An Enchanting Wedding at a Castle: Anna + David

green and white bouquet

Anna + David held a large yet laid back wedding in upstate NY. They wanted their day to be like an enchanted forest and as soon as they found the Osborne Castle in Cold Springs New York, they were sold! To keep with their enchanted forest theme, their decor was a focus on natural, refined + rustic elements. Anna works as Refinery 29‘s director of marketing and has stunning style – I especially love her Selia Yang gown! Other fun details from their day include: wedding Mad Libs for guest to fill out, escort cards held by chess pieces (reflecting Anna’s family of chess players) and a family style dinner. Big thanks to Heather Waraksa for the gorgeous photos!

purple ink invitation

floral sash wedding dress

green and white bouquet

bridesmais in custom shirts

putting on wedding dress

bridal heels


bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

white boutonniere


bridesmaids wearing purple

moss ringbearer bowl

floral wreath, glass dome moss

outdoor ceremony

ring bearer

wooden arbor ceremony

Probably the terrifying moment right before you are about to walk down the aisle and then seeing Dave's face and feeling like it's all going to be ok. That and the father/daughter dance.

wooden wedding sign

purple bridesmaid dresses

bride and groom just married

Processional: Love of My life – Santana and DMB

Recessional: Its a Beautiful Day – U2

First Dance: Love Divine – Seal

wooden wedding signs

cocktail hour drink

hanging flowers from trees

tent with tree posts

chess escort cards

tent reception

book table number centerpieces

golden type wedding menu card

green centerpieces with candles

tent wedding reception

cottage reception

first dance

Pick a few things that are important to you and stay true to that.

Find a non traditional venue, pick a fun band and surround yourself with vendors whom you trust and who have the same taste aesthetic.

photography: Heather Waraksa // venue: Osborne Castle, Cold Springs NY // event + floral design: Linda Baldwin Flowers // wedding dress + hairpieces: Selia Yang // shoes: Bagley Mischka // bridesmaid dresses: Amsale // hair + makeup: 360 Beauty Inc // groom suit: Eisenberg & Eisenberg // invitations+ paper goods: East Six // catering: Oliver Kita Catering // music: Dream Team Band

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  1. What a lovely ceremony space!

  2. WOW, what a dress, a beautiful bride.
    The Marquee is AMAZing, wasnt expecting any thing like that when scrolling down the page. Looks like such a fun day was had! Congratulations Anna and David

  3. it seem that need little adventure to attend this wedding ceremony. great wedding ceremony after all.

  4. I love the atmosphere of this wedding. Great Space!

  5. that dress is amazing! love it all

  6. This is a gorgeous wedding! It has such a wonderfully sophisticated and earthy feel to it!

  7. Thanks for the advice! Love your wedding too! Looks awesome and magical!

  8. What a gorgeous wedding – I really love the cocktail hour tent with the trees, such a great idea.

  9. I love the belt on her dress! Where is that from?

  10. I super love their reception! :)

  11. The decor of the place is beautiful! Love love love the hanging lights!

  12. LOVE the escort card holders! How did you get the chess pieces to hold the cards? Do you still have them?

  13. What a gorgeous wedding, Very simple location but extremely effective at creating the story.


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