Classic weddings with their timeless details, nods to tradition and effortless elegance are right up our alley. They are the soirees that will be as stunning today as they will be fifty years from now. Cue the perfectly planned wedding of Laura and Michael. This classic wedding begins with an Ines Di Santo bride that will melt your heart with its refined beauty. It’s a wedding that blends in some of our favorite elements that make classic weddings truly sing. With vows exchanged at the unforgettable Saint Aidan’s Church in Williston Park in New York to the grand celebration at the historic 1874 Garden City Hotel, this day makes a heart flutter. Imagine sweeping city views and timeless touches the bride herself planned. As a store owner, Laura and her cousin, run The Wedding Company in Manhasset, New York. Together they have designed invitations and planned weddings for other brides for years – now it was finally Laura’s turn for her dream day. Philip Siciliano Photography was on hand to snap every second of the detailed opulence and Design House Décor delivered impressive floral and design masterpieces to “Ohhh and ahhhh” over.
Pumpkin Patch Proposal
Michael and Laura met through an online dating service and after their initial call decided to meet for their first date. Three years later, while Michael was going through chemotherapy and Laura’s only concern was his well-being – he proposed. On his good days, he was driving an hour away to the jewelers to help design his bride-to-be’s ring. In the midst of a rain storm, in the heart of a pumpkin patch and on Laura’s birthday, Michael asked Laura one life-changing question. Eleven months later, when Michael was stronger and healthy, they were married.
Classic + Traditional Details
Every detail matched the delicate bride – like a dreamy cloud of perfection in varying hues of white. Design House Décor created floral arrangements utilizing roses, hydrangeas, and orchids in robust bursts to smaller bunches, draped in crystals and accented with candles that mirrored the traditional gold and stone architecture. Michael had not been involved in the planning of the wedding and it was a sentimental moment for Laura as she watched him take in all the décor and details she had designed for their special day. From the sweetheart table with glorious hanging chandeliers and the custom dance floor to the monogram she personally designed and custom chapsticks in the bathrooms – no detail was ignored. Laura even arranged for a Mister Softee trunk to greet her groom and guests at the end of their perfect night which is one of Michael’s favorite things.
Their special day proves to not only be crazy elegant, but seriously sentimental.
Photographer: Philip Siciliano Photography
Wedding Venue: Saint Aidan’s Church in Williston Park, New York
Reception Venue: The Garden City Hotel in Garden City, New York
Bridal Designer: Ines Di Santo
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridal Veil: Christie Lauren Headpieces & Veils
Bridesmaids: Amsale Bridesmaids and Jovani
Wedding Planner: Laura Marie Troia of The Wedding Company
Floral and Event Design: Design House Décor
Invitations: Laura Marie Troia of The Wedding Company
Wedding Catering and Cake: The Garden City Hotel
Linens: LaSar Linens
Entertainment: R3 Brothers Band
Videographer: Joseph Edwards Films