Old Bethpage Restoration Village Wedding!

We could not have asked for more perfect weather for last Saturday’s wedding at Old Bethpage Restoration Village, especially after the torrential downpour that blew through Long Island the night before.

The venue is a hidden gem in Long Island set on a farm of 7 acres which engages in sustainable, organic agricultural principles, making the farm’s produce available to the public. This location was the perfect setting for our farm-to-table theme and we had the pleasure of working with some fantastic vendors who really brought their creativity to the table to make it a spectacular occasion!

Here are some behind the scene shots during set up:

The gorgeous flower arrangements and centerpieces were by Nicolette Owen:

Catering was provided by Night Kitchen:

The bride & groom chose to do a small wedding cake from Erga Francesco’s Italian-American Bakery in Bethpage with a black bear as their cake topper!

Catering: Night Kitchen, Brooklyn
Flowers: Nicolette Owen, Brooklyn
Music: DJ Ri Marchessault
Wedding Cake: Erga Francesco’s Italian-American Bakery, Old Bethpage
Paper Goods:  designed and produced by the Bride & Groom
Photographer: Our Labor of Love, Brooklyn
Photo Booth: Smile Booth

Stephanie & Steve’s Manhattan Wedding!

We could not have asked for a more beautiful day for Stephanie & Steve’s wedding which took place on the rooftop at Midtown Loft & Terrace. There was not a cloud in the sky and the temperature was perfect for an August day in New York City.

One of my favorite moments before a wedding ceremony begins is getting the bride ready to walk down the aisle. I love being part of that special moment before she says “I do” as I walk behind her, carrying her train. I’m the last person to see her face full of anticipation before the processional music begins, and I’m the last one to hug and congratulate her, other than her father, before she becomes “Mrs”. I can’t help but be overcome with emotion.

The style of the wedding was classic vintage and being that the bride thrives in creative concepts, she did a lot of DIY, even making her own flower bouquets for the bridesmaids and centerpieces. The bouquet she carried was made of antique brooches, including one from her mother on the stem of the bouquet.

During the speeches the bride had a special surprise for the groom – a flash mob she had organized with their friends singing “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz. He was definitely surprised and it was so moving to see the love surrounding them and radiating throughout the room.

It was another successful wedding for Karen Brown New York and as always, I feel honored when couples trust me to take care of all the details on their special day!

To see more pictures, please visit the Karen Brown New York Facebook page. Professional photographs by Lilian Haider will be up soon.