SUBMIT WEDDING
View Posts By:

categories

 

tags

 
Traditional Westchester Wedding at the Ritz Carlton

These two sweeties?  They’re amazing.  The kind of amazing that rushes off to Puerto Rico to tie the knot, elopement-style, then returns home to celebrate a year later with their awesome friends and family.  And not just any celebration: a totally gorgeous, totally breathtaking ballroom affair complete with vibrant blooms and a gallery of pretty captured by B Hull Photography.  See it all here.

Colors
Seasons
Spring

From B Hull Photography Anna & Jake had attended the same college and had several mutual friends in common, but it wasn’t until that summer class of 2006 when he stole her heart. They have been inseparable ever since, they eloped to Puerto Rico in 2012, but didn’t let the magic end there. They planned a beautiful ceremony and reception to celebrate with friends and family in the States as well a year after.

Photography: B Hull Photography | Bride's Shoes: Rene Caovilla | Bridesmaid Dresses: Tara Keely by Lazaro | Bride's Dress: Monique Lhullier | Groom's Tux: Vera Wang Black | Make Up Artist: Cecile Of Ritz Carlton Spa | Second Shooter: Ayenia Nour | Venue: Ritz Carlton Westchester

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here

You'll love these vendors in Westchester

Ciro Photography
View Portfolio
Laura Damiano Designs
View Portfolio
X-Quisite flowers & events, in...
View Portfolio
DJ Bri Swatek
View Portfolio
Ana Parzych Cakes
View Portfolio
Kelsey Combe Photography
View Portfolio
Shenorock Shore Club Wedding

There’s no doubt about it, this is a wedding that is beyond beautiful.  A day that is overflowing with modern meets romantic stylings that are the perfect match to a stunning seaside backdrop.  But dive even deeper into all of the gorgeousness, and one thing is certain: this is a wedding that is all about celebrating love.  The love these two sweeties have for one another, and the love they share for their amazing friends and family.  See every heartwarming moment captured by Kelsey Combe right here in the full gallery.

And a little something special from Moho Creative?  Yes, please.

Colors
Seasons
Spring
Settings
Yacht Club
Styles
Romantic

From the Bride… Rob and I met on the dance floor of the Sand Bar in Fire Island, NY in August, 2009. He danced over to me and my girlfriends in a goofy pair of sunglasses and certainly caught my attention. The following week we went out on our first date back in New York City and from then on we’ve been pretty much inseparable.

My father passed away when I was in college and sadly Rob never got to meet him, I know they would have loved each other so much. Rob knows how much my relationship with my dad means to me, so when he proposed in Montauk, NY Labor Day weekend, three years after we met, with the same diamond my father gave to my mother in 1969, it was one of the most special and treasured moments of my life.

We both grew up in New York, so we knew getting married here with all of our friends and family present was exactly how we wanted to celebrate our day. We were married in the beautiful Church of St. Augustine in Larchmont, NY – the church I attended with my family as a child. It was so special to walk down the aisle with my oldest brother. We were also fortunate to have a family priest marry us – his care, humor and closeness kept our larger church wedding feeling small and intimate.

Shenorock Shore Club in Rye, NY was the obvious choice for our reception. It is a place so special to me and my family, growing up there as members and now with Rob and I as our own members, it was the perfect place to start our new lives together. Shenorock was such a special place to my dad. He always loved to sit on the beach and take pictures of seagulls. In fact it has become a joke in our family that whenever a seagull comes around we pretend it’s him coming to say hello. Despite being ruined in Hurricane Sandy in October, 2012, the team at the club rebuilt the most beautiful clubhouse in time for our June wedding. The day was perfect, not a cloud in the sky, the gorgeous deck overlooking the Long Island Sound was an amazing setting to host our family and friends. The evening was so gorgeous it really became and indoor/outdoor wedding with our guests wandering throughout the serene setting.

When it came to the overall look and feel of the wedding, I knew I wanted it to be soft and romantic, playing off of the natural beauty of the setting. The girls at Black Dahlia Design turned my vision into perfection with lush white peonies, gorgeous garden roses, full tulips and a soft pop of lilac. I loved the juxtaposition of the glittery mercury glasses and woven, gray linens. Our printed materials all kept to the soft, gray and white color palette with small floral details. Our guest book was a nod to our New York roots and my dad, a book honoring 100 years of Grand Central Terminal. Grand Central was my dad’s favorite place in the city, a place he was in and out of everyday, a place we always met him in the city, a place Rob and I took engagement photos, a place that feels like home. Another nod to my dad was a group of photos of me and him and a wooden seagull Rob and I have in our home. Funnily enough, seagulls appear in the background of our pictures or perched on the roof of the clubhouse – in his own way my father was letting us know he was there with us.

Our bridal party embodied the soft colors of the day, my gorgeous girls in long chiffon dresses from Amsale in the soft Dove color and the boys in classic navy suits and lavender ties. As for my dress, I saw it in a magazine a few years before we got engaged and I knew it had to be the dress I wore the day I got married. When I went to Mark Ingram Atelier I tried on a variety of gorgeous dresses but as soon as I put that dress on, I knew. The extraordinary lace, the cap sleeves, the delicate buttons down the back, it was perfect. I sewed a small blue heart from fabric from one of my father’s ties into my dress as my something blue – it felt important to me to have a piece of him with me throughout the day. My mother’s vintage earrings and a stunning headpiece topped it all off. I became exactly how I envisioned myself looking as I married the man I loved so much.

Overall, the most important thing to both of us on our wedding day was that it truly felt like us. From the mini grilled cheese sandwiches at the cocktail hour, to the full peonies in our centerpieces, Rob’s surprise New York Giants cupcakes, our awesome photo booth, even those goofy sunglasses worn on the dance floor – we wanted our guests to leave feeling like they didn’t just attend our wedding, they truly shared our day with us.

Photography: Kelsey Combe Photography | Videography: Moho Creative | Floral Design: Black Dahlia Design | Wedding Dress: Lela Rose From Mark Ingram Atelier | Cupcakes: Palmer's Bakery | Ceremony Venue: Church Of St. Augustine | Reception Venue: Shenorock Shore Club | Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale From Bella Bridesmaid | DJ: White Label DJs | Grooms Attire: Custom Suit | Bride's Headpiece: Paris Accessories | Groomsmen Attire: Ralph Lauren & Charles Tyrwhitt | Makeup: Linda Gallo | Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co. | Printed Materials: Write On!

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here
These Featured Designers are members of our Look Book.
For membership information, click here
Alder Mansion Wedding from Charlotte Jenks Lewis Photography

I can’t help but get a little giddy every time Wedding Wednesday rolls around. Not only because it means wedding after gorgeous wedding all day long, but the rally of excitement, excessive pinning, and #WW Twitter love that follows. But to kick off one such special day, it takes a wedding with an extra umph of sparkle. *Enter* this pretty little number from Charlotte Jenks Lewis Photography that brings the modern fairytale fete to life. Join me for some major swoon in the full gallery right here.

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Settings
Estate

From the Bride…Neither Simon nor I are from New York; Simon is from Bermuda and I am Canadian. Since we have built our life together in New York, we wanted it to be the place we were married. The emphasis for us was on family and friends and basically throwing an amazing party! We knew we wanted it to be unique. Alder Manor was the perfect place for us because it was outside of the city, huge, and so beautiful. The wallpaper was peeling off the walls in some areas but it added to the charm. The actually building was gorgeous and the grounds were sprawling and a little wild, which was perfect. It ended up being exactly what we hoped for – Fun, easy, and filled with the people we love.

Wedding Photography: Charlotte Jenks Lewis Photography | Wedding Planning + Floral Design: Fete | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Alder Manor | Catering: Silkstone Catering | Caricatures: Peter Woolcock |  Invitations: Sarah Dobson, Friend of Bride | Wedding Dress + Bridesmaid Dresses: Kaelen, Designed by the Bride| Clutch: Alexander McQueen | Wedding Bands: Eva Fehren