Romantic Fall Wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns

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

Copper and Navy Fall Wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns

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.  

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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

Cipriani Wedding Video

This ethereal film could not have captured Francesca and Kuba's magical day in a more perfect way.  I can't stop grinning from ear to ear when I watch it.  So much beauty and so much style.  Thank you to Anna Davis Films for Christian Oth Studio.   

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Cipriani Wedding

Cipriani Wall Street has seen a lot of black tie weddings, but not often is it transformed like this.  Saipua brought to life the ethereal and diaphanous feeling that Francesca wanted for the wedding and created a midsummer night's dream.  There was so much I loved about this day.  The towering flowering branches with romantic hanging votives, the lush flower wall at the entrance, the engraved invitation suite with gold edging and the vintage cake topper from Francesca's grandparents' wedding.  Most of all, I loved getting to work with a couple with so much class, impeccable taste and very much in love.  Francesca wore two gowns from Reem Acra, a dreamy tulle ballgown for the ceremony and later changed to a pale green dress with beaded capped sleeves.  Francesca was training to be a dermatologist and Kuba completing a residency in orthopedic surgery, so her father said they go together like "skin and bones".  Thank you to Michael Falco at Christian Oth Studio for capturing their day so beautifully.  

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Event Planning: Ang Weddings And Events / Floral And Event Design: Saipua / Photography: Michael Falco From Christian Oth Studio / Videography: Anna Davis From Christian Oth Studio / Gown : Reem Acra / Cake: A White Cake / Ceremony Venue: Trinity Church / Reception Venue: Cipriani Wall St / Makeup: Lindsey Jones / Hair: Liam Carey / Lighting: Star Group Productions / DJ: Beat Train / Band:Hank Lane / Favours: Magnolia Bakery / Groom's Cake: Sweet Corner / Invitations And Wedding Day Paperie: Lion In The Sun / Photobooth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co. / Rolls Royce: Bermuda Limo / Tour Bus: Gray Line

Pretty Peonies at the Gramercy Park Hotel

Francesca and Kuba started out their wedding weekend right with an intimate rehearsal dinner at the Gramercy Terrace in the Gramercy Park Hotel.  Views of the beautiful New York skyline and the garden feel of the terrace made it the perfect spot to enjoy a lovely spring evening before the wedding.  Saipua sourced a collection of medicine bottles and filled these with several different types of peonies to create a pink ombre effect down the table.  The bride hand painted the invitation, escort cards, menus and table numbers.  I loved her personal touch on the decor.   It was all so romantic!  

 

 

Photography by Michael Falco of Christian Oth Studio