Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Platinum Members Event at The Pierre

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I have been placed on Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Platinum List for the fourth year now and was delighted to learn about a Platinum Members Event that Wedding Style magazine organized for their preferred vendors past Thursday. I love these gatherings because they allow us, wedding industry professionals, to  meet and mingle among each other, talking to people we mostly communicate by email and phone. Such events also offer a tremendous opportunity to establish new relationships — the networking aspect is fully covered there. With Wedding Style, though, this was not a regular event like most I have attended. This was remarkably put together in style!

I was asked by the magazine to cover the event and decor, and wasn’t there plenty to enchant my eyes! First, the venue itself already ensured a spectacular and appropriate backdrop — the luxurious Pierre Hotel. I love being and working there but this time, I would get to take some quality break, too! We were greeted by astonishing tabletop designs by Ambiance, Diana Gould, Tantawan Bloom, and A Touch of Elegance Flowers. The gracious gowns were provided by Bridal Reflections. If you know my affection for classical music, you’d know I appreciated the captivating melody of Bianchi Musica string quartet during the first hour of formalities. And, to help put it all together, wedding planner Maya from Swank Productions demonstrated the miracles of working on a tight schedule due to unexpected time conflict that cut the prep time from 9 to 3 hours!

It was a true pleasure to see my contacts at the magazine — Lexi, Laureen, Cynthia, Yanni, and of course, Grace herself. Having documented all this beauty with photographer Ryan Brenzier and videographer Edward Neary, we jumped into the action, eating, drinking, dancing to the grooving live music of at DDM Entertainment, and oh, yes, networking! Fun all over the place, useful and crazy… Thank you, ALL vendors and colleagues, for such a treat and good time! Enjoy the highlights below!

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03/23/12 UPDATE: Check out this energized video clip with the coverage of the party by Edward Neary!

Ed Hafizov
Ed Hafizov
Ed Hafizov is a creative director and lead photographer of Zorz Studios, Manhattan-based boutique photography studio, offering arousing and daring fashion, commercial, beauty, and wedding photography. Multiple Fearless Photographer™ award winner, named among the top 50 US wedding photographers, top 10 NY wedding photographers, winner of Adobe contests, featured by Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle et al, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week photographer, and a distinguished member of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style‘s Platinum List, he is eager to step out of his and willing clients' comfort zone to pursue original artwork with a lasting impression.