Classic New York wedding: Tara + Martin

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Birdcages hung from trees, lavender, pink and vanilla roses, walking up to your reception on a black carpet, floating candles in a pool, Vera Wang, chandeliers above the dance floor, and timeless photos captured by Charlotte Jenks Lewis. Sounds glamorous and romantic. It reminds us how pretty black & white weddings can be when they’re taken out of the ballroom and placed in an intimate setting. Like Tara + Martin’s amazing backyard, where guests could feel like they were wining and dining in a magical tree house.

bridal hair accessories

Loving her bun and crystal tortoise comb by Jennifer Behr.

classic black and white new york wedding

black and white wedding invites

classic black and white new york wedding

classic black and white new york wedding

Such a touching moment! And that train and veil… oh Vera Wang… you get it right all the time.

classic black and white new york wedding

classic black and white new york wedding

classic black and white new york wedding

classic black and white new york wedding

sofa reception decor

poolside cocktail hour

elegant outdoor reception

Kinda does feel like a magical tree house, right?

white lavender and pink florals

The best advice I got came from a friend. They told me I didn’t need to hire a wedding planner, just a great florist who shared my vision and knew what they were doing. That’s how I came across Michael George. He was a pure joy to work with and created amazing arrangements!

elegant outdoor reception

white cupcakes for dessert

And some classic, good old fashioned cupcakes to top it off!

Congratulations Tara + Martin!

Photography: Charlotte Jenks Lewis / Venue: private residence / Bride’s dress + veil: Vera Wang / Bride’s hairpiece: Jennifer Behr / Bridesmaid dress: Thread / Flowers: Michael George / Invitations: Crane & Co.

Social Love

Robert Gillespie on Apr 26, 2012

What a gorgeous wedding, and I didn't know a black and white dress could look so good.

dekalb wedding photography on Apr 26, 2012

That dress is stunning!

AgooBiz, Inc. on Apr 26, 2012

Very Classy!!! Amazing photos!!! We at are wishing all the best!!!

Brittany on Apr 26, 2012

I LOVE the hair accessory. Where is it from?

Tim Duncan on Apr 26, 2012

Love that dress! And that cupcake stand is super cute!

Monica Miller on Apr 27, 2012

What a nice Wedding theme! Choosing black and white for your wedding's motif looks so elegant and great. I also love the hair accessory of the girl. From what store is that?

Tim Duncan on May 19, 2012

What a classy wedding! :) The chandelier is GORGEOUS!

Eileen Rankin on Jun 26, 2012

Simply elegant. Every aspect of the wedding tied in perfect together. What a fantastic job you guys did with this wedding and the style is so classic and the photography captures every emotion.

Sonia on Jun 26, 2012

Beautiful wedding! It looks like a photo shoot setting because everything is so perfect. Congrats to the happy couple!

Down The Aisle (@DownTheAisleVan) on Jun 26, 2012

Wow. A fairy-tale wedding with a touch of high style....

Bellevue flowers on Jul 30, 2012

Absolutely gorgeous! Very classy, yet still warm and inviting. Hope your marriage is as beautiful as the wedding!

Jennifer Behr on Mar 31, 2015

We are commenting very late, we just saw this, but the headpiece is ours! Jennifer Behr - Arielle Chignon Wrap. Available on our website

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