A Special Presentation: Susan & Robin in New York City, NY

Between the two of them, Susan Hendricks and Robin Fowler have lived in Atlanta, their current home, Alabama, California, Arizona and New Jersey, so deciding where to marry was the first challenge. In the end, New York won out.

The hotel, a Big Apple icon, is steeped in tradition, but Susan and Robin, an anesthesiologist, wanted their wedding decor to reflect diverse aesthetics.

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Between the two of them, Susan Hendricks and Robin Fowler have lived in Atlanta, their current home, Alabama, California, Arizona and New Jersey, so deciding where to marry was the first challenge. In the end, New York won out. "I grew up in New Jersey, and I was always going into New York," says Susan, a weekend anchor for CNN's Headline News. "Plus, I fell in love with The St. Regis Hotel. That cinched it."
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The bride-to-be then set out to find the perfect dress, and she found it quickly. "With the help of my mom and sister, I tried on four or five gowns," Susan says. As soon as she tried on a Vera Wang modified A-line gown with duchesse ribbon bands, her sister started to cry. That's when Susan knew she'd found the one.
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Susan's cascade bouquet of white phalaenopsis orchids, by Laura Clare.
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For her six bridesmaids, she also chose Vera Wang: strapless A-line dresses in a flattering gold shade to complement their green orchid bouquets.
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On the June wedding day, guests gathered at Saint Ignatius Loyola Church on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

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"Coming out of the church felt really good. The ceremony was over, and I was so happy and no longer nervous. We were ready to have fun."

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For the reception, everyone headed to a ballroom decorated with gilded chandeliers and square glass vases of green, purple and white orchids surrounded by river rocks.
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A West-Coast inspired centerpiece surrounded by river rocks.  
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