Natalie and Mitch had their gorgeous wedding in the spring on Long Island at the Crescent Beach Club. They met at Binghamton University on Halloween weekend. The stars hadn’t quite aligned just yet for these two, they were both in relationships at the time. Bumble played a huge part in their reconnection! Almost five years after that halloween they matched on bumble and went on their first date that same day.
This first date seemed like any other, but it wasn’t! Mitch and Natalie went to Central Park, sat on a huge rock and talked for hours. Here’s the twist: They later found out that Mitch’s parents got engaged on that SAME ROCK. Natalie told us that they were instagram official when she posted a picture of the two of them apple picking at an orchard together. Since that day, these two recreated that picture annually!
One September afternoon at Hilltop Orchard, Mitch held Natalie up for their yearly photo and when she reached for an apple a red box caught her eye (Ahhh!!). She hesitated to touch it but Mitch told her to pull it down. Mitch asked Natalie to marry him in front of both of their parents. Their family had a surprise picnic set up for them. What a magical day!
Natalie brought some beautiful touches to the wedding. We loved her idea of tying the orchard proposal to the big day! Serving candy apples was such a sweet way to incorporate the apple that started it all. They personalized Kippah’s and blankets for that extra special touch. On the sweetheart’s table they displayed a sign that said, “Better Together” which is one of their favorite songs by Jack Johnson. They chose that song to play as they walked down the aisle hand in hand as husband and wife!
Our couple got married at the Crescent Beach Club in Long Island and wanted to incorporate that beachy touch by featuring blue and gray tones throughout the wedding. Natalie was going for classic, romantic and elegant with a twist of boho chic. Wearing her hair half up half down made her feel most like herself, while still getting that beach vibe. Mitch went with a gray suit to stand out next to their fathers, dressed in navy blue. Mitch and their fathers wore matching ties in shades of blue and gray. All suits and ties were from Natalie’s Dad’s men’s clothing store!
Natalie’s favorite part of the wedding:
“Being under the chuppah, looking at Mitch and the ocean, while hearing the waves splash as we became husband and wife.”
Everything about the flowers had a ton of thought put into it. Our bride ADORES big lush flowers so dahlias and peonies were used and both of their moms love hydrangeas so they were incorporated as well. Orchids were featured because Natalie loves the simplicity and elegance of them. So true! She added white azaleas because her great Aunt Delfina had them in her garden. To tie in that beach aesthetic they opted for white pampas grass which looked spectacular against that ocean backdrop.
The bride and groom ordered Kippahs from Australia that said “We Do”. The couple also ordered a Ketubah that was made in Israel showing a view of NYC to symbolize their first date in Central Park featuring the coordinates of that first date. They had a Ketubah signing and traditions under the chuppah. Natalie had a first look with both her Dad and now husband, Mitch. Our couple also rolled up blankets, tied them together and added cute little labels that said “To Have And To Hold In Case You Get Cold.” She was looking forward to being cozy under a blanket by the fire pit on the grass. How romantic!
Our couple had no shortage of valuable advice for couples wedding planning.
“Focus your energy on your significant other and keep the moments as intentional as possible. As you’re planning the best day of your lives and stress arises, remember that your wedding only lasts a couple of hours and it’s not about a party and it’s not about everyone else. The party and guests are there to celebrate the love that you share as a couple… When planning becomes a challenge, remind yourselves that it will all work out and at one point you can’t control what’s left so just laugh, smile and take in the magical moments.”
Cherishing those moments is what it’s all about. Your wedding is the beginning of your greatest adventure together. It’s all about the two of you, so put your needs first and just focus on one another!
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Venue: The Crescent Beach Club
Flowers: Stefan’s Flowers