While I live and breathe city weddings much of the year, I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to go East to the Hamptons or a stone’s throw further to the Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island. In Manhattan you tend to have wedding timelines with precision to the second, but with each mile East you drive, you feel more and more at peace and what comes comes. We’ll get to the ceremony on time – it’s only a few minutes away. 15 minutes for portraits? No big deal. It’s gorgeous everywhere. Everyone’s in such a good mood.
As you can expect, everyone hopes and prays for perfect weather on the wedding day. But I always contend that if it does rain, you’ll get pictures you never would have otherwise. I love that Kate & Lucien were happy to roll with mother nature and ad libbed with an umbrella in the rain. Making our way to the Inn, the guests were super happy and in great spirits to be merry and celebrate.
Lotte New York Palace Hotel is known to many a bride and groom for its iconic front courtyard and centralized Manhattan location making it a perfect spot for getting ready photos. Others still take advantage of its glorious ballroom for a grand wedding. Perhaps less known is the intimacy that the historic Landmark Mansion provides for a smaller NYC wedding. You can enjoy all the advantages that having a wedding in a full service New York hotel provides: experienced event staff, an on-site getting ready suite, numerous settings for portrait opportunities, and delicious cuisine options, without the need for a 200 person guest list.
Anna & Barry were married July 21, 2018 with a wedding ceremony at St Aloysius Church in New Canaan, CT followed by dinner and dancing at Glen Arbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, NY.
This was my first visit to Glen Arbor Golf Club and I found it to be absolutely stunning. The drive up into the woods feels like you’re entering a secret compound – and ahead you’re greeted with sprawling grounds surrounded by old trees and a beautiful lake. This combined with the storybook tent made for a joyous evening under the stars complete with a visit from a former president!
Planning: Whitney Events
Cake: D’s Sweets
Florist: Diane Gaudett
Stationary: MAXE designs
Hair: Britt DiGiacomo
Makeup: Meredith Hayman
Officiant: Father Robert Kinnally
Band: Atomic Funk
Videography: Dideo Films
Wedding Dress: Pronovias
Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Rings: LaRon Jewelers
Groom’s Attire: Black Tux