Escaping the Hustle and Bustle of NYC for a Gorgeous Garden Affair
April 27, 2017
Tri State
Classic WeddingsTentedSpring Weddings
This Bride and Groom sought a change of pace from the busy streets of New York City and found just that in the sprawling garden estate of Caramoor. The lush surroundings and classic tented reception made for the perfect spot to host their big day. It's as classic as can be and made perfect at the hands of The Wedding Library, with florals by Elegant Effects and the prettiest of images by Charlotte Jenks Lewis. See the full day right here!
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From the bride... When Edward and I envisioned our wedding, we imagined a quiet indoor/outdoor setting away from the normal hustle and bustle of New York City. We started exploring venues in the nearby Westchester County suburbs, and quickly settled on Caramoor as our venue of choice. With its sprawling gardens and 250-person tent, Caramoor matched the setting we'd been seeking. The tent offered cover and shade, while the surrounding outdoor space allowed our guests to explore the peaceful countryside setting. We wanted our event to feel like an extension of the gardens around us, and our team at the Wedding Library and Elegant Effects did a great job bringing that concept to life. Throughout our wedding festivities, we sought to celebrate my Filipino heritage. We hosted an engagement party in Manila, the men wore traditional barongs during the rehearsal, the material and patterning of our tablecloths paid tribute to traditional pineapple-fiber fabrics used at formal Filipino events, and my gown was made by Filipina designer Monique Lhullier,

I can't stress enough how amazing our vendors were throughout the planning process and during the big day itself! The Wedding Library diligently maintained our vision while ensuring the day's plans went off without a hitch. In addition to making me and my bridesmaids feel and look beautiful, the women at Beautini helped set a relaxed tone for the day. The staff at Caramoor and the caterer, Great Performances, did everything they could to keep us happy (and well fed -- serving us one of every delicious hors d'oeuvre before joining our guests!). Rob and Soulsystem kept our guests entertained had us dancing throughout the night. Charlotte captured our day so beautifully and put me at ease whenever I felt self-conscious in front of the camera. We were very fortunate to have such excellent vendors, and I would advise any future bride to choose hers carefully. They can have a substantial behind-the-scenes impact on wedding day, and ours allowed Edward and I to focus on what truly mattered -- celebrating our love and enjoying the company of our friends and family!