This might be the most important event HighLife has ever planned. The marriage of our owner and creative director Tyler Hollinger to Lauren Maffettone. This late summer, sun drenched, beachy-country club themed wedding (but not on the beach) featured many exciting reveals, delicacies, and intimate moments all weekend long. Although the wedding was on Saturday September 14th the experience began the day before and lasted well into the following week. The entire wedding spanned the entire weekend from Grooms Golf Tournament on Friday, welcome reception Friday night, Grooms 5K beach run the morning of the wedding, the wedding Saturday night, and the good-bye pancake brunch the following day. The rest of the week was capped of with a mini-moon on the beach for the newlyweds. The color scheme of the wedding featured lush late summer greens, polished gold and silver, with pops of blush and red. The bride and groom chose a classic filet and lobster main dish with ample raw bar and a wealth of bites and treats all night long. This perhaps was the most fun any of us have ever had planning a wedding and, of course, being guests! Cheers to the newlyweds
Read more about the groom here: https://medium.com/@HighLifeP/groomzilla-breaking-the-mystique-that-a-straight-male-groom-cannot-plan-a-wedding-in-2019-one-597b64445125
Venue: Stone Harbor Golf Club
Florals: Brenton Wolf Design
Photos: Forever Photo NY
Calligraphy: Victoria Gotwols
Invitations: Niamh Langton
Co-Ordination: Shore Thing Event Services
Band: Batchelor Boys
Cake+Desserts: Maryanne’s Bake Shop
Transportation: Vintage Trolleys
Gown: Francesca Miranda
Tux: Hugo Boss
Services provided: Remote Wedding Planning, Wedding Co-ordination, Guest Management, Creative Direction, Event Production, Event Design, Event Staffing, Talent Negotiation, Vendor Sourcing.
Early summer 2019 HighLife produced and designed an intimate yet whimsical French countryside bridal shower for make-up beauty industry trendsetter Lauren Maffettone celebrating her nuptials. This gilded affair was designed straight out of Champagne where the couple got engaged. From the selection of fine French cheeses, French wines, champagne, and tea cocktails served in quaint baroque provincial china and ornate golden flatware to the lush floral arrangements and classic country side fare. Classic Coq Au Vin was on the menu as well as gruyere croques monsieurs, summer tartines, beetroot cured salmon, chevre croquettes, seafood tower, pepper cress tossed salad, and an over the top dessert bar for Marie Antoinette herself.
This event hosted at the Foundry in LIC featured a custom Bossa Nova playlist, french mime, handcrafted water color portraiture, and model staff dressed as Parisian hipsters!
Production & Design : HighLife
Catering: Rapt NY
Florals: Brenton Wolf Design
Rentals: Broadway Party Rental
Venue: The Foundry LIC
Desert Bar: So Simply Sweet
Photography: Travis W. Keyes
WaterColors: Anthony Kieren
Mime: Nick Adeel
As summer wraps up, we reflect on the season’s benefits: barbecuing, dining al fresco (no matter what city you might find yourself in), cocktails on the patio, and summer festivals. The latter two were brought together at NYC’s Secret Summer event, a cocktail festival popup on Long Island.
But as it goes, some secrets aren’t meant to be kept, especially when they involve larger-than-life theatrics, live music, locally sourced food and farm-to-bar cocktails. Get a sneak peek in the video above as Foodable Video Correspondent Colleen Hagerty takes us into flavor euphoria.
NEW YORK CITY – October 21, 2012
BrunchCritic.com held their 2nd annual Signature Orange Party at the airy and light-filled Home Studios to raise funds for Team Fox. The event was all things orange, celebrating BrunchCritic’s signature colors, style, and the most loved meal of all New Yorkers – brunch.