A Made-In-Manhattan Wedding For The Books

Danielle Kosann co-runs The New Potato, one of our favorite sites, with her sister Laura. Together they perfectly encapsulate nearly everything delicious about New York. From the food and the people who make it to the quintessential NYC moments that go hand in hand with gleefully stuffing our faces, the two carefully separate the (gluten-free) wheat from the chaff. To put it succinctly, they get the city, and we'd follow their advice to the end of the world. Or, at the very least, the Hudson.
So, when Danielle revealed she was marrying Seth Werbitt right here in Manhattan, we were hardly surprised. An NYC wedding can be a huge challenge (the lack of space! the crazy cost! those mystery puddles in the foreground of every group photo), but Kosann got to work. With a job curating the best the city has to offer, she was able to wrangle together a beautiful, intimate affair in the heart of the bustling city — with a little help from her New Potato friends, of course.
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Venue: Bowery Hotel
Wedding Planner: Firefly Events
Flowers: Flower Girl
Photographer: Trent Bailey
Cake: Nine Cakes
Calligraphy: Paperfinger
Makeup: Andrew Sotomayor
Hair: Jay Ree from John Barrett Salon
1 of 12
"My beautiful sister (in a Nina Ricci dress and Iradj Moini earrings) and mom (in Dior) getting me ready. The dress took an army to tie properly, but it was worth it!"
2 of 12
"Carolyn Bessette was my inspiration in looking for my wedding dress. I found this Amanda Wakeley dress at Mark Ingram, and I knew it was the one the minute I put it on. My bracelets are Monica Rich Kosann (my family's brand). They completed the look perfectly."
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3 of 12
"Finding wedding shoes was strangely enough one of the hardest parts of the prep. I love these Manolos — I wanted something that looked a little Grecian, and they were perfect."
4 of 12
"Bond Street, which is right across from the Bowery Hotel, is my favorite street in New York. I was so glad we got to take photos there — and we got SO lucky with the weather (almost 60 degrees in November!)."
5 of 12
"The back of my Amanda Wakeley dress was pretty much my favorite thing about it. This photo (by the amazing Trent Bailey) is probably my favorite from the night."
6 of 12
"Paperfinger did all of our calligraphy, and we used vintage stamps to address each envelope. We used silver trays to hold the escort cards when guests came in."
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"Each table had different mixes of low white flowers in mercury glass. All the flowers were done by Flower Girl, and they were all so beautiful."
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8 of 12
"My bouquet was lily of the valley. I told Denise (Porcaro of Flower Girl) what I wanted, and she surpassed all of my expectations."
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"I was obsessed with our cake, done by Betsy Thorleifson of Nine Cakes. Gardenia's were painstakingly placed in between each layer, which was tough but so worth it. The inside was almond cake with coconut-cream-cheese icing, which I have to give Seth full credit for choosing. It was so good."
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"I was completely set on doing long tables, which made the space feel like an intimate dinner party."
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"Our photographer was so good at getting amazing photos of us without us even noticing. He captured such sweet and intimate moments; this being one."
12 of 12
"A quiet moment at the end of the night."
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