A couple weeks ago Jayse and I were in New York City for a trash the dress with Jamie and Arnold. I cannot say enough about this fab couple! Jamie is a ‘drop-dead-wow’ type jewelry designer and Arnold runs the business side of both Brian Danielle and their extremely popular online store Max and Chloe. I always love working with other small business owners and creative types – We just seem to click. And we definitely clicked!
We started off right too – at the cute and cozy La Bottega Restaurant inside The Maritime Hotel in the Meatpacking District in Manhattan. Although we hadn’t planned on it originally – the lovely staff graciously let us photograph inside during business hours. They carefully set two place-settings at the very same booth where Arnold had proposed. This was, by the way, also where they shared their very first date and celebrated their engagement party. So, yeah – an important place to capture!
It was so much fun hearing their story. For the proposal Arnold had gotten the restaurant manager and staff involved to bring the ring out on a silver platter and make it a romantic little surprise. Can ya blame me for wanting to recreate it on camera? :-)
Afterward, we drove across the bridge to explore Dumbo Brooklyn, a favorite area of theirs that’s filled with art, grunge and fantastic views of the Manhattan Skyline.
I mentioned Jamie’s a fab-U-lous designer – so it’s no surprise she has such incredible taste! She looked stunning in her custom Monique Lhuillier wedding gown and the gorgeous diamond chandelier earrings which she designed specifically to match.
We ended the night with the setting sun and the magic of the New York City skyline in the background.
Jamie and Arnold – Thanks for kicking it with Jayse and me and making it such an adventurous and fun night to remember!
PS Brides-to-be: A little well-deserved plug for Jamie and Arnold; If you are looking for some beautiful and unique designed-just-for-your-wedding jewelry – there is a place just for you! Check out Jamie’s designs at Brian Danielle or order online at www.maxandchloe.com