Nathalie and Hugo’s Shabbat Welcome Dinner, Cedar Lakes Estate, NY

Nathalie and Hugo’s Shabbat Welcome Dinner, Cedar Lakes Estate, NY

In the Garden: An Intimate Farm to Table Shabbat Welcome Dinner

Nathalie and Hugo’s Shabbat Welcome Dinner was held in an abundantly brimming vegetable garden at the Cedar Lakes Estate. Shabbat is the Jewish tradition of spending Friday night sharing a meal with friends and family to give thanks and rest, which I think is a perfect way to begin a wedding weekend! Guests ate at one long classic farm table at the center of a serene camping preserve. It was an idyllic summer meal, among their closest friends and family under the stars the night before their lakeside jewish wedding.

Elegant, Natural Styling

The vegetable garden made for a beautiful setting all on its own, but the decor and florals created by Social Life Planning and Faye and Renee really created a dinner table from a dream. Minimal lighting woven into lush summer greenery and multicolored floral arrangements (many of which included fruits) really called to mind an abundance of love, which is particularly evident in the summertime.

Family Is Everything

The final touches to this scene were the many smiles and the beaming moonlight. The sounds of the gathering were pleasant and joyful: clinking of wine glasses and laughter from stories and toasts. The most extraordinary part for the couple was to have Nathalie’s grandmother in attendance all the way from Israel. The emotions were grand and sweet, so loving, so happy!

Vendor Love

Planner: Social Life Wedding and Event Planning http://www.socialifenj.com
Florist: Faye and Renee http://www.fayeandrenee.com
Venue: Cedar Lakes Estate http://cedarlakesestate.com

As Published on Style Me Pretty.

Welcome Dinner Gallery: Garden Farm to Table Shabbat at Cedar Lakes Estate:

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Marisa and Josh’s Marble House Rehearsal Dinner, Newport, RI

Marisa and Josh’s Marble House Rehearsal Dinner, Newport, RI

Marisa and Josh’s Marble House Rehearsal Dinner

First of all, I have a thing for old mansions. Probably because they are mysterious and steeped in history, stories of fortunes, privilege and glamour. The Marble House in Newport, RI, is no exception. It was designed by the society architect Richard Morris Hunt as a summer cottage for the Vanderbilts. Therefore, it is an exceptional example of a Gilded Age mansion. As a result of the location perhaps, Marisa and Josh’s Marble House rehearsal dinner was definitely over the top. A true homage to the era of opulence. It was the opposite of a simple. Rather than choosing one or two of their great ideas, Marisa and Josh went for almost all of them!

Nothing Short of Exceptional

Due to the grand scale of the event, Elan Artists provided all kinds of immersive entertainment. A live “marble” statue greeted guests as they arrived. After dinner, for dessert there were “marble” cakes. To drink, everyone enjoyed a champagne tower. A live painter recorded the beauty as a painting. Most notably, everyone enjoyed in awe a Chinese Dragon and an opera singer! In addition, the florist’s choice of deep purple blooms made the flowers pop against the gold and black background of the Gold Room where dinner was held. It was an amazing evening and the perfect start to their wedding weekend.

Vendor Love

Planner, Claudia Hanlin’s The Wedding Library http://www.theweddinglibrary.com/
Venue, The Marble House http://www.newportmansions.org/explore/marble-house
Video, Valerie Barnes Film https://www.valeriebarnesfilm.com/
Baker, Confectionery Designs http://confectionerydesigns.net/
Music and Immersive Entertainment, Elan Artists http://elanartists.com/
Umbrellas and Gold Bars, The Wedding Library http://www.theweddinglibrary.com/
Florist, Fleurs NYC http://www.fleursnyc.com/
Living Marble Statue, Ten 31 https://www.ten31productions.com/
Stationery, Sue Corral http://suecorral.com/
Linen Rentals, La Tavola Fine Linen https://latavolalinen.com/
Film Scans, Richard Photo Lab http://www.richardphotolab.com/

Gallery: Marble House Rehearsal Dinner

The cobblestone drive at The Marble House The sea view at The Marble House The column facade at The Marble House Stationery by Sue Corral custom noisemaker favors for Josh and Marisa's marble house rehearsal dinner Florals and Table decor at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner The champagne tower at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner Florals by Fleurs NYC at The Marble House Gold Room Setup for Josh and Marisa's Rehearsal dinner, Florals by Fleurs NYC at The Marble House Gold Room Setup for Josh and Marisa's Rehearsal dinner, Florals by Fleurs NYC at The Marble House Gold Room Setup for Josh and Marisa's Rehearsal dinner, Florals by Fleurs NYC at The Marble House Gold Room Opulent place settings for Josh and Marisa's Rehearsal dinner, Florals by Fleurs NYC at The Marble House Gold Room Opulent place settings for Josh and Marisa's Rehearsal dinner, Florals by Fleurs NYC at The Marble House Gold Room Opulent place settings for Josh and Marisa's Rehearsal dinner, Florals by Fleurs NYC at The Marble House Gold Room A cherub on a chandelier at the Marble House Opulent place settings for Josh and Marisa's Rehearsal dinner, Florals by Fleurs NYC at The Marble House Gold Room place settings at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner The Live Painter at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner Groom Josh and Bride Marisa enter their rehearsal dinner at The Marble House Bride Marisa smiles for a photo at her rehearsal dinner Bride Marisa and guests at her Marble House Rehearsal Dinner Guests at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner Guests at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner The living marble statue from Ten 31 Productions and Guests at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner A guest on the stairs at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner Living marble statue by Ten 31 Productions displays the seating chart for the evening Living marble statue by Ten 31 Productions Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner Marisa and Josh enter the dining room for their Marble House Rehearsal Dinner Marisa and Josh enjoying immersive entertainment at their Marble House Rehearsal Dinner Marisa and Josh enjoying immersive entertainment at their Marble House Rehearsal Dinner Marisa and Josh enjoying immersive entertainment at their Marble House Rehearsal Dinner Marisa and Josh enjoying immersive entertainment at their Marble House Rehearsal Dinner Gold bars by the stairs at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner Gold bars from The WEdding Library at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner White umbrellas by The Wedding Library White umbrellas by The Wedding Library White umbrellas by The Wedding Library Marble Cakes by Confectionery Designs at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner Cake by Confectionery Designs Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner Speeches at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner Everyone raises a glass at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner A toast at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner The live painter at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner Closeup of the live painter at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner Custom noisemaker favors at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner A classic bentley outside Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner A classic bentley outside Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner The Chinese Dragon performers at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner The Chinese Dragon performers at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner The Chinese Dragon performers at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner The Chinese Dragon performers at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner Josh and Marisa enjoying performances at their rehearsal dinner The Chinese Dragon performers at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner The Chinese Dragon performers at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner The Chinese Dragon performers at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner Elan Artists band Sound House at Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal DinnerMarisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal DinnerMarisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner Marisa and Josh's Marble House Rehearsal Dinner The Marble House at night

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Leigh and Marin’s East Hampton Rehearsal Dinner, NY

Leigh and Marin’s East Hampton Rehearsal Dinner, NY

Sunsets and Salty Breezes

Leigh and Marin’s East Hampton rehearsal dinner was held at the Maidstone Club, right on the beach. The historic country club boasts a charming beach club and that’s where Leigh and Marin chose to spend the evening with their friends and family the night before their wedding. The steel drum duo, along with the blue and yellow decor, and cheerful yellow sunflowers gave the occasion a summery, island charm. It was so romantic. The toasts were incredibly heartfelt and I think it shows in Leigh and Marin’s faces. Perhaps most notably, one guest played a special song for the couple on her guitar. Finally, s’mores were available to roast over the beach fires, a classic summer touch to the evening. I couldn’t wait for the wedding the next day.

Gallery: East Hampton Rehearsal Dinner

The maidstone club in east hamptonSteel drum duo by the beach at Leigh and Marin's East Hampton Rehearsal dinnerLeigh and Marin walking on the beach at their East Hampton Rehearsal dinner Bride and Groom leigh and marin on the beach walkMarin and his father at the Maidstone club East Hampton Rehearsal dinner Guests at dinner at The Maidstone Club A toast being read at Leigh and Marin's East Hampton Rehearsal dinner The Couple Smiles during toasts at their East Hampton Rehearsal Dinner Raising a glass to the bride and groom at the Maidstone Club Leigh hugs her husband to be Marin at the Maidstone club Guests at the Maidstone Club beach club for Leigh and Marin's East Hampton Rehearsal Dinner A golden chalice for the groom at the Maidstone club A family member plays a song for the bride and groom on her guitar. Marin and Leigh smiling and enjoying the special song Guests at the East Hampton Rehearsal dinner Leigh and her Guests at the East Hampton Rehearsal dinner Leigh and her parents at the East Hampton Rehearsal dinner Marin and his mother at his East Hampton Rehearsal dinner Marin and his family at his East Hampton Rehearsal dinner Leigh and a friend roasting smores by the fire at the Maidstone Club Beach Club