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Karyn + Neil

LUCK OF THE IRISH

Global Love: From Ireland to NYC

Karyn and Neil met at a friend’s BBQ on a rare sunny day in Dublin, and the rest is history. Although the duo now resides in the “Manhattan of the Middle East” (AKA, Dubai, UAE). Karyn always knew she wanted to get married in New York. Plus, the couple argues: Everyone loves a destination wedding. They found Eventi to be a refreshing departure from the traditional style of most New York hotels and an ideal venue that’s “contemporary and stylish, with a fusion of elegance.” They capped off their joyous celebration with a night in Eventi’s “huge honeymoon suite.”

Memorable Details

An “amazing” ceremony in a nearby church featured organ music and was led by Father John Hassett (Neil’s uncle). The gathering included a lovely reading by Eamonn and Mary, prayers by Colm and Avril and a beautiful singing of ‘Come what May’ by Linda.

“My NYC dream wedding was all I could have dreamed of and more. The staff at the Eventi were so helpful as we planned our wedding from Ireland.”

Karyn’s stunning table designs featured votive candles and large vases filled with fairy lights and topped with hydrangea flower balls.

After the ceremony, two open-top buses took guests on a tour of New York City sites. During that time, the wedding party had planned a photo shoot at “fabulous locations” around town, but unruly weather derailed those plans. Eventi hotel staff saved the day by allowing celebrants to snap pictures in one of their suites instead.

The main ballroom perfectly fit 87 guests, and the hotel’s Manhattan location offered dazzling views of the surrounding city. A giant billboard screen that scrolled through Instagram photos wowed guests, and a DJ played the couple’s favorite songs throughout the night.