Jessica & Jeffrey, Oheka Castle, NY

POSTED BY Ira Lippke on 2016/07/06

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At Oheka Castle, it’s easy to feel transported to another time and place. The gardens, modeled after those of Versailles, set a very specific type of romance that the French have mastered. It was there in the gardens that Jessica and Jeffrey exchanged vows.

I don’t think anyone quite prepares you for how magical the wedding ceremony is. The majority of the wedding planning process is focused on the party (which don’t get us wrong — we loved every second of that too), but we thought the ceremony was so magical,” says Jess. Their ceremony took place outside, overlooking the perfectly manicured parterres and pools. The couple stood below a chuppa of greenery and lightly hued roses, designed by Glorimundi, that complimented the setting.

Clouds began to loom overhead as they said ‘I do,’ which Jess asserts only enhanced the romance. “It was as if everyone around us disappeared, but we could feel the warmth and love of our friends and family.” Just as Jeff broke the glass, rain drops started to fall from the sky. Of this Jess expressed a sweet sentiment – that their grandparents were watching from above, keeping the rain at bay. “The timing was perfect!” she says.

Guests hurried indoors where Vanda High Events and Glorimundi created a charming, European-like ambience. The sweetness of Jess & Jeff’s day was displayed in more way than one. In addition to a wedding cake, a dessert table was piled high with an assortment of cakes, chocolate dipped strawberries, and pastries. Ultimately, the day was everything Jess and Jeff wanted it to be. “We got the top two things on our wish list that we wanted — outdoor pictures and ceremony. A day and night we will certainly never forget!”

Photos by Ira Lippke & Lauren Larsen

Credits
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Ceremony & Reception Venue: Oheka Castle
Event Coordination: Vanda High Events
Floral Design: Glorimundi Flowers
Lighting: Shindig Lighting
Music: Hank Lane Music
Video: Clark + Walker
Catering & Cake: Oheka Castle
Invitations, etc.: Constance Lewin Fine Papers
Dress: Carolina Herrera

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