winter weddings 2017

Real Wedding Album: A Chinese Banquet With 10 Courses

Kristina Ho and Roy Dank at the New York Marble Cemetery on October 17.

Seven years after they met at a Lower East Side basement party, Roy Dank, 40, the head of digital at a creative agency, proposed by placing a ring on a hamburger bun at an In-N-Out Burger. Kristina Ho, 32, researched venues that would allow an outdoor component while still honoring her Chinese roots. “And the Marble Cemetery was always in my back pocket,” she says. After the ceremony, the group headed down to Chinatown for a wedding banquet of ten courses at the Golden Unicorn Restaurant, followed by a dance party where Ginuwine’s “Pony” was the hit of the night. “I was happy to accommodate any Chinese tradition because I know it’s important to Kristina’s family,” Dank says. “Plus, Jews really like Chinese food.”

The Details
Dress
: The Row
Groom Getup: J.Crew blazer, Seize sur Vingt shirt, Club Monaco pants, Alexander Olch tie
Day-of Planner: Tall & Small Events
Flowers: Fox Fodder Farm
DJ: DJ Lindsey
Photographs: City Love Photography

*This article appears in the winter 2017 issue of New York Weddings.

Photo: City Love Photography

Kristina Ho and Roy Dank.

Photo: City Love Photography

New York Marble Cemetery.

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Golden Unicorn Restaurant.

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The ceremony took place at the Marble Cemetery.

Photo: City Love Photography

“We had an informal tea ceremony, which is a traditional part of a Chinese wedding banquet,” Ho says.

Real Wedding Album: A Chinese Banquet With 10 Courses