Real Weddings: Carolyn & Zach

Real Wedding

Carolyn and Zach

Rainbow Room

November 11, 2017


On a cool and crystal-clear November day, Carolyn and Zach were wed and many a passerby could not resist congratulating the happiest couple.

Called “Fernanda,” the dress is from Vera Wang’s Fall 2016 collection. The bodice, with a very clean and simple construction made of a crisp ivory silk, featured a drop waist,  also known as a Basque waist. The skirt portion of the dress featured layers upon layers of tulle that created a quite extensive seven foot train which was bustled for the cocktail hour and reception. An embellishment featuring little blue beads from the bride’s great-grandmother’s garter was sewn into the lining of the skirt.

The bride wears her sister, Lauren’s, cathedral style veil from her wedding last winter.


Vows are shared beneath an intimate, light-as-air chuppah and then, above and beyond, facets of light expand like a vast, unending jewel made of light.


Neat rows of carefully crafted Dempsey & Carroll escort cards await excited guests as they move into the reception. Event planner Lauren Fremont of LOLI Events made sure every detail came together harmoniously.

DeJuan Stroud created flowers in luscious violets and velvety reds surrounding gorgeous textures in back-to-earth shades of fresh greens. You could feel their beauty as you neared the arrangements: their drama perfectly present but not overwhelming.

Other arrangements were more experimental: A symbol of faithfulness, calla lilies, rest in abstract glass forms and then seemed to float in midair.


There was ambient lavender and powdery magenta glow overhead– crystal chandeliers and sconces sparkle and meld with city lights stretching on for miles.

Rainbow Room soars above New York and resides alongside the most famous lighted spires in any night sky.


Zach, Carolyn, and her mother, Wendy, selected our creamy, custom-milled, cotton Dempsey White paper for the invitations and each would be hand-engraved on antique presses as old as midtown Manhattan’s skyline. A crisp block font hinted at the importance of design given to every inch of the splendid Rockefeller Center landmark. And at the bottom of each invitation? Two reflected triangles form a pert bowtie. For a subtle finish to the inner envelopes, the bride requested a sunburst gray linear pattern that reminds of deco, but just so.


Dempsey & Carroll congratulates Carolyn and Zach!



Photography: Ira Lippke, The Day Collective

Wedding Planner:  Loli Events

Design: Dejuan Stroud

Venue: Rainbow Room

Dress: Vera Wang

Real Weddings: Claudia & Georg

Real Wedding: Claudia & Georg

September 19th, 2015

Rainbow Room

New York, New York




On an absolutely glorious September Saturday, lovely couple Claudia and Georg were married with the bluest skies and the sublime New York City skyline as their backdrop. 200 dear friends and family came from all corners of the globe to share this spectacular day at the incomparable Rainbow Room.



As night fell on Manhattan, the blue glow of the majestic Empire State Building served as a constant presence in so many of the views.



Using our stately Baron Gray ink for the timeless Italian Script adored by Claudia’s parents, Bruce and Ferne, Dempsey & Carroll was delighted to engrave the most classically handsome invitations. The edges of each extra thick card were beveled by hand and then laid with silver foil, which served as an introduction to the exquisitely restored rooms that crown the center of New York and Rockefeller Center. The envelopes finished with luxurious yet subtle light gray tissue linings, nestled the cotton stock of the invitation and was soothing to the touch.




Sophisticated papers for a brilliant couple. Congratulations, Claudia and Georg!



Photo Credit: Ira Lippke Studios

Venue: Rainbow Room