Summer at Blue Hill at Stone Barns

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

Crisp Green and White Wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns

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

Over The Moon: Carly and Bobby at The Plaza Hotel

I am over to moon to have our first wedding published on Over The Moon! Click on the image below to head on over to their gorgeous blog to read more about Carly and Bobby’s beautiful and fun wedding day at the Plaza Hotel.

More about their fall wedding here

 
Photography by  Judy Pak

Photography by Judy Pak

 

Spring Delight in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

Spring is my favourite season as things start growing, everything slowly turns green and flowers become gloriously abundant! Emily and Michael were married in June in the gorgeous Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. The weather was touch and go with the rain that day, but we managed to have the ceremony outdoors on a paved section of the gardens surrounded by the magnificent lush trees. Their close friend married them and their two brothers stood with them under the simple and elegant chuppah. Emily did not have traditional bridesmaids, but her four good friends helped as ushers and she gifted them personalized jackets.

I loved the palette with creamy whites and vibrant greens with a sunshine pop of yellow. Emily was leaning towards more muted colours and Michael to bright pops, so this was the perfect balance for them! The centerpieces by Mimosa were a mix of metallic copper terrariums and vase arrangements incorporating ranunuclus, passion flowers, tree peonies, allium buds and garden roses. The backdrop of the head table was a magnificent green wall with a neon sign “The Kuzies”. The calligraphy escort cards were hung with mini gold clothespins and displayed on a wall flanked by 2 green walls.

Emily surprised Michael with a groom’s cake from his favourite bakery, the “birthday cake” from Milkbar and had it iced with “let’s always have our cake and eat it too”. Their favours were super delicious whoopie pies from One Girl Cookies. Thank you to the amazing Judy Pak for these delightful images!

 
 
 

Photography: Judy Pak Photography | Planner: Ang Weddings and Events | Venue: Brooklyn Botanic Garden | Caterer: Patina Restaurant Group | Flowers: Mimosa | Band: Blaire Reinhard Band | Strings: Luminous Sounds | Videography: McKenzie Miller Films | Groom's cake: Milkbar | Favours: One Girl Cookies | Linens: Party Rental Ltd | Photobooth: Amazebooths | Stationer: Bella Figura | Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Mary Ellen | Makeup: Face Time Beauty | Hair: Liam Carey | Gown: Isabelle Armstrong via Kleinfeld Bridal | Transport: Leros | Valet: Advanced Parking Concepts

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.

Published on BRIDES

 
 

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