Two people meet serendipitously in Manhattan, fall head over heels, and get married in New York's Catskill Mountains. With their love story leading the way, they throw a magical, Old World-style wedding in the forested acres they now call home.
Bride Kimberly von Koontz, in a dress she designed, and groom Joncy Bennett, in Prada.
Mismatched silver vessels brim with poppies, peonies, bromeliads, allium, grasses, and ferns; butterflies and pheasant feathers add to the plucked-from-nature look. The menu, written as a limerick, is tucked between silver-rimmed plates and pewter chargers. Joncy created the placards for the antlers, which Kimberly and his mother painted with fresco designs.
Catering: Sefton Stallard and Dave Kornell, Blue Ribbon Restaurants
Desserts: Crossings (calissons and chocolate-dipped cherries and grapes); Dan's Chocolates (truffles); MadMac (macarons); Martine's Chocolates (chocolate pyramids and apricots); Wendy Kromer Confections (marzipan fruits)
Flowers: Naomi deManana, 646-388-1119
Stationery: Peter Kruty Editions
Vases and cake stands: Match Pewter
Flatware and serving pieces: Georg Jensen
Photography: Brendon Stuart, Jessica Antola
Gown: von Koontz
Flower girl dresses: Olive & Fern
Rings: Lee Hartwell Antiques