We dare you not to say “awww” while looking through these photos! A few small rain clouds couldn’t stop Emily’s dream of exchanging vows with David under our tree in the gardens! Their summer wedding ceremony was accentuated with bubbles, flower petals and pinwheels printed with their ceremony details. They concluded their beautiful vows with a Flower Crown Unity Ceremony, in which their flower crowns were swapped back and forth, a symbol of love, peace, fertility and celebration.
Once Emily and David’s gorgeous wedding portraits in the gardens were complete (see below), Emily and David enjoyed a cocktail hour featuring our “You Don’t Have to be Jewish Station” station (Mini Reuben Sandwiches, Blintzes filled with Sweet Cottage Cheese with Blueberry Sauce, Butlered Mini Hot Dogs, Sour and Dill Pickles, and much more—not to forget Dr. Brown’s Cream and Black Cherry Soda, yum!). After the first dance and a traditional Greek dance, Emily had a tender moment with both her father and her grandfather on the dance floor.
“From the moment we stepped into the house with Peter for our first tour in January 2018, to waving goodbye with our car packed the day after our wedding, everything about FEAST was absolutely perfect. It was the first venue we saw and our minds were made up despite visiting six other places.
The grounds are stunning and the indoor space is filled with charm and personality. The whole venue is so whimsical, magical and special. We loved being invited to the Bridal Daze event, getting a chance to sample the unbelievable food and meet other fun couples. We decided on the “You Don’t Have to be Jewish” station and our guests said it was incredible—we were too busy reveling in the garden to get there, but that’s not to say we didn’t eat. After the ceremony, we arrived in the bridal suite to find our signature cocktails, champagne and a platter with many of the different appetizers we carefully chose. Our entrees were the perfectly cooked salmon with corn and beans, the tasty beef medallions and the delicious vegetable puff pastry. The marble cake from the Pastry Garden was delightful although most of our guests were too busy moving on the dance floor thanks to DJ Nick from A Perfect Blend to indulge!
The day of the wedding, I arrived with my girls at 8 and the bridal suite was already set with champagne, water and OJ. Our hair and makeup team (Jess from Revive Your Hair and Monique from Makeup by Monique) were already all set up. Throughout the morning, various staff members came in and out, cleaning the space and making sure everything was exactly as it should be. Our maitre’d, Ellen, did an incredible job coordinating all of the many small pieces and people involved in our day and keeping us calm during our stressful weather situation. I dreamed of getting married under the big tree in the backyard and about 1 hour before our ceremony was to start, the weather had other plans. I watched as the incredible staff whisked all of the chairs from the dining room into the dance room in case we needed to switch to inside.
In the end after many prayers, deep breaths with fantastic Gigi and Christine, and our back up supply clear umbrellas from Target, we managed to have a gorgeous ceremony outside with some rain drops overhead and blue skies behind us. Back to Gigi for a moment- what an amazing human. She was the staff member in charge of making sure we had everything we needed all night and she was phenomenal. She anticipated our needs before we even realized we needed them and was always there for us. Our friends could not stop complimenting the venue, the food, the music and the staff. Our photos from Catherine Leonard and video from NST Pictures captured all of our favorite moments. We appreciated all of FEAST’s vendor recommendations and adored our flowers from David at Greenery Plus!
FEAST is truly a special place from the food to the gardens and most importantly the best staff and I can’t recommend it enough!”