Monthly Archives: February 2018

tanaRi events’ site visit: the Gramercy Hotel

When looking for a perfect wedding venue for our clients, we look for places that not only are visually appealing, but also are accommodating, flexible, and have great success rates. Luxury hotels are some of the most sought after venue for wedding couples, but finding ones that are exceptionally great have become difficult to find in recent times. In the midst, tanaRi events had the opportunity to make a site visit to the famous Gramercy Hotel, a luxurious hotel covered in inspirational art influenced heavily from the Renaissance Era.

Walking in, we took in the classy yet bohemian feel of the lobby, with exquisite artwork from artists like Andy Warhol and Keith Haring exhibited around, that are ingenious to look at. The dim lights of the lobby gave an elegant ambience, a perfect entryway for a luxurious yet a classy wedding. As we kept touring, we noticed charming quirks throughout the hotel from walking to the restroom to the two open bars. The venue also boasts of a tranquil park for hotel guests, New York City’s only private park!

The hotel staff are remarkably accommodating to every guest, making sure that each of their hotel room is personalized to the comfort of the visitor. Check out the picture below of the cute little surprise teddy bear for one of the hotel’s special little guest! The custom made penthouses not only has some of the best views of the city, but is filled with bold, luxurious furnishings of velvet drapery, mahogany wood, and English drinking cabinet, and hand stitched leather top desks – a wish come true for luxury loving couples!

 

We were also lucky enough to eat the fine dining of the hotel restaurant, where the critically acclaimed Italian food surpassed our already high expectations! Going up to the terrace of where the weddings are officiated, we were amazed at the beauty of the art and the brightness of the glass covered rooftop where light poured in from all angles! Offering a view of the Manhattan skyline from the 18th floor, we envisioned each area transformed into a wedding space and reception and were impressed by the ease of grandeur the hotel displays in each corner we turn.

A venue for the creative minds, this site grants the dream wish of all art lovers looking for the perfect original wedding!

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tanaRi events’ wedding: Gau and Caroline

One of tanaRi events’ sweetest couple, Gau and Caroline, were amazing to work with! Both so lovely and involved, we already knew the wedding was going to very special from the beginning.

Gau’s one request? He wanted to showcase his Indian culture through what it’s known for best: lots and lots of color. It was important to the groom to have his close family and friends participate in his culture through an Indian inspired ceremony.

On June 26th, we celebrated with Gau’s culture at the pdD Dream Lounge. As the venue was more known for their club scene, tanaRi events’ had adapted and transformed the location to a brighter, more colorful feel. The couple went with Mayuri’s Florals to decorate the venue with simplicity and elegance, and the mandap replaced the area where the DJ area. Vibrant cushions and lanterns were placed throughout the room to give a more festive look!

After our lovely bride and groom’s prep at the Maritime Hotel, Gau kicked off the ceremony with a grand entrance with his groomsmen and DJ Sunny as the dhol player. Caroline joined in by being walked out by her 4 closest family members, under a chandarvo,  a tradition cloth covered canopy which is held above the bride’s head to cover her.   The ceremony had live sitar and tabla player playing melodious music which made a beautiful backdrop. After the completion of the hindu ceremony, the guests were invited to participate by coming up to the couple one by one with fresh flower petals, to offer their blessings and love. A beautiful moment that was cherished by not just the couple but the guests as well! The blessings were followed by a fun Bollywood dance party, delicious catering from Bukhara, and special cocktails called Mumbai Mimosas and Bombay Bellinis as per the couple’s request!

On the next morning, the bridal party got ready at The Martime Hotel and enjoyed a beautiful shoot at the hotel property itself.  Everyone then went to Roman Catholic, St. Francis Xavier church, located in the Flatiron District in Manhattan. Gau & Caroline exchanged their vows in a traditional Catholic ceremony at the church. Walking in on “Trumpet Voluntary”, the stunning bride Caroline made her grand entrance and in a very beautiful ceremony, two souls were united as one. After the magnificent ceremony, the wedding party moved to Battery Park that had a backdrop of the Statue of Liberty for their reception.

Following the simple and elegant theme with a touch of nautical, guests were provided specially made lobster stirrers to be used in the curated Maine-iac Mule Cocktail. The reception was celebrated with good music, food, speeches, and dancing to songs like Gau and Caroline’s favorite “Sweet Caroline”. City Sweets provided an opulent styled cake to match the incredible night!  For more photographs from their wedding, feel free to check out our Instagram page @tanarievents

Photographer: Moss + Isaac

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