The Grandview Wedding by Robin Roemer Photography
November 14, 2011
Tri State

Not only is this wedding by Robin Roemer Photography picture perfect, it also has so much heart. Full of thoughtful details and elegant DIY touches, it makes for a wedding we are all completely smitten over. And I must say, those cupcake-in-a-jar favors look absolutely divine! But that is just the start of the lovely, don't forget there is more to devour in the full gallery of images!









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From the Bride...I fell in love with my now-husband at the tender age of 14, but it was not until after college that we reconnected and started dating. Five years later, he proposed on the water, under the stars while vacationing in Mexico. From the moment the ring was slipped on my finger I began to plot a location and theme. Since my ring was an estate piece I wanted to carry the vintage romantic theme throughout our wedding, but I also wanted to incorporate the stars and water from our engagement. Luckily, we live in the Hudson Valley, a magical location. I settled on the outdoor ballroom at the Grandview on the Hudson River for its spectacular scenery. After collecting ideas on Style Me pretty for two years (having over 1400 visits to your site), and finding, and falling in love with Etsy it all came together. We wanted our wedding to be elegant, but for our guests to feel warm and comfortable. So we incorporated lots of cream, peaches, greens and pops of navy colors for a romantic mid-summer theme. From the 250 mercury candle holders, to the khaki suits and peach roses, and my grandmother's 60 year old garter everything flowed with a simple romantic grace.

I also received so much gratification from doing many of my own DIY projects. All of my paper-goods; table numbers, programs, invitations, and seating chart,  I created with some collaboration from Etsy. But the most tedious task was the home-made candy bar and cupcake jars favors. Little did I know the full extent of labor it would involve, it took months to collect all of the jars and several days for my mother, mother-in-law, and myself to bake and assemble over 200 “cup cakes in a jar.” But I never felt so much pride as I did the day they unveiled it to our guests and everyone asked where we bought them.

A special thank you to our photographer, Robin Roemer, who captured the day in all its vividness. The love and encouragement from our family and friends was overwhelming, and we could not have asked for a better day with better people.

Wedding Photography: Robin Roemer Photography / Flowers: The Green House at Rhinebeck / Ceremony Location: St. Martins De Porres Church / Reception Location: The Grandview / Programs + Seating Chart: EM & N Designs + The Bride / Table Numbers: The Bride / Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Wedding Dress: Enzoani / Sash: Kirsten Kuehn Designs / Hand Bag: Judith Leiber / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Hjelm / Candy Bar + Labels: The Bride / Cupcake Jars Favors: The Bride, Mother + Mother In-Law