When the Peruvian couple Ursula Sayan and Pascual Saco decided to get married in New York City, they knew they had to do it in style. With a reception held at the beautiful penthouse of the Ramscale Studio in the West Village, Arturo De Noriega planned and crafted a memorable event to showcase the launch of his party planning endeavor La Fete.
Upon exiting the elevator, navy blue drapes meshed with twinkling lights resembling a starry night ushered guests towards the main room. The penthouse was decorated with candles and flowers made and chosen by the bride herself. A culinary wonderland, the soirée featured a shellfish room with fresh clams, oysters, crab legs, and mussels. Because no one should have to shuck their own oysters, stylish servers catered to each partygoer, shucking individual shellfish in the style that we wished. Along with a series of Peruvian inspired hors d'oeuvres from the genius Franco Barrio (the name behind New York City Peruvian favorites Bespoke and Barrio 47), wedding guests were transported to South America with each bite.
Matching the food in elevated luxury, was, of course, the atmosphere. A vast terrace boasted gorgeous views of the sun setting on the Hudson, while the whole room flowed with an air of bridal bliss and joy. Festive guests wearing floor length floral gowns danced with the sunset to the fast beats of today’s top Latin hits.
For the piece de resistance, Arturo De Noriega went above and beyond by creating a dessert room with Chef Varon Barrio, a characteristic of Peruvian parties. Inside this secret room were walls decked in Ladurée creations, crafted in wax by the bride herself. The masterpiece of the Versailles reminiscent moment was the wax chandelier imported from Lima. Does anything sound better than a dollhouse made of the famous French macarons and tartelettes?
This lovely wedding presented a bold declaration to New York’s event scene that the Peruvian artists have arrived; it was a wonderful collaboration between pioneers in the world of hospitality who have arrived in the past 10 years to our multifaceted city.
Expect great things from each and every one of them in New York starting with Franco Barrio’s new bar opening in Bushwick in the coming weeks!
[Photos courtesy of La Fete]