“If this goes through, Lawrence, I guess they’ll have to shave a few hours from afternoon tea,” giggled Grace.

The air was filled with romance drawn from scenes of The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and other Greats walking through the same opulent lobby. The Plaza Hotel is the quintessence of elegance, which was the perfect pairing for Wedding Style Magazine’s New York party on October 15, 2010.

Ed Libby tweeted, “The who’s who of what’s what in NYC are here!!”

I couldn’t agree more – I did a lot of gawking, stalking, and paparazzi-style shooting. Overall, I am humbled and honored that I had the opportunity to partake on this memorable event at such a landmark location.

“I have never seen the Palm Court look so sexy,” was Grace’s opening line. And it was welcomed with unanimous laughter.

the plaza wedding style magazine

the plaza wedding style magazine

This beautiful table set was put together by Ed Libby (recently worked on Lala’s wedding) and Roberta Karsch!

the plaza wedding style magazine

the plaza wedding style magazine

the plaza wedding style magazine

The following table was produced by Golf from Tantawan Bloom.

the plaza wedding style magazine

This wonderful centerpiece was also by Ed Libby.

the plaza wedding style magazine

the plaza wedding style magazine

the plaza wedding style magazine

the plaza wedding style magazine

the plaza wedding style magazine

the plaza wedding style magazine

the plaza wedding style magazine

the plaza wedding style magazine

the plaza wedding style magazine

“Say Yes to the Dress” Star Randy Fenoli and publisher Grace Ormonde!

the plaza wedding style magazine

Pablo from Nuage Designs, Roberta Karsh and Ed Libby!

the plaza wedding style magazine

Here is one of my paparazzi shots of Sylvia Weinstock – the queen of cakes!

the plaza wedding style magazine

Mike Colon and Yanni Tzoumas were chatting it up with the Wedding Style Magazine team.

the plaza wedding style magazine

Others who attended included Colin Cowie, Reem Acra, Ines Di Santo… I was a little star-struck to say the least. Unfortunately, I did not get photos of everyone. It was probably because I was eating…yummy!

The evening proceeded with lots of wine and wonderful conversations. The next morning, I decided to do a little pigeon feeding and HDR fun. Since the Apple store was not too far from The Plaza, I couldn’t resist.

the plaza wedding style magazine

Afterward, Yanni, Grace, Tracy, Mike and I went to a few fashion shows for Bridal Market. That was fun!

the plaza wedding style magazine

Next time I need to bring a 70-200mm and not a 24mm. Bums!

Yours truly,

Lawrence Chan

P.S. I have been to New York over a dozen times now and I keep FORGETTING to eat a street vendor hot dog!! Until next time…