These two. Let me tell you a story about these two. They called me up in December and said they were eloping in Big Sur. Big, blow-out, oh-my-god this is the best day of your life events weren't their thing. Hey BOTH are doctors so maybe that puts the whole "weddings are not the be-all, end-all" in perspective a bit. But her Korean family would expect a celebration, and they wanted to honor their families in that way. They chose a big Gatsby venue on Long Island to accommodate their family and friends and make it convenient for their families to attend a post-elopement party. They loved the Modern Rebel mission + vibe, and they wanted to work with our team but they expressed that maybe this wasn't our scene? And to be honest, it isn't. We've never done a wedding at a mansion! But from the moment I first spoke to them, my gut feeling was WORK WITH THEM. Their relationship was solid, authentic, and they were marriage > wedding. And my gut was right. These two are as beautiful as they come. In their work lives, they're saving lives. In their personal lives, they are dancing so in love that everyone in the room with them is present, in-the-moment, rooting for them + their love. Each of our couples get to donate 5% of our coordination cost to one of our four non-profit partners. They chose Jed Foundation, a suicide prevention non-profit. My takeaway? Love parties save lives. Thank you, J + G for that beautiful reminder.
THEIR VENDOR TEAM:
– Coordination: Modern Rebel
– Ceremony + Reception Venue: NYIT de Seversky Mansion
– Photographer: Happy Confetti Photography
– Florist: Koat Floral
– DJ: The Remixologists
– Caterer: Pies N Thighs
– Dessert: Yunnie Ko
– Hair + Make-Up: Coco Tsang
– Paebaek Company: BDK Mint
Jeannie + Garrett generously donated to the JED Foundation through their event.