The details in Emily and Marco's September wedding at Wave Hill were a sight to behold that day. The one and only Saipua created a floral dream that brought Wave Hill to a whole other level. I loved the four lush urn arrangements and the white benches for their ceremony at the romantic pergola overlooking the Hudson. At Wave Hill House, they brought the garden inside with lush garlands, gorgeous flowers, towering trees on the tables and glowing candlelight everywhere.
In this digital world, I have to say it makes me adore paper and beautiful invitations even more. Katie Fischer Design's invitations were my absolute favourite from last year. The perfect combination of modern, fresh and elegant. Paperfinger calligraphed all the text, Katie hand drew the rose, everything was letterpressed on thick stock and Katie hand painted each piece the colour of cafe au lait dahlia (which needed a mix of four different colours). I am sure their guests appreciated that each piece of stationery they encountered was a piece of art!
Now let's talk about the fashion! Untraditional and down right amazing. Emily wore a white J. Mendel top, a pink and gold rose Dior skirt with black tulle underneath, and metallic rose gold Dior shoes. Marco wore a crisp white dinner jacket from Ralph Lauren. Don't you think more men should wear this at their weddings?
Another unique element I loved was their jazz band The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys that played their ceremony, led a second line to their cocktail reception and kept the party going during dinner. Later that night DJ Sam Turner from Beat Train Productions played a great set and kept everyone on the dance floor.
A big thank you to the talented Jillian Mitchell who captured this special wedding in such a light filled, romantic and striking way. It was so hard for me to edit the images down for this post!
Photography: Jillian Mitchell Photography / Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / Venue: Wave Hill / Event and Floral Design: Saipua / Invitation and Wedding Day Paperie: Katie Fischer Design / Calligraphy: Paperfinger/ Catering: Great Performances / DJ: Sam Turner from Beat Train / Band: New Orleans Swamp Donkeys / Hair and Makeup: Rachael at Prive Salon / Rentals: Party Rental / Bride’s skirt: Dior / Bride’s top: J. Mendel / Bride’s shoes: Dior / Groom’s Suit: Ralph Lauren Black Label
It is our 4th wedding anniversary today. I have a big wedding this weekend, so my husband agreed to shift our celebration to next week. Being big fans of Michael White, we are off to Ai Fiori, one of his restaurants we have yet to try. The traditional gift for the 4th anniversary is fruit or flowers. I made my husband the biggest fruit salad our refrigerator could physically hold. It might take us a week to eat it. He was much more creative and gave me a floral scarf and some beautiful flowers. Happy anniversary to my love.
Photography by the incredible Susan Stripling at Wave Hill, who gave us priceless memories of that day. As a side note, 4 years on, and I still adore the gown I chose by the brilliant Angel Sanchez. I did wonder how long I would love it given that it was a different one shoulder gown with bold floral appliqués. Still love it!
I am so excited to share Emily and Marco's Wave Hill Wedding with you in Martha Stewart Weddings. Admittedly I may have done a little dance when I read the email from the photographer that it had been picked up for the real weddings special issue. This was a very unique celebration with some of my favourite wedding vendors and at a venue that is personally very special for me. With floral design by Saipua, paperie by Katie Fischer Design and calligraphy by Paperfinger, it was a sight to behold that gorgeous day. Thank you to Jillian Mitchell for capturing all the beauty, so I know that it wasn't all just a dream.
Spring is definitely here! About time too. There was no better place to enjoy it over the weekend than at Wave Hill, overlooking the Hudson River. No work for me on this trip up to Wave Hill. It was a delight just enjoying the gardens and letting my daughter roll around on the grass in one my favourite places. The buds peeking out a harbinger of the beauty to come.
Photography by Ang Weddings and Events