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Lauren and Jonathan’s Wedding at One Atlantic

The Proposal: Jonathan insisted on going on a tour of Lucy the Elephant in Margate – it was two years ago, Memorial Day weekend. I told him that was a rainy-day activity, and we should wait, but my sister forced me to go. He dropped to his knee and asked me to marry him on the top of Lucy. We drank champagne on the top of Lucy.

Details of the Day: One Atlantic feels like a New York City loft, but with an oceanfront view. The theme of our wedding was DISCO. The entire room was decked out in disco balls. We had a disco-themed photo booth and only disco music.

Favorite Moment: Every single guest took part in the “Love Train.”

Couldn’t Live Without: My wedding planner, Kristin Barse.

Favorite Detail: We asked all of our guests to submit photos from their own weddings – and if not married, to send us photos of love in their life. We displayed all of the photos in white frames during the cocktail hour and used them as favors.

The Menu: We keep kosher at home and have several kosher family members, so we focused on fish and dairy options.

The Honeymoon: Two weeks in South Africa, including Cape Town, the winelands and safari.

  • Hometowns:New York
  • Wedding Location:One Atlantic
  • Reception Location:One Atlantic
  • Photographer:Peter Forman Photography
  • Bride’s Dress: Jovani, purchased at Mario Pucci in Boca Raton, Florida.
    Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade shoes, from Kate Spade store in NYC.
    Veil: I bought it on Amazon.com for $8!
    Jewelry: Diamond & pearl earrings belonged to my mother-in-law, who passed away long before I met Jonathan. My engagement ring and wedding bands came Jeff Kellmer Jewelers in Haverford, Pennsylvania. Jeff lent me a gorgeous diamond necklace for the big day. I slept in it, and I wore it to the brunch the day after the wedding. I didn’t want to give it back.
    Hair and Make Up: Cathy Navone
    Music: Center Stage Entertainment (Brian Basara)
    Flowers: Beautiful Blooms
    Invites: Just Be
    Officiant: Rabbi Molly Kane, Brooklyn Heights Synagogue
    Caterer: One Atlantic
    Groom’s & Groomsmen Attire: His tux was custom-made by Wong’s Tailor in Hong Kong
    Favors:  Johnson’s Popcorn and soft pretzels


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