Sophisticated Weddings - Release Party

Sophisticated Weddings - Release Party

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I wish planning a wedding could be as easy as it was for Cinderella. Let the fairy godmother design your appearance, and you are ready to outshine everyone else in the ball. Well, it’s a sweet dream, but it is hardly the reality. Planning a wedding is not an easy task. Of course, those glory days are comprised of smiles and sunshines, but they also require a tremendous amount of time and energy. There are decisions to make: your wedding dress, the venue, food, drinks, music, photography, and your hair. At this point, I might have convinced you of hiring a wedding planner for your big day. If not yet, wait till you see the release party of Sophisticated Weddings.

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On Valentine’s Eve, Sophisticated Weddings held their magazine release party at the iconic Capitale. The majestic building instantly revived the scene where Cinderella is walking into the royal ball with her glass slippers. Following her steps, you will be able to enjoy the same royal treatment in Capitale’s 15,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom renowned for its lavish decorations. This Roman classic 1895 landmark features tall Corinthian columns, Venetian glass, marble mosaic floors, and a 65-foot coved ceiling. With a modern LED Lighting System that lights up the room in any color scheme, Capitale is a perfect venue for any sophisticated celebrations.

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During an exclusive photo shoot & interview with Sophisticated Weddings, recently engaged CBS “S.W.A.T” star David Lim and his gorgeous fiancé (and model) Marketa Kazdova praised Capitale as a perfect location for their wedding shoot. I know the word “perfect” is sort of overused nowadays, but they mean it. In celebration of its latest issue, Sophisticated Weddings’s release party at Capitale is a conclusive proof of the love-birds’ verdicts.

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In the ballroom, the air was sweetened up by a wealth of dessert collections. Capitale presented a cookie table, on which the coconut cookies dripped by chocolate sauce completely caught my heart. Another dessert table was served by La Maison du Macaron. The flavor of “Pink Champaign” was definitely the one that could have enchanted your guests and advanced your party.

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If you paid enough attention, you would find a mysterious elevator with red velvet curtain attached. Took it to the second floor, and you arrived at the “secret parties” where guests gathered into small groups, having their happy hours, and refreshing themselves from the main ceremony. The Red Room was presented with messages from Babor Spa at The Dominick, and a Tarot Card Readings table hosted by Angela Lucy. The Coffee Bar was filled with the aroma of Cupa Cabana coffee, a live cigar roller from La Casa Grande Cigars, and a six piece Cuban ensemble. Want to taste a freshly-rolled cigar by artisans, have a cup of energizing espresso, immerse yourself in the exotic music, or take a peek at your destiny? This is the space for you.

The Red Room

The Red Room

The Coffee Bar

The Coffee Bar

Cody Raisig, Jessie Weidinger Cox, Billy Reilly, and Mara Peralta at The Dominick

Cody Raisig, Jessie Weidinger Cox, Billy Reilly, and Mara Peralta at The Dominick

"Summer House" Cast Members: Carl Radke, Hannah Berner, Paige DeSorbo, and Jordan Verroi

"Summer House" Cast Members: Carl Radke, Hannah Berner, Paige DeSorbo, and Jordan Verroi

While I was enjoying a sip from my favorite “Belmont Jewel” cocktail, the “Chandeleria Girls” and the beautiful sound of the electric violin threw me into the scene of “Beauty and the Beast”. Immediately after this transient illusion, a plate of mini smoke salmon cones arrived and led me to another world of fantasy.

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As you can see from the lightings, there were two worlds in there. The ballroom at front was a miniature wedding ceremony with its elegance and nobleness, while the one in the back gave you a taste of the “After Party Carnival”. Among all the cuisines, the wedding cake created by My Daughter’s Cake immediately blew my mind. Appropriately infused by Christie Brinkley’s Bellissima Prosecco, the wedding cake delivered a silky texture and the delighting flavor of the sparkling wine simultaneously. Guests ate, drank, chatted, danced, and sang with the DJ. Can you imagine how joyful it was to witness the girls laughing and dancing in their wedding dresses? It made me realize how much women deserve to enjoy their weddings the way their guests do.

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Sophisticated Weddings  Publisher Steve Sendor, Editor-in-Chief Samantha Sendor, and Christie

Sophisticated Weddings Publisher Steve Sendor, Editor-in-Chief Samantha Sendor, and Christie

It was 10 p.m. After three hours of hilarity, the curtain was ringing down. Every guest left with a Bloomingdale’s “medium brown bag” stuffed with gift cards, chocolate, soap, and of course the latest issue of Sophisticated Weddings. Flipping through the magazine, I got to see the finest venues, planners, photographers, designers, and jewelries in the city, while stretching my horizons further to the traveling options of Uganda, Anguilla, the Bahamas, and more around the globe. This “Wedding Bible” completely opened up my imaginations of my own wedding, and it really boosted my confidence in embracing this magical occasion upon its arrival.

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Christie Brinkley Sampling A Cake by My Daughter's Cakes

Christie Brinkley Sampling A Cake by My Daughter's Cakes

Christie, Steve Sendor   and Markéta Kazdová Photographed in The Red Room

Christie, Steve Sendor and Markéta Kazdová Photographed in The Red Room

When you marry your true love, the last thing you should be worrying about is dealing with all of the potential clashes and frustrations that could happen on your big day. Use your discerning eyes to choose the right team, and that’s all you need. Give it a toast, celebrate the moment, and dance if you are in the mood. You deserve the best of everything.

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