As for the party itself, Grammer enlisted the services of floral and event designer Ed Libby, who has also worked on events for Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks and Sting. Grammer also hired Fred Marcus photography, and—most important of all—cake genius Sylvia Weinstock. "If you're going to a very modern, cool space like the W, then you do a cake that reflects that," explains Weinstock, who met with Grammer, Walsh, and Walsh's mother a week before the big to-do. She continued:
For the Kelsey Grammer event, we had three things to keep in mind. Number one, it's a wedding. Number two, it's in a ballroom at the Plaza. And finally, that it's grand, gracious, and elegant.
Following along with these criteria, Weinstock and her team created a classy white and gold cake (pictured) that was displayed in the ballroom alongside floral displays by Libby.
Were any hotel guests lucky enough to sneak a peek inside the festivities? "Not to my knowledge," says Laura Wang, a staff member at CPS Events, who handles all events for the Plaza.
[Image via sylviaweinstock.com]