When I first met with Liz & Ryan they were looking for an alternative venue to host their wedding. Zibi, The Mill, Adelina, Restaurant 18, Side Door and Andaz were my first suggestions. But after chit-chatting a bit further when I could decode what they were actually telling me- I went out on a limb and said “When you’re telling me your ideas, I think of those hot and balmy long summer nights downtown on a roof top sipping a cocktail enjoying the sunset.” And so I pitched Andaz as the perfect location for a modern New York rooftop cocktail style wedding. Chic and minimalistic.They immediately fell in love with the idea.
The magic in choosing this space was that it required little to no decor. The furniture and ambiance spoke for itself and allowed the couple to focus the majority of their budget on food & beverage.
Their ceremony took place in the Dalhousie Room with a quick champagne toast as we moved all the ceremony decor upstairs to the 16th floor, Copper. The couple had a first look in Stanley Park before the ceremony so after their toast, guests move upstairs for cocktails followed by poke-bowl stations.
But enough about the details, enjoy!
Photography by Ali & Batoul Photography