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Purple Summer Botanical Garden Wedding in New York

Posted by Caitlin on Jan 22, 2014

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Alisa and Allan were married at Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing, N.Y. on June 15. “Allan wanted to have our wedding close to our home in Queens,” Alisa said. “I really wanted the ceremony to be outdoors and to have the reception at the same location as the ceremony. The wedding garden in the Queens Botanical Garden was the perfect oasis but was close enough to hotels and transit for our guests.” She wore a tea-length wedding dress with an illusion neckline, accessorized with a birdcage veil, while the groom wore a gray suit with a cap. The couple’s favorite details? “Exchanging our vows and hearing our officiant read the words we’d written about what marriage means to us,” she said. The tented reception followed with the newlyweds first dance to “Rainbow Connection” by the Muppets. Tables were decorated with antique blue mason jars, purple roses and hydrangeas, and the cake featured two peas in a pod!

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Photography: Studio A Images | Venue: Queens Botanical Garden | Caterer and Cake: Bartelby & Sage | Floral Designer: Cress Floral Decorators | Musicians: Jonah Matranga | Shoes: Gabriella Rocha | Dress Designer: Oleg Cassini | DJ: DJ Ceremony | Makeup Artist: Coco Tsang | Officiant: Kim Worley | Rings: Carla Caruso | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Hickey Freeman | Rentals: Ace Party and Tent Rental

Snowy Sikh Winter Wedding in New York

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 23, 2013

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Preet and Inder were married at the Sikh Cultural Society in Queens, N.Y. on January 26 followed by a reception at the Hilton Long Island/Huntington in Melville, N.Y. on January 27. Despite the snow, the couple didn’t shy away from taking outdoor pictures in their bright attire and opulent jewels. We couldn’t help but notice the intricate henna on the bride’s hands and feet too, which is traditionally conducted the night before during the Mehendi ritual. The reception’s ceiling was uplit with the couple’s names, walls were uplit with polka dots, and tables were decorated with tall floral centerpieces. All in all, a luxurious-inspired affair!

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Photography and Videography: Events Capture | Event Planner: Dream Weddings by Simer | Sangeet Venues: Akbar Restaurant and Shahi Darbar | Ceremony Venue: Sikh Cultural Society | Reception Venue: The Hilton Long Island/Huntington | DJ: DJ Sunny Entertainment | Caterers: Punjabi Dhaba and Nanking Restaurant | Photo Booth: CandidShots4U | Ceremony Decor: Celebrations by Manisha Mehta | Reception Decor: Stylish Events | Hair Stylist: Looks by Jassi | Makeup Artist: Singhar by Ayesha 

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

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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.

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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.

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