A very unique aspect of Molly & Albert’s Elsie Rooftop wedding was the conditions in which they had to make it happen.
As part of the Syrian Jewish community, their weddings are traditionally quite large. They had to scale it back, but, like so many, had to listen for updates week to week on New York City’s ever-changing regulations on gatherings.
As cold weather approached, the city continually tightened restrictions. Postponement of the wedding also wasn’t an option, as it is customary in the Jewish Syrian community to hold your set wedding date once it is selected.
Celia Beyda of On Reserve Events was their planner, and helped them to create the wedding within just a couple of weeks.
They managed to find the perfect venue, one that is relatively new, and with enough capacity and ventilation to meet regulations but also to enable everyone to feel safe.
The apartment Molly got ready in was lent to them by a family member; most hotels at the time were closed or not an option.
Despite conditions seemingly being against them in the planning process, the day-of was a dream – a November day with 72-degree weather.
Central Park was at its peak of fall color. As we walked through the park, the public loved seeing the gorgeous, dressed-up couple.
For everyone, it was almost like the city came back to life for a day. Both the ceremony and party were then at Elsie Rooftop wedding venue – being on that rooftop made us feel like we were safe in a little oasis overlooking the gorgeous city. It was ideal.
DJ: Faks Productions
Apparel: Bronx and Banco
Floral Designer: Konstantinos Floral Decorators
Caterer: Zami Caterers
Event Venue: Elsie Rooftop
Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier
Event Planner: On reserve Events
Photographer: Perennial Image