Colourful Spring Celebration at Wave Hill

It is always extra special when I get to plan a wedding at Wave Hill, as I was married there myself. Even more so when I get to plan it with such a sweet couple who really did things their own way. Sarah and Arjun walked down the aisle together to “The Way You Look Tonight” and they had Sarah’s sister and Arjun’s brother officiate the ceremony overlooking the Hudson River.

Sarah wanted colour in this wedding and the beautiful florals of spring were more than happy to oblige! Denise Fasanello did such an incredible job creating a lush garden atmosphere with peonies, ranunculus, tulips, hellebores and cherry blossom that suited the venue perfectly. Denise’s initial design board served as the inspiration for the wedding invitation suite by Printerette Press. Sarah and Arjun also sent over photographs of themselves and their 3 “fur baby” pets that were all incorporated into the hand illustrated and letterpressed suite.

The escort cards were metallic gold paper butterfly cards with modern hand calligraphy by Papersoul. All displayed on a grand wooden table with an enchanting display of florals in ceramic pots, vases and a cloche. The watercolour designs continued through to the day of pieces and flowers and paperie complimented each other so elegantly on the dining tables. My favourite part had to be the cake from Nine Cakes which had a combination of painted watercolour florals inspired by the invitation suite and exquisite sugar flowers too. Inside was alternating layers of almond and chocolate cake with two layers of vanilla buttercream, and the center filling with dark chocolate ganache, all layers of filling with fresh raspberries. I try not to use the word perfect too much, but this cake was PERFECT in my mind. Thank you to Mademoiselle Fiona for all of these gorgeous images.

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Venue: Wave Hill | Wedding Planning: Ang Weddings and Events | Photography: Mademoiselle Fiona | Videography: Kiss the Bride Films | Florals: Denise Fasanello | Invitations: Printerette via Lion in the Sun | Calligraphy: Papersoul | Catering: Great Performances | Cake: Nine Cakes | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd | Band: Blaire Reinhard Band | Hair and Makeup: Face Time Beauty | Gown: Lela Rose | Groom’s attire: Stitched Lifestyle | Photobooth: Amazebooths | Lighting: Frost Productions

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Photography by  Mademoiselle Fiona

Photography by Mademoiselle Fiona

Wave Hill Wedding

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!

Emily and Marco's wedding was published in Martha Stewart Magazineon their website, and in Once Wed.  

 

 

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 

Wave Hill Wedding on Once Wed

This wedding was particularly special for a number of reasons.  The couple had such a distinct style, I had the pleasure of working with the uber talented team at Saipua and I was working at Wave Hill, where I was married myself.  Once Wed put together such a beautiful spread of the wedding.  I am so happy with all the love this wedding has received, which has been well deserved for something as beautiful as this.  (Also featured in Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine.)  Thank you to Jillian Mitchell for her sublime images. 

Photography by Jillian Mitchell Photography

4th Anniversary

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!  

Wave Hill Wedding in Martha Stewart Weddings

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.