Kate & Paul in Manhattan, NY\\nOne of the city's most iconic museums plays host to one couple's contemporary winter wedding.\\nKate and Paul held their winter wedding at the Powerhouse at the American Museum of Natural History.\\"We loved the space—the glass and steel lent a modern feel, and the exposed brick kept things warm and welcoming,\\" says Kate.\\nThe couple wanted their venue to have cultural significance and be a place they could revisit after the wedding.\\n\\n\\n\\nKate and Paul planned their wedding with the help of Loulie Walker of Loulie Walker Events.\\nShe wore an Oscar de la Renta gown, and Paul sported a Hugo Boss tux.\\nKate got ready for the wedding at a nearby apartment, then took a town car to the museum with her dad.\\nBefore the ceremony, the couple strolled through the exhibits. \\"It was so special to have a few moments together before walking down the aisle,\\" says Kate.\\nKate and Paul hosted 164 guests at the 6:30 p.m. ceremony.\\nThe ceremony was officiated by civil celebrant Bettina Yiannakourou. \\"She just happened to be Australian, like Paul,\\" says Kate.\\nGuests were given programs created by Sloane Design for Press New York.\\nSloane Design created all of the paper items, including the escort cards and menus.\\nCocktail hour was held in the North Galleria, overlooking the Rose Center for Earth and Space.\\nBartenders served drinks from behind a glowing bar from Taylor Creative Inc.\\nEveryone returned to the Powerhouse for the reception, where dinner tables were decorated with long-stem peonies in blown-glass vases surrounded by votive candles.\\n\\nAll florals and decor were by Ron Wendt Design, and the lighting design was by Frost Productions.\\nThe menu included an entree of thyme-roasted baby poussin served with creamed spinach and roasted squash; all catering was by Restaurant Associates.\\nInstead of cake, mini desserts were passed to guests on the dance floor. The night's soundtrack was provided by the Kevin Osborne Band (booked through Henry Marks Agency).\\n\\n\\n\\n\\"Half of our guests were Aussies, so when the band played 'Down Under' by Men at Work, it was a big hit,\\" says Kate.\\nGuests received jars of McClure's Pickles as favors. \\"We love them!\\" Kate says. \\"I heard that guests were gobbling them up later at the after-party.\\"