GiGi _ Archie

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             GiGi & Archie                          New York, New York
                                                    March 1, 2008
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                    or GiGi Gordon and Archibald Foster III, absence      The couple chose to have an intimate winter
             F      really did make their hearts grow fonder.
               A mutual friend introduced GiGi and Archie at an
                                                                        wedding on March 1st in New York City.
                                                                        They were married at the Brick Presbyterian
             Alliance for the Arts fundraiser in November of 2005.      Church on Park Avenue and 91st Street.
             The two had noticed each other before introductions        “This is the church Archie grew up in,” GiGi
             were made and were glad for an excuse to strike up a       said. “The ceremony was held in the church’s
             conversation. After the fundraiser, GiGi and Archie        beautiful chapel. It was the perfect size for our
             began dating.                                              thirty five guests.”
               “Not long after we met, Archie was offered a               GiGi also had no problem finding just the
             compelling job opportunity in Hong Kong,” GiGi             right wedding gown. The Reem Acra gown
             explained. He accepted the year long position, and in      she selected was the second one she tried
             November of 2006, he moved to Hong Kong. Although          on, and she knew right away that it was the
             they knew a long distance relationship would be            one for her. “It was romantic, with just the
             difficult, GiGi and Archie were up for the challenge.      right amount of beading and sparkle for our
             “We knew the relationship was extremely special and        evening winter wedding.” Her sister, Cara
             would undoubtedly stand the test of distance.”             Gordon, was her maid of honor, and she wore
               GiGi visited Archie in May of 2007, and he proposed      a black gown by BCBG. “It was black chiffon
             to her while they were vacationing in Koh Samui,           with a skirt of tiered ruffles and black feathers
             Thailand. “We were staying at the Four Seasons and         with a satin ribbon belt.”
             were having a cocktail before dinner at the gorgeous bar     GiGi and Archie’s reception took place at
             on the beach,” she recalled. “He proposed there, and       Eleven Madison Park, a site that the couple
             because my engagement ring wasn’t ready, he proposed       chose due to its exceptional food and service.
             with a little shell ring he bought in town for $1.00.”     “The private space at the restaurant was
                                                                        elegant and again the perfect size for the

                                                                                                  Jocelyn Filley Photography
                                                                                                  Eleven Madison Park
event,” she said. “We really wanted         We really wanted the food to be             
the food to be the centerpiece of the          the centerpiece of the evening                     cake Designer
evening and our guests to be treated                                                              Billy’s Bakery
to a true culinary experience.”               and our guests to be treated to           
  Since this was a black tie event,               a true culinary experience.                     BriDal goWn Designer
they decided on a sophisticated color
palette. They chose dark red flowers in silver      GiGi recalled a special moment she and        Reem Acra
vases with all white linen. “The silver added     Archie shared after the ceremony that is now
a bit of sparkle along with the white votive      one of her favorite memories from her wedding   BriDal shoe Designer
candles. We went with mixed reds for all of       day. “We’d walked down the aisle together       Christian Louboutin
the flowers. The bouquets and centerpieces        and had a private moment just the two of us…
included deep red roses, red rununculas, and      We were so incredibly happy and excited to
‘black’ calla lilies tied with red ribbon,” GiGi finally be married and couldn’t wait for the
described. “We had a bouquet of lavender and wonderful dinner and a glass of bubbly!”
rosemary tied with a thin red satin ribbon at
each guest’s table setting.” The wedding cake
was decorated with fresh red flowers.