The Wedding of ...
Sydney Klein & Seth Cohn
Ceremony & Reception: Crystal Plaza, 973.992.8100
Gown: Vera Wang
Gown Salon: Vera Wang
Photographer: Andre Maier Photography
Cinematographer: Joseph Edwards Films
Hair: Nicole Amato
Florist: Visions Decor, Sora Lee
Cake: Fancy Cakes, Kristina
Band: Michael Hart, Hank Lane
"A Winter Wonderland"
Seth and I met on a dating app, swiping right and setting our first date at Haymaker Bar and Kitchen in Midtown. When the bar closed, we continued having drinks at the Molly Wee Pub, one of the only nearby bars still open. We just didn’t want the night to end!
Seth proposed on a chilly winter day. We went to brunch in Brooklyn and for a walk by the water. He popped the question with the beautiful NYC skyline as our backdrop. Little did I know, both of our families were waiting at our apartment to celebrate the engagement with us!
Walking in the first time, we felt Crystal Plaza was where our love story would continue. It is gorgeous! It has a warm and inviting vibe; intimate without feeling small. I love their round dance floor. It’s so unique and I could picture my friends dancing all night. We also were blown away by the food options. Seth and I are foodies at heart, so being able to have all the cuisines we love to share with our family and friends meant the world to us.
The managing partner at Crystal Plaza, Max Janoff, is amazing. We knew he would help us make our wedding dreams come true. He and his staff provided us with undivided attention. They made us feel like absolute royalty. We were able to keep dancing while being supplied with food, drinks, and water. We had the time of our lives while the day went without any hiccups thanks to his planning and attention to detail. Our bridal and groom attendants, Ashley and Gerald, were beyond comparison. They were on top of every need through the entire day, whether it was for a cool towel when we were hot from dancing or an emergency dress repair.
Our ceremony was under the most spectacular chuppah, created by Sora Lee from Visions Decor. Though we were inside, I felt the gorgeous greenery and flowers all around me. Our best friends surrounded us and our family was by our side as we said 'I do' in a gorgeous setting. Crystal Plaza knows how to do a cocktail hour. We requested ours be an hour and a half long, and with the extended time got a few extra minutes in our bridal suite. We were surprised with every single dish we’d picked. Ashley protected my dress with napkins and left Seth and I to feast. We had dumplings, meatballs, lamb chops, gyro sandwiches, sushi, and mini margaritas with chips and dip, to name a few. Seth loves craft beer, so Max contacted local breweries to bring in an elevated assortment of drinks.
The ballroom felt like a winter wonderland. The lighting made our decor dazzle. Each table had a 10-foot tree with tea lights and jewels. We had an ice bar that Max let me design before sending my ideas to the sculpture artist.
We were really particular when choosing dinner options for our guests. Each one was beautifully plated. I tried a little of each; the Chilean sea bass, the chateaubriand, the chicken Grand Marnier, and the vegetable lasagna were all delicious! My guests and I have various food allergies and Crystal Plaza ensured our entire wedding was nut-free. Our wedding cake, designed by Fancy Cakes, was also nutfree. We were provided an ingredient list to share with friends so they felt comfortable eating it. The beautiful five-tier cake had three layers of buttercream frosting, vanilla cake with Oreo, caramel, and cinnamon buttercream flavors. The cake also had graham crackers added to one of the layers as Seth and I had asked for texture.
After dinner, the party was unbelievable. I’ve been a dancer all my life, and many of my friends danced with me at Penn State, which means we can really dance! Regardless of age or experience, the dance floor was perfect for our high-energy party. The band was insane and we can’t even describe how much fun we had.
My incredibly talented mom poured her heart and soul into creating the wedding of my dreams. A huge thank you to her and to my dad for everything from beginning to end. To Max Janoff, thank you for consistently going above and beyond to make sure we had everything we wanted. We had the night of our lives!
Crystal Plaza, Livingston, NJ