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Love loft spaces reimagined? Like the idea of structural flowers and graphic, modern touches? Does the idea of a rocking after party totally wow you? If you've said "yes" to any of these things, read on to learn more about New York's best contemporary wedding planners and designers to help you produce a sleek, chic and totally on point wedding.
SWANK productions stemmed from owner Maya Kalman's own nuptials, which were filmed for a reality TV show focusing on out of the box weddings. Since then, she's worked with couples to creatively transform spaces to suit their vision, providing exquisite mood boards and renderings along the way to help them understand her glamorous, yet modern vision. A recent wedding atop a New York City rooftop featured ghost chairs and a transparent Lucite chuppah that floated against the skyline.
Lindsay Landman Events
Planners, designers and producers in one package, Lindsay Landman Events is a powerhouse of contemporary design, elevating loft spaces, bank rooms and ballrooms with personalized, well-thought-out design elements that create intimacy, even at large events. (Brides take note: Her escort card table designs are to-die-for). Owner Lindsay oversees the planning and design of every event her team creates. Her surefootedness around NYC and background in PR allows her to quickly put out fires for clients. She recently transported an entire wedding concept to a new venue within a week's time.
If you're a brand about town looking for a fun and funky product launch, Jes Gordon is your girl to call, but if you're a bride who loves to be dazzled by a dream-like wedding, she and her team can definitely do that, too. Jess's mantra is to inject a fresh and fun approach into every event she tackles. She can transcend her personal rocker-chic sensibility to your clean-line loft wedding, but is equally adept at delivering fountains of romantic cascading florals to a ballroom affair (Inside info: she's often called upon to create venerable displays for Macy's famous Flower Show).
David Stark Design
Walking into a David Stark-produced wedding is like entering a gallery installation, every element is creatively designed to the point where even the napkin ring looks like art. Stark has written the book (literally) on inventive, contemporary event design. He personally oversees the direction of every event his team touches, making certain the lighting, flowers, furniture and textural elements interact in a wow-worthy way. A recent wedding at the IAC building included feathered domes, ice blue lighting and sculptural furniture that resembled the coolest party you never knew existed, but just had to be a part of.