From this point on, when I think of drop-dead gorgeous garden affairs, I will think of this stunning (and I mean stunning) Lasdon Park and Arboretum wedding. A wedding sooo full of pretty and outdoor-infused loveliness, it’s almost impossible to NOT love every second captured beautifully by Caroline Frost Photography. I’m talking one moment after another of lush blooms from Judd’s Flowers and a Mikaella Bridal masterpiece. See it all in the full gallery.
From the Bride… When my husband and I first started talking about getting married we agreed almost instantly that we wanted a laid back, intimate, outdoor wedding. When our family friend suggested Lasdon Park and Arboretum, we went to visit the park and immediately knew this was the place we wanted to get married. The park, which is part of Westchester County’s botanical gardens, is over 200 acres of beautiful gardens, woodlands, open grass and the three story colonial-style main house was the icing on the cake. It held two beautiful bridal suites for all of us to get ready and relax in during the day and was exactly what we were looking for.
When deciding on how we wanted our guests to portray our wedding as whole, we knew it had to be reflective of our personalities. We are both laid back people, who don’t necessarily like being the center of attention, so we wanted our wedding to be just as much about our guests as it was about us. We wanted everyone to be able to really relax, enjoy themselves and most importantly, dance the freaking night away!
The colors of our wedding were chosen to really celebrate the season of summer and our gorgeous surroundings. And since our venue was literally a botanical garden, we really wanted our flower selections to represent that, from our centerpieces to our bouquets. For the attire, we chose a horizon blue for the girl’s dresses and a classic grey for the guys. The guys also wore black leather Converse sneakers which could not be more fitting since Converses are the only type of shoe Lou has worn since he was in middle school!
When going through the details of the wedding we knew we wanted this to be a personal and unique day. Two of Lou’s close friends are incredibly talented musicians and singers and there was no doubt in our minds that we wanted them to be a part of our day. Jared and Ryan (who are brothers) performed our first dance, father/daughter dance and music for the ceremony. We loved how their performances added the personal and intimate touch we were going for and were truly the highlights of our wedding.
All in all our wedding was more than we ever could have hoped for. It completed reflected our personalities and us as couple. We had the time of our lives and so did our guests!
Photography: Caroline Frost Photography | Flowers: Judd's Flowers | Wedding Dress: Mikaella Bridal | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Catering: Ledley Catering | Suits: Jones New York | Wedding Venue: Lasdon Park and Arboretum | Desserts:: SweetTooth Bakery | Men's Shoes: Converse | Photography Assistant: Julieanne Prevete | Rentals: Party Line Rentals | Second Photographer: Melissa Kruse