A Brides staffer and her fiancé invite their guests to a traditional church wedding ceremony, followed by a chic, modern restaurant reception. Just wait until you hear their engagement story!

For their November nuptials, the couple envisioned "a classic New York wedding with a twist," the bride says. With a dramatic-yet-classic color palette of pewter and white, Jacqueline and David set about planning a refined wedding that would begin at the Church of Saint Ignatius Loyola and end at Capitale. Then Hurricane Sandy hit. Photo: Ira Lippke Studios