A beautiful bride, a handsome groom, a mini horse, a beautiful venue..who could ask for more? Well, you can, when the wedding is taking place on Martha Stewart’s farm!
We were honored to have dressed Kristina, Martha Stewart’s niece, in a Kate McDonald reception dress that was the very perfect combination of sexy and sweet! We also had a hand in making her mother, Rita, look stunning in an Adrianna Papell mother of the bride dress that our masterful in-house seamstress Penny customized. See below for the stunning images by Charlotte Jenks Lewis and some behind the scenes deets from our own, Beth Chapman, who provided day of wedding dressing service and styling for the bride and her party.
These ‘Lake’ crepe de chine dress from Jenny Yoo were the perfect shade of teal and the color played beautifully off of the back drop of the farm.
Watching Kristina and her Mom see each other for the first time was magical. That is always my favorite moment on a wedding day!
The vintage inspired details on Kristina’s Alon Livne gown were exquisite! It was truly the perfect gown for her!
The sapphire and diamond ring that Kristina wore on her right hand was a family heirloom. I affectionately called it the ‘Princess Diana’ ring. It was magnificent and made for a very special ‘something old’…and ‘something blue’.
Kristina’s bridal portraits were taken in the sunken garden outside of Martha’s home on the estate. This is one of my favorite shots of the day!
Kristina is an equestrian, so she requested that her first look take place in one of the horse paddocks. The horses in the background are actually thrilled for the couple, they are just a bit distracted by the delicious grass!
The ceremony took place just outside of Martha’s glorious stable. After the ceremony, the guests walked down this boxwood lined lane to the reception, which was held in another barn on the property.
Martha looked stunning in a Lanvin dress. She never seems to age! Being on her property and seeing her personal touch on everything was an experience that I will cherish forever.
Kristina grew up riding horses on this farm, so it was so special to have them incorporated into her portraits. And can we discuss this precious mini horse?!
The reception, designed by Nouveau Romantics, was simple and elegant and of course, so ‘Martha’! My favorite details were the seating chart printed on plexiglass and suspended from the rafters of the barn and the Glassbaby votives in shades of blue nestled among the blooms on the long tables.
Barrett and Kristina are not cake lovers, but still wanted to capture that ‘cake cutting moment’. They opted for a croquembouche, which holds fond memories for Kristina because Martha made them for the holidays when she was little.
Congrats Kristina and Barrett! I was so honored to be a part of this incredibly special day! -Beth
To see the rest of the images from this gorgeous wedding, click here.
Photography – Charlotte Jenks Lewis
Event & floral design – The Nouveau Romantics
Location – Martha Stewart’s Bedford, New York farm
Beauty – Once Upon a Bride & Daisy Schwartzberg
Day of wedding dressing/styling – Beth Chapman
Bridal gown – Alon Livne
Bridesmaid dresses – Jenny Yoo
Mother of the bride’s dress – Custom Adrianna Papell, The White Dress by the shore