When Lana Powers attended her cousin’s wedding in New York City in February of 2011, she didn’t expect to spend the whole night on the dance floor with Steve Shears, a charming stranger. But that fateful encounter, and their hours of dancing, paid off and Lana and Steve’s relationship quickly blossomed. Three years later, on July 11, 2014, Steve planned to recreate the couple’s first official date at Euzkadi, an intimate East Village restaurant. After ordering a fine bottle of wine and reminiscing about their relationship, Steve got down on one knee and proposed. Lana tearfully accepted the proposal and was so overjoyed that she admits she barely noticed the stunning engagement ring Steve was holding.
As they started planning their August 8, 2015, wedding, Lana and Steve kept a chic, romantic, and modern aesthetic in mind. “I always knew that I wanted everything to be white with pops of grey, glimmer and sparkle, and tons of candles,” the bride says, so they chose a venue that lived up to such glamorous treatment: New York City’s Metropolitan Club, which overlooks Central Park. Click HERE to read on to see every last beautiful detail photographed by Meg Miller Photography.