Just Say Yes
Andrew Carnegie and Louise Whitfield were married on April 22, 1887, in a quiet ceremony attended by a small number of family and friends. Immediately afterwards, they boarded a ship for their honeymoon in Great Britain—a trip that first inspired Carnegie to consider building his own music hall.
In a contest celebrating of the story of Andrew Carnegie and Louise Whitfield, one couple will host their wedding here—for free!
The grand prize includes:
- Ceremony and reception for 100 at Carnegie Hall
- Event design and planning by NYLUX Events
- Catering by Constellation Culinary Group
- and much more!
With the wedding day marked for September 24, 2021 the stage is set for this lucky couple’s Carnegie Hall debut! Check this space for updates on this once-in-a-lifetime wedding.
Dream Wedding Couple
We congratulate Kira and Dmitri of Boston, Massachusetts, for their selection as the Grand Prize Winner!
More than 800 submissions were received from couples from across the United States, and their entry rose to the top for its creativity and originality. Kira and Dmitri’s musings on love and the meaning of music reflect the story of Andrew Carnegie and Louise Whitfield, and the very foundation on which Carnegie Hall stands today. Here is their story.
Dream Wedding Vendors
Catering by Constellation Culinary Group
Constellation is a culinary group dedicated to providing best-in-class dining experiences for one-of-a-kind events. We bring restaurant-quality experiences to intimate weddings, iconic institutions, and everywhere in between. We get people talking—and daydreaming—about food long after their last bite. For us, catering goes beyond food. It's about the immersive experience that brings people together.
Event Planning by NYLUX Events
NYLUX Events is a full service, luxury event planning firm. When planning a wedding, milestone, mitzvah, or corporate event, Andrea Adelstein and her team develop long-lasting relationships by putting the client's priorities at the center of the process. Their mission is to curate a one-of-a-kind experience where your story and your style are front and center. Let them make you a guest at your own event.
Hotel Accommodations by Park Hyatt New York
Located just across the street from Carnegie Hall, Park Hyatt New York is a luxury, five-star hotel in the heart of Midtown just one block away from Central Park. Spacious guest rooms and suites offer floor-to-ceiling views of the city and spa-like amenities. Experience rooms designed for comfort and luxury with museum-quality artwork, designer linens, heated floors, and more.
Décor by Adam Leffel Productions
Adam Leffel Productions is a full-service event design studio that specializes in creating bespoke weddings, social and corporate events. Adam’s designs capture the essence of luxury and glamour through tablescapes and lush flower compositions. Offering a highly personalized and creative experience, Adam and his team focus on creating a one-of-a-kind vision that encapsulates each client’s dream.
Graphic Design by Amy Glaser
With a strong background in visual communications, design, and marketing, Amy Glaser has helped bring countless events to life. From concepting and executing invitation designs to total event branding, Amy transforms client needs into cohesive and compelling experiences. With her focus on the client, Amy is always eager to push for new solutions while offering sharp attention to detail.
Hair and Makeup by Beautini by Brittany Lo
Beautini is a luxury beauty concierge that provides custom hair and makeup services especially for weddings and special events.
Wedding Cake by Cakes by Andrea
Cakes by Andrea provides beautiful and delicious custom-made cakes. Andrea Green, a graduate of the International Culinary Center in Manhattan, works closely with each client, taking a limited number of orders each week. Andrea personally designs, bakes, decorates, and delivers every cake. For special occasions, Cakes by Andrea provides a one-of-a-kind showpiece to impress your guests.
Photobooth by Capture Pod Studios
Capture Pod Studios was founded to help people create beautiful, engaging, and innovative images of their special events. Comprising artists, technicians, engineers, and magic makers, Capture Pod offers an array of 3D freeze technology and multi-camera array systems to produce stunning images that make everyone look like a star.
Ceremony Music by Ensemble Connect
Ensemble Connect is a two-year fellowship program for extraordinary professional classical musicians that prepares them for careers that combine musical excellence with teaching, community engagement, advocacy, entrepreneurship, and leadership. It offers top-quality performance opportunities, intensive professional development, and partnerships with New York City public schools.
Photography by Kylee Yee
Kylee Yee is a photographer with a fine art, editorial, and photojournalistic approach to capturing weddings. Drawing inspiration from the environment as well as the unique connection between the couples she shoots, Kylee uses her artful approach and her ability to make people feel comfortable to compose painterly images that are beautiful, honest, and romantic.
Printed Materials by Print Shoppe Club
Print Shoppe Club is a specialty printer that caters to designers and industry professionals. Print Shoppe gives its members the opportunity to make their designs come to life with letterpress, engraving, and foil-stamping all under one roof. If you can think it, they can create it, print it, and package it!
DJ and Party Services by Shiran Nicholson, Nicholson Events
Nicholson Events was created from a love of celebrating, influenced by the famous and luxurious parties of St. Tropez. They specialize in listening to their clients, which allows them to create incredible and memorable celebrations through music and lighting. They have carefully curated performers, bands, DJs, and specialty acts, all designed to create unique experiences.