Lisa Gant and Alex Pelling are so in love that they can't stop tying the knot. Hailing from the UK, the duo behind the blog 2 People 1 Life is on a mission to celebrate their bond and support a good cause -- their registry benefits UNICEF -- by getting hitched in every country they visit.
We were so inspired by their story that for their 26th (yes, you read that correctly) ceremony, we invited them to the Martha Stewart Weddings headquarters for a true NYC-inspired celebration.
Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Steve Tyrell serenaded the happy couple for their first dance to "Just The Way You Look Tonight". Tyrell sang in the "Father of the Bride" films and took over for Bobby Short at the Carlyle Hotel in New York. Of course, our lovebirds had to stay at the Carlyle on their wedding night too.
Matthew Robbins included the New York state flower (roses) in Lisa's bouquet that was wrapped with black and white checkered ribbon insipired by checkered cabs. The bride tossed her bundle at the end of the festivities, and the lucky gal who caught it won dinner for two at the classic New York restaurant Le Cirque.
Edible white Empire State Buildings for the bride and groom and taxis by Martine's Chocolates were the perfect party favor for this Big Apple wedding.
Other sweet surprises included black and white cookies in boxes inspired by a New York taxi cab from One Girl Cookies, and mini bourbon bottle favors by Cacao Prieto made in their local Brooklyn distillery.
Photographer: Donna Newman
Bride's Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Bouquet & Boutonniere: Matthew Robbins
Earrings: Tiffany Legacy Collection® earrings in platinum with diamonds
Cake: Sylvia Weinstock
Caterer: Peter Callahan
Knife for Cake and Champagne Flutes: Trousseau Cake knife and Server and Trousseau Silver Toasting Flutes, Martha Stewart Collection, Available at Macy's
Drinks: Cupcake Vineyards