Imagine looking out at the lights of New York City from the 65th floor of the Rockefeller Center, surrounded by family, friends, tons of gorgeous flowers, and tablescapes that would make your mouth drop. This was the vision of MICDS grad Jodi Kahn when she planned her nighttime nuptials to Eric Rosenstock in the iconic Rainbow Room.
The two met in a slightly less romantic setting. When Jodi went to her first workout at CrossFit Deep in downtown Dallas, she noticed Eric in his bright green shorts right away. “He likes to say I noticed his smile first,” she laughs. “I didn’t know he owned the gym until we went on our first date a few weeks later.” Fast-forward four years to the weekend of Jodi’s favorite fall festival at the Dallas Arboretum, an annual tradition for the couple since they started dating. “I didn’t think he’d ever propose there because it would be too obvious,” Jodi says. But after some prodding, Eric led her to the perfect spot overlooking White Rock Lake and popped the question.
There wasn’t much debate on where the wedding would take place. “My grandma, who just passed away this year, lived in New York City, and I really wanted her to be able to come,” explains Jodi, whose parents were born and raised in the Big Apple. She envisioned a romantic vibe and enlisted top vendors in the city to perfect it. “I don’t think Eric could have imagined what it looked like in his wildest dreams,” she says. “I wanted guests to leave as enchanted with the city as we are.” Both of them wanted the night to be a big celebration, and Jodi says people were dancing from the minute they walked in. “I look back at our photos all the time and think how I’m the luckiest girl in the world,” she says. “It was literally the best night of my life.”
The couple resides in Dallas, where Jodi works in the corporate buying offices at Neiman Marcus and Eric owns and operates CrossFit Deep.
Ceremony | Rainbow Room, NYC
Reception | Rainbow Room
Gown | Ines Di Santo
Cake | Sylvia Weinstock Cakes
Florist | Ovando
Music | Reggie Woods and the Soul Street Band
Honeymoon | Sugar Beach in St. Lucia
Maid of Honor | Amanda Kahn
Bridesmaids | Melissa DeChillo, Abigail Vining, April Rosenstock
Best Man | Jeremy Whitehurst
Groomsmen | Russell Aldredge, Kevin Klein
Bride’s Parents | Gene & Connie Kahn of St. Louis
Groom’s Parents | Stephen & Gloria Rosenstock of Dallas
Photos by Joanna Toto for Ira Lippke Studios