One of my favourite wedding highlights ever! Make sure to watch this full screen. The personal vows that they exchanged privately right after the first look are so sweet. Thank you to McKenzie Miller Films for doing such a magnificent job capturing their day at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. More on their wedding here.
Blue Hill at Stone Barns Wedding from McKenzie Miller Films
Karli’s friend is a watercolour artist who created the beautiful watercolour paintings on their invitation suite printed on handmade paper. It was the perfect start to their wedding that took place at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York. Karli wore an exquisite Mira Zwillinger gown and Griffen looked so sharp in this navy tuxedo from The Tux Store. The bridesmaids wore flowy, wrap, sage dresses from The Reformation.
They were married in the courtyard in front of a delicately draped wooden arch, decorated with sage green Russian olive, creamy white garden roses, white protea, snapdragon and lisianthus. Karli walked down the aisle to “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys played by a string quartet from Luminous Sounds.
Guests were invited to the main restaurant and terrace for cocktails. A percussionist was added to the string quartet to give an upbeat feel to the festivities! We transitioned to the upper Hayloft for a seated dinner. The happy couple and their bridal party sat on a 24 foot long head table. Aged brass vases and smaller frog dishes housed the creamy white peonies, garden roses, white protea, scabiosa, white snapdragon and sage greenery along the table. Interspersed with romantic creamy white taper candles in glass sleeves.
After 3 delicious courses by Blue Hill at Stone Barns, we moved back to the restaurant for cutting of the wedding cake and parent dances. The dance party ensued in earnest and guests enjoyed passed desserts of malted barley cones, cascara and chocolate, and Barber chouquettes. These were followed with late night snacks of a mini beet dog, grilled cheese and fries. There was even a whisky station setup in the shed. We had added some beautiful lounge furniture from Patina to the terrace for guests to lounge in when they weren’t partying on the dance floor. What a celebration! Enjoy all these joyful moments captured by the wonderful Mademoiselle Fiona.
Photography: Mademoiselle Fiona | Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Venue: Blue Hill at Stone Barns | Flowers: Poppies and Posies | DJ: 74 Events | Cinematography: McKenzie Miller Films | Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals | Hair and Makeup: Face Time Beauty | Officiant: Hope Mirlis | Strings: Luminous Sounds | Lounge Rentals: Patina | Lighting: Pegasus Productions | Invitations and Reception Stationery: Pink Champagne Designs | Gown: Mira Zwillinger via Mark Ingram | Bridesmaids: The Reformation | Tuxedo: The Tux Store
As the weather is starting to turn cooler in New York, I'm thinking back to this gorgeous autumn wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Sarna and Matthew were married on a crisp fall day at one of my favourite venues. Sarna wore a stunning vintage inspired beaded gown from Jenny Packham and fresh flowers in her hair.
Saipua designed the florals in a creamy white and soft blush palette with accents of deep pomegranate red. With an intimate wedding of 128 guests, we were able to setup the ceremony chairs in a circular fashion around the beautiful wild chuppah. It was an incredible feeling getting married to your love surrounded (literally) with all the people you care most about! I adored the ring box (made from legos by the ring bearer) and the embroidered cloth covering the table under the chuppah (a gift from a dear friend). Another friend officiated the wedding and it all made their ceremony feel so personal and special.
Sarna and Matthew found a day of the dead cake topper in a store selling Mexican art and it was a perfect nod to Matthew's heritage. The wedding cake from Blue Hill at Stone Barns was apple, crème fraiche, vanilla chiffon cake. All the food from Blue Hill was so beautifully presented, seasonal and delicious! Sean from 74 Events kept the dance floor packed all night and whole day was captured so timelessly by James at Judy Pak Studio. It was the perfect way for Sarna and Matthew to spend their Thanksgiving weekend celebrating with family and friends. I was so lucky to have been a part of it!
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Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Venue: Blue Hill at Stone Barns | Photography: James at Judy Pak Studio | Florals: Saipua | DJ: Sean at 74 Events | Invitations: Cynthia Hoffman | Hair and makeup: Noble Salon | Gown: Jenny Packham via Gabriella Bridal Salon | Day of Paperie: Lion in the Sun
Sara and Chris were looking for a bucolic venue not too far from the city, and they found that at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. They were able to host a wedding that felt elegant, seasonal, wild and autumnal. Sara was 6 months pregnant and wore an elegant silk gown with flower appliques from Elisabeth Fillmore. Chris wore a bespoke navy blue Martin Greenfield tuxedo. I loved the flower girl dresses from Isabel Garreton with the navy details. They looked so cute with their crowns incorporating porcelain berries!
For the florals, Sara wanted something that was wild and unfussy. Saipua was the perfect choice. Creating arrangements like a beautiful Dutch still-life. The colour palette for the ceremony was lighter, incorporating blush and warm peach tones. Going into cocktails and dinner, the colours evolved into deeper and more saturated tones, purple, gold and deep chocolate. Permissions (a staple of Sara's childhood and something that signified the coming of winter) were incorporated into the arrangements. Katie Fischer Design created an invitation suite with modern and marble elements, complete with copper calligraphy by Mary Ellen on dark navy envelopes.
Chris is a production designer and created a neon sign for the cocktail hour. Sara is a writer/director, and edited together a compilation of scenes from their favourite films, which was projected over the bar and played like a silent film. Colourful streamer panels from Color Condition and luxe lounge pieces from Patina made for a fun cocktail hour atmosphere!
The seasonal food from Blue Hill at Stone Barns was incredible. We started with a beet salad with fresh yoghurt and pine nut butter, then had a second course of lobster and brussels sprouts, and finished with lamb loin, butternut squash and a risotto of grains. Each course with a thoughtful wine paring. During dinner a New Orleans jazz band Roamin' Jasmine played and later we transitioned to a DJ from 74 Events for dancing with lots of soul and old hip hop. Thank you to Judy Pak for documenting their celebration so beautifully! One of my all time favourite weddings I was so delighted and honoured to have been a part of.
Photography: Judy Pak | Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Venue: Blue Hill at Stone Barns | Florist: Saipua | DJ: 74 Events | Band: Roamin' Jasmine | Lighting: Pegasus | Hair and Makeup: Face Time Beauty | Photobooth: We Love Photobooths | Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: Patina | Invitations and Day of Paperie: Katie Fischer Design | Calligraphy: Mary Ellen | Gown: Elisabeth Fillmore via Gabriella Bridal Salon | Bridesmaids: Amsale | Tuxedo: Martin Greenfield | Neon Sign: Manhattan Neon | Favours: Blue Hill Market, Parker's Maple Barn, Mast Brothers Chocolate