With a total sense of serenity and seclusion, you’d never, ever guess this gorgeous wedding was set in the center of the Bronx. Stone Mill at the New York Botanical Garden, to be exact. And while you know we’re always up for a good city wedding, there’s something so gosh darn stunning when the urban and outdoors mix. The full gallery is where all the pretty ever-flows thanks to the captures from Brklyn View Photography. Sneak a peek right here!
From the Bride…Paul and I had grand ideas of getting married in the Catskills or Adirondacks since we are both lovers of the outdoors but soon realized we wanted to stay closer to home. We starting checking out various parks and venues around the city, and we knew from the moment we visited the Stone Mill at the New York Botanical Garden we would be married there. I had visited the garden several times during my four years at Fordham University, which is right across the street, but I never paid much attention to the little stone building on the river. Paul loved how serene and tranquil it was even though we were still in the Bronx. We were sold and the date was booked!
Our vision for the wedding was based on the venue and its surroundings. Beautiful, rustic, and sophisticated but also warm and inviting. Our vendors understood what we wanted and I can say they all nailed it. We really let them take what we wanted and run with it. While I am pretty Type A about most things in life my wedding was the one time that I kind of let go and just rolled with the punches, we trusted the people we chose to work with and it really paid off.
I am happy we went with a laid back approach because it was nice being surprised by some of the little details that the vendors were given creative license with on our wedding day. We had a small guest list which was perfect for us and for the space. It really gave us time to connect with everyone during the cocktail hour and reception. I suggest that you just enjoy your day, in the end you will be married to the person you love the most, even if they show up 45 minutes late for your first look….
Photography: Brklyn View Photography | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Stone Mill at New York Botanical Garden | Floral Design: Surrounding Flowers and Events (Diane Wagner email@example.com) | DJ: Scratch Wedding | Hair + Makeup: Sissi Chan | Wedding Dress: Lazaro via Kleinfeld | Shoes: Enzo Angiolini | Bridesmaids Dresses: Little Borrowed Dress | Groom + Groomsmen Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse