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Yay New York: Confetti Hangover


by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

Yay New York: Confetti Hangover | A Practical Wedding

I was going to post this tomorrow, but what the heck. It’s 2am and we’re still awake (if only barely), so it’s coming at you now.

Tonight was incredible. When our amazing DJ Whitney Day showed up, I told her that I was going to break from so much emotion, and she said, “Now that I’m here, no more crying.” And she was right. From then on, it was only celebrating.

It was celebrating the two couples that got married. It was celebrating the APW community (Oh my god, you guys are SO HOT. I pulled several people aside to ask if it was just me or if the room was a pulsating blur of sparkly sassy hotness, and everyone agreed that it was.). It was celebrating a truly amazing group of vendors and helpers who came together and for one day became a living breathing team. It was celebrating New York and marriage equality.

It was magic.

I’m going to spend the weekend trying to figure how to put what went on in that room into words (and pictures). So for now, I’m just leaving you with confetti. Thank you, all of you, for reading, and crying, and cheering, and being there with all of us in spirit today. We felt it. (And you can still donate to the APW LAMBDA Legal drive here). Goodnight….

Picture: Emily Takes Photos

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and son. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.

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  • Tamara Van Horn

    Congratulations to you and Elizabeth for pulling off the audacious. I want to twirl in support. Get some rest.

    • http://www.linseykitchens.com Linsey

      Double twirls. With sparkly ribbons!

  • Marchelle

    I thought that aside was going to read, “Oh my god, you guys are SO HOT. I pulled several people.” And was kind of disappointed it didn’t. (Sorry, David. Kidding. Slightly.)

    You guys are AWESOME.

  • http://www.koruwedding.blogspot.com/ Koru Kate

    Love, LOVE!

  • http://dressingfordinner.blogspot.com Gemma

    Just caught up on yesterday’s posts and I’m all shivery and teary eyed now. So wonderful. Congratulations to you on pulling together such an awesome event and, most importantly, congratulations to the two couples. Can’t wait to see the graduate posts!

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/sparrowgrey?ref=si_shop sparrowgrey

    You guys are the sh*t! Congrats on pulling it off and congrats to the happy couples who you guys helped become even happier! I’m excited to read their graduate posts in the future.

  • http://smittenimmigrant.wordpress.com Pluis

    This has been so awesome to read, The team spirit and the joy if this event are so clear the glow can be seen half way across the globe.

    I would like to congratulate the married couples and express my admiration to everyone who helped and supported.
    <3

  • http://lezgethitched.blogspot.com Diana

    Congratulations to the lovely couples and to the APW staff! What a gorgeous event.

  • http://www.thefamiliarwilderness.com Erin

    Wow, this whole thing was so killer. Congrats to all the new married folks, and to Meg and all the badass everybody who pulled this thing off! Full of smiles this morning :)

  • http://anaturalblonde.blogspot.com Jenny

    This whole event just makes me so so happy. Congratulations to the two newly married couples and to Meg and staff for being so amazing and pulling this off!
    Lots of happy tears this morning! I cannot wait to read the graduate posts.

    • http://www.3upadventures.com Beth

      GRADUATE POSTS! Oh my gosh, I’d totally forgotten about them, Meg’s raw emotional writing yesterday was enough to make me for get about them.

  • http://bettencourtchase.blogspot.com Helen

    Congratulations- to ALL of you! :) What an amazing day.

  • http://livinglnf.blogspot.com Jo

    Thank you thank you thank you Meg for liveblogging this so we could all take part as well. I read your words all day yesterday, and I could feel the swelling of it all.

    That room looked small and intimate, which I’m sure was awesome, but it was holding SO MUCH LOVE!!!! A huge huge thanks to you and your vendors for doing this, for making something that IS magical and amazing extra beautiful and sweet. Ahhhhhh, goooood stuff. Buzzing from joy now!

  • erin

    I’ve been reading APW for almost two years now, and have never ever ever left a comment. But the day you all put together yesterday is just way too cool to keep quiet! I had goosebumps, grins and tears just reading along with you yesterday, and it made my day. A huge “GREAT JOB” to everyone who made such an amazing day happen–you are AWESOME! (and thank you for sharing it with us all day. can’t wait for wedding grads!)

  • http://upupcreative.com julie green

    i wish i could have been there. this is a supercoolamazing thing you guys did. seriously. count me in for the next one. : )

  • http://lowbrowevents.com Ang

    I just wanted to say that I’m not a big partier. I’m fun at parties, but I’m the girl pouring shots and telling dirty jokes in the corner, and convincing drunk people to hide antiques on the roof.

    This was a PAR-TAY! Craziness abounded in all the best possible ways, as in I was on the terrace and overheard professional party goers turning down other parties to stay at ours. Meg and Elizabeth and all the vendors pulled off a wicked, epic event, and they deserve full awe and admiration for it!

  • http://annaandtheringlondon.blogspot.com/ anna and the ring

    Smile.