Pictures and Video Recap from our New York Holiday Party

On November 20th, we officially kicked off our city-to-city tour  in Washington DC. The tour consists of a series of events in which we bring together brides-to-be, wedding professionals and friends of Munaluchi together for cocktails, hors' d oeuvres, fashion and fun.  The brides get to meet one-on-one with our awesome Coterie members (The Coterie is our exclusive wedding collective) and wedding professionals get a chance to network with one another.  At the end of the event, everyone leaves with a swag bag, and plenty of great memories:).  It was truly an amazing kickoff to what is going to be an amazing series of events, and we are thrilled to share images of our 2nd tour stop in NYC.

For our 2nd stop, we threw a holiday party at The Highline Hotel located in Chelsea.  And it was pretty awesome!  The High Line Hotel was the absolute perfect venue, with super high ceilings and a rustic/gothic setting.  A special thanks goes out to the Catering and Sales Manager, Elizabeth Kot.  You must get in touch with her to learn more about The Highline and have to offer in terms of an events space.

Our hosts, Lauren Beamon of Elle's Couture Events and Makini Brereton of Makini Regal Design did a fantastic job with the planning and decor.  Everyone is still raving about it.  As guests entered, they were escorted into the venue and greeted with a cocktail.  High and low tables draped with the prettiest linens from The Finishing Touch NYC in various shades of Radiant Orchid and cascading centerpieces dripping with orchids and roses added the perfect dose of elegance to the room.   Aside from the gorgeous decor, the lighting provided by John Fitzpatrick was out of this world - complete with a "snowflake" light show.  The lighting along with the live jazz band, Subject to Change, helped set the perfect mood.

Some highlights included the Ciroc Donuts which were made right on the spot thanks to Sweet Dreams Gourmet Mini Donuts.  If those weren't sweet enough, guests also enjoyed the prettiest floral cupcakes and treats from BcakeNY.  Guests also indulged in a bit of pampering provided by The Nail Boutique.  And the photobooth by Gophotobooths NYC was so much fun.  What's a party without a photobooth?  We also have to thank all of the amazing sponsors for this event.  Your contributions were so instrumental in making this event a success.  And for our Coterie members, you rock! The feedback we've heard from the brides that attended has been amazing.  You all are truly some talented wedding professionals.

Here is a recap video produced by our newest Coterie member, Nikki of MaeB Films.  We love it!

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Scroll down below to view some of the highlights from the party, then head over to the full gallery on facebook. Don't forget to tag yourself in the photos and share with your friends!  All these amazing photos are courtesy of the super talented Petronella Lugemwa of Petronella Photography - also a Coterie member....Are you seeing a trend here?  Join the movement!

Our hosts, Makini Brereton (Makini Regal Design) and Lauren Beamon ( Elle's Couture Events).

How gorgeous is this centerpiece by Makini? And we loved the "bubbly" decals on the glasses by LBV Designs.

The linens are gorgeous. Provided by The Finishing Touch. Stationery by Kisha of Royale Amethyst Designs.

Ashley of La Bella Vita Designs debuted her new glam cake stands. And the sweets table provided by BCakeNY was a hit!

Anu of Khamit Kinks provided some amazing hair products for our gift bags.  Make sure to check out her site for some serious natural hair inspiration for your wedding.

 

Nails done, hair done, everything good...Pampering provided by The Nail Boutique NYC.


Abby from Juicy Looks Makeup did the models' makeup. We had a styled shoot earlier in the day that was ridiculous. Can't wait to share that with you!

Bridgette from Blackbridalbliss.com stopped by with her new hubby. Always supportive!


Coterie members Tiffany Chalk and Katrina Gilbert came up from Philly to show support for their fellow members. We can't wait to see what the Philly team puts together for our Philly tour stop.  #munaluchifamily

These are the infamous Ciroc Donuts by Todd the Donut-o-logist.  They were insanely delicious.



Special thanks to Sarah Jassir for providing these stunning gowns. The models were styled by Selina of Vainglorious Brides.

Demetria Lucas of A Belle in Brooklyn stopped by to show support. Make sure to check out the debut of her new show on Bravo, Blood, Sweat & Heels this Sunday, January 5th. Details here.

Thanks so much to Elizabeth Kot, Catering and Sales Manager for The High Line Hotel. Make sure to visit their site or reach out to her for a tour of the space. It's a fabulous location to get married in NYC.

Chef Dana of Desserts by Dana with one of his great creations. Look forward to seeing a lot more of him on our site:)

Thanks to everyone who came out!  I'm looking forward to meeting our Houston readers on the 9th.  Visit our facebook page for the full gallery and enjoy this video from MaeB Films below.

A special thanks to all of our sponsors and volunteers

Venue/Catering - The High Line Hotel
Wholesale Flowers - FiftyFlowers.com
Floral Design - Makini Regal Designs
Planning - Elle's Couture Events
Linens - The Finishing Touch
Stationery - Royale Amethyst Invitations and Designs
Cake Toppers - LBV Designs
Cake Stand - LBV Designs
Cakes and Dessert: BCake NY
Decals on glasses and swag bags - LBV Designs
Bridal Styling - Vainglorious Brides
Dresses - Sarah Jassir
Headpieces - Headpiece Heaven
Donut Station - Sweet Dreams Gourmet Donuts
Band - Subject to Change
DJ - BTLDJS
Photobooth - Go Photobooths NYC
Makeup - Juicy Looks
Hair - Courtney Williams and  Nakema Patton
Mens styling - Mr. Baldwin Style
Cinematography - MaeB Films
Photography - Petronella Photography
Lighting - John Fitzpatrick
Drinks - Sweet Bitch Wines
Pampering (nails) - The Nail Boutique NYC
Gift Bag Sponsor - Anu Essentials
 

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