A centerpiece brims with white Japanese beautyberry branches and peegee hydrangea, while vintage inkwells and twine-wrapped bottles display jasmine, dahlias, and yellow zinnias. "We chose antique vessels because they're beautiful, romantic, and have a unique sense of history," says the couple's event designer, David Stark of David Stark Design and Production.
The outdoor service was held in front of Martha's picturesque stone-crafted horse barn. After Chris and Tim reaffirmed their vows in front of 70 of their closest friends and family, they took to the lawn for a garden party replete with lawn games, picnic baskets, a twenties-style jazz band, and a rustic spread of culinary offerings set up to mimic a farmers' market. Late in the day, with the party in full swing, the couple sneaked away to the horse pasture for a few private photographs. "We had a great view of the reception, so we just stood there and watched for a while," says Chris. "Everyone was having so much fun, and it looked so romantic. It was everything we could have hoped for." And, as Tim would say, anything but middle-of-the-road.
The colorful provisions included grilled marinated hanger steak; sliced soppressata; green-zebra, orange, red, and yellow tomatoes; herb and cheese flatbreads; and ficelle, raisin-pecan, and olive breads. Garden scissors were placed next to rosemary and basil so guests could snip fresh herbs into their dishes. Additionally, strawberry-fig jam, rough mustard, and chive butter were offered as condiments.
Event Planning: Ann David and Nicky Reinhard of David Reinhard Events
Catering: Callahan Catering
Event Design: David Stark Design and Production (design and flowers)
Lighting: Matt Murphy Event Lighting
Sound: L & M Sound & Light
Rentals: Party Rental Ltd.
Stationery: Cheree Berry Paper; Pingg (save-the-dates)
Calligraphy: Gail Brill Design
Wedding Photography: Daria Bishop Photographers and Johnny Miller; Open Eye Media (videography)
Cake: One Girl Cookies by Francina
Music: Elan Artists Chamber Orchestra (ceremony); Carte Blanche of Elan Artists (reception)
Ceremony Musicians' Dresses: Twobirds
Decor: Brahms Mount (blankets); Pottery Barn (pillows); Restoration Hardware (lawn furniture and games)
Tent: Sperry Tents
Grooms' Attire: J.Crew
Martha's Attire: Tory Burch (blouse); Hermes (skirt)
Favors: Harney & Sons (tea); One Girl Cookies (cookies)
Beverages: Chateau St. Jean (wine); Elit by Stolichnaya and Stoli Gala Applik (vodka)
Dinner Bells: BellsOnline