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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Winners of the New York City Magical Wedding Contest

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Niaja & Christopher

November 24, 2010
The Chateau Caterers • Carle Place, NY

Niaja and Christopher never imagined being winners of the New York City Magical Wedding Contest, presented by the Scotto Brothers and WPIX 11, but they were fortunate enough to win a $100,000 dream wedding that included a reception and all of their vendors. The couple submitted their love story and their secret to happiness, and after a panel of sponsor judges voted, Niaja and Christopher were announced as finalists, among two other couples. Niaja and Christopher's photographs and love stories were posted on the website where the public was then able to vote on their favorite couple. Luckily for Niaja and Christopher they were a fan favorite and were announced as the winning couple.

After months of public voting on various elements, such as wedding attire, wedding bands, and the honeymoon location, the couple's magical wedding day finally arrived. Candles surrounded by fresh flowers and white rose petals lined the aisle in the Normandy room, where Niaja walked down it donning an elegant lace Pronovias gown.

Pictures and video were captured throughout the day by Rick Helman Photography. The couple liked that Rick didn't pull them away from their guests for long amounts of time, allowing them to enjoy their reception. Bravura Art of Entertainment played a mix of genres that kept guests on the dance floor during the reception.

At the end of the celebration, guests were given a black-and-white damask photograph coaster set that contained the couple's engagement pictures. Niaja and Christopher continue to thank the Scotto Brothers, WPIX 11, public voters, and the many other sponsors of the New York City Magical Wedding Contest who made their wedding dream a reality.


Ceremony & Reception Location: The Chateau Caterers • Officiant: Pastor Juanita Shinaul • Wedding Coordinator: Perfect Wedding Planner • Photographer: Rick Helman Photography & Video, Inc. • Entertainment: Bravura Art of Entertainment • Limousine Service: Royalty Limousines • Florist: Perfect Wedding Planner Florals • Cake Designer: Pastry Girl Cakes • Bridal Salon, Veil & Headpiece: Pronovias • Formal Attire: Jakob Custom Clothiers • Invitations & Favors: Party City • Hair & Makeup Studio: Aveda Hair Salon • Jeweler: Michael C. Fina

To read more about Niaja & Christopher's big day, pick up the New York Edition of Contemporary Bride Magazine today!!

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