Carats and Cake: Sarah and Arjun's Wave Hill Wedding

I always appreciate more love from our friends at Carats and Cake! Click on the image below to read more about Sarah and Arjun’s bright and cheerful spring wedding at Wave Hill, Bronx, New York. You can also see more of the juicy details on our blog post here. Photography by Mademoiselle Fiona.

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Wave Hill Wedding

It is always extra special when I get to plan a Wave Hill wedding, 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.

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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