I will remember the first time I spoke with Stanley on the phone. He had the sweetest demeanor and was telling me all about their lovely apartment on the Upper West side in Manhattan. He spoke of his beautiful fiance and there wedding to be held at the amazing New York Athletic Club. We finally met up in Midtown for a drink and chat and I just adored these two. Francesca was spunky, beautiful and a fiery gemini. Stanley was soft spoken, sweet and hung on every word she said. There love was young and full of spirit. This would be the second time that Stanley found love in his life time. Francesca was nervous and excited as she would be planning her first wedding. They were absolutely darling people and we knew there wedding would be incredible.
I remember having the conversation with them about the weather. Here in the North East you really never know what the weather will do around March and April. The day before the wedding we had a surprise from Mother Nature when 4 inches of snow fell over New York. Luckily it was an easy commute for wedding day and everything went as planned. The Athletic Club is stunning inside and made for some beautiful memories. The day was filled with loved ones, hugs and more hugs. Francesca floated like a butterfly around the room hugging and kissing all of her dearest friends. There was so much love in this intimate celebration. The music was swinging and people were dancing. The florals for this wedding were hand sketched and designed by Fleursbella. The yellow and gold were chic touches to such a grand venue.
Cheers to Francesca and Stanley! Love is a precious gift. Thank you for reminding us that you can find love more than once in a life time and at any time in this life!
Leaha + Jeffrey
Fleursbella Floral Sketches