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With New York City being one of the fashion capitals of the world, it's no wonder that city brides want that same stylish aesthetic injected into their wedding day — so a fashionable planner is an absolute must. These designers and ultra-chic planners have a New York sense of style and contemporary vibe for a wedding just as fabulous as Fashion Week.
Daughter of Design
Daughter of Design is often considered the "designer boutique hotel" of wedding planners, recognized for its downtown approach to classic traditions. "Banquet" is a dirty word to these stylish planners who don't do cute or kitchy, and absolutely abhor wedding baby talk or preciousness. Cool, can-do, and "real" owner Annie Lee says: "Take the bride and groom out of the room and you'd mistake one of our weddings for a fabulous fashion week party." Nearly trained therapists in addition to organized planners, Daughter of Design not only navigates the details of the day, but also the emotional and relationship issues that can come with getting hitched. Read real brides' reviews here!
Renowned for her rich designs and out of the box ideas, Jung Lee is a self-started, born and bred New Yorker with a passion for designing and executing experiential, wow-worthy events for her discerning clientele. (A recent wedding at the Museum of Natural History included a wall of individually-drawn botanical prints as seating arrangements). Her full-service firm doesn't outsource a stitch, and often creates prototypes and models to help clients envision their creative work. Want to channel Jung's fashionable eye in your home? Fête's 4,500-sqaure-foot space in NoMad now houses home accessories and accent pieces to help brides register for a stunning newlywedded nest.
Lyndsey Hamilton Events
Lyndsey Hamilton and her East Coast event director, Carrie Sartor, emphasize the importance of fostering a distinct and personal relationship with each client, promoting an environment of trust and creativity. They offer full-scale planning and design, and lust over beautiful estate properties, such as Locusts on Hudson, where they can produce a multi-day destination weekend, blending a sophisticated New York vibe within a country chic environment. LHE brides all have impeccable taste, many working in the fashion, media, or design world. Their team thrives on collaborating with creative, fashionable brides to help elevate their unique ideas into a beautiful celebration. Read real brides' reviews here!
Sofia Crokos Events
Sofia Crokos is more than an event planner — she's a connector, a collaborator, a creator. It's these qualities that turn her clients' great expectations into elevated realities. Sofia often draws inspiration from her background in fashion, her world travels, and the cuisines and customs she has explored. She infuses these elements into her events, bringing clients outstanding style and luxury along with fabulous enjoyment. Like an architect, she is able to sketch out the various elements of an event down to the smallest of details and create a flawlessly executed experience that ties it all together in the most creative and tasteful fashion.