Elizabeth & Dave: Farm to Seaport
Elizabeth and Dave met during the pandemic online. In February 2022, he proposed – and they decided they didn’t want to wait to get married!
While their first love party took place at Locanda Verde in Manhattan with 50 guests, they wanted to celebrate with their extended families as well – Elizabeth’s in Nyack and Dave’s in Cape Cod.
In Nyack, they threw a jazzy wedding brunch for about 65 guests (the bride’s family). It was a lovely summer day – made even lovelier with flowers that came straight from a nearby farm onto the tables at the Nyack Seaport, a local venue that offers front row seating on the Hudson and Nyack Marina.
As Elizabeth puts it, “The flowers were my favorite part. Kristina Burns of Festoon on Hudson delivered beyond my expectations creating whimsical color stories at each table. I also loved that they were literally farm-to-table. They were just gorgeous.”
Festoon exclusively uses flowers grown on Bluefield Farm in Blauvelt. This means their creations pop with local, seasonal blooms – and veer away from those that need to be trucked in from far away. They are also arranged in beautiful bottles and containers that were salvaged and repurposed, to further limit their carbon footprint.
[ Here’s a special insider tip: Early planners can schedule a visit to the farm during the season of their wedding and see what will be growing and harvested for their special day, sometimes even help shape what gets planted – a unique way to kick off a wedding! ]
Andrew Blackstein, the couple’s friend and a professional concert photographer, captured some of the colors and mid-summer glow of their dreamy, jazzy brunch wedding here.