This Old Field Club wedding celebration is one of my favorites. It’s where I met the amazingly beautiful Kyra, and made myself an incredible new friend.
Pat and Kyra are two animal-lovers who love to travel, so for their wedding they decided to do something big: nuptials in Paris. Many of their friends couldn’t make it across the Atlantic to join them, so they had this Old Field Club wedding as an intimate second celebration when they returned home to Long Island.
It was a gloriously sunny day, and the light against Kyra’s gorgeous fiery locks popped against the greenery outside. All throughout the interior of the Old Field Club were personalized details to photograph . Hand-written signs by Moulage Collection inspired guests to rite a post card with happy wishes for the new Mr. and Mrs., drink a French Kiss, and take home treats for their fur-babies.
All in all, their Old Field Club wedding was a lovely day that has led to coffee dates, crafting nights, and dinner plans with these two incredibly awesome people.
From the Bride, Kyra:
Patrick and I had the wedding of our dreams earlier this year in the beautiful French countryside. As is often the case with destination weddings, a handful of family and friends were unable to make the trip. Not celebrating with them didn’t seem right so we decided to also have a brunch reception back home.
The only details of the day that were determined before we embarked for France were the venue and hiring Adeline of You Look Lovely Photography. I fell in love with the romanticism of her work. Her use of light is perfection and joy is truly visible in every photograph.
My mother and I went into planning mode as soon and Patrick and I returned from our honeymoon, we had just over one month to pull it all together. From the beginning I knew I wanted the room to be soft and ethereal, but also have a completely different look from our wedding reception. We decided to stay classic use a selection of white flowers and leafy greens. For the fireplace we purchased live Christmas garland through Amazon and dropped it off with the florist the day before the brunch. It was completely transformed and really pulled the room together.
We served up the signature drink from our wedding, the French Kiss. My bridesmaids got a second use out of their beautiful dresses, and we were able to reuse some of the lovely signage from our wedding, giving the guests a glimpse into our magical day while maintaining a uniquely different feel. Being animal lovers we decided to create a dog treat bar so guests could bring home cookies for their furry friends. As for the guests themselves, everyone left with a yummy jar of Williams Sonoma cookie butter.
Adeline captured every moment and detail of the day, including a shot of my bridesmaid and myself on either side of my man of honor, holding hands behind his back. It has to be one of my favorite photographs of all time.
The whole day was indescribably perfect. We felt so much love in the room and my heart warms every time I look through the photographs.
- Photography: You Look Lovely Photography
- Reception Venue: Old Field Club
- Wedding Dress: Matthew Christopher Couture
- Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
- Florals: Dutch Petals
- Headpiece: Justin & Taylor Via BHLDN
- Music: Leah Laurenti
- Invitations (New York): Smitten On Paper
- Invitations (Paris): B.T.Elements
- Signage: Moulage Collection
- Bridesmaids’ Dresses: ML Monique Lhuillier
- Hair And Makeup: Cactus Salon