Highline Hotel Wedding: Part Two

The Highline Hotel is one of those improbable NYC secrets.  Hidden on a pretty townhouse-lined street in Chelsea, the Chapel, garden and Refectory entrance seem impossibly surrounded by trees, meandering paths and plantings. Space, light, 19th century architecture and green space — rare commodities in New York City

Filled with guests as the sun began to fade, the light pouring in to the refectory’s old glass windows was magical.

This incredible refectory is still used daily for seminarians’ meals.  And these enormous, beautiful tables and chairs are available for guests to use, too.

Once the room is filled with guests and the natural light comes streaming in the windows, the ballroom is magical.  Four long rows of tables are punctuated with tall and small arrangements, creating interest at the tabletop level and at eye level.

The bride’s mother, a dance instructor, had a marvelous time. Each place setting and Design Corral for the Wedding Library table number and menu card melded perfectly with the overall design.



Gorgeous rental chargers are combined with Wedding Library votives, cloths and dinner napkins.  The blush pink cloths and napkins are hand-painted to create the slightest sheen.


We had fun creating details such as this wedding directional sign that lead guests to the reception.  The pretty quatrefoil is laser cut wood.


The quatrefoil shows up again on this custom imprinted guest book.


Wedding Library custom linen and ribbon was stretched on large wooden frames to hold the escort cards.


A perfect brass cart holds sweets for the after-party — guests indulged in the french madelines and custom iced biscuits.  And of course the wedding cake has a small fleur de lis crown.

A delicate sweets tray was on offer to guests throughout the dancing portion of the evening. Design Corral for the Wedding Library even designed a little crown for the wedding cake – all on our delicate linen. Note the hooks for the seminarian’s robes that surround the perimeter of the room.

The bride’s favorite macarons receive a custom box with a final “ballet” touch.


When two world-class ballet dancers wed, you can be sure the dancing was incredible.  Everything was truly en pointe at this wedding!


For more, you can check out Martha Stewart Weddings, Winter 2015 or our planning portfolio on our main site.


All photos are by Charlotte Jenks-Lewis.  Floral design by Jen Stone of StoneKelly Events.  Stationery and paperie for the Wedding Library by Design Corral.  Linens, votives and vintage accessories from the Wedding Library. The venue is the incomparable Highline Hotel.

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