Friday, March 13, 2009

Lindsay and Ryan at Harbor Court

This grand spring wedding took place at Harbor Court, the Newport summer home of the New York Yacht Club. It's a grand building, set atop a major hill -providing the most impressive view of Newport Harbor and the graceful bridge that you can find! It was originally owned by Commodore John Nicholas Brown of Brown University fame.

We did lots of special detailing for this NY couple starting right at the front door with moss-covered monograms enhanced with galax leaves!

The intimate ceremony was held in "Station 10" as it's affectionately called! It was the Yacht Club's first clubhouse, built in 1845 and brought to Newport by barge not many summers ago. Isn't it a charming building?

We softened the ceremony area with fabric and suspended masses of cherry blossoms and dogwood as if floating over the Bride and Groom

This etherial Bridesmaid carries a Stoneblossom bouquet with parrot tulips, viburnum, peonies, roses and mini green hydrangea. Glama!

Lindsay's gorgeous bouquet - quintessential spring - white peonies, lilacs, parrot tulips, sweet peas and ranunculus. Heavenly! We used lace from her Mom's wedding gown to band the stems. Notice the exquisite detail work on the back of her gown....

Cocktails were served in a tent attached to the mansion's terrace. Ormonde Productions provided crystal chandeliers and Stoneblossom's marbled balustrade and topiary were a nice finishing touch!

Silver Julep cups with seasonal blooms...

Place cards were displayed on a bed of moss embedded with maidenhair ferns with a confetti of mini green cymbidium orchids. Apple blossoms and French tulips in our silver vase in the background...
A mantle in one of the dining rooms loaded with viburnum.

Large table in the family dining room with heirloom sterling candelabra!

Ryan worked for Ralph Lauren and arranged to use these gorgeous silver hurricanes. We surrounded them with white and the palest blush gifts of spring!

Crocus are starting to pop on warm days here in the Northeast. At last!!!!

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