Guests toss petals as newlyweds Jessica and Cody Helgeson, the featured couple on "Today" Throws a Martha Stewart Wedding, walk up the white aisle. The bride is resplendent in her Reem Acra gown. With bentwood chairs from Party Rental Ltd., the ceremony was held in a pink-carpeted Rockefeller Plaza under boxwood swags topped with handcrafted flowers.
The engraved stationery suite, designed by Cheree Berry Paper, is rendered in charcoal gray on white with Tiffany blue edges. The suite includes a gold-lined envelope, calligraphed in aqua ink by John DeCollibus and bearing vintage stamps with a likeness of Audrey Hepburn; a three-tier invitation and matching reply card; blue reception card; and blue-backed menu cards (shown open and folded, cinched with a monogrammed paper bow).
Hundreds of roses in cream, pink, and coral are arranged in floral-foam cones to form topiaries and are set in silver vessels; handcrafted silk flowers are placed among the arrangements. The tables shine in pale-pink linens topped with golden runners. Table design by florist Matthew Robbins.
Who can resist a table laden with sugary goodies? Among the tempting offerings are little pink-frosted doughnuts, Key lime tarts decorated with Johnny-Jump-Ups, and caramel-covered apples with chocolate ganache centers, all by Callahan Catering. Sharing the stage is a beribboned glass jar of marshmallow sticks and white- and dark-chocolate-covered cherries in patterned paper cups, both from the Sweet Life. The front three-tiered stand holds rows of Tiffany box-inspired petits fours by Dragonfly Cakes and milk-chocolate-and-caramel truffles dusted with sea salt by Vosges Haut-Chocolat. Pate de fruits (candied fruit gelees) by Recchiuti Confections are stacked in back, while a square container holds espresso beans covered in white chocolate by Koppers.
The piece de resistance: a wedding cake by Sylvia Weinstock. Each of its four octagonal tiers is iced with rich buttercream and features an embroidered sugar band with piped flowers. It all coordinates beautifully with the incredibly lifelike sugar-flower bouquets that surround the bottom and crown the cake, each hand-molded by Weinstock.