|Park Avenue Entrance|
I could barely catch my breath, so glorious were my surroundings! Marble, what seemed like miles of it, polished and gleaming. An art deco inlay of marble graced the floor center. Railings of shining brass and soaring marble pillars were surrounded by lush green potted plants and beautifully arranged flowers sat in vases on the tables.
|My husband and I say our vows|
This was the stuff dreams were made of and we were now bona fide members of the Waldorf family. From the early tales about the Dornsteins to the sweet memories of my parents attending the galas in the Grand Ballroom, and my introduction to Peacock Alley all those many years before, I now had my very own wonderful piece of this grand place!
With my years of experience planning events for NCJW coupled with my background in interior design I knew I could do this! So, with the spirit of my mother and Rae Dornstein in my heart, my daughter and I met with the banquet manager! As soon as my daughter saw The Starlight Roof she had he mind made up. This amazing space was perfect. We visited the florist, listened to many musicians, settled on a color scheme and listened to the wise counsel of the banquet manager, who soon practically became a member of our family. We decided to have our guests greeted, as they got off the elevators, with champagne and strawberries...
the ceremoony would be on the raised end of the long, art deco room with a classical ensemble playing, out of sight, on the balcony above. Candles would line the aisle and a simple bower of dogwood as the chuppa. Toweriing centerpieces of white flowers and candles sat on tables covered in white silk-satin. Two captains kept things flowing at a perfect pace and a precision team of waiters kept food and drink flowing.
|DINNER AFTER CEREMONY|