estate with its lush meadows and formal gardens provides the perfect backdrop for engagement photography.

The Ultimate Engagement experience begins with a private helicopter flight from Manhattan to Glenmere Mansion, with a scenic air tour of NYC and the Hudson Valley on the way. As soon as your helicopter lands in front of the mansion (during daylight hours only), you’re greeted by a butler and escorted to your room or lunch table.

And, for couples on a tight schedule, a 3-course lunch is served at a private table with a split of Laurent-Perrier champagne (outdoors if weather permits).

The experienced staff at Glenmere will set the perfect milieu for an unforgettable proposal at this romantic lakeside estate.

Moreover, couples may opt for a duet 60-minute Soothe massage after lunch at Glenmere Spa or a stroll around the formal gardens. For couples wishing to stay the night at the mansion, a Deluxe Queen room is prepared with special turndown including rose petals scattered, candles lit and bath drawn.

In addition, all package options include a private helicopter flight back to Manhattan after lunch or the following day. Different options and rates per couple:

  • Lunch Only: Helicopters starts at $4,070
  • Lunch & Spa: Helicopters starts at $4,565
  • Spa & Overnight (meals excluded): Helicopters starts at $6,185

Let us make your wishes come true and create the perfect wedding proposal in NYC! Contact us with your request!

Plus, take a look at these NYC weddings to get inspired!

Oh wait! The ring!!! Let us put you in touch with New York City’s best private jewelers and designers.

But, if you’re just looking for a fantastic NYC Helicopter Tour, check out what we offer!

Disclaimer: All liabilities are signed directly with and are responsibility of our helicopter partner. Behind the Scenes NYC, LLC only intermediates the experience to our clients.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of our partner
*Last Update on Feb/2020.*

A Wedding Vow To NYC: “I Take You, New York City…”

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Wedding Vow to NYC: I take you, New York City, to be my lawful partner in crime, to have and to hold from this day forward. I promise to always cherish you; and if I do that, you’ll surely do the same for me…

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We invited our followers to write a Wedding Vow to New York City.

Charles Dorneles’ Wedding Vow was the one selected to be featured! It portrays our deepest love and respect for this amazing city called New York City!

I take you, New York City, to be my lawful partner in crime, to have and to hold from this day forward.

I promise to always cherish you; and if I do that, you’ll surely do the same for me, even though every year you still put me through hell during winter (with bitter cold) and summer (with excruciating, humid heat) time.

I accept you in good and bad times; actually, worse times, considering the fact you have one of the world’s worst traffics ever and I will spend a lot of time just commuting. But, I’ll just take this time to be present and thankful for everything!

I also pledge to be with you in richness and in poorness. In fact, I’ve got plenty of money now, but, if I’m not careful, I can go bankrupt with all your expensive clothing, restaurants and your fancy lifestyle.

And, above all, I will always love and honor you, simply because I know there’s no other city like you. You have all I need to have a long, extraordinary and fulfilled life – from your breathtaking skyline that makes my eyes sparkle to your glorious green parks. You are the most intriguing city in the world and you offer me not only different cultural backgrounds with secret Off-Broadway shows and the underground music scene, but you also give me to-die-for food from all over the world.

Living with you is a unique and priceless experience and, yes, I admit, you have some “many” issues, but none of them can overcome your superiority and grandioseness.

You inspire me and I intend to live with you until death do us part. In truth, until death do “me” part, once you will live forever. Thankfully, to all human race!

I. Love. You.

For Wedding inspiration, take a look at these other fantastic wedding celebrations.

Guest Writer: Charles Dorneles
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Kamila Almeida And Pedro Cury, A NYC Wedding

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We all know how gorgeous the Hamptons region is. Now, imagine having the NYC wedding of your dreams at Gurney’s Montauk, one of the trendiest resorts Montauk! Plus, it’s literally on the beach!

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A new group purchased the hotel, so it recently passed through a renovation. We loved the result.

Friday, before our wedding, we also organized a welcome party to all the guests. Guests had time to find friends, meet new people and get into the Montauk vibe!

Take a look to see what a Brazilian beach wedding looking like:

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Both events – welcome party and the wedding, were flawless!

Take a look at the list below to see the name and contact of every supplier that Kamila and Pedro used for their wedding. Some were flown direct from Brazil, but many are local companies!

Nonetheless, nothing keeps you from flying in these Brazilian suppliers, right?

Stay tuned to see our NYC wedding selection, featuring the most amazing celebrations.

If you also want to have a super trendy wedding at a New York beach, but have no idea where to start, or which local suppliers is the best, let our experts help you out. Our partners are some of the top names in the wedding industry and will be able to make your dream wedding come to life in no time!

We also work with Corporate requests and events, in New York City and in around the state. Contact us so we can cater to your needs.

Photo Credits: Photography by Verdi
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Martina Campos & Rafael Quintela’s NYC Wedding

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With a love story born in New York City, Martina and Rafael’s NYC wedding had no other option, than happening where it all started! Their wedding was the perfect example of what “being a New Yorker” feels like.

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Martina Campos and Rafael Quintella are both Brazilians, born in São Paulo. They met in the gorgeous Brazilian island of Fernando de Noronha through friends in common. However, the “flirting scene” took place in the Big Apple, where Rafael had been living for a couple of years.

In no time, Martina transferred to NY through the company that she worked for and moved in with Rafael. After running the New York Marathon a few months later, Rafael proposed at the finish line! Surely a surprise for her!

They immediately chose New York City to celebrate the wedding. This way, their friends and family could feel a little bit of all the excitement and affection that they both have for the city.

They wanted a party where they could show what “being a New Yorker” feels like. Therefore, they avoided all of the typical Brazilian wedding peculiarities like: the Bem-Casados – a typical sweet given to every guest at the end of the party, a Brazilian DJ, flowers scattered throughout the entire party. They decided to play around with the New York characteristics.

They left the church in a vintage yellow taxi cab, appetizers were all typical dishes such as oysters, dumplings and hotdogs and the furniture had a cool vintage style. Plus, the DJs were the same that were seen playing in the best nightclubs in town.

This is what they organized:

Thursday night the couple hosted their guests for drinks in the speakeasy bar in Chinatown, Apothéke. It’s one of those hidden spots that only after walking in, you realize how cool it is. Very NY-style.

On Friday, they had a formal cocktail at the rooftop of Hotel Americano. After all, the New York skyline is definitely one of the highlights of our beautiful city!

The wedding ceremony happened in the “Church of Saint Paul the Apostle”, located in the Upper West Side. After leaving the church, guests headed to the party in those touristy double deckers buses. It was unexpected and surely very fun!

Lastly, the party happened at Cedar Lake, a dance & art space in Chelsea. The neighborhood is known for being the home to the coolest art galleries in New York.

As we all know, Brazilians are definitely one of the liveliest people in wedding parties. So, everyone was there until sunrise, evidently.

See below all the professionals hired by Martina for her NYC wedding:

Venue: Cedar Lake
Dress: Johanna Johnson
Shoe: Kila (Brazil)
Make Up: Junior Castro
Hair: Junior Castro
FlowersDecor & Scenography: Julia Lake
DJ: Eli Dias
Band: Justin Miller
Buffet: Peter Callahan
Cake: No cake
Sweets: Cupcakes, instead of the traditional Brazilian Bem-Casados
Wedding Planner: Classic Events NYC
Film & Photography: Josh Wong

If you also want to have a typical NYC wedding, let our concierge experts help you out. We work with the best partners in the wedding industry. Therefore, we will be able to cater to all your desires and make your dream wedding come true!

For Corporate event requests, let us assist you and create a memorable experience for your team or clients.

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Josh Wong
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Hueb Jewelry: Creating Unexpected Experiences For New York Women

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Hueb is a Brazilian jewelry brand that is transforming the lives of the New York women. With a dazzling store on Madison Avenue, see how they are creating unexpected experiences with jewelry.

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This post is for the adventurous, confident, modern and specially effortlessly elegant gals out there!

We know that buying jewelry is much more that only “a random shopping moment”. Buying jewelry is a memorable experience or, at least, it’s supposed to be!

When we work with our clients and take them to their Private Jewelry & Consultation with the most exclusive designers in New York, we definitely make it an unforgettable experience.

If you’re a guy, and your lady sounds pretty much like the description above, continue reading too!

Hueb is a Brazilian jewelry brand that started over 3 generations ago, by a strong, entrepreneurial woman called Fadua Hueb. Fadua believed that a jewelry is surely a statement piece for a woman, but it should compliment her personal style instead of defining it.

The brand has a clear inspiration in Brazil’s natural beauty and energy. In addition, they work with some of the most skilled artisans today. Stones range from high-grade diamonds, to the stunning Brazilian gems.

They are currently working with a unique mix of collections. Here a few:

Mirage, that uses stones like emeralds, rubies, tanzanites and sapphires creating an unexpected mix.

White Dreams showers the pieces with diamonds, while Bon Voyage pairs these diamonds with perfectly formed pearls creating an adventurous collection.

If you adore the Renaissance period, the Labyrinth Collection will definitely keep you in a constant state of “awe”.

But, if you’re connected to nature, the Apus Collection is inspired by the Amazonian bird’s vibrant plumage.

Last, but surely not least, the Gala Collection. It will offer you a journey into the graceful world of ballerinas, with a mix of special diamonds and pearls.

After all, “Luxury should be inspiring and celebratory, not intimidating”, as the Hueb Founders explain!  As we said, perfect for the New York women.

Once again, if you want to learn about our Jewelry Shopping & Consultation Services, have private sessions with the brand’s founders and have an adventurous journey into the Jewelry universe, contact us!

Location: 717 Madison Avenue


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Hueb Jewelry
*Last Update on March/2020.*

We Are Addicted To The Little Cupcake Bakeshop In Brooklyn

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A while ago, we passed by The Little Cupcake Bakeshop in Brooklyn. With 3 locations (Manhattan and Brooklyn), it’s a great place to stop by to sweeten up your day.

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The Little Cupcake Bakeshop was launched in 2005 and they explain that their desserts are produced by “using only the freshest, sustainable ingredients, predominantly sourcing locally, from farms in the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Vermont, New Jersey, and in strides, seasonally, with all baking done in small batches on-site, everyday. No shortening. No preservatives.”

Plus, they continue by saying that their milk comes from “grass fed cows and the espresso bars serve organic teas and Non-GMO illy caffe.”

At every store, they are awesome in supporting the local community and having “a green architectural design”. They work in different sustainable projects locally, nationally and even internationally.

We do love their well known favorite Brooklyn Blackout Cake, but the Carrot Cupcake was also very tasty! And, of course, like every good New Yorker, we love the Red Velvet options too!

If you’re thinking they only sell cupcakes, wait! They have also layer cakes, half sheet cakes, cookies, bundt cakes, cheesecakes, ice creams, puddings, pies, sweet bars and even breakfast options!

If you are vegan, they have some really tasty options, so you certainly won’t feel left out!

We love businesses that incentivizes the vegan lifestyle and helps to show that vegan food is just as heavenly and temping…so why not try!

Speaking of which, you should try By Chloe and their sweet store in Soho. All vegan! All amazingly tasty!

You have to agree, it’s a real temptation!

Want to know a super cool thing about them?

Their “goal is to create a new business model that works for people and the planet. Each Little Cupcake Bakeshop institutes energy efficient practices, appliances, equipment and tools.”

How amazing is this? We definitely need more businesses that have this type of conscious business model.

The store we typically go to is the Little Cupcake Bakeshop in Brooklyn, on Vanderbilt Avenue. You’ll be just a few blocks from Prospect Park, so grab your cupcake and go eat it on their lawn!

Oh! Celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Steve Tyler love the spot too, so keep your eyes opened when you go there…maybe you’ll bump into an undercover Hollywood Star.

New Yorkers! Don’t roll your eyes to our comment above. Come on! If you favorite actor was having a cupcake beside you, we know you’d be tempted to talk to him. Why not break down your pre-conceived ideas of “what’s cool” and just ask for a picture!

Prospect Heights:
Sunday – Thursday: 8am – 10pm
Friday – Saturday: 8am – 11pm

Bay Ridge:
Monday – Friday: 6:30am – 11pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 11pm

Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 11pm
Friday: 7:30am – Midnight
Saturday: 8am – Midnight
Sunday: 8am – 11pm

598 Vanderbilt Avenue, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
9102 Third Avenue, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
30 Prince Street, SoHo


Photo Credits: Courtesy of Little Cupcake Bakeshop
*Last Update on March/2020.*

The NoMad Hotel: For A NYC Wedding Or Private Rooftop Experience

Shop Weddings Paula Merlo Rooftop of The NoMad Hotel

How about hosting your NYC Wedding, next Birthday or special event at a private rooftop experience at The NoMad Hotel? Paula Merlo got married and threw a super stylish NYC party there!

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To start, the NoMad neighborhood in Manhattan is a tiny one but, nonetheless, houses some of the most amazing places to visit while in New York. By the way, NoMad stands for “NOrth of MADison Square Park”, so it’s in the heart of Manhattan.

With that in mind, New Yorkers are also pretty fond of the neighborhood and love going to dinner at the renowned The NoMad Hotel. Plus, this Parisian-inspired hotel proudly hold 5 stars, hence, is one of the most coveted hotels in Manhattan.

With custom-designed furnishing, original art works on the walls and room with that classic Parisian vibe, it’s 168 room boasts elegance and if a perfect option to start your trip to NY in grand style.

In addition, the restaurant’s cuisine is supervised by the renowned Chef Daniel Humm and Restauranteur Will Guidara. No room for error, so be sure to enjoy it all.

The hotel also hosts a few experiences like The Magician – an intimater performance and the Masquerade Ball.

Now, let’s talk about their fancy, dreamy Rooftop. They offer indoor and outdoor private spaces and work to make everything memorable for guests!

Located on the 12th floor of the hotel, you’ll see New York City from above! A view we love. Moreover, you can host a sitting lunch/dinner or a cocktail party with even more friends!

The NoMad Hotel offers: the restaurant, the Johnston Room with live jazz music, the Europe courtyard inspired Atrium and, specially-catered menus by Chef Daniel Humm, and other amazing surprises!

So, for reservations at the Rooftop for Corporate events and celebrations, let out team assist you.

Lastly, if you are curious to see what events at The NoMad Hotel’s Rooftop looks like, take a look at Paula Merlo and Henrique’s NYC wedding (gallery above).

Our dear friend, Paula, is Glamour Brazil’s Editor-in-Chief and one of the most stylish brides we’ve ever seen! Below, the services she hired:

Photography: Leila Jacue of L&L Style Photo – Boutique Wedding Photography.
Wedding Planner: Fernanda Monfrinatti of Help Bride NYC
Wedding Designer: Jewel Georgieff Wedding Design
Dress: Patricia Vieira and Atelier Maria Mendes
Shoes: Valentino
Florist: Karma Flowers
Sweets Table & Brigadeiros: Sweet Corner Bakery
DJ: Infinity Event NJ
Venue: The Nomad Hotel

Location: 1170 Broadway


Photo Credits: Courtesy of The NoMad and Leila Jacue & David Leon
*Last Update on March/2020.*


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