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The Planner's Wedding

Updated: Jan 15, 2020

Photos by Brett Matthews Gallery

Photos by Brett Matthews Photography

"The entire event was unique, personal, and perfectly tailored to who Ryan and I are and what we are all about,” Ariel reflects about her European-style wedding weekend right at home in Westchester County. An event planner by day, Ariel is a partner with her mother, Monique Banks of Party By Monique, adding an uncommonly personal touch to the joyous affair. Not a single detail was overlooked as the mother-daughter team sought to create an unforgettable occasion for their guests. “We’re big foodies, so the food we served and when we served it, were critical elements of the experience we wanted to create.” The three-course tasting menu extended a divine culinary experience that was masterful but not overwhelming. Having both the client and professional planner perspectives for this distinctive event, the wedding was both symbolic and flawless by virtue of the dynamic duo.