Daniella & Jason | Bedford, NY

February 27, 2020

This wedding is an oldie but such a goodie that I had to go back, taking full advantage of #throwbackthursday!

Daniella and Jason hired me back in early-2015 (five freaking years ago!) and yes, this wedding is still pure magic! Just goes to show that if you make all of the right decisions, your wedding can be truly timeless.

This was the first time I’d worked at the Bedford Post Inn and I was completely head over heels in love from that initial site visit. I also loved working with Daniella and Jason, she knew exactly what she wanted and he just wanted to see her happy – the perfect ingredients for a smooth planning experience all around!

So take a trip down this beautiful memory lane with me today, and enjoy some insight to this perfect autumn wedding in Bedford …

I loved the fact that Daniella wanted to step away from the typical “dress on a hanger” and went for this dress form instead to display her stunning Austin Scarlett gown … a stylish bride after my own [fashion] heart … and let’s not forget those florals, so perfect!
Let’s actually get a close up of those … Brittany [BRRCH] is a true floral artist.
Christian Louboutin …. the perfect shoe 5 years ago and still the perfect shoe today!
… and let’s not forget the groom and his details …
August + White did such an incredible job creating simplicity with a touch of whimsical elegance … that tiny pink heart makes me smile.
Let’s dive right into this fairytale dream of a ceremony …
Candles guiding the way from the church entrance, and beautifully transforming into lush greenery towards the alter …
That veil …
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson!
The simplicity and structure of Daniella’s dress, with the texture and natural movement of design in her veil, brought the entire look together in such an effortless way.
This cocktail hour was everything and more!
Welcome table arrangement leading into the dining room, bringing us into a new part of this floral design journey …
Various nuts, lush greens, even vegetables, fruits and berries to bring life to each guest table.
OB-SESSED with these upside down wine bottle chandeliers!
Guests went crazy for the edible details, asking if they could eat them …
Post-dinner, guests made their way to the dancing portion of the evening equipped with the perfect outdoor fall ambiance.
The floral designs that Brittany [BRRCH] created tied into the location so well, for some you didn’t know if it previously existed or was created that day.
… first dance
and free haikus …
Toasted marshmallow, from Citarella, yummm …
I am extremely impressed his boutonnière is still holding on [lol] … but mostly love their physical interaction while cutting the cake together.
ALWAYS room for dessert …
Their favorite snack was popcorn, so they thanked guests for “popping by” with their own kernels to take home.
They truly danced the night away, and soaked up every last moment. Your wedding day takes 10, 12, sometimes 14+ months to plan, but the day itself feels like you blinked and all of that hard work, excitement and anticipation is just gone. People really go through a low post-wedding because it’s over so quickly. My advice to everyone is to not focus on the little things, the details, what may or may not have gotten done – just live in the moment, be present and take it all in because you will not even understand how it’s over when that last song is being played …


Photographer | Belathée Photography

Floral Design | BRRCH

Planning | Michelle Elaine Weddings, Inc.

Ceremony Venue | St. Patrick’s

Reception Venue & Catering | Bedford Post Inn

Bride’s Wedding Dress | Austin Scarlett, purchased at Bergdorf Goodman

Shoes | Christian Louboutin

Hair | Johnny Haeger

Makeup | Moises Ramirez

Groom’s Attire | Giorgio Armani

Invitations & Paper Goods | August + White

Cake | Citarella

Music: Queen Esther & Michael Aranella’s Dreamland OrchestraSkinny Friedman

Videographer | NST Pictures