Spruce were so accomodating. The only instructions I gave the was that my shoes were a royal blue and I didn’t want the flowers to clash with them. I think they were surprised I didn’t give more direction (which tells me you could, if you wanted to) but I told them to surprise me and I loved what they did. And like I mentioned, my DH didn’t want a boutonnier until his mum suggested one the night before. So I called them the morning of and they still managed to make one to match my bouquet. We picked ours up since it was on the way so I’m not sure what delivery charges would be.
Oooh for after….I have lots of ideas for you 🙂
Greenwich Village and the West Village are a great place to take pictures. If you have time, I suggest the High Line. It’s one of my favorite places in NYC – great views and a great representation of what’s possible when people put their minds to making something unused be useful again. A few pics below.
We were done around 4 p.m. and a lot of restaurants and bars are closed during that hour (they turn over for supper.) So I suggest taking pics around that time, or finding a hotel bar since they are always open. We went to the Standard Hotel for drinks and snacks, since it was close to the High Line.
For dinner – there are tons of great places. I’m not sure what kind of vibe you’re looking for so I’ll just tell you what we did and what we thought of.
We went to Bobo in Greenwich Village. It’s in an old townhouse and the food is excellent. We had a reservation but didn’t tell them we were there for a wedding but as soon as they realized they really took great care of us. You can stay there and head to the bar downstairs afterwards to keep drinking.
Another romantic and beautiful option is the Waverly Inn. Be sure to check out the mural in the front room but ask to be seated in the back room, which has a beautiful, garden vibe (plus that way you can walk through the whole restaurant). They also have a bar in the front.
The very traditional and beautiful option is One if By Land, Two if By Sea (lots of people get engaged there). I’ve been there on a girl date (ha) and it is formal and lovely.
In Gramercy there is also Gramercy Tavern. The service is outstanding and so is the food (and the prices). The front room is more casual and the back is more formal.
Once we were done dinner we went to our friend’s café – Bees Knees Baking Co and had dessert http://www.beeskneesbakingco.com/ They do cakecups which are very tasty and have excellent tea and coffee.
We were exhausted after that (it had been a long day) and our parents were all ready for bed so we went home and passed out. But there are tons of places to go for a cocktail, some of our favorites are Little Branch, Raines Law room and Employees Only. They all sort of have a speakeasy vibe to them. The Jane Hotel and Bowery hotel have great bars as well.
Let me know if you have other questions.