Garden weddings are my happy place and this elegant affair has got me beaming from ear to ear. Capturing an organic oasis filled with old world charm, Jen Huang Photography was behind the lens as these hometown sweethearts wed in true style. With stellar details by Roey Mizrahi Events, McKenzie Miller Films captured every happy tear below!
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From Roey Mizrahi Events… Kristen and Chris’ love story begins in the town in which they both grew up. While they hadn’t met until several years after high school, they quickly made up for lost time and crafted a playful relationship. It was clear they were destined for one another and as a result, Chris asked Kristen for her hand in marriage at the top of the Belvedere Castle in Central Park.
The couple was inspired by thoughts of an elegant English garden for their late August wedding. After a handful of venue visits, Kristen and Chris fell in love with NYIT’s de Seversky Mansion. It was the perfect combination of old world charm, elegance and beauty. On the day of, a quaint glass terrarium settled upon a rustic wooden table served to provide guests with custom programs and handkerchiefs for the ceremony. Behind the mansion, in a setting adorned with natural and lush florals, the ceremony was held underneath a towering linden tree. The couple recited custom vows, crafted by Collette McGuire from Ceremonies and Beyond, to one another before friends, family, and loved ones.
After a plentiful cocktail hour, guests were escorted into the dining room for a round of toasts presented in front of the large marble fireplace decorated with an assortment of candles. The room had a romantic & soft glow, each table lit intimately by a handful of votives. The centerpieces were lush and romantic, overflowing olive branches draped onto the shimmering linens. Anne Kilcullen from Blade Floral & Event Design truly transformed the space into one that was unimaginable and beyond the couples expectations. After dinner, the celebration moved towards a glass-enclosed porch which allowed for the stars above to act as the backdrop to the couple’s emotional first dance and the ensuing merriment. The guests had the freedom to congregate on the outdoor patio surrounding fire pits, indulging in the abundant dessert buffet, the cigar bar and the playful and entertaining photo booth.
From the beautiful Bride… With the endless guidance, advice and vision from Roey Mizrahi Events, everything fell perfectly into place. Her team was there the day of to ensure that the couple had the most amazing time and everything ran smoothly. Jen Huang Photography and McKenzie Miller Films beautifully captured all of the days moments from start to finish. This stellar team of vendors truly created the most magical day for Kristen & Chris, a day they have vocalized will be cherished forever and looked back upon with such fondness and swollen hearts.
I just wanted it to feel really warm and romantic without being too frilly. I also love classic elements but I didn’t want our wedding day to be too traditional. So I tried to mix the two with a soft and somewhat muted color scheme, really lush and romantic flowers, natural fiber linens, clean lines when it came too my dress and our stationery but then introduced some fun swirly calligraphy and of course lace. Our venue also helped capture that warm aura without feeling too vintage or too formal and stuffy. When everything came together, it was better than we could’ve imagined. I kept saying “I want our flowers to feel like an old English garden” and I think that’s exactly what Anne, our Florist accomplished, but it didn’t feel too casual thanks to our amazing & elegant venue!
Photography: Jen Huang Photography | Videographer: McKenzie Miller Films | Wedding Planner: Roey Mizrahi Events | Floral Design: Blade Floral And Event Designs | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Wedding Cake: Sugar Flower Cake Shop | Wedding Bands: Cartier | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Noir By Lazaro | Makeup: Sally Duvall | Hair: Daleesa Weary | Calligraphy: Meme Davis Calligraphy + Design | Grooms Attire: Hugo Boss | Groomsmen Attire: Calvin Klein | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bride's Bracelet: Cartier | Ceremony And Reception Venue: NYIT De Seversky Mansion | Ceremony Duo: Aaron Short | Cocktail Napkins: Confetti Grey | Escort Cards/Table Numbers: The Blooming Quill | Garter: BHLDN | Groom's Cufflinks: Tiffany & Co | Groom's Skull Socks: J Crew | Grooms Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Headpiece: Christie Lauren | Linens: Nuage Designs | Paper Goods: Bella Figura At Judy Paulen Designs | Photobooth: The Booth | Reception DJ: MRG Productions | Ring Dish: Paloma's Nest | Second Shooter: Love & Lights Photographs | Veil: Brides Head Revisited | Vintage Keys For Place Settings: Sister Nomad Supplies | Welcome Bags: PressedCotton