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Bronx Wedding from Charlotte Jenks Lewis + Hatch Creative Studio

I have yet to find anyone who captures moments quite like Charlotte Jenks Lewis. Those moments of unabashed love and emotion that make up the pieces of a perfect wedding. Well, this garden Bronx affair, my loves, is filled with them and Charlotte captured it all like no one else could. Take a look for yourself in the gorgeous full gallery and the Super 8 film feature sitting pretty below.

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From the Bride…Matt and I met in New York City and we both feel that this city is our home. We knew we wanted to get married in New York, but didn’t want a traditional city setting. When I discovered Wave Hill, I knew it was the perfect place. The views are magnificent and the overgrown English gardens are very romantic – you feel as though you have walked into a secret garden. I work in the arts and was very inspired by Wave Hill’s art program when designing the wedding. The art installations complement the natural beauty of the surroundings. Working off of that simplicity, and nature, I chose a simple palate of green and white. Our invitation was inspired by the wallpaper at Wave Hill on my first visit there. The wallpaper was created by the artist Anda Dubinskis, and lined the entrance of the Glyndor Galleries. The invitation is essentially this wallpaper recreated in two layers. The setting and food were wonderful, but ultimately it was the band that made the night so much fun! To see all of our friends and family dancing together was a feeling I will never forget. We actually picked the date of our wedding based on the band’s availability. And as fate would have it, my great grandmother was married exactly one hundred years earlier – I even wore her ring from 1912 walking down the aisle.

Photography + Cinematography: Charlotte Jenks Lewis | Floral Design: Hatch Creative Studio | Event Planning: Joan Glenn, 6 Degrees of Celebration | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Wave Hill | Catering: Great Performances | Orchestra: Bianchi Musica | Bride’s Dress: Ines DiSanto (long) + Lanvin (short) | Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale | Groomsmen’s Suits + Ties: J.Crew | Bridesmaid Gifts: Hanna Sandin

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Bronx Wedding from Brklyn View Photography

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!

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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 events@surroundingsflowers.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

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Beautiful Bronx Wedding from Bia Sampaio Photographs

From the Jenny Packham dress to the custom veil to her absolutely beautiful smile, this bride is stunning. And her wedding, a Jewish-Persian fusion affair captured by Bia Sampaio Photographs, is absolutely breathtaking. The light, the fresh ambiance of the garden, the warmth of the entire night. Perfection. The kind of perfection that makes a gallery worth a few hours of your time.

To leave this wedding on the best foot ever, don’t miss this film from Valerie Barnes Films!

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From the stunning bride … We chose Stone Mill because we were looking for a place that felt somewhat like an oasis. Being in nature and being in an area of calm was very important for both of us. We could see ourselves getting married outside by the river. Everything felt in place. We were able to know what was happening next but also kind of be in the moment and appreciate what we were experiencing as we were experiencing it. We tried to remind ourselves it was going to pass very quickly and we were trying to get glimpses of everything and be as much there as we could.
Photography: Bia Sampaio Photographs | Cinematography: Valerie Barnes Films | Dress: Jenny Packham | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Veil: Custom designed | Hairpiece: Vintage 1920′s hairpiece | Flowers: Surroundings Flowers & Events + Diane Wagner Designs | Ceremony and Reception Location: The Stone Mill at the NY Botanical Garden | Invitations + Programs: Smitten Owl | Caterer: Abigail Kirsch | Band: Golem | Bridesmaid dresses: Donna Morgan, J.Crew, Tara Jarmon | Groomsman attire: J.Crew and Jos. A. Bank

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New York Botanical Garden Wedding from Ciro Photography

It’s bound to be a gorgeous start to our wedding filled week when a New York Botanical Garden beauty from Ciro Photography pops into our inbox. The gorgeous venue grounds, mixed with rustic + elegant touches and stunning blooms by Surroundings Flowers, made for the quaint and cozy wedding day this sweet couple had dreamed of. See the rest right here!

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From the Bride… June 2nd, 2012 was the most exhilarating and exciting day for my husband Kevin and me. We found the perfect venue for us; a quaint, cozy, rustic stone mill situated in the middle of the beautifully serene New York Botanical Gardens that created the perfect, elegant yet casual, vibe we were going for.

The day turned out better than we could have imagined. The venue was more beautiful than we remembered. The flowers and decorations were just what we wanted. Our DJ was phenomenal. Everyone was having a blast. We had so much fun with our family and friends. The only thing we worried about was feeling like we missed out on moments here and there while we were busy having fun throughout the night. Luckily, our fabulous photographer, Rich Ciro, captured moments we missed and moments we love to relive by looking at the photos over and over again. We can not stress the importance of having an amazing photographer document such a significant day. We feel truly blessed that everything came together so perfectly.

Wedding Photography: Ciro Photography | Wedding Venue: Stone Mill, New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, New York | Floral Design: Diane Wagner from Surrounding Flowers | Wedding Cake: Abigail Kirsch | Music: 74 Events | Wedding Dress: Marisa | Shoes: Kate Spade | Hair + Makeup: Sachiko Yanase

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Wave Hill Wedding by Christian Oth Studio + Charmed Places

Isn’t it just so darling when a couple infuses inside jokes from the first time they met into their big day? Touches such as a funfetti cake may seem whimsical and festive to the average spectator, but only these love birds know the true meaning behind this speckled treat. You also have to check out the gorgeous color palette captured by Sue Kessler of Christian Oth Studio. We love a bride who isn’t afraid of color. Jewel tones are featured everywhere from the bride’s bouquet to the juicy signature drink and we’ve only just begun to scratch the surface of the pretty that Charmed Places  crafted. For more, take a stroll through the gallery and read the bride’s tale of love and funfetti below!

And to continue on this parade of pretty, we’ve got the wedding video straight from Films by Francesco that will keep you beside yourself in bliss.

From the Bride… Brian and I met at the University of Michigan during graduate school. Technically, we met at the Detroit Airport on our way to Alaska for a pre-school backpacking trip that I was leading. Brian said he chose to go on the trip because of my leader profile, which talked about me loving Al Green and Funfetti. So, naturally, our first dance was to Al Green and our wedding cake was Funfetti. Choosing the location, however, was not quite as simple, Brian is from Long Island, NY, I am from Minnesota, we met in Michigan, live in Texas, and got engaged in Colorado. Our criteria for location was somewhere that both of our large families and all of our friends could get to easily and could spend the weekend all together. We chose New York for those reasons, but most importantly, we wanted to share the day with Brian’s 92 year old Grandma who lives on Long Island. We knew we wanted to get married outside and Lydia helped us find Wave Hill, which had the bonus of being close enough to NYC that people could spend the weekend in the city, but it felt like you were a world away.

Lydia FitzGerald and Frank Alexander did an amazing job of turning our wedding vision into a dream come true. We wanted a party that was comfortable, rustic, and beautiful and that is exactly what we got. We both love food and wine and we wanted to honor Brian’s Italian heritage, so we chose a Tuscan theme. Small details, like the wine barrel cocktail tables and the corks that held the escort cards were perfect but not overwhelming. The long farm tables and family style Italian feast were relaxed under the glamorous clear tent and romantic lighting. And then there was desert. What can I say? I love cake. Lydia found beautiful vintage cake stands that held flavored cakes from Baked NYC and Great Performances Catering worked their magic on an actual Funfetti cake with Rainbow Chip icing.

There were so many special moments from the weekend – the best of course was getting to marry my best friend. Aside from saying, “I do”, one of my favorites was on Saturday morning, when over a hundred of our guests showed up wearing “Rockin’ NYC with Annie & Brian” t-shirts for a fun run through Central Park. Another was surprising Brian with the cake topper I had made of us with our dog Otis – I can’t keep a secret to save my life, but I had to keep this one since the topper included me in my dress. And finally, the priceless, goofy grin on my dad’s face. He was ear to ear all night and the pictures captured it perfectly. For us, the weekend was as much about celebrating our family and friends as it was about celebrating our marriage. We just wanted everyone to have a great time and enjoy great food and wine, and they did! Seeing everyone walk in to the gorgeous tent and later rock out to the awesome band, made all of the planning worth it, times ten!

From Lydia FitzGerald of Charmed Places… With a great vendor team onboard we all worked together diligently and thoughtfully to be able to raise the bar for Annie & Brian by providing the type of event & floral design, menu, tenting, lighting, music and personal service that further enhanced both the experience for guests and the beautiful location itself. Annie and Brian did their parts by looking absolutely amazing and taking time to truly enjoy themselves and all of their hard work leading up to the special day. At one point in the evening while guests were rocking out to the band I was surrounded by Annie, Brian and Annie’s parents who all shouted at me over the music “best wedding ever!” and because everyone including the hosts were so happy, I had to agree. A very joyous and lovely event from start to finish!

Wedding Photography: Sue Kessler of Christian Oth Studio / Wedding Venue: Wave Hill in Bronx, New York / Wedding Planning + Coordination: Lydia FitzGerald of Charmed Places / Wedding Design + Florals: Frank Alexander NYC / Wedding Cinematography: Films by Francesco / Catering: Jill Cole of Great Performances / Cakes: Baked NYC / Vegan Cupcakes: Babycakes NYC / Dinner Wines: Kathryn Hall Winery (Red) + Acker Merrall & Condit (White) / Invitations + Envelopes: Letter Perfect / Entertainment: Soulsystem Orchestra / Tent: Stamford Tent & Event Services / Lighting: Frost Productions / Vintage Cake Plates: Bountiful / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bride’s Earrings: Tiffany & Co. / Bridesmaids Dresses: Monique Lhuillier / Hair + Makeup: Keith Axberg of Kenneth Salon / Groom’s Tux: Hugo Boss / Groom’s Shoes: Johnston & Murphy

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