On the North Fork of Long Island, tucked away in the charming hamlet of Cutchogue, NY is Bedell Cellars. It was the perfect place for Krista and Paul to tie the knot and celebrate with family and friends at Bedell’s barn-style pavilion with sweeping views of the vineyards. “Bedell is such a beautiful venue and we wanted the natural beauty of the winery and Long Island to shine through, so we tried to keep our touches simple,” says Krista. Their ceremony, complete with petal-strewn path and enchanting tree, was simply magical! Thoughtful details such as wine cork place cards, locally produced cigars for the men, and shawls for the ladies made for a lovely late September wedding captured by New York wedding photographer, Roberto Falck. Read more details below!
From the Bride:
Most Memorable Moment?
It is hard to narrow down my favorite wedding day memory as it was all so very special to me. If I had to choose one moment aside from walking down the aisle to my future husband Paul, it was walking into the pavilion at Bedell Cellars, being surrounded by all of our family and friends and knowing we had several hours to celebrate our marriage with them all in one place. In that moment we both felt so blessed, not only for all of the loving contributions they have made to each of our lives over the years, but that our friends and family would take the time and travel distances to be there for the occasion. I also felt extremely lucky for having the great vendors that we did. We felt very strongly that we wanted to have a wedding celebration and setting that showed how special everyone in the room was to us, and seeing the room, the table settings and the care and attention that each vendor had spent on the small details of the day was very gratifying and humbling. We were and are very appreciative.
Details of the Day:
Bedell is such a beautiful venue and we wanted the natural beauty of the winery and Long Island to shine through, so we tried to keep our touches simple. We added a welcome sign that we purchased from Etsy on the drink table as guests approached the lawn for the ceremony and a second Mr. and Mrs. Sign for the backs of mine and Paul’s chairs. The chairs were situated just above the steps to the pavilion and we thought that was a nice soft touch. We also had wraps and flip flops available for the women. The basket for the flip flops was actually part of one of my shower gifts we were able to reuse and I found the oval shaped holder for the wraps at Pier One Imports. For the men, we made arrangements to purchase cigars from a local producer on Long Island and had them situated in a cigar box I also found at Pier One.
Our cocktail hour was celebrated out on the lawn at Bedell Cellars overlooking the vineyards. It was a bit chillier than expected on our wedding day, so the wraps were a big hit. We also found a number of our friends enjoying participating in the croquet and corn hole games which we think helped send the message that we wanted everyone to relax and enjoy the evening. And, of course, our wonderful photographer Roberto, caught it all!
Advice to Future Brides:
Brides receive so much advice when they are planning their weddings, I think the best advice I can possibly give someone is to decide with their significant other what type of an event they want and then build on that idea. For Paul and I we were focused on providing an elegant yet fun evening for our guests. We also wanted to show why we chose Bedell Cellars and why we love the North Fork of Long Island. For us that meant working really closely with our wonderful caterers, John and Nikki at A Small Affair, to produce a menu that was locally sourced and a selection of foods and beverages that would appeal to a variety of tastes. Karen, our florist, also understood our vision and made sure the flowers would complement the look and feel of the evening. A number of our guests stayed locally in Greenport, New York for the weekend. We added to the local feel of the weekend by using sailor utility bags as the gift bag and stuffing them with snacks and beverages from local producers and restaurants and a local guide that included a schedule of events for the weekend, things to do in town and some historical information about Greenport to help familiarize the guests with the area.
Photography: New York Wedding Photographer, Roberto Falck / Venue: Bedell Cellars Winery, Cutchogue, New York / Flowers: Karen Lenahan Designs, Sag Harbor, NY / Invitations: William Arthur / Dress: Amsale / Day-of-Stationary: Cheree Berry Paper / Groom’s Suit: Tom James, New York, NY / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Bill Levkoff / Junior Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy / Flower Girl Dress: US Angels / Ring Bearer Outfit: Brooks Brothers / Hair and Make-up: Emir Pehilj, New York, NY/ Cake: Junda’s Pastry Shop, St. James, New York / Band: Eric Nicholas and One Love, Elan Artists, New York, NY/ Catering: A Small Affair, East Quogue, New York / Flip-Flops: Old Navy /Cigars: Little Cigar Factory, Greenport, New York