When Jen Huang asked my husband and I if we wanted to "model" for her photography workshop, I had to say yes! I am such a fan of her incredible light filled artistry. I had my makeup done by the lovely Kerry Crawford, borrowed an ethereal gown from Saja and held this gorgeous bouquet by Saipua. It was a very fun day and my husband and I now have some beautiful pictures to remember it by. So great to meet an awesome group of photographers too. Thank you again Jen! Photographers can keep up with Jen Huang Workshops here.
If you are planning a wedding and you still haven't heard of Etsy yet, get on it! It is a wonderful resource to find things weddings related, from paperie to cake toppers to goody bags for your out of town guests. Etsy is putting together their first wedding event in NYC, so you get to meet their talented vendors and see their beautiful products in person. Great for a busy New Yorker who likes handmade things, but who just doesn't have the time to make 150 paper pom poms.
What: To Have & To Hold: A Weddings Event by Etsy When: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Where: 91 Horatio Street, New York, NY 10014 Who: Brides and grooms, wedding parties, family and friends, and wedding planners How: Click here for more information about how to buy tickets ($20)
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If you ever happen to be up in Westchester, or you just want to get out of the city, you should visit the Farmhouse at Bedford Post. The drive is one hour from Manhattan, but the trip is totally worth it. The food at the Farmhouse is so delicious! My friends who love food as much as I do have been telling me to go for some time, and I was not disappointed. The five course tasting menu actually turns out to be eight, as they bring out three amuse bouches before you even start. The seafood broth in the second course and the suckling pig in the fourth were probably some of the tastiest things I have had in a while. The fontina pasta with black truffles was also incredible.If you can make a weekend of it, stay at their 8 room inn, so you can really enjoy that wine list and not have to worry about driving home. I took a stroll around the place before dinner and it was so peaceful and pretty at dusk.
They have a yoga loft which they also use as an event space. If you are having a smaller wedding and good food is really important to you, you should take a look into this intimate venue in an extraordinary setting. I am definitely going back there for dinner again soon. (Fun fact - Richard Gere is one of the owners).
Photography by Ang Weddings and Events