Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think it can get more elegant than this wedding from Sara Wight Photography. Take one glance through that gallery and you'll know exactly what I mean, because each moment is dripping in refinement and subtle glamour. Exhibit A is that amazing photograph of this Bride and Groom dancing hand in hand under the gorgeous chandelier at the Highlands Country Club. Wrapped in candlelight and surrounded by grace, everything about this celebration is pure love. And you can see it all right here.
From the Bride... Daniel and I knew that we wanted to get married in the Hudson Valley after we got engaged. Daniel grew up in upstate New York and after I visited the area several times — with all of its trees and natural beauty — I knew it was the perfect place for a September wedding. Although I had not dreamed of my perfect wedding since I was a little girl, I have always known that I wanted to be married in September. A mixture of both the summer and fall, a bit unpredictable, the feeling of a fresh, new start in the air ... September is my favorite month (and Daniel's second-favorite month). After visiting several wineries in the area, our last visit was Highlands Country Club. We knew as soon as we arrived that this would be our wedding venue — a rustic, intimate country club nestled in the Hudson Valley. The vision I had for our wedding was timeless elegance, with a bit of rustic mixed in, and we wanted it to feel intimate. Highlands proved to be the perfect backdrop.
We enlisted the help of Roey Mizrahi, our event coordinator, to bring our vision to life. She helped us find the amazing vendors that made our day what we hoped for. I had a very strong vision of how to accomplish "timeless elegance" — from the tablescapes and the cocktail music to the chuppah we used for the ceremony. We wanted a clean, fresh palette and chose green and white as our main theme. Down to the very last detail, our day wouldn't have been as amazing without Roey. She thought of things we never would have imagined and anticipated needs that we didn't even know we had. We cannot thank her enough!
Orchids are our favorite flowering plants, and we love the juxtaposition of the delicate orchid with succulents and hydrangeas. We wanted the space to feel intimate and allow guests to see and talk to each other freely. I envisioned orchids cascading out of moss-filled pillars of varying heights, coupled with low centerpieces filled with white hydrangeas and succulents. And candlelight — our favorite — from lots and lots of candles. I set out to find mercury glass votives and accents, as well as different-sized glass hurricanes and tall pillar candles. Anne from Blade Floral Design perfectly executed this vision. She also created our chuppah, which we were so happy with. All of the guests could not stop talking about how gorgeous the flower arrangements and accents were.
Photography was a big deal to us, and after just one meeting with Sara, we knew she was perfect! We did our engagement session with her, and from the beginning, it was very relaxed and easy. Once we received our engagement session photos and were blown away, we knew our wedding photos would be even more amazing. Sara really knows how to capture a couple's spirit while magnifying the setting to create these magnificent photos — works of art, really. We are avid music lovers and have an eclectic, but specific taste. Owen from Aria Melody was great to work with, and even after we gave him some very specific "do not plays" and "must Plays," he was still able to combine our set list with his own twist. We received so many compliments on his style, and every song he played really drew our guests to the dance floor ... and kept them there! Our wedding was a dream come true!
Wedding Photography: Sara Wight Photography / Wedding Venue + Catering: Highlands Country Club in Garrison, New York / Event Planning: Roey Mizrahi Events / Floral Design: Blade Floral and Event Designs / Officiant: Rabbi Roger Ross / Ceremony Music: Dolce Vita Strings / Cocktail Music: David Galvez / DJ: Aria Melody / Wedding Dress: Lazaro / Bride's Belt: Custom Designed by the Bride / Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Hair: Vanessa Fernandez / Makeup: Sally Duvall