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Elegant Garden Wedding at Lyndhurst Castle

Whether you consider yourself a more modern bride, a vintage chic lady or a lover of all things romance, there’s one thing that is certain: castle weddings rock.  So take a breathtaking locale like the Lyndhurst Castle and add in a sweet bride and groom (+ some some beautiful stylings) and it’s a day that is as awesome as it is stunning.  See it all captured by Cyrience Creative Studios in The Vault right here – and the film below from Mint Cinemotography for even more castle pretty.

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From Jen Chanyi of Cyrience Creative StudiosEvery detail of Victoria and Ryan’s wedding was impeccably thought out and amazing! From the landmark castle ceremony backdrop and stunning florals right down to the beer cozies and life size Jenga game the groom himself made, it was a photography dream! But the best part is always seeing a gorgeous couple pledging their love surrounded by so much joy; neither of them stopped smiling all day. Even when buttons were popping off of suit jackets and the rain threatened, both Victoria and Ryan had such a calmness to them. Nothing else mattered except they were getting to say “I Do.”

From The Bride…Ryan proposed at sunset on the rooftop of our old apartment building in Tarrytown, NY. Tarrytown holds a special place in our hearts since it was where we first lived together and where we got engaged, so we knew it was a natural choice for where we wanted to get married. When we visited Lyndhurst Castle we immediately knew it was “the one”. The backdrop of the castle was stunning, but I also loved the rustic charm of the Carriage House (where the cocktail hour was held). It also helped that it fulfilled the only requirement we had – space for an outdoor ceremony and lawn games!

When we started planning, I knew I wanted the wedding to have a soft romantic feel with a rustic edge. Therefore, I wanted subtle color tones to reflect that. Our palette consisted of sage green, gray, and hints of blush pink. One of the things I loved most was how well our florist incorporated those elements and colors. What they put together was beyond what I could have envisioned!

One of my favorite things at the wedding was the cornhole and jenga, which Ryan built himself! It added a great personal touch to the wedding and was a really big hit during cocktail hour. In addition, my mom wound up being our wedding planner extraordinaire. Not only did she help plan so many details, but she also helped us add a lot of the DIY touches to the wedding – creating the signs, decorating the card birdcage, and surprising us with the photo guestbook. Not to mention all the wine corks that she scavenged and cut to create the place card holders.

It’s hard to pinpoint a favorite moment from the wedding since everything was so amazing. Our band was phenomenal so we rarely left the dance floor. Everyone says how it goes by so fast, and it is so true. However, it was the best kind of blur imaginable. I don’t think I stopped smiling the entire time, and I love how Jen’s photos really captured the joy of the day. I would advise any bride (and groom), as many advised us, to take a moment to truly soak it all in. It was amazing and humbling to look around and see everyone we love in one room, all there to celebrate us.

Photography: Jen Chanyi / Cyrience Creative Studios | Videographer: Mint Cinemotography | Wedding Coordinator: Lorraine Muha | Floral Design: Forever in Bloom | Wedding Gown: Dennis Basso | Cake: Lulu Cake Boutique | Invitations: Minted | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J Crew | Catering: Philip Stone Caterers | Hair & Makeup: Jackie K Styles | Band: Hank Lane Music | Officiant: Aaron Mace | Ceremony/Reception: Lyndhurst Castle | Groomsmen Attire: Men's Warehouse | Koozie Favors: Totally Wedding Koozies | Second Photographer: Sarah Day-Boodhoo

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Elegant Spring Wedding at Blue Hill

I spent a little extra time with this gem from Kate Ignatowski. It’s the kind of wedding that catches your eye at every turn with something sweet, and with just the right amount of detailing to radiate that elegant style I so love. Plus, when the gallery includes a flower girl as cute as this one and a baby lamb that will melt you, it deserves a bit of extra perusing! Don’t forget to check out The Vault for even more wedding inspiration.

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From Kate IgnatowskiIt was an absolute dream photographing Julia + Kevin’s wedding. I loved the peaceful setting of Blue Hill for an elegant affair, and there were endless backdrops and landscapes to take in. For the ceremony, Poppies and Posies created an incredible floral arch that complimented the courtyard space, and how cute is the flower girl?! The bridesmaids’ soft pink bouquets were the perfect match to their light blue dresses. And I loved Julia’s colorful bouquet. The reception space was open and intimate with bright floral centerpieces and soft candle light. Julia and Kevin celebrated with their guests well into the night, and I loved seeing how happy they were through every single moment in their day.

Photography: Kate Ignatowski | Videographer: Pennylane Productions | Coordination: Cynthia Ross Affairs | Florist: Poppies And Posies | Invitations: Bella Figura | Ceremony Venue: Blue Hill At Stone Barns | Reception Venue: Blue Hill At Stone Barns | Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale | Makeup Artist: Anny Chow | Hair Stylist: Anny Chow | Band: Eastside Mix | Men's Attire: David Reeves Bespoke | Getting Ready: Sixty LES | Hair Stylist Assistant: Andy Tseng | Wedding Dress Designer: Elizabeth Fillmore | Wedding Dress Salon: Gabriella New York Bridal Salon

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Glamorous Lyndhurst Castle Wedding

This next glamorous affair is something straight out of a storybook. From their castle ceremony to the pastoral surroundings, every detail a la X-Quisite Events is downright dreamy. Exchanging vows amidst the sun-drenched foliage, Unique Visions Studios captured every happy tear while Sara Wight shared it all in the gallery.

 

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From the Sara WightWhen public relations professional Jessica, 25, and private wealth portfolio manager, Anthony, 29, met working at a small cafe in Somers, N.Y. in 2005, they had a new found friendship. What they would find over the next three years is that their friendship was something more. They got engaged in November of 2014. For their big day, the couple wanted a venue they could make their own, but one that was unique and captured the vision the bride had since she was a little girl. “I always wanted the fairytale wedding,” recalls Jessica. “We wanted an elegant farm-to-table feel with a touch of vintage.” The couple, who now lives on the Upper East Side felt it was only natural that they marry in Westchester county, the place they grew up. When it came time to wed, the couple chose Lyndhurst Castle in Tarrytown, N.Y. An outdoor ceremony at the iconic Rockefeller castle amid the pastoral fall foliage made for a storybook backdrop. Lanterns led down to candlelit tent – romantic and whimsical. Amber lighting highlighted the sea of white and blush hydrangeas and roses. Rustic farm tables surrounded the dance floor, which was flooded with friends and family as they danced the night away to the sounds of Hank Lane’s finest. “It was everything I wanted and more,” says Jessica.

Photography: Sara Wight | Cinematography: Unique Visions Studios | Floral Design: X-Quisite Events | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: Lulu Cake Boutique | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Catering: Philip Stone Caterers | Groom's Attire: Black Lapel | Venue: Lyndhurst Castle

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Elegant Spring Wedding at the Tarrytown House

This dynamic duo threw a stunning soiree filled with a mix of traditionally romantic pieces, (hello, full-skirted gown and cathedral-length veil!) and distinctively modern details, like the Groom’s sockless Givenchy dress shoes and Bride’s Valentino Rockstud pumps. Take a peak at the stylish gallery here — perfectly captured through Lindsay Madden Photography‘s lens — and prepare to swoon!

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From Lindsay Madden PhotographyOn a beautiful spring day, Sarah and Evan were married in front of their closest family and friends at Immaculate Conception Church in Irvington, New York. Shortly after their ceremony, we traveled to the Tarrytown House for portraits. We found a beautiful nook with gorgeous, natural light {my favorite!} and I was able to capture so many timeless and heartfelt moments between the newlyweds. Sarah looked absolutely breathtaking in her Romona Keveza dress (it had pockets too!) and Valentino shoes while Evan’s classic look was made up of a custom tux and Givenchy shoes. Sarah’s bridesmaids’ looked so elegant in their navy Jim Hjelm dresses. Sarah’s cascading bouquet was filled with ivy and garden roses in peach and ivory. It was stunning! Sarah’s mom spent a year collecting different white milk glass vases which were the reception centerpieces. Each vase was filled with beautiful garden roses and small votive candles provided the warm and romantic ambiance. Sarah, Evan and their guests all danced the night away thanks to the talented Live Wire band.

Photography: Lindsay Madden Photography | Floral Design: Agnew Florist | Invitations: Respond If You Please | Ceremony Venue: Immaculate Conception Church | Reception Venue: Tarrytown House Estate | Bride's Shoes: Valentino | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jim Hjelm | Groom's Shoes: Givenchy | Bride's Dress: Romona Keveza | Entertainment & Lighting: Live Wire

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Traditional Tappan Hill Mansion Wedding

This Tappan Hill Mansion love story is one chic affair. Overlooking the Hudson, this darling duo sweetly said their vows and kept the day personal from start to finish. With ribbon accents and mercury glass, Diana Gould made sure a vintage vibe echoed throughout, while Brian Dorsey Studios captured up a gallery that defines a modern love story.

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From the Bride… Mark and I met while studying abroad in Rome during our junior year of college. After dating for 8 years, he pulled off the surprise proposal of a lifetime. He asked me to marry him during my school fundraiser and then had our families and friends waiting nearby to celebrate.

We wanted our wedding to reflected our personalities so we added our own personal touches everywhere. Upon stepping outside at Tappan Hill Mansion, we immediately knew the beautiful stone patio overlooking the Hudson was the perfect place for us. The vintage vibe set by our custom-made invitations was recreated throughout the entire day, from the ribbons blowing off the last row of chairs during the ceremony, to the mercury glass vases overflowing with flowers at the reception. For the ceremony, we created fun, unique wedding programs that captured our relationship. We are both teachers so we asked our students to give us their “Advice for a Happy Marriage”, the best bits of which were read aloud during the ceremony. Our breathtaking flowers were a soft mix of pink and white peonies, garden roses and ranunculus in white, cream, and a touch of pink, accented with lamb’s ear around the edges. The grooms’ cake that showcased all of Mark’s favorite things.

My hairpins were made from my mom’s wedding dress lace and my bouquet was also bound by the pearl and lace sleeve of her gown. My dress, Mirielle by Anna Maier, was corded French rose floral lace over a double charmeuse underdress. The team at A Little Something White in Darien, CT was able to customize my dress to provide me with two different looks; during the ceremony I wore an elegant, lace bolero with capped sleeves and a plunging back, which complimented my veil and hairpins. For our reception, I detached the lace bolero to reveal a strapless, sweetheart neckline and changed from my Kate Spade blush peep-toes into sparkly Jimmy Choos. A delicate organza sash with an oversized bow completed the reception look.

When our guests weren’t on the dance floor, they were either feasting on the delectable Abigail Kirsch menu, taking part in the photo booth created by my sister, enjoying the breathtaking views, or snacking on our personalized wedding car cookie favors. Every detail was thought through to create an intimate, elegant, and light-hearted atmosphere. Our families, friends, and wonderful vendors helped us create a magical day that we will never forget.

Photography: Brian Dorsey Studios | Event Planning: Diana Gould | Wedding Dress: Anna Maier | Cake: Abigail Kirsch | Invitations: Alpine Creative Group | Catering: Abigail Kirsch | Makeup: Christina Amador | Hair: The Beauty Parlor | Favors: Flour Pot Cookies | Bridal Dress Salon: A Little Something White | Ceremony Programs: First Comes Love Prints | Groom's Cake: Sweet Lisa's Exquisite Cakes | Hairpins & Veil: A Little Something White | Location: Tappan Hill Mansion | Music: Craig Scott Entertainment | Video: Love In Progress

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