Real Wedding Album: A Plan-B Bash Assembled in 3 Months

Newlyweds Dina Sankari and Cory Everett.
Newlyweds Dina Sankari and Cory Everett. Photo: Amber Gress

Three months before their wedding, Dina Sankari, 31, and Cory Everett, 33, found out — via Twitter — that their venue, the Angel Orensanz Foundation, had shut down. “We thought it was a joke until we went to the Department of Buildings’ website and saw it had been condemned,” recalls Dina, an advertising executive. The two jumped into plan-B mode, calling venues around the city, and seized an opening at Capitale restaurant. “We were so lucky — they even had our original date available,” Dina says. With only weeks to plan, they needed all hands on deck. Cory’s mom and sister made the cake, his sister’s boyfriend hand-lettered place cards, and musically inclined friends and family came together to form the wedding band. Says Cory, an art director, “We definitely put everyone to work, but those personal touches made the night so amazing.”

The Details:
Andrew Pascoe Flowers
Dress: Jenny Packham
Suit: By Robert James
Hair & Makeup: Angela Calisti Salon
Music: DJ James Mulry of 74 Events
Invites: Designed by Cory Everett for Press Engaged
Photographs by: Amber Gress

*This article appears in the Summer 2015 issue of New York Weddings.

Photo: Amber Gress

Capitale, August 31, 2014

“We kept the ceremony short and sweet so we could get down to party time.”

Photo: Amber Gress
Photo: Amber Gress
Photo: Amber Gress

“We took pictures all around the Lower East Side, where we live. Sadly, someone painted over this angel-wing mural.”

Wedding Album: A Plan-B Bash Assembled in Weeks