Image of luxury wedding cake By Yevnig next to bridal dresses from Suzie Turner Couture and a red velvet tux jacket from Hunstaman Savile Row against the backdrop of Manhattan high rise buildings.
Reflections on a New York State of Mind

New York, New York, where anything feels possible. It’s an iconic city ingrained in memory from film, where the steam rises from vents and buildings tower over you. It’s Central Park, Wall Street, The Statue of Liberty, yellow cabs, I♥NY , it’s Staten Island and Brooklyn and the Big Apple. Endless energy 24/7, where every cliché of the city plays out before you. It’s inspiring whilst at the same time being slightly intimidating, it’s fast paced, loud, and yet a place where you instantly feel connection with. 

New York skyscrapers on a cold sunny morning

And so, it was in the heart of, a slightly snowy, Manhattan at the Mandarin Oriental, with panoramic views of Central Park and the New York cityscape that I found myself in February 2024 having been invited to support the wonderful Suzie Turner with a pop-up wedding couture event.  

Although we had been aware of each other and admirers of our crafts for quite some time, I finally had the pleasure of meeting Suzie in London in November 2023 when she attended the launch of Renaissance By Yevnig at Spencer House. We immediately connected and she started setting the scene for the incredible event she was planning in the US.  

Luxury Dessert Table and magnificent wedding cakes By Yevnig in the Great Room at Spencer House.
Renaissance By Yevnig Luxury Dessert Table and wedding cakes, at Spencer House, London. Image courtesy of Xander Casey

It really didn’t take long for me to make my decision, a chance to visit a city that I hadn’t yet ventured to, connect with the Mandarin Oriental New York team, and meet wedding industry professionals and influencers… the answer was a resounding yes!  

The Cake 

As with all By Yevnig designs, I was delighted to create a bespoke luxury cake to fit the occasion. Basing the design on the showstopper, ‘Princess Grace’, that Suzie had fallen in love with at Renaissance By Yevnig, this design was a classic 5-tier in ivory white Royal icing, adored with decorative detailing. 

Luxury 5-tier wedding cake, By Yevnig, decorated with hand-crafted sugar roses, and delicate piped decorations stands on top of a table by a window at the Mandarin Oriental New York. In the background a Suzie Turner Couture wedding dress is displayed on a mannequin
 Bespoke wedding cake By Yevnig exhibited at the Wedding Couture Showcase at Mandarin Oriental, New York. Image courtesy of Phillip Van Nostrand
Intricate detail, captured by Hart Studios

Hand-crafted sugar roses in blush pink and ivory, dotted with hydrangea petals wrapped around the base of the cake was mirrored by the bouquet which sat at the top. 

Each tier was decorated with hand-piped and decorative detailing, featuring delicate flowers, gilded bows, floral motifs, swags, and half-daisy decorations referencing the fan of the Mandarin Oriental logo.  

Close-up photograph of luxury wedding cake, By Yevnig at the Mandarin Oriental New York, showing detail hand-crafted sugar roses, and piped decorations
Details of hand-crafted sugar roses, By Yevnig. Image courtesy of Randy Lange
The Mandarin Oriental, New York signage on the outside of the hotel
The Mandarin Oriental logo was used as a reference to piped detailing.

Not only was this cake situated in amongst the beautiful couture bridal and evening gowns, the backdrop of the city skyline was equally breathtaking. 

Image of luxury wedding cake By Yevnig next to bridal dresses from Suzie Turner Couture and a red velvet tux jacket from Hunstaman Savile Row against the backdrop of Manhattan high rise buildings.
Luxury wedding cake, By Yevnig with stunning bridal gowns from Suzie Turner Couture and Huntsman Savile Row. Image courtesy of Phillip Van Nostrand

Suzie Turner Couture  

All of Suzie Turner Couture pieces are created in their in-house London Atelier and though British born and bred, have a class and style which transcends borders. Cutting edge, contemporary design that embody unparalleled quality and luxury Suzie’s craft for couture and exquisite tailoring are second to none. 

From bridal to red carpet and intimate events, Suzie Turner Couture create bespoke pieces that are truly one-of-a-kind, unmatched anywhere else in the world. 

“Our unwavering commitment to pure craftsmanship and design excellence drives our philosophy, and we continuously strive to produce unique creations that reflect the true values of couture. With intricate gowns potentially taking upwards of 1,000 hours to complete, we are in pursuit of creating future vintage to be cherished for decades to come.” Suzie Turner  

Selection of Suzie Turner Couture gowns on manquins at the Mandarin Oriental, New York, in front of a window with high rise Manhattan buildings.
Suzie Turner Couture gowns at The Mandarin Oriental, New York. Image courtesy of Phillip Van Nostrand

Working with the finest fabrics, sourced from around the globe, such as silk organza, duchess satin, elegant French Chantilly lace and Swarovski crystal, every stitch is meticulously perfected to ensure that each garment is flawlessly tailored to their client’s individual specifications. 

The Opening Event 

Host to the leaders in the New York wedding and events industry, influencers and media, the team at The Mandarin Oriental pulled out all the stops for an exquisite opening evening.  

Suzie Turner Couture wedding pop up opening, at The Mandarin Oriental, New York.


The Wedding Couture Showcase at Mandarin Oriental, New York, featured:  

Couture pieces by: Suzie Turner Couture  
Incredible videography by: Hart Studios  Click here to view the wonderful opening night video!
Luxury Cake Designs by: By Yevnig 
Photography by: Phillip Van Nostrand 
Men’s Tailoring by: Huntsman Saville Row 
Invitations by: Ceci New York 
Perfumery: Roja Parfarms 
Vases by: Baccarat 

Supporting photography by: Randy Lange 

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Renaissance By Yevnig logo

In celebration of the launch of Yevnig’s 2024 luxury cake and dessert table collection, Renaissance By Yevnig, we spent a magical evening in the majestic setting of Spencer House with friends, colleagues and influencers from the wedding and event industry

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