Couples Tribute: Emily + Rich

Emily and Rich were married on July 24, 2021 in a garden/tented wedding celebration at Celebrate Snug Harbor. It was a very romantic, memorable day for all.

We picked Celebrate at Snug Harbor because I had always dreamt of an outside wedding. We wanted a wedding venue that felt very whimsical and fairytale like. Hosting our ceremony in the White Garden and the reception in Tented Pavilion gave us that exact feel. We also loved taking photos in The Chinese Scholar Garden. It is so architecturally beautiful, that it made my designers eye so happy.

Our wedding ceremony took place in The White Garden. Cocktail hour followed in The Chinese Scholar Garden. Our reception continued the night in The Tented Pavilion.

We used an event planner to help us plan the wedding day. We used Party Bliss LLC. The Celebrate team also went above and beyond to make everything go as smooth and seamless as possible for us.

Our wedding cake wasn’t traditional, it was cow themed. It said “I Love Moo” on it because we say that to each other quite frequently throughout the day. We just one day started doing it after seeing cows on the side of the road while vacationing. It then became sort of a message to each other that symbolized us wanting the other to know we are there and thinking of each other but we didn’t have much to say.

We have been together since high school, and originally had a different song as “our song”. But it had changed because of a horror movie and we wound up having a new song… Can’t help falling in love with you by Elvis. It was because we love the Conjuring.

Our wedding hashtag was “EmilyStruckItRich” because his first name is Rich, I thought it was pretty clever. We also had “GoingGandolfo” because that was what I was becoming.

At some point during your wedding, just step back and take a moment to look around and absorb everything that is going on. Basque in the moment, in the ambience, and take a mental picture of the day. Those few moments you steal for just the two of you to soak in the day is worth it.

We are so lucky to have delightful couples like Emily and Rich to work with at Celebrate Snug Harbor. A special thank you to Joey G Photo and Video who was on hand to capture every moment of this special wedding.

Bridal Hair & Makeup: Valona, Inzone @v.i_beauty_

Dress: Martina Liana

DJ: X-Clusive Sounds Djs

Florist: Brooklyn Bloom

Photography: Joey G Photo and Video

Couples Tribute: Masha & Kevin

Masha and Kevin were married on August 29th, 2020 in an outdoor wedding celebration at Celebrate Snug Harbor. It was a very romantic, memorable day for all.

Why did you pick Snug Harbor for your wedding, was there any special reason?

We picked Celebrate Snug Harbor for our wedding venue for many reasons. Growing up I have fond memories of going to the art lab and walking around the grounds with my mom. Furthermore, my husband and I had gone on many dates at Snug Harbor. There was one moment when we actually walked around the field over by The Tented Pavilion, and I am pretty sure that’s where I first realized he was the one. The one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. It was very special to get married there, in that exact same spot.

Where on the grounds of Snug Harbor did your wedding take place?

We had our wedding ceremony in the Tuscan Garden followed by our wedding reception in the Tented Pavilion.

Did you have a wedding planner or any DIY elements?

We did not use a wedding planner, but we were very fortunate enough to have my mom Victoria assist with all the wedding details and planning.

Did you have a certain wedding theme or color scheme?

We went with a garden theme for our wedding. Our beautiful flowers were done by InFlowers. We went with a color scheme of blush, grey and eucalyptus. Each guests recieved succulents for their favor.

What was your 1st Dance Song?

For our 1st dance we picked Dustin Kensrue’s song Of Crows and Crowns. Kevin sent me this song when we were dating and I absolutely loved it.

Advice for future celebrate couples?

“Celebrate Snug Harbor is beyond a beautiful venue and the team made all my wedding dreams come true. John was the most supportive coordinator and was an absolute pleasure to work with. My day of bridal attendant was my hero! When my dress was too long for the first and the father daughter dance she was able to fix it on the spot so I wouldn’t be tripping over my own feet. Aside from the most beautiful grounds, Snug harbor provides a unique experience for the wedding guests allowing them to explore and be inspired by the space.”

We are so lucky to have delightful couples like Masha and Kevin to work with at Celebrate Snug Harbor. A special thank you to Julian Ribinik Photography who was on hand to capture every moment of this special wedding.

Wedding Vendors

Douglas Genuard (MC and band)

Inflowers (florist)

Julian and Evgenia Ribinik (photos)

Ray Estrada and Sharrone Calafiore (video)

Lotus Bridal (wedding dress)

Bridal Styles Boutique (clip and veil)

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