Jeannie and Nick actually met at a Halloween party, and wanted to somehow incorporate that significance into their wedding. They had the brilliant idea to transform their reception at the Knickerbocker Hotel into a masquerade ball, which was a big hit with their guests. They hid Venetian masks under the chairs and about midway through the reception the groom announced the surprise theme during his thank you speech. It was certainly a night everyone will remember.
Creative bride Jeannie found inspiration for her reception in writer Truman Capote's masquerade parties from the 1950s and 1960s: