We have died and gone to dress heaven. We are long time fans of ruffle-tastic dresses, but this one seriously blows it out of the ballpark. The bride is rockin’ it and we can’t get enough. This amazingly glamorous wedding, shot by Jeff Tisman Photography, is full of sweet little details. We are loving the punches of green that are infused throughout the day…just gorgeous! Are you dying to see more of that dress and all of its beauty? Yeah, we thought so. Hurry on over to the gallery to see more. XO, Tori & Myka
Rachel and George are a couple that is all about family, friends, and unbridled good times. And they have a lot of all three. So, when they started planning their wedding, finding a venue that would enable them to entertain their guests without the standard restrictions of a typical event space was at the top of their list. A space that was also reflective of their modern sense of style, and unique flair for the unexpected, was also a must. They found both at a privately-owned home along the spectacularly picturesque Hudson River in Staatsburg, NY. Equally important to Rachel and George was the fact that the venue, being privately-owned, allowed them to rent the property exclusively for the entire weekend. This gave the couple the freedom they wanted to create a personal, unique and private weekend-long destination event for their guests, free of pre-determined caterers, bar packages, and – perhaps most importantly for this fun-loving crowd – restrictive time policies, which came in handy as late evenings turned into early mornings. Multiple guest houses on the property meant that the couple’s entire immediate family, wedding party, and closest friends could all stay on the property, lending an intimate and relaxed vibe to the entire weekend.
For their wedding day, Rachel and George wanted every element to reflect their unique sense of style and personality (which they jokingly define as “classically modern, with unexpected twists of the ridiculous”). As a result, many of the day’s elements were custom-made, several by the couple themselves. The cuff links worn by George, and given as gifts to his Groomsmen and Ushers, were custom-designed and made to reflect the couple’s love of the band Guns N’ Roses (whose initials the couple (G n’ R) also share), and are engraved with the couple’s wedding date. George’s white tuxedo jacket was also hand-made, and the interior embroidered with his name on one side, and the couple’s wedding date on the other. Rachel’s wedding dress was also the perfect reflection of her “classic but untraditional” sense of style. Originally created in a plum color for Eva Longoria for the 2007 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the dress was not initially intended to be a wedding gown at all.
Thanks for sharing your amazing wedding with us.
XO, Tori & Myka of sittinginatree
Bride’s Dress (ceremony): Marchesa / Bride’s Dress (Reception): Anne Bowen / Bride’s Shoes: Pour la Victoire / Hair & Makeup: Amanda Shackleton / Cuff links: WMDean / Groom’s Bow tie: Rugby Ralph Lauren / Photography: Jeff Tisman Photography / Catering: Oliver Kita Fine Catering / Florist: Morgan’s Florist / DJ: James Mongan, JTD Productions / Tent & Rentals: Events Unlimited