Bella Figura real wedding: Hillock inspired wedding invitations for an Autumn New York wedding
We had the pleasure of working with Michelle and David at our NYC studio. They reimagined our Hillock suite for their autumn wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. We’ll let Michelle take it from here to share more about their wedding details!
CAN YOU SHARE WITH US A BIT ABOUT YOUR WEDDING AND YOUR INSPIRATION FOR THE EVENT?
We have both always loved the Fall season and knew that we wanted to get married during peak fall foliage timing! We also both envisioned a “New York adjacent” wedding, so when we toured the grounds of Blue Hill at Stone Barns and they had a mid-late October date available – we knew it was the place we wanted to get married. Our invitations and entire wedding aesthetic were really inspired by the venue – incorporating a classic, clean design throughout the entire celebration.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR COUPLES CURRENTLY PLANNING A WEDDING?
Bring on vendors that have past experience with your venue. I know this isn’t possible for every couple, but for us it was really important to work with people who could help guide our “day of” plan. We had a lot of different rain & COVID backups, so we really wanted a team we could trust to help make the day as seamless as possible!
HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR INVITATION DESIGN & INK COLORS?
It was fairly seamless for us when looking at and ultimately agreeing on our wedding invitation design. We gravitated toward designs that were clean and classic. We ultimately fell in love with the vintage root vegetables motifs, which worked nicely with the fact that our venue is a working four-season farm. We were able to use a custom pattern as an envelope liner and added them to our Details card, and then later used them for our Table Cards. We also easily agreed on the color, Stone, which was a grayish/green. Also, after we had ordered our invitations we realized the font we chose was Garamond, which is actually the font they use in all American editions of Harry Potter. Early on in our relationship we bonded over our obsessive love of Harry Potter – so this felt especially “meant to be”!
WHAT SURPRISED YOU MOST ABOUT YOUR WEDDING?
How much love and support we received! It was truly so amazing to have everybody we loved and who loved us in a room together – cheering for us and celebrating the beginning of our marriage.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE MOMENT?
Immediately after the ceremony, we went off into a room by ourselves (the yichud, a ritual in Jewish weddings where the couple spends a few minutes in isolation after the ceremony). We were able to have 15 minutes to be with each other, sip some champagne, and enjoy some bites from our cocktail hour. Most importantly, we were able to take some deep breaths and enjoy being together one on one for the first time as husband and wife! It was a really great moment to take a breath and ground ourselves while also preparing for the reception!
FAVORITE DESIGN ELEMENT OF YOUR BIG DAY?
The peak fall foliage! We truly got so lucky with the fall colors on our October weekend – it was everything we hoped for when we booked the venue 13 months prior.
Venue: Blue Hill at Stone Barns | Photography: Edward Winter of Ready Luck | Coordination: Rebecca Grace Events | Florist: Denise Fasanello | Hair & Makeup: Beautini | Entertainment: Dane Wright Band of Hank Lane Music | Dress: Sareh Nouri | Suit: Suitsupply | Lighting: Pegasus Productions