Jacquelyn & Robert: The Mansion at Oyster Bay Wedding

Hold onto your hats folks, we’re taking a trip back to the 1920s! Jacquelyn and Robert tied the knot in the only way you can at The Mansion at Oyster Bay, in style. Their hope was to make this mansion seem like it was their home 100 years ago rather than any other wedding hall.

These high school sweethearts had been dating since the bride was 15 and the groom was 17 until the groom got down on one knee at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

bride and groom kissing on steps at The Mansion at Oyster Bay

The ceremony at The Mansion at Oyster Bay was designed to feel vintage with certain old-school touches like vintage buttons on the table numbers and handmade welcome signs. Their programs were petal fans that not only thanked all their guests for being there, but also with some information about the house. Around the mansion, Jacquelyn and Robert placed family photos like those of their own parents getting married as well as framed quotes about love.

groom reading note
cards sign at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
picture frames on mantle at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
table 9 place setting at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
notes for bride and groom at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
Choose a seat DIY sign at The Mansion at Oyster Bay

Growing up, Jacquelyn was sure that she was Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, so it was only fitting that her wedding shoes were ruby red slippers (heels). She even brought the same ones she wore when she was three years old. To go along with her 1920s theme, Jacquelyn was dressed in a gown that she herself designed. Her beaded back was a one-of-a-kind touch that made this gown, as they say, the bee’s knees. Adding yet another roaring 20s piece, Jacquelyn wore a silver headpiece with inspiration from those of that time period.

beautiful bride with veil on
ruby red bridal shoes
mother of bride helping zip up her dress at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
bride's gown hanging on lighting fixture at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
bride with nails done and silver jewelry
bride looking in mirror with bridesmaids and flower girl onlooking
beautiful bride
brides shoes among bridesmaids shoes
new and old ruby red slippers at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
Bride and mother dancing and laughing at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
Bride and groom dancing at The Mansion at Oyster Bay

As for the floral arrangements, all the flowers were placed on antique bronze candelabras. Jacquelyn and Robert wanted a loose and whimsical aesthetic, almost as if the family had put them together from the garden.

In addition to the 1920s theme, the couple added a few elements of luck. Jacquelyn had a sixpence in her left shoe, symbolizing good luck as well as 1000 paper cranes. 250 of those were set aside for people to bring home to experience their own luck. Lastly, she had a charm in her bouquet from her late father.

1920s style floral centerpiece at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
floral arrangement on ceremony chairs at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
origami decorations at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
bride and bridesmaids posing with bouquets
1920s style floral centerpieces at The Mansion at Oyster Bay

At the reception at The Mansion at Oyster Bay, Jacquelyn and Robert, along with all their guests, partied like Gatsby. Their most favorite part was when they entered the ballroom, engulfed by cheers from loved ones as they were announced as Mr and Mrs for the first time. They had a saxophone player and percussionist playing the entire time to keep the party lively, it kept everyone dancing from beginning to end.

If the couple had to lend any advice to future brides and grooms, they’d tell them to stay organized by using lists to ensure you don’t get overwhelmed. “When the day comes, don’t fret over anything that goes wrong- just brush it off your shoulder and deal with it afterward. This is probably one of the last days that you will be the center of attention and at the nexus of all of the love and support of your family and friends on such a happy occasion. It is important to relish in the moments and stop to enjoy them before the night passes you by.”  

Congrats to the beautiful couple! We loved celebrating like Gatsby at The Mansion at Oyster Bay! See all the major highlights here on our blog.

bride and groom hugging guests
groom dancing with grandmother
flower girl looking over bridesmaids shoulder
bride and groom with bridal party outside The Mansion at Oyster Bay
bridesmaid helping bride with jewelry at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
flower girl posing
groom spinning bride at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
bridesmaid at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
flower girl coloring
DIY sign, wedding inspo
bride and groom exchanging vows at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
bride and groom kissing at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
mr and mrs ring plate with wedding bands
bride dancing with mother in law at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
groomsmen smoking cigars at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
guests dancing at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
groomsman and child
bride and mother dancing at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
bride dancing with guests at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
bride and groom kissing in archway at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
wedding giveaways at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
bride and groom posing on couch at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
bride and bridesmaids with signs
bride looking in mirror at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
cigars
mother of bride walking her down the aisle at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
flower girl trying on bride's shoes at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
groomsmen posing
Bride getting her dress zipped up
Bride getting her makeup done at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
Flowers with old picture of bride and groom
Bride and groom kissing with flower girl and ring bearer at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
Groom dancing with mother
Bride getting her makeup done at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
Bridesmaids helping bride get ready
Groom dancing at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
Bride and groom linking pinkies with their wedding bands on
Flower girl and ring bearer
Bride and groom kissing at the altar at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
First look at The Mansion at Oyster Bay

Venue: The Mansion at Oyster Bay

Cake: Dortoni Bakery

Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas

Florist: Diva Flowers

Music: Tommy Tunes

Officiant: Pastor Justin Vetrano

Rentals: Men’s Wearhouse

Gown Boutique: Bridal World

Dress Designer: Allure

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Adrianna Papell

Makeup Artist: Darian Marie

Hair Stylist: Beauty Mark Salon

Groom’s Tux: Black Tie Tuxedo by Sarno

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