Relaxed Fall Restaurant Wedding in New York

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 17, 2013


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Judy and Neil were married at Aurora Ristorante in Brooklyn, N.Y. on October 20. Prior to the ceremony, the couple opted for a first look under the Brooklyn Bridge. The bride wore a sweetheart ruffled wedding gown, accessorized with a sparkly sash, pearl necklace, and drop earrings. Her bouquet featured red and pink dahlias and white calla lilies and roses. One of her favorite details? Her now husband’s suit! Following the traditional Jewish ceremony, the reception began with delicious food and wine. “It was amazing to have all our friends and family in one place,” Judy said. “The horah was pretty great too!”

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Photography: Julie Saad Photography | Venue: Aurora Ristorante | DJ: DJ Narcotik | Cake: Village Cakecraft | Invitations: Paperless Post | Rings: Pico Jewelers | Dress Designer: Rebecca Shoneveld Design | Groom’s Attire: Theory | Escort Cards: Beacon Lane | Makeup Artist: MAC | Chuppah: Sprout | Officiant: Rabbi Daniel Bronstein

A Venue for All Seasons in Westchester County

Posted by Kim on Nov 12, 2013

Post Sponsored by Meet Me in Westchester County, NY

Tarrytown_House_-_Biddle_(HWE_05)Photo by Tarrytown House and Estate

Whether you’re getting married in the fall, winter, spring or summer, you’ll want to choose a venue that will truly shine. Find your inspiration for planning the perfect wedding for any season at one of the following Westchester County venues.


Renaissance Westchester: The newly renovated Red Oak Mansion allows you to bring the outdoors in by offering elegant dining alongside a beautifully landscaped terrace. The secluded property also features walking trails for your guests to enjoy.

Ritz-Carlton, Westchester: Impress your guests at this urban luxury hotel with panoramic views that stretch from Westchester County to New York City and the Long Island Sound.


Lyndhurst: This venue’s rose garden is in full bloom in the summer months. So beautiful for portraits!

Doral Arrowwood: If golf is your favorite summertime activity, check out this venue which has a beautiful course on site.


Tarrytown House and Estate (pictured above): The Hudson Valley is one of the most beautiful places in the country for fall foliage – see it all at this stunning venue.

Doubletree by Hilton Tarrytown: This hotel is close to many of the fall activities and sites in the Hudson Valley, from the The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze to Sleepy Hollow.


Castle Hotel and Spa: Because, really, what could be more romantic than a winter wedding at a castle?

Sheraton Tarrytown: Your guests will love snuggling in front of the grand fireplace at this hotel.

Post Sponsored by Meet Me in Westchester County, NY

When you’re looking for a venue, it’s important to pick a spot that’s within your budget and can hold all of your guests, of course, but it’s also essential to select a location that fits your and your future spouse’s personal style. We took a look at the many venues in Westchester County in New York’s Hudson Valley region, and selected a few with distinct personalities – just like yours!

If you’re…a relaxed, nature-loving foodie
Check out…Blue Hill at S
tone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Those who love being surrounded by nature (and amazing food!), will love hosting a wedding at the renowned Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills.

bhsb_exterior_-_jen_munkvold_photographerPhoto courtesy of Blue Hill at Stone Barns

A Purple and Yellow Wedding in New York

Posted by Kim on Apr 29, 2013

Megan & Tyler

June 16

Poughkeepsie, New York


Q & A with the couple:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

Even before we were engaged we said we would get married at The Grandview because of the amazing views. It is located directly on the Hudson River with the Mid-Hudson Bridge in the background. Multi-colored LED lights hang from the bridge’s superstructure which makes for a perfect backdrop in the evening sky. We had our reception in their Outdoor Ballroom which offered the feeling of an outdoor wedding, and allowed us to take full advantage of the stunning views and perfect June weather.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. I loved my Lazaro wedding dress. The trumpet style fit me perfectly and the beaded bodice and platinum sash with handmade flowers made for the perfect amount of detail. If I could wear my wedding dress every day, I would.

2. Flowers/Decor/Color Scheme. Everything matched from our centerpieces to the groomsmen’s socks all the way down to the custom invitations and stamps. 

3. Personal touches.  Rather than the traditional bouquet toss we decided to present bouquets to my grandmothers.  Also, on my bouquet we attached my grandfathers’ army tags, in their memory.   

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

Megan would say, looking great in her dress.  I (Tyler) would say dancing with my wife for the first time; it was a beautiful thing even though I repeatedly stepped on her cathedral length veil!

Tyler would say, dancing with his mom. I (Megan) would say when they revealed the decorated outdoor ballroom to Tyler and me for the first time before all the guests were seated. Everything was exactly how we had planned it, from the centerpieces down to the wine bottle favors placed on the tables exactly how we had instructed. Having those few moments of calm, just the two of us, taking in all of our hard work was amazing.

Whimsical Bird-Themed Summer Wedding in New York

Posted by Kim on Mar 07, 2013

Marsha & Michael

August 18

Newburgh, New York


Q & A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

We wanted an outdoor wedding ceremony to capture our “love bird” theme and we thought The Powelton Club would be the perfect place. Also, the place is extra special to us because my in-laws had their wedding reception there in 1975.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. Cake: This is where it all started. I saw a picture of a cake online that had a “love birds” topper and that gave me the idea of having a “love bird” theme. I wanted a replica of the cake and I sure got it!

2. Floral arrangements and decor: Our florist did an amazing job incorporating all the elements and transforming our venue into a magical place.

3. Wedding dress: I exchanged my dress not once, but twice. It is true, the third time’s a charm! I fell in love with the third dress instantly. It felt like my dress was the piece to pull off our “love bird” theme.

Give us the one moment from your wedding day that you can’t stop thinking about

The outdoor ceremony. It was picture perfect! We saw some tears from our families and friends (not to mention my own) when we recited our vows to each other, and we know those were tears of joy.