A Romantic Journey

The groom proposed at a Maine landmark bearing his bride’s name, the Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse. It was one memorable stop on this couple’s romantic journey, which would inspire their destination-style wedding just an hour north of Manhattan, where the active couple enjoys all the city has to offer.

The weekend-long celebration took place at Glenmere Mansion in Chester, NY. With recent renovations complete, the 1900’s Gilded-Age Mansion has been reinvented as a luxury boutique hotel and spa.  Guests were invited to enjoy bocce, croquet, tennis, and biking throughout the grounds, and the couple’s favorite food trucks drove up from NYC to serve lunch. Custom, monogrammed blankets were gifted to guests as they picnicked.

The bride and groom were avid concert goers and music lovers. A string quartet accompanied the bride down the aisle. A jazz trio, fourteen-piece band, DJ, and percussionist had guests dancing the night away. Luckily, Bowen & Company packed up custom totes full of snacks and “over-indulgence remedies” to keep everyone energized.

Romance enveloped guests upon arrival to the dinner tent. English roses and Dahlias in a soft, pale palette combined with lush greenery. Centerpieces paired mismatched vessels and candles so that no two tables were exactly alike. Lanterns suspended from the fabric-draped canopy flooded the room with candlelight, and sparkling silver lent a twinkle.

The menu was another priority for these “foodies,” who cook and enjoy the vibrant NYC restaurant scene. Dishes conjured up their love of comfort foods such as mac and cheese, braised short ribs, and pumpkin whoopie pies. Signature cocktails included the Bride’s mix of Vodka, St. Germain and lychee essence, and the Groom’s Old Fashioned. A dual-flavor cake allowed the groom to enjoy his favorite coconut buttercream on the big day. This memorable celebration was the perfect send-off as the happy couple begins their best adventure yet.

Photography: Copyright Christian Oth Studio