The Knot Gala 2017 New York Public Library

The Knot Magazine celebrates each year with an annual Gala. This year the Knot Magazine celebrated their annual gala at the New York Public Library at the close of Bridal Fashion Week. Wedding planner Emily Clarke of Emily Clarke Events coordinated and executed the event with the theme Met by Moonlight, which was as enchanting as it was mystical.

“I took a lot of inspiration from A Midsummer Night’s Dream set design and the soft aesthetic they achieved with a moody and dark setting,” Clarke tells us. “In my head, the gala theme has always been ‘If Shakespeare Was a Millennial.’ I wanted to take a traditional theme and turn it on its head and add playful, unexpected elements for a more modern twist. It started with brainstorming in color. I’ve been really inspired recently to work with unexpected colors and to explore contrast. For The Knot Gala, I was envisioning dark to light and the juxtaposition of the two together.”

Below are some of our favorite images, captured by Hechler Photographers.

Planning and Design: Emily Clarke Events | Venue: The New York Public Library | Stationery: CECI New York | Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Mary Ellen | Catering: Marcia Selden Catering | Catering Rentals: Smith Party Rentals | Rosé: Promise Wine | Spirits/Champagne: Pernod Ricard USA | Entertainment: Jordan Kahn Music Company | Entertainment: Scarlett Entertainment; Shien Artists | Event Photographer: Hechler Photographers | Portraits Photographer: Banga Studios | Lighting: Levy NYC | DJ, Lighting & Projection Design: DJ Jacob Co | Videography: Cloudless Weddings | Flowers: L’Atelier Rouge | Furniture/Rentals: High Style Rentals | Decor/Production: Design House Décor | Linens: Nuage Designs | Photo Booth: Studio Z Photo Booths | Drape: Swag Décor | Production: HITECH Events, LLC | Snapchat Filter: Méldeen | Acrylic Signs: Dogwood Blossom Stationery | Security: GSS Security | Hair and Makeup: Beautini, Le Jeune Artistry, MG Hair & Makeup | Dresses: Rent the Runway | Shoes: Rescue Flats