Jessica & Kyle: A Marriage Made In Westchester

It feels like it’s been a very long winter. We are thrilled to bring you a stunner of a wedding to say so long Winter, and welcome Spring! Ahmet Ze captured this traditional Westchester couple on the day they celebrated their love and union with family and friends.

Westchester Wedding, Ahmet ZeFrom the bride, Jessica: “The planning process was quite simple, Kyle and I aren’t too high strung, we pretty much knew we have a lot of guests and family so our prime concern was FOOD of course lol and entertainment.  We selected The Estate at Florentine Gardens because after visiting it for the first time we knew this was the place.  The menu and amount of food was phenomenal, the House Band was just amazing, and we were excited about the fact that we had never been to a wedding here (and trust me, we’ve been to many!).  It’s exclusive, so your wedding is the only one going on, which we really liked.  Everybody there was so great with catering to our needs and making us feel comfortable.  We didn’t want modern, we wanted traditional and Florentine represented that in every way possible.  To this day our guests speak so highly of the venue, and that helps us know we made the right choice. “

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Photographer: Ahmet Ze | Church: St. Ann’s Church in Ossining | Flowers: Petals & Stems of Monsey | Venue: The Estate at Florentine Gardens | Music: The House Band (Florentine Gardens) | Transportation: TLC limo service (party bus) |  Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier | Shoes:  Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaids Dresses:  Bari Jay | Groom/Groomsmen attire:  Calvin Klein

Vendors We Love

Westchester Wedding Vendors


Photography: Aida Krgin | Dress: Be Unique Boutique, Alena Goretskaya | Hair: Melissa Scrofani | Makeup: Linda Gallo | Flowers: X-Quisite Flowers and Events | Location: Lyndhurst Mansion | Styling: Laura Damiano

We are proud to have a curated vendor directory. Take a look here.

The Veil, Which one is right for you?

22044375_mThe custom of wearing a veil dates back to the Roman and Greek times, when it was believed that it protected the bride from evil. Later in Europe, where marriages were arranged, veils were used to prevent the groom from seeing his bride before the marriage was finalized. Over time, the reasons for wearing a veil have changed. Today, the decision to wear a veil is purely a personal choice. So, whether you choose to wear a veil or not, it is most  certainly a fashion statement.10018684_s

Here are eight of the most popular veil styles:

  • Elbow length – As the name implies, this is an elbow length veil that is easy to wear.
  • Blusher – This is a short veil that covers the bride’s face.
  • Birdcage – Covering the face, this style falls just below the chin to cover the face. Often this small veil is attached to a small hat.
  • Fingertip – The most popular length, this veil extends to just touch the tips of the fingers. It works very well with ball gowns.
  • Floor length – This veil is perfect if you want length but fear getting tangled.
  • Chapel also known as Sweep – A little longer than the floor length giving a slight trail. Perfectly wearable.
  • Mantilla – This is a long, Spanish-style frames the face. Traditionally, this veil is made of lace or lace edged tulle, secured with a comb.
  • Cathedral - As long as they come. Usually falls over 3 yards from the headpiece.


Coral Chic Still Trendy – Etsy TWWP Contributors

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It’s a Garden Party! – Hammond Museum

Great collaboration at the Hammond Museum. Inspired by the idea of a sage and lavender garden party.

Westchester Weddings Venues

More inspiration in our Spring/Summer Issue available in Amazone and Whole Foods Markets, Westchester. Hammond Museum | Forever In Bloom | Leslie Lampert Affairs | The Dessy Group | Be Unique Boutique | Sweet Delights | Salon 228 | Via Michelle | Party Line | Cartwright Rentals | Elephant’s Trunk | Little Candy Cake | Kensico Soap | Laura Damiano Designs | Margaret Rizutto Photography | Nicole Taylor Photography | Aida Krgin Photography | Stefy Hilmer Photography | LCR Events | Stortz Lighting

“Pre-Wedding” Bloomingdale’s Bridal Registry

Procrastinating on getting that wedding registry started? Let the lovely ladies at Bloomingdale’s White Plains help you.


Call for Submissions: Real Westchester Weddings

Calling brides, event planners and photographers! We’re on the hunt for gorgeous, inspiring, romantic, and unique Real Westchester Weddings to feature on the blog and possibly in our next issue of the magazine. We are primarily looking for weddings in the venues listed below that are rich in details, passion, sophistication and beauty.
Photo by Robert Wagner Photography. Submitted by Ali Barone Events.Photo by Robert Wagner Photography. Submitted by Ali Barone Events.
Unique Westchester Venues:
Sleepy Hollow Country Club, Westchester Country Club, Lyndhurst Mansion, The Garrison, 
Trump National Golf Club, Boscobel, Haymount House, Adler Manor, Blue Hill at Stone Barn
Basilica Hudson, Caramoor, Au Ciel The Space, Hammond Museum, Bedford Post Inn
Roundhose at Beacon, other mansions, farms, restaurants, backyards and any unique spaces.


  • To submit a wedding for consideration, please provide 5 to 10 low resolution images or a link to a personal blog post in an email to info@thewestchesterweddingplanner. Please submit an image of the couple, the reception, details and the venue.
  • (Photographers) You may submit multiple events.

If selected:

  • We will need a complete vendor list:
    Bride and Bridesmaids dress designer and where they where purchased
    Hair Accessories
    Groom and Groomsmen Attire
    Any DIY
    Photo Booth
    Church or ceremony site
  • A short, single paragraph from the bride sharing her experience planning her wedding. Specific questions will be provided.
  • A couple’s and photographer’s release will be required.
  • Blog submissions: 600 pixels wide, 300dpi. Print submissions: full resolution, 300dpi.

Send your submissions to

We look forward to receiving your beautiful wedding!



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