So when it came time for 'Sex and the City' producers to choose a spot for Sarah Jessica Parker's alter-ego to tie the knot, the venue had to complement Bradshaw's trademark combination of cutting edge and classic style. Enter the New York Public Library - the site of Bradshaw and Big's big day and where the actors lined up on Tuesday to complete shooting their wedding scenes for the "Sex and the City: Advertisement "Not all New York landmark buildings and cultural institutions allow weddings; very few do," explains Lis Pearson, manager of special events marketing at the library.
Though we don't know which space will make the final cut in Carrie's dream wedding, there are four popular spaces for everything but the religious ceremony, says Pearson. Astor Hall, with its foot ceiling and white marble covering every surface, is perfect for large cocktail parties.
There's room for dinner guests under the epic glass dome ceiling in the Celeste Bartos Forum, which stands next to the catering kitchen. The McGraw Rotunda, a smaller, more traditional space, can be great for more intimate parties. And, of course, there are the iconic front steps to the building, for that grand entrance.
Even for big shot Mr. Big the library wedding couldn't have been budget-friendly. But if you get what you pay for, says Pearson, then you're getting a high-caliber New York City wedding at an exclusive and memorable location.
And since the library provides nothing but space to clients, decor is totally up to the couple and their budget. Pearson says there will be nine weddings this year.
Most were booked at least a year in advance, and she even has bookings for and Smith and Samantha? Like any large wedding venue, the library isn't exempt from having things go awry cough, cough: Big with a wedding bouquet.
Pearson recalls one in particular where the wedding planner forgot the library's strict "no open flames inside" rule. During the reception, servers brought out individual cakes, each with a lighted sparkler on top.
The fire alarm sounded, and the party was interrupted while the Fire Department checked things out. Pearson remembers one extraordinary wedding party, set in January, that took over the entire building.
A custom-made bar that changed shape as it moved with the party from room to room, one long Tuscan-themed table that seated over guests for dinner, and a chestnut and hot cocoa vendor outside for guests as they left. The only wedding that might top that is Ms.