Jess and Adam chose the wonderful venue A Private Estate for their Autumn wedding. Yes, it’s called A Private Estate and it’s spectacular. Views of the Hudson River, a regal house as the backdrop, two yellow barns, a yellow carriage house, a pond, an old wooden swing hanging from a centuries old tree, and trees and foliage for days.
I knew upon meeting the bride and groom that their wedding was going to be scrumptious. They are sweet and lovely and had the great taste to choose A Private Estate, AAB Creates on planning detail, and Saipua on flower design.
And what a magical day this was. The weather was so unpredictable, blue sky, clouds, wind, more clouds- all adding to the beauty of the crisp Fall day.
Jess holds a Masters in Public Health from NYU and currently works for a nonprofit organization that fights human trafficking in India and Cambodia by providing job opportunities for survivors. Adam holds an MBA from Fordham University and works as Managing Director of his family investment office.
Inspired by their love of local foods, wine, travel, and Mother Nature, their elegant farm to table wedding in the Hudson River Valley did not disappoint.
This wedding was published in both The Knot Magazine and on the Carats and Cake website.
The collaboration between AAB Creates, Saipua, and Michael Scott Catering was quite stunning to behold. An actual reclaimed barn wood floor covered the entire floor of the tent. Real fall leaves were collected and strung from the ceiling throughout the reception tent. Instead of individual table menus, one giant one was posted chalkboard style in the tent. Michael Scott did a trio of salads and a trio of desserts. Each guest received a frozen hot chocolate, warm apple cobbler, and banana cream pie served on an awesome wooden rectangular plate.
The beautiful chandelier the bride and groom brought in and it was hung in the barn where cocktail hour was. The table cards were sketch cards made by each guest included in their RSVP.
As guests walked down to the riverfront ceremony, blankets rolled up and piled in wine crates were available to keep warm on the October afternoon. Tree Trunks reading “Keep Cozy” were propped up on the table and old antique boxes held Yarmulkes and wedding programs. Wooden signs hand-painted directed guests where to go next.
The guests cuddled up in the cozy white blankets as they watched the ceremony on the river and were given warm mulled sangria with a cinnamon stick as they entered the barn upon arriving at cocktail hour.
A quote from Adam’s toast: “When people asked us all year if we were nervous, we both gave the same answer without knowing it, and that was that we were nervous for everything except getting married. We always sweat the small details, and we’re OK with that, because the big things and the things that matter, we feel great about! And our photographer rocked.”
Venue- A Private Estate
Wedding Planner- AAB Creates
Fabulous Dress- Temperley London
Bride’s Shoes- Kate Spade
Cake- Michael Scott Catering
Caterer- Michael Scott Catering
Make Up- Stanford Smith at Smooth Skin Company
Hair- Laureen at Styles on B
Groom’s Suit- Ralph Lauren
Groom’s Shoes- John Varvatos
Guys’ Suits- They all wore their own.
Flowergirl Dress- JCrew
Bridesmaids’ Dresses- Amsale
Jewelry: Jenny Packham drop peal earrings
Awesome place cards- The sketch cards came from the bride and groom’s stationary people who also did invites: Smock
Guest Accommodations- Beekman Arms hotel in Rhinebeck, the oldest Inn in America.
Officiant- Rabbi Bradley Hirschfield
Music: Rhythm Collective (the greatest band ever) performed the reception.
Recessional Music, Cocktail Music, and Hora- A Klezmer band called Symphonia Orchestra & Entertainment
Ceremony music played off speakers (not live). The wedding party walked down the aisle to the Vitamin String Quartets version of “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes.
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