Summer weddings are the bees knees. And when they’re held at your parents’ private estate, with one sweet tie-wearing pup named Pedro, floating blooms, twinkling lights, and all? They’re pretty much unbeatable. With Hudson River Photographer behind the lens of every ounce of elegant imagery, you’ll be smitten with this gallery.
From Hudson River Photographer… Elegant and charming, two words to describe this beautiful bride and groom. They married at Jennifer’s parents estate in Greenwich, Connecticut. Their dog Pedro carried the ring! It was a simply gorgeous wedding.
Photography: Hudson River Photographer | Wedding Planner: Stella Day Events | Florist: House Of Flowers | Wedding Dress: Victoria Nicole | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Caperberry Catering | Calligraphy: BP Invites And Calligraphy | Band: The Bandulos | Custom Crest: Happy Menocal | Invitations, Paper Goods And Signage: Roseville Designs | Rentals: Smith Party Rentals | Tents & Lighting: Northeast Tents | Venue: Private Residence
A dashing groom in uniform, a stunning bride in Ulla-Maija Couture and a breathtaking wedding all set against an amazing Greenwich backdrop: this, my friends, is the epitome of a traditional wedding. From the beautiful blooms crafted by KD&J Botanica to the elegant Belle Haven Club reception, it’s a day of non-stop sophistication, all captured by Melani Lust Photography. Soak in every last detail right here.
From Melani Lust Photography… They met on the beach in the Hamptons where they were spending a weekend with mutual friends. Their meeting didn’t get off to a promising start. Jennifer was engrossed in one of the Hunger Games books, and conversation was cut short as a result. Young adult fiction had never been the key to Carter’s heart, but he was making an equally immature impression through various sophomoric drinking games.
Fortunately, things went up from there. Little did Carter know that Jennifer had met her Prince Charming! The next seven months were spent improving Jennifer’s military knowledge and vocabulary: “trinkets” became “medals,” “soldiers” became “Marines,” and “outfits” were properly identified as “uniforms.” Upon return from his deployment to Afghanistan, Carter proposed on New Year’s Eve.
The day began with a soft, delicate rain, and sunny skies came out just in time for their first look. It was a fairytale ceremony in an historical church followed by the American Military custom of the arch of swords, giving a symbolic pledge of loyalty to them from their Marine family. It is also a tradition for the sword bearer on the right to give the bride a “swat” on her rump and utter “Welcome to the Marines!” Off they went to the Belle Haven Club where Katherine of KD & J Botanica created a fun and elegant reception design in pink and navy. The families celebrated with dancing, games and fresh cigars; laughing into the evening when a dramatic storm swirled through the club, a passionate ending to a perfect day.
Photography: Melani Lust Photography | Floral Design: KD&J Botanica | Wedding Cake: Palmer's Bakery | Invitations: Therese Saint Claire | Ceremony Venue: Christ Church | Reception Venue: Belle Haven Club | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Catering: Belle Haven Club | Hair: Christopher Noland Salon | Bride's Attire: Saks Fifth Avenue | Bridesmaids' Attire: Jenny Yoo | Makeup: Bobbi Brown | Reception Music: Jukeboxx Band | Wedding Dress Designer: Ulla-Maija Couture
Big weddings are fun, yes. But sometimes a smaller, more intimate wedding surrounded by the reaching sea and your closest friends and family can make it even easier to let loose and enjoy the ride. And I guess having a charming venue like the Bell Haven Club doesn’t hurt, either. Thankfully, Karen Hill Photography was there to capture the event. Enjoy!
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From Karen Hill Photography… Amanda and Sam were married at the Belle Haven Club in Greenwich, Connecticut, surrounded by sea, sunshine, friends and family. For their wedding, it was important to keep their wedding intimate, yet fun with a casual flair. They wanted everyone to have a great time, which they did. The Belle Haven Club is a spectacular location overlooking a beautiful harbor surrounded by mansions, boats, the sea and sky. After the first look and portraits, the ceremony took place outdoors with the harbor as a dramatic backdrop, while the reception was tented. At sunset, during cocktails, the Club’s tradition is to light a canon, wow! The colors – turquoise, white and plum – were inspired by the sea and surroundings. It was an incredible day filled with beauty, light and love! It was beautiful!
Photography: Karen Hill Photography | Florist: Ariella Chezar | Gown: Carolina Herrera | Stationary: J Papers | Band: D'Jore | CLUB: BELLE HAVEN