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Samantha Meister & Scott Otis Rosen

May 29, 2016 | Ceremony & Reception: Parkland Golf & Country Club

For Samantha, the drop-back dress with lace detailing was what pulled her to say “yes” to a dress by Sophia Tolli at Lauderdale Bride, while the groom wore a traditional black tux by Hugo Boss.

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Dalsimer Atlas designed a classic bridal bouquet that played on the couple’s timeless theme.

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Inspired by Pinterest, the couple worked one-on-one with Dominique Beckers of Dominiques Couture Cakes to bring this four-tiered beauty to life, going for a traditional style and playful fillings like dulce de leche and golden butter.

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Calligrapher Ann Logan from Scott’s hometown of St. Louis, Mo., designed place cards and thank-you notes with the matching bow-tie motif.

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Ballroom reception tables followed suit with the black-tie theme with silk napkins folded as bow ties and crystal beading draping down from flower centerpieces. 

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THE COUPLE
Set up by a mutual friend, Scott Otis Rosen took Samantha Meister to a speakeasy in New York City’s East Village on a blind date. “We have been best friends since that night,” Samantha says. The romance was a whirlwind, with the couple going out on three dates during that first week alone. Three-and-a-half years later, Scott planned another date for the couple, telling the softball enthusiast he was taking her to the batting cages. Instead, he took Samantha to Randall’s Island Park to the same spot she said she wanted to marry him years before and popped the question.

THE PARTY
The couple held a traditional Jewish ceremony for nearly 200 guests, tying the knot under a chuppah draped in white organza, intertwined with willow branches, roses and hydrangeas. The ballroom was draped in gold for a glittering afterparty, designed entirely by the couple. “When we thought about a theme, we kept going back to ‘timeless,’” Samantha says. “We wanted a very classic, black-tie traditional wedding.” Bow ties played on that classic theme, weaved in to everything from the invitations to the napkins folded bow tie-style at each place setting. The reception carried on late into the night.

WHAT WE LEARNED
“I’d say for other couples to get on the same page about what they want before even beginning to plan,” Samantha advises. “Understanding what the expectations are, what is most important to each person and what is non-negotiable helps to really plan effectively, efficiently and not make yourselves crazy.

THE HONEYMOON
The couple jetted off to the luxurious Dhara Dhevi resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In the Maldives, the couple stayed in a villa at the exclusive COMO Maalifushi in the Thaa Atoll, and their days were spent scuba diving and picnicking on private islands.

WEDDING RESOURCES
Ceremony, Catering, Planner & Reception
Parkland Golf & Country Club
Bridal Gown Sophia Tolli, Lauderdale Bride
Bride’s Shoes Betsey Johnson
Groom’s Tuxedo Hugo Boss, Bloomingdale’s
Cake Dominiques Couture Cakes
Decor & Florals Lane Friedman, Dalsimer Atlas
Linens Over the Top
Invites Courtney Winet Design
Entertainment Private Stock
Videographer Broadway Wedding Films
Photography Erika Delgado