Couples Tribute – Sara & Chez

When planning their fairy-tale wedding, Sara and Chez started with a vision statement of “Drum. Design. Fried Chicken.​” And the rest as they say is history. 20170812 - SC 0609 (low-res)

Sara and Chez both love the outdoors and wanted a space that was beautiful yet close to New York City.

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They immediately fell in love with Snug Harbor, it was the first venue they saw, and they knew Snug Harbor was the best fit for their wedding day.

A little fun fact about Sara and Chez? They share the same birthday and met through Sara’s sister.

It was very important to Sara and Chez to pay tribute to their family cultures on their wedding day.  The couple honored Chez’s Chinese heritage by hosting their ceremony and cocktails in the Chinese Scholar Garden.

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A traditional Tea Ceremony was presented in front of friends and family among the hand crafted Ghongshi scholar’s rocks, Koi-filled pond and magnificent rockery that resemble mountains that inspired the poetry and paintings of Confucian, Buddhist and Taoist monks.

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The tea ceremony is a significant way for the bride and groom to pay respect and show their gratitude towards their parents for all the years of nurturing and love. In turn, the family will express blessings for the newlyweds as they start their marriage as husband and wife. The tea ceremony also symbolizes that the bride and the groom officially part of a new, extended family. During the ceremony, the bride and groom will address the relatives with their new titles while serving them tea. It was a special moment for both families. ​

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The highlight of their wedding was, without a doubt, the big surprise for their guests, a marching band!  Chez’ friend and former students from the NY Crimson Kings Drum Fife and Bugle Corps where he teaches, and Sara volunteers, performed a special set in the Chinese Scholar Garden at the end of the cocktail hour while leading everyone into the tented pavilion.

Guests were encouraged to “march” their way into the reception.

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Sara and Chez’ Bridal Party was filled with fun and lots of energy throughout the evening.

The couple used the Tented Pavilion to embrace Sara’s Miami/Cuban roots.  As their guests entered the tent they were welcomed by a “wall of fame”.  Sara and Chez took the time to put up pictures of themselves with all of their guests.

It was a touching gesture that shined a spotlight on just how important friends are family are to this dynamic couple.  At the end of the evening guests took home their framed picture from the “wall of fame”.

Sarah and Chez crafted a very personal wedding day, incorporating many DIY elements.  A warm, bright color palette tied everything together for a fun, festive evening.  Sara’s Sister is a talented Event Planner that worked closely with the Celebrate team to plan and coordinate every detail.

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Talk about a talented Bride and Groom, Sara and Chez co-designed their wedding programs, illustrations, table settings, website, menu, signage and invitations.  As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the couple designed the bright red, hand cut paper flower wall artfully displayed behind their sweetheart table.

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The flower wall was stunning along their photo booth back drop which was composed of hand cut paper leaves and took four people to assemble.

Chez’s talented cousin designed and baked their wedding cake; which​took Three days to prepare and was thoroughly enjoyed by guests. The bride and Groom’s talented friends added to the day by crafting many of the bespoke touches featured in this blog such as the hand-sculpted porcelain wedding cake topper and giant paper mache’ dolls of them.

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For favors, Sara and Chez had Krispy Kreme donuts for everyone to take home plus they could take home their framed picture from the wall of fame. After the wedding they mailed everyone printed photos from their awesome photo-booth.

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The night ended with “Hora Loca” which translates to crazy hour; basically, a Latin dance party during the last hour of the reception.

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Sara and Chez’ wedding was full of impeccable style, accented with charming details, and overflowing with the purest moments of love and memories from their relationship.

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Congrats to Sara and Chez and a special thanks to their photographer Edward Chan for sharing these special photos with us.

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Future Advice to Celebrate Snug Harbor Couples from Sara and Chez –

“Pick a venue that feels like the two of you.”

“Find vendors that really understand you. Austin Abbott our videographer, Edward Chan our photographer, and our DJ Bryan Kudlek, were phenomenal. They felt like our friends and it was never awkward to be around them on one of the most special days.”

Vendor Info

Bride’s Wedding Dress – Schone Bride http://www.schonebride.com/ 

Bridal Bouquets and Bouttenniers – Sprove https://www.yelp.com/biz/sprove-market-place-jersey-city

Cake – Erwin Tan (Family member)

DJ – DJ Excel Bryan Kudlek

Floral Centerpieces – Flowers purchased from the Flower District

Groom Suit – John Varvatos https://www.johnvarvatos.com/

Groomsmen Suits – Zara, Uniqlo, Converse, Tie Bar

Hair – Beyoutiful Bride http://beyoutifulbride.com/

Illustration & Graphic Design – Bride & Groom

Sara Juarez http://www.sarajuarez.com/

Chez Bryan Ong- https://chez.myportfolio.com/    http://spoonandforkstudio.com/

Invitation Printing – GotPrint http://www.gotprint.com/home.html

Make-Up – Maria Sirb

Newspaper Program Printing – Newspaper Club https://www.newspaperclub.com/

Photo – Edward Chan http://www.edwardchan.com/

Photobooth – Simplebooth https://www.simplebooth.com/

Rings – Macha Jewelry http://machajewelry.com/

Video– Austin Abbott https://vimeo.com/numerochair

Website and App– https://withjoy.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Couples Tribute – Alice and Nick

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Alice and Nick could not think of a better or more beautiful place than Celebrate Snug Harbor to host their wedding day.

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The couple lives a short distance from the property and enjoy frequent trips to the Harbor with friends and family. Long before they were officially engaged, they both envisioned a wedding day at Snug Harbor.

Alice and Nick had a beautiful wedding ceremony in the Tuscan Garden.

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We love how they used a bright bold combination of greens, pinks, purples and reds in the flowers. The balance of bright bold colors and softer tones matched the Tuscan Garden perfectly.

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After the ceremony, the couple’s photographer, Olya Vysotskayatook made great use of the grounds, snapping photos of the couple in candid moments as well as posed images in the Chinese Scholar Garden, Tuscan Garden and a fun graffiti wall they found outside of Snug Harbor.

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Dinner Reception followed in The Great Hall.

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The over-sized windows, barrel ceiling and historic charm of the space was a great compliment to the garden experience guests had enjoyed at ceremony and cocktail hour.  The centerpieces designed by Enchanted Florist perfectly translated the couple’s wishes for a bright and colorful look.

Alice and Nick share a love of Matryoshkas (Russian nesting dolls).  The dolls became a fun design element throughout the reception. A friend designed a logo for the dolls that incorporated the couple’s initials.  The couple’s logo was used for the photo booth pictures and made into stickers. The wedding cake was adorn with a Matryoshkas cake topper.

For wedding favors, guests were treated to petite bags of coffee beans and jelly beans each with a custom logo sticker.  Coffee for nick ( he LOVES coffee), jelly beans for Alice.

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Alice and Nick’s advice for future couples planning their weddings.

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“Space out the tasks over the duration of the engagement. Because of how our lives were at the time, we did a lot in the beginning and a lot at the end and had to really cram to get everything done right before the wedding. If we were able to, we would have done a lot more in the middle period.”

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“There are also some tasks that were way more time-consuming than we anticipated. Everything about the invitations took so much time (finding the right design, ordering samples, putting them together, writing out the addresses, etc.). Better to leave yourself enough time for things you don’t even know will come up.”

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Congratulations to Alice and Nick, and a huge thanks to Olya Vysotskaya for sharing these wedding gorgeous photos with us!

 

Vendors

Flowers – Enchanted Florist – http://www.enchantmentflorist.com/

Photographer – Olya Vysotskaya – http://ovysotskaya.com/

Videographer – David Troth Wright – http://yourwedding.film/

Band- Joelle and the Pinehurst Trio – http://new.pinehurstmusic.net/

Photo Booth – Ish Photo Booth Rentals – http://www.ishphotoboothrentals.com/

Dress – David’s Bridal for primary dress, Amazon for top skirt with custom alterations

Groomsmen suits – Men’s Warehouse – https://www.menswearhouse.com/

Groom’s suit – Suit Supply – https://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/home

Hair – Nicole Tulotta – https://www.facebook.com/pg/HairbyNikkiT/about/

Makeup – Dani Scarcella – https://www.daniscarcella.com/

Officiant – Ross Decker – https://www.thumbtack.com/-Staten-Island-NY/service/2135883

Invitations – Basic Invite – https://www.basicinvite.com/

 

Couples Tribute: Yev & Greg

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When it came time to plan their wedding day, Yev and Greg knew that Celebrate at Snug Harbor was the perfect setting to have an intimate wedding ceremony and reception. Yev and her family have been visiting Snug Harbor for many years.  They have spent countless hours visiting the grounds and one of their favorite spots to visit is the beautiful and serene Chinese Scholar Garden.

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Given the family’s sentimental attachment to the property, the Chinese Scholar Garden was the perfect setting to host their ceremony and cocktail hour.

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While planning their big day, the couple’s goal was to plan a wedding that was elegant, serene and true to the natural beauty of Snug Harbor.  Yev and Greg did all the planning themselves with help from the Celebrate team to ensure everything came together perfectly.

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Red was the signature color of the day and woven throughout various design elements.  Splashes of red popped in contrast to the lush green landscaping and blooming gardens.  Red was used for the bridesmaid’s dresses, groomsmen’s ties, flowers and table settings.

Guests made their way to the historic Great Hall for dinner and dancing.  The rustic beauty of The Great Hall, with its barrel ceiling, hand carved wood fire places and oversized palladian windows is timeless.

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The couple introduced a bit of whimsy by adding string lights above the dance floor along with red paper lanterns.

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Yev designed their save the dates, invitations, signs, card box and menus. For their place cards Yev recycled Greg’s pilot maps to create paper cranes (which are a symbol of happiness and good luck). She really enjoyed putting all her creativity to use and incorporated as many DIY elements that she could.

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Yev assembled all the center pieces, bouquets and boutonnières herself.

For their first dance, the couple choreograph a fun tango, making good use of the couples tango lessons they had taken a few years back.  Yev and Greg said it felt awesome completing the dance and sharing it with their loved ones.

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Yev and Greg also had a photo booth at their reception for their guests to enjoy.  For wedding favors they gave their all their guests frames for their photos and print outs.

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Yev & Greg’s advice to our future couples – “It’s fun to add personal touches so that guests can see a part of you in your ceremony, dance and/or decorations.”

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Congratulations to Yev and Greg, and a huge thanks to Minnow Park Photography for sharing these gorgeous photos with us!

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Wedding Team

Cake: Palermo’s Bakery https://palermobakery.com/

Dj: DJ Electra (Erica Osterlo)

Hair and makeup: Aleetha Clanton http://theglassslipperwedding.com/

Photography: Minnow Park  https://www.weddingsbyminnowpark.com/

Photobooth: Photobomb Photobooths  https://www.yourphotobomb.com/

Video: ArtLine Studio  ArtLineStudio.us

 

 

 

Couples Tribute: Wendy & Walter

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Wendy and Walter got married on a beautiful day in June 2017.  While planning their big day, the couple’s goal was to plan a wedding that was both timeless and elegant, but also organic and true to the nature of Snug Harbor.  Wendy and Walter wanted to incorporate both of their Chinese and Polish cultures into their wedding.  When picking the wedding date Wendy referred to the Chinese Calendar to pick their wedding date.  When you do this in their culture it is known if you hold the wedding in such a day, you will enjoy a happy and harmonious marriage.

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Wendy and Walter’s ceremony took place in the Tuscan Garden.  It was a breathtaking ceremony with many green and white floral elements true to the nature of Snug Harbor.  The flowers and all of the décor were added a DIY element to the wedding.  Florals were created by Wendy’s friend Eugenie Chen and herself.  Wendy loved working on the floral arrangements together along with the help of bridesmaids and friends.

They used bamboo chairs for their guests.  Every row of chairs was adorned with greens and baby’s breath to match the rest of the bridal party florals.  The floral design carried through to Wendy’s bouquet and the beautiful arch their ceremony was conducted under.

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After their ceremony Wendy changed into a red dress.  Red plays a vital role in Chinese weddings.  The color red is associated with success, loyalty, honor, fertility, and love, amongst others things.  It was important to Wendy to bring that aspect of her culture into their wedding.

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Cocktail hour was held in the  Chinese Scholar Garden followed by their wedding reception in the Tented Pavillion.

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Their reception under the tent made for a beautiful evening filled with lots of love and dancing.  The tables were adorned with green and white florals and gold accents.

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Flowers cascaded down from the ceiling with twinkling lights above the dance floor as Wendy and Walter shared their first dance before their guests as husband and wife.

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Congratulations Wendy and Walter, we could not have been happier to have you share your special day with us at Celebrate at Snug Harbor.  A special thanks to Laura from Lato Photography who came all the way from Italy to capture their special day.

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Wedding Vendors

Brides Dresses – Vera Wang – https://www.verawang.com/

Bridesmaid Dresses – Jenny Yoo – https://www.jennyyoo.com/index.php/bridesmaid.html

Groom’s Tux – The Black Tux  – https://theblacktux.com/

Photographer – Latophotography, https://www.latophotography.com/

Contact: Laura  – Email: info@latophotography.com

Videographer – By Design Films, Contact: Brittany – Email: brittanyr@bydesignfilms.com

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Flowers– Eugenie Chen and Wendy

Photo Booth– Amazebooths – http://www.amazebooths.com/

DJ– DJ Valdi – http://djvaldi.com/djvaldi/Home.html

Wedding Cake – Palmeros Bakery https://palermobakery.com/

 

Wedding Party Photo Musts

Your wedding day is meant for you to enjoy the day with the people you love most. One of the best parts about being in a bridal party is getting to enjoy the day exclusively with the bride and groom. Consult with your photographer about capturing these special moments. We’ve highlighted a few stunning bridal party photos taken at Celebrate at Snug Harbor to provide you with some inspiration!

Groomsmen Shots:

Celebrate at Snug Harbor has 83 acres of gorgeous grounds to make your backdrop photos beautiful. Gather with your groomsmen near one of our 26 elegant buildings.

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Bridal Party:

Celebrate at Snug Harbor, along with offering 26 elegant Greek Revival, Beaux -Arts, Italianate and Victorian buildings, also offers stunning botanical gardens for various photo backdrops. Gather with your best girls in our stunning gardens or our newly renovated bridal suite for endless photo opportunities.

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The Whole Party:

But don’t forget the most important photos: the ceremony! Stand in front of our formal water features in our Tuscan Garden or stand in front of your romantic wedding arch during the ceremony so the most priceless moment of your wedding day can be captured with the people you love most.

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Celebrate is a quick ride from Manhattan, Queens, or Brooklyn. Reach out today to see how Celebrate can be the ideal venue for your wedding day! Call 718-442-2700 or 212 228 1672 or email events@celebrate-snug.com.

Couples Tribute: Diana & Chris

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When Diana and Chris were planning their wedding day, they knew they wanted to escape the everyday hustle and bustle of Staten Island.  They fell in love with how you felt when you entered Snug Harbor; you were instantly surrounded by history, architectural elements and lush beautiful, gardens.

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Their wedding day had all the classic elements with some rustic touches that gave it a twist. Diana and Chris let the vibe of the Snug Harbor give them inspiration for their wedding day. They played off the architecture, wood, and natural greenery of the grounds.

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They began their day with a beautiful, very intimate “First Look”.  The smile on their faces to see each other for the first time on their wedding day was a breathtaking moment.  Danny their photographer, from Olli Studios captured the emotion perfectly.

Their ceremony took place in the Tuscan Garden surrounded by family, friends, and their dog Copper.

Diana looked stunning in her wedding gown from R.K Bridal while the rest of the bridal party was in blush and navy blue.

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Copper looked dapper in his bow tie as well.

After the ceremony guests enjoyed cocktail hour in the Tuscan Garden.

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As a DIY element Diana and Chris incorporated for guests to sign Jenga game pieces to write well wishes or little notes to the couple.

Danny their photographer, from Olli Studios captured beautiful shots of Diana and Chris and their bridal party on the Snug Harbor grounds.

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Diana and Chris kicked off their reception in the Upper Great Hall by sharing their first dance in front of guests to La Vie En Rose the version by Daniela Andrade. 

Diana and Chris wanted a clean, rustic look for their reception.

The centerpieces, created by Carroll’s Florist consisted of wooden birch boxes with white roses, hydrangeas and baby’s breath.

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The entire day you could just see how much love surrounded Diana and Chris, the smiles on their faces, especially during their parent dances brought us such joy.

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We love how Diana and Chris never stopped smiling during their wedding day.

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At the end of the evening guests were given favors made by Chris’s sister which consisted of cucumber lime aroma beads in white satin bags.

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Diana and Chris shared this piece of advice with us for our future couples

“Be prepared for the unexpected to happen. But don’t stress out about it.  Just take a few deep breathes and roll with it. Everything will work itself out. The most important thing on that day is for the couple to take in the experience and just have fun. The day goes by fast so soak in the moments!”

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Congratulations Diana and Chris, we could not have been happier to have you share your special day with us at Celebrate at Snug Harbor.  A special thanks to Danny from Olli Studios for their breathtaking wedding photos.

 

Wedding Vendors

Diana’s Dress – RK Bridal: 212-914-1155

DJ – Tom Banis – Supreme Entertainment: 646-523-4181 http://supremeentertainment.net/

Florist – Chad Cannizzaro Carroll’s Florist: 718-351-5206 http://www.carrollsflorist.com/

Photographer – Olli Studios Danny: 212-239-8511 http://ollistudio.com/

Gina Cannarozzi – Stylist: 201-674-4408

Ruth Fernandez – Makeup Artist: 646-314-2400

Videographer: Visualize Media: 201-399-4477

Fretless NJ/ String Players- Jenn Fantacione/Nicole Scarsone: 732-330-2416

Tony Zecca – Officiant: 862-210-0284

Mondrion Limousine: 718-884-7777

Robbie & Co Suits: 212-904-1384

 

 

Couples Tribute: Leah + Mike

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Leah and Mike’s wedding day held at Celebrate Snug Harbor was a very special day.  Snug Harbor has been a part of Leah’s life before she was even born. Leah’s parents were married here and as a little girl Leah took art classes at the art school.  When it came time to propose Mike knew Snug Harbor was the perfect spot to begin the rest of their lives together.  Once engaged, Leah and Mike started planning their wedding at Celebrate Snug Harbor with help from Marissa Mortimer of Lavish Occasions Event Planning.

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Leah and Mike’s wedding was timeless and elegant, but also true to the nature of Snug Harbor.  Leah and Mike let the beautiful scenery of Snug Harbor inspire them for decor and the overall vibe of their wedding. From a Tuscan Garden ceremony with classic floral arrangements of soft pinks and green hues to a dreamy reception in the Great Hall, their day was stress-free and full of romance.

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We loved their intimate ceremony surrounded by family and friends in the Tuscan Garden.

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How adorable is their flower girl?

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Leah was a stunning bride in a lace gown by Ines di Santo.  Philip Siciliano Photography did an incredible job capturing every beautiful details that the couple and their family and friends created.

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We especially love all the super special, quiet moments of Leah and Mike on the Snug Harbor grounds throughout the day.

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Leah and Mike continued their wedding day with their reception following in The Great Hall.

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Beautiful white and green hued floral and lantern centerpieces adorned every table from Eltingville florist.

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They finished off the evening with an awesome reception that featured a non-stop dance party and a pizza truck!

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What a fun dance party Leah and Mike had!

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How awesome are these night photos captured by Philip Siciliano Photography???

Congratulations to Leah and Mike, and a huge thanks to Philip Siciliano for sharing these gorgeous photos with us!

 

The Wedding Team

Cake: Palermos Bakery https://palermobakery.com/

DJ: Steven Retas  http://www.stevenretasent.com/

Dress : Ines Di Santo http://inesdisanto.com/

Event Planner:  Marissa Mortimer of Lavish Occasions Event Planning http://lavishoccasions.com/

Florist : Eltingville Florist http://www.eltingvilleflorist.net/

Hair and Makeup: Amanda Sela 718-316-2515  email: Selaamanda@yahoo.com

Photo: Philip Siciliano http://philipsicilianophotography.com

Video : Majestic Creative http://majesticcreativefilms.com/

 

Couples Tribute: Maggy & Marcus

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When Marcus proposed to Maggy they made a large list of wedding venues that they found to be interesting. These two soon-to-be architects looked at everything from old houses to lofts to arboretums to Celebrate Snug Harbor.  After seeing three wedding venues in person it was on a cold December day that they stood in the Chinese Scholar Garden looked at each other and said, “I think we found it”. They set their wedding date for May 26th, 2017.

Maggy and Marcus picked Snug Harbor because they both love nature, and wanted to incorporate both of their cultures in small ways.  Maggy is also an artist and a lover of all things nature and watercolor. To them Celebrate Snug Harbor felt like it a hidden gem, without a worry of the big NYC crowds.  They truly felt like everything at Snug Harbor was the perfect backdrop for their wedding day.

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Maggy was a stunning Bride in a Sottero and Midgley dress from RK Bridal while her bridesmaids all wore different shades of blue gowns from Amsale and Lulu’s.

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Marcus wore a navy suit from Alton Lane while his groomsmen wore dark gray suits from The Black Tux.

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Their beautiful ceremony took place in the Tuscan Garden followed by cocktail hour in the Chinese scholar’s garden.

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Maggy wanted to incorporate a lot of artsy things with DIY’s elements.  They went with mostly greens, pastels colors and gold accents.  With doing this they created a feel throughout their entire day as if you were in an English Artist’s garden.

The big project for both of us was building our arch from scratch which the florist decorated the day of, Marcus is pretty good with woodwork so it was great to infuse both of our talents in our wedding.  Having these projects over the span of our long 22-month long engagement was actually a ton of fun.

Their florist Wild Floral Designs did all the beautiful centerpieces, the large sweet heart table garland, and all other garlands, the arch the aisle decor.  All the personal flowers like bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, flowers for Maggy’s hair, and even a dog wreath for our husky ring bearer.

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Maggy herself designed their invitations, programs, seating chart, menus and the table numbers. She hand-painted their escort cards, painted the bar signs that featured their signature drinks, did the calligraphy wherever needed, painted the welcome sign and direction signs, made the watercolor paper flower backdrop (with help from friends and Marcus) Maggy even hand made her veil from scratch and painted it with acrylic and gold leaf instead of using lace.

 

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Maggy and Marcus had a beautiful wedding reception in the tented pavilion.  Their guests enjoyed watching them share their first dance to “Love is here to stay” by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.

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At Celebrate Snug Harbor and we are so lucky to have wonderful couples like Maggy and Marcus to work it.  Their guests truly enjoyed their wedding day and the great music played by Rockin it Djs.

Congratulations to Maggy and Marcus, and a huge thanks to Le Image Inc. for sharing these gorgeous photos with us.

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Advice from our Bride  & Groom  – “During the last few days we were both so stressed that we went to a spa for a few hours, it was great to forget about everything for a little while and just enjoy the fact that we were getting married in a few days.”

The Wedding Vendors:

Photographer: Le Image Inc.  http://www.leimageinc.com/

Videographer: Le Image Inc. http://www.leimageinc.com/

DJ: Rockin It DJ’s http://www.rockinitdjs.com/wordpress1/

Violinist: Chelsea Smith (from Hire Julliard performers) https://www.juilliard.edu/hire-performer

Florist: Wild Floral Designs https://www.wildfloraldesigns.com/

Dress: Sottero and Midgley from RK Bridal http://www.rkbridal.com/

Suit: Groom- Alton Lane http://www.altonlane.com/

Groomsmen- The Black Tux https://theblacktux.com/

Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale https://amsale.com/bridesmaids and Lulu’s https://www.lulus.com/categories/2042_433/bridesmaid-dresses.html

Make up and hair: Warpaint International Beauty Agency https://www.warpaintinternational.com/

 

Couples Tribute: Alan Chan & Kawomi Ekanayaka

A pretty backdrop is a must for any wedding, and in Kawomi and Alan’s opinion they couldn’t think of a better and more beautiful place than Celebrate Snug Harbor to have their wedding reception.

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Snug Harbor is very special to them, it is where Alan took Kawomi on one of their very first dates and continued to bring her here for dates for the past 6 years.

Kawomi was a stunning bride in a backless Grace Loves Lace ivory gown. She carried a beautiful bouquet of pastel roses made by Designs By Ahn. Her groom Alan looked picture perfect in a navy-blue Calvin Klein suit with a pastel tie and a boutonniere made of pastel flowers to match Kawomi’s bouquet.

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Snug Harbor Wedding

Snug Harbor was the perfect backdrop for their wedding photos.  Their photographer captured beautiful photos of the newly wed couple in our rose gardens and Chinese Scholar garden before enjoying their reception in the Great Hall.

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Kawomi and Alan’s reception kicked off with a cocktail hour followed by the couple sharing their first dance to Stand by Me by Ben E. King.  The Bride and Groom planned everything themselves adding in many personal touches and elements to make their wedding picture perfect.   We loved that they had a photo book made of all their engagement photos for guests to leave sweet messages and wedding wishes in.

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The tables were decorated with beautiful fresh flowers in an array of pastel colors with twinkling mercury glass tea light candles.  Each guest was treated to a little box of fresh macaroons from Made by Pauline in NYC at their seat.

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Snug Harbor Wedding

The evening continued with tons of dancing and guests taking photos in a photo booth using a Polaroid camera provided by the Bride and Groom.  They were even so kind as to provide a fun table for all the kids at their wedding so the parents could enjoy and dance a little bit more!

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Advice from our Bride & Groom: “Do not hesitate to have your wedding at Celebrate Snug Harbor.  It’s a beautiful place and has lots of photo opportunities. The staff was amazing to us throughout our entire planning process.”

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Congratulations to Kawomi and Alan, and a huge thanks to Stephanie from Le Image Inc. for sharing these gorgeous photos with us!

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The Wedding Team

Flowers- Designs By www.designsbyahn.com

Dress- Grace Loves Lace (Australia) https://graceloveslace.com.au/

Shoes- Kate Spade www.katespade.com

Groom’s Suit- Calvin Klein

Favors- Made By Pauline (Macarons) http://www.madebypauline.nyc/

Photography- Le Image http://www.leimageinc.com/

DJ- 74 Events https://www.74events.com/

Cake- Madison Lee http://www.madisonleescakes.com/

Make up- Christina Caporicci (Chic Blowout Bar)

Hair- J.Lynn (Chic Blowout Bar)

Custom Signs – Everythingandmorexo (Gina Saraceno)

Cocktail music- Nina Bogomas (Harp) & Susan (Violin)

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