WHAT WE DO
DECOR AND DESIGN Matthew David is the go-to designer for upscale celebrations and weddings for the client looking for personalized and distinctive events that reflect your personal style and individuality.
In a world of style-dictators who place their own stamp on every event, Matthew offers a respite: a quiet force who gently guides and supports his clients, skiil lfully enabling you to bring your vision to life.
E V E N T
PRODUCTION Matthew David Celebrations designs and produces beautiful contemporary weddings, celebrations and nonprof it galas
GRACIE MANSION WEDDING
Green orchids in a tent on the lawns of New York mayorâ€™s residence, Gracie Mansion
FLOWERS IN FALL COLORS REFLECTED ON THE WATERS OF GORGEOUS CANDLEWOOD LAKE, CONNECTICUT
FALL LAKESIDE WEDDING
WEDDING Color progression from soft white ceremony to warm amber reception and dramatic cerise dinner
NEW YORK WINTER WEDDING
Elegant sophistication and a rich color palette at Gotham Hall wedding
PLAZA HOTEL WEDDING
Sophisticated and dramatic wedding with classic chandelier created out of hundreds of white flowers
Dramatic deep red lampshades and linens define an outdoor fantasy wedding
Rehearsal Dinner in the Weather Room at Top of the Rock
Chic downtown wedding in lilac and lavender
Sleek Contemporary design in a Modern and luxurious Setting
Mandarin Oriental Wedding
DINNER AND RECEPTION Tree of Life created out of rows and rows of suspended orchids
BIRTHDAY SURPRISE Dramatic surprise birthday celebration overlooking the Hudson
LINCOLN CENTER GALA Romantic fantasy in Avery Fisher Hall
SHABBAT DINNER AND RECEPTION Tree of Life with Calla Lilies
LEADING LADIES GALA
A sea of flowing chiffon with illuminated ice centerpieces for Gala reception
AQUA AND CREAM BAR
MITZVAH Transformation from summer luncheon to fun evening party
Colorful 50th anniversary outdoor weekend celebration in rural Pennsylvania
SPRING PARTY AT MOMA
Garden cocktail reception in MoMAâ€™s iconic sculpture garden
Potted herbs and rustic farm tables create a casual yet sophisticated atmosphere
Bowery Hotel Rehearsal
FLOWERS AND Bouquets
ABOUT US MATTHEW DAVID HOPKINS
Matthew has one missio n: to create memories and milestones in peoples’ lives, to create moments that are unforgettable for his clients and their guests. From weddings, to corporate and nonprof it events, to a retail store opening, to a nation-wide tour for Discovery Channel, Matthew’s art collectively creates drama, intimacy and fun. Matthew’s formal training in architecture lays the foundation for his signature style, combining sculptural pieces with contemporary and imaginative details, giving people a tactile experience that engages all of their senses.
As partner and Managing Director of Matthew David Celebrations, Laurie continues her career in building client relationships. Laurie combines her varied skills in her role overseeing event marketing, sales and production, along with overall management of the business.
Matthew has built his reputation and style in his own business for over 15 years. His work has been featured in Elle Décor, House and Garden, InStyle, New York Magazine, O at Home, Traditional Home and The New York Times. Television networks, including ABC, NBC, WB and MTV, have enlisted Matthew as a lifestyle and entertaining expert. Matthew has been a featured speaker at New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology, New York University and The Special Event trade show and strives to incorporate elements that a re artfully integrated and inspire interactivity among guests. Matthew also serves on the board of Materials for the Arts, a non-profit organization that provides art materials to schools and cultural organizations, through the creative reuse and recycling of excess inventory.
Laurie owned her own catering business, Laurie’s Foods, for 13 years, during which time she sold, managed and produced hundreds of private and corporate events. As resident caterer for ten years at Caramoor Center for the Arts i n Katonah, Laurie was responsible for weddings, film shoots, picnics and large on-site festivals. Clients included the Rockefeller family, Northern Westchester Hospital Center and the Katonah Museum of Arts. Following multiple projects through from beginning to end, Laurie is delighted to be involved in every project that unfolds at Matthew David Celebrations.
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