"Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue" for good luck. I shared my favourite "something old" idea with Martha Stewart Weddings! Thank you for including me in this article.
Sara and Chris were looking for a bucolic venue not too far from the city, and they found that at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. They were able to host a wedding that felt elegant, seasonal, wild and autumnal. Sara was 6 months pregnant and wore an elegant silk gown with flower appliques from Elisabeth Fillmore. Chris wore a bespoke navy blue Martin Greenfield tuxedo. I loved the flower girl dresses from Isabel Garreton with the navy details. They looked so cute with their crowns incorporating porcelain berries!Read More
Stephanie knew she wanted to get married at Blue Hill at Stone Barns before she had even seen it in person. When she visited with her then fiance David, they knew it was the perfect spot for them to say their vows and celebrate with their friends and family. It is such a romantic and beautiful place. Treating your guests to a gastronomic experience like this makes it really special! The grey clouds were really challenging us that day, but we kept all our fingers crossed, and managed to keep the ceremony and cocktail outdoors without a drop of rain! They were married in the courtyard in front of the grand oak tree under a chuppah covered in wisteria, hydrangea and amaranth. Guests were invited to the garden for cocktails and into the Hayloft for dinner. One of my favourite things that day were the tiny gold farm animals used for the escort cards. For their favours, Stephanie and David infused olive oil with rosemary or chili flakes and bottled them individually themselves. A truly delightful summer wedding at the farm.
Venue: Blue Hill at Stone Barns / Photography: Ryan Brenizer / Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / String Quartet: Venus Ensembles / Florist: Bride and Blossom / DJ: Scratch / Photobooth: Magbooth / Makeup: Meredith Hayman / Hair: Scarlett Thornton / Dress: Badgley Mischka / Escort Farm Animals: Klepac & Co via Etsy
It is clear that the Bride and Groom love good food and wine when they host their wedding reception at Per Se. Each course was a work of art and Chennergy captured everything beautifully. Special thanks to Dan for sharing these stunning images. Especially for the foodies among my readers, enjoy!
During cocktail hour, the guests were offered tours of the kitchen.
A slideshow made by the Groom's sister of their first wedding in India was played.
“salad of globe artichokes” greenmarket carrots, pickled garlic, parsley puree, cipollini onion shoots and ‘pain de campagne’
“sauteed fillet of atlantic halibut” mushrooms ‘a la grecque’, compressed radishes, celery branch and watercress
“macaroni and cheese” butter poached nova scotia lobster parmesan crisp, creamy lobster broth and mascarpone-enriched orzo
“marcho farms’ nature fed veal” caraway seed ‘pain perdu’, roasted heirloom beets, horseradish-scented kendall farms’ creme fraiche, garden mache and ‘borscht’
“coconut and mango delice” lime curd, coconut ‘success’ and mango sorbet
“chocolate vs. vanilla” chocolate ‘financier’, valrhona chocolate ganache, madagascar vanilla bean custard, candied coco nibs and bitter chocolate mousse
The favours were signed cook books, Ad Hoc at Home.
Photography: Chennergy / Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / Dress: Carolina Herrera via Mark Ingram Atelier / Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Rings: Cartier / Bridesmaid: Jenny Yoo / Hair: Mizu / Makeup: Marco Castro / Florals: Lotus / Favours: Ad Hoc at Home / Invitation: Minted / Getting Ready: Four Seasons / Ceremony Venue: St Bartholomew's Church / Reception Venue: Per Se
Fortune Favors the Brave’s jewelry collection is inspired by a rugged Americana and Western sensibility mixed with a touch of 1970s-era glamour. The jewelry represents a bold and modern reinterpretation of these classic themes, amped up with contemporary proportions for a wearable take on storied, ethereal metalworking techniques. We found this modern tribute to the southwest as the inspiration for our bridal shoot. We came across Agave Restaurant in NYC’s West Village- smooth adobe walls, cow skulls, with a bar beneath a wooden beam ceiling – and knew we had found the perfect urban southwestern venue.Make Merry used the jewelry as inspiration for the paper goods, incorporating many of the geometric designs into the invitation, escort cards, place cards and menus. A deep gold liner was used for the invitation envelope and a silver liner for the response envelope.
In celebration of same-sex marriage becoming legal in the state of New York this year, we decided to use a bride and a bride for our shoot. Abbey (an artist) and Perkins (a writer) are a real couple, which is so evident in the chemistry they had on camera. Fortune Favors the Brave provided the jewelry and styled the two brides. Perkins wore an Equipment blouse, vintage blazer and skinny pants from Isabel Marant. Gabriella New York Bridal Salon provided two dresses for Abbey. For the wedding Abbey wore Amy Kuschel’s Valencia – a gorgeous dress with architectural layering, rose garden lace, and pleated netting. A sheer V neckline provided a delicate frame to the bold jewelry she wore.
Abbey held a modern and romantic bouquet of Chocolate Cosmos, black Calla Lilies, and Succulents. The delicate petals of the Chocolate Cosmos softened the hard geometry of the Succulents and Callas. Perkins wore a boutonniere of a mini black Calla Lily and Succulent.
A bronze cord tied the escort cards to a six foot tall cactus at the restaurant entrance. The tables were named for succulents like Blue Aloe and Dessert Rose.
Blush Designs created a modern southwestern centerpiece in Agave’s private dining room. Succulents and various cactus plants with pops of red nested in black sand created a low runner down the table. Blush Designs custom draped the table with a light grey chevron fabric with coordinating napkins. A dark brown leather cord tied the menu and napkin together.
The cake was simple and elegant, again using the jewelry design as inspiration for the geometric patterns on both tiers, with green sugar succulents as a bright accent.
The jewelry bar was set at Agave’s bar area, near the entrance of the restaurant. Guests were welcome to enjoy their drinks while adorning themselves with pieces from Fortune Favors the Brave’s collection. The jewelry was showcased on top of black sand in glass vessels, incorporating the jewelry into a landscape of succulents and cactus.
A big thank you for all the hard work that our team put into this project. A special thank you to Blush Designs for conceptualizing the shoot and getting Ang Weddings and Events involved. We were honoured to have our shoot published on Style Me Pretty.
Photographer: Ronnie Andren Photography + A. Park Photography / Event Design + Florals: Blush Designs / Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / Jewelry + Fashion Styling: Fortune Favors the Brave / Abbey’s Gowns: Amy Kuschel + Allison Parris via Gabriella New York Bridal Salon / Perkin’s Blouse Equipment, Pants Isabel Marant, Blazer vintage / Abbey’s Shoes: Loeffler Randall / Perkin’s Shoes: Steve Madden / Paper Goods: Make Merry! / Cord and Leather Braid: M&J Trimmings / Fabric for Linen and Napkins: Mood Fabrics / Cake: Sun Jung for Blush Designs / Cake Stand + Server: Wedgewood / Venue: Agave / Hair: Beauty Collective / Makeup: CLM Makeup / Couple: Abbey Golden + Kate Perkins