Rustic & Elegant New York Wedding

Elegance meets rustic to create the perfect blend with this New York wedding captured by Sarah Tew Photography. Jessica and John fell in love with the raw architecture of their venue, The Roundhouse, and used that as a base for their wedding day inspiration. The exposed brick and wood beam ceilings paired perfectly with their love of neutral tones to create the elegant affair of their dreams. With a floor to ceiling wall of windows, and lush trees outside creating a beautiful backdrop,  when debating over indoors or outdoors, this venue really is the best of both worlds! Lee Vazquez Floral Design brought the whole look together with simple wood box centerpieces filled with white and green florals. And you know how much we love a great escort card station here at ELD, and the vintage shutter display is so simple, but so cute! Read on for insight from Jessica on her wedding planning experience, and to see of this gorgeous springtime wedding!

What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?

Without the help of my mother, Jannine, our wedding wouldn’t have been nearly as beautiful as it was! She has such an incredible eye and helped create many of the different displays at our wedding (photo display, welcome table, escort card table, etc.) She is also just as crazy as I am about making sure every little detail is perfect!

What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?

My husband and I made sure to meet with every one of our vendors to ensure that each understood exactly what we were looking for on the big day. It was important to us that our vendors understood the overall “feel” we were going for and had examples of similar work they have done in the past.

What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not a big “color” person, so I always envisioned our wedding with a very natural look that combined varying degrees of neutrals with a beautiful landscape.

What was your favorite thing about your wedding?

Absolutely everything! But if we had to pick a favorite, it would have to be the grand entrance as newlyweds! It was such a priceless feeling standing at the top of the staircase, looking down at a room filled with 150 of your closest friends and family, and seeing the pure joy in all of their eyes.

What is your best piece of advice for other brides?

Start early and don’t be hesitant to wait longer than a year to get married. We were engaged for almost 2 years and I think having that extra amount of time made all the difference in not only being able to get the vendors that we wanted, but also helped keep everyone involved in the planning process relatively stress-free.

Vendors who made it all happen…

Photographer:  Sarah Tew Photography // Event Venue: The Roundhouse // Event Designer: The Roundhouse // Caterer: The Roundhouse At Beacon Falls // Floral Designer: lee Vazquez Floral Design // Invitation Designer: Yes I Do!  // Cake Designer: The Roundhouse // Shoes: Cole Haan // Makeup Artist: Erica Gonzalez Makeup Artist // Dress Designer: Exquisite Bride // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: J Crew // Officiant: Joseph Blenkley //  Other: Long Dock Park // Musicians: Martha Sturomski // Hair Stylist: Rachel Wright // Band: Sam Hill Entertainment – The Nocturne // Invitation Designer: Stationery Works // Ceremony Location: The Church of St. Mary, Mother of the Church // Bridesmaid Dresses: The Dessy Group


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