An Elegant Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Early Spring

I had so much fun photographing this elegant early spring Mansion at Natirar wedding with Siming and Andrew. This lovely couple met by chance — or maybe fate! Luckily, Siming attended a friend’s work cocktail party and met Andrew. Andrew worked at the same firm, but he and Siming’s friend didn’t know each other but the two hit it off.  Their wedding celebration had it all: artful decor, delicate, romantic details, homage to Siming’s Chinese heritage, and plenty of florals, perfect for that time of year.

Inspiration from the Mansion

When Siming and Andrew visited the Mansion at Natirar for the first time it was under a complete renovation, but they saw it’s vision. Similarly to how they’d fallen for each other, they began planning their Mansion at Natirar wedding and drew inspiration from this classic country mansion. The space didn’t need much because it was so gorgeous already, including a “living wall”, they added sweet mercury glass votives and centerpieces similar to her bouquet, of white, blush and a dusty sage.

Sealed with a Kiss

Besides drawing much of their inspiration from Natirar itself, Siming and Andrew’s wedding day had several personal touches from Siming’s Chinese heritage. There was a red wax Chinese seal on the stationery, a red box of chopsticks at each place setting as the couples favor to their guests, and Siming wore red designer shoes. Siming wore a white wedding gown for much of the day, but then changed into a lovely traditional red Chinese qipao shortly after her first dance. All in all, the day met the couple’s vision for their special day: romantic, soft, and glowing.

Vendor Love:

Planner: EM Event Management
Venue Coordinator: Lauren Lordi
Florist: Wyld – Lydia
Gown: Pronovias (Chinese dress was custom)
Bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo
Stationery: Shine Wedding Invitations
Photo Booth: MVS Studio – mvsstudio.com

 

Early Spring Mansion at Natirar Wedding Gallery:

Trees on an early spring morning at the gate The Mansion at Natirar The Mansion at Natirar from the front lawn Flower blossoms at NatirarAn early spring tree and spring sunlightThe Mansion at Natirar in black and white Stationery with red wedding shoes, wedding rings, flowers, and a red chinese seal Stationery with red wedding shoes, wedding rings, flowers, and a red chinese seal A wedding gown and white wedding bouquet hang in the window next to a faux bird in a glass display A wedding gown and white wedding bouquet hang in the window next to a faux bird in a glass display and red wedding shoes Wedding rings on a brass dish Wedding rings, white wedding florals, and a faux bird Red wedding shoes and white flowers near the window with flowers and an embroidered pillow Wedding rings in a brass dish with white flowers Red wedding shoes in front of the window A wedding gown hanging in the window with shoes and pretty decorative detailsA wedding gown, shoes, a bouquet, and a bird in front of the windowA wedding gown hanging in the window with shoes and pretty decorative details A woman kneels and steams a wedding gownA woman helps the bride button her wedding gown close up of fingers button a wedding gown on a bride's back close up of fingers button a wedding gown on a bride's back A bride in her wedding gown A stylist sprays the bride's hair before her wedding Someone applies lipstick for the bride The bride and her mother before the weddingThe bride in front of the window with her white, blush and green bouquetThe bride in front of the window with her white, blush and green bouquet A groom in his tuxedo before his weddingA groom in his tuxedo before his weddingThe bride before her wedding in her wedding gown The bride and groom's first look at The Mansion at Natirar The bride and groom's first look at The Mansion at Natirar The bride and groom kiss at their first look at The Mansion at Natirar The bride and groom kiss at their first look at The Mansion at Natirar The bride in red shoes and groom seated by the window kiss at their first look at The Mansion at Natirar The bride carries her train on the way outside The bride and groom kiss in a sunny arched hallway Bride and groom pose in an arched hallway at the Mansion at Natirar Bride and groom pose in an arched hallway at the Mansion at Natirar The bride and groom sitting on a sofa in a room decorated with mod art The bride and groom in front of the doors leading outside The groom leads the bride Walking across the grounds The couple kisses under a gate before their wedding ceremony The bride and groom at the top of outdoor stairs in early spring Bride and groom pose between two urns in the grass on a hill in the springtime Bride and groom pose between two urns in the grass on a hill in the springtime Bride and groom kiss between two urns in the grass on a hill in the springtimeThe bride, maid of honor, and bridesmaids in pale grey dresses with white and blush florals The bride and maid of honor on the hillside with white and blush florals The bride and maid of honor holding their bouquets The bride and maid of honor on the hillside with white and blush florals and a brown and white dog The bridal party outside at the Mansion at NatirarThe bridal party outside at the Mansion at Natirar

The bride and her brown and white dogA fireplace and mantle with wedding floralsThe aisle for a wedding ceremony with white chairs and white and pink flower petalsBride and groom in front of a fireplace and mantle with wedding florals A family portrait in front of a fireplace and mantle with wedding florals A family portrait in front of a fireplace and mantle with wedding florals A family portrait in front of a fireplace and mantle with wedding florals A family portrait in front of a fireplace and mantle with wedding florals The bride and her family before the wedding ceremony Guests stand as the bride walks down the aisle with her parentsGuests stand as the bride walks down the aisle with her parents Close up of the bride and grooms hands at the altar Bride and groom seated in white chairs from behind at the altar for their wedding ceremony Bride and groom seated in white chairs at the altar for their wedding ceremonyA seated wedding guests holds a program Bride and groom and family seated in front of a spring floral branch decoration The couple giving their vows at the end of an aisle lined with rose petalsThe bride and groom kiss after their wedding ceremony A framed sign welcomes guests to the reception in a room with abstract art The bride and groom kiss in front of an arched doorway at The Mansion at Natirar The bride and groom at sunset on the grounds at The Mansion at Natirar Place cards and a white, blush, and green floral decor on a table A white wedding cake on a table with blush pink candle votives A table setting with menu and red favor box detail A table setting with menu, florals blush candle votives, and a red favor box detail The reception space with greenery wall and decorated tables The reception space with greenery wall and decorated tablesGuests clap as the bride and groom enter for their first dance Wedding band plays as the bride and groom have their first dance surrounded by guests The bride and groom have their first dance Groom smiling during his first dance with his bride The bride in a chinese qipao with her groom in a room The bride in a red Chinese qipao and groom with a mod couch and art The bride and groom laugh and toast at their wedding reception Guests smile and hug during the wedding reception Guests toast and smile during the wedding reception The groom dances with his mother and the bride dances with her father The Bride dances with her father Bride's father smiles during the Father Daughter dance The bride smiles during her dance with her FatherThe groom and his mother dance The grooms mother and father dance together The Bride's mother and father dance together Many guests dancing to a slow song The bride and groom cutting their wedding cake The bride and groom cutting their wedding cake The bride and groom cutting their wedding cake together The bride and groom in front of the Living Wall at Natirar A table with drinks, candles, and flowers after dinner at a Natirar weddingWedding shoes on top of a Cornell University bannerThe Mansion at Natirar at night