Sunday, December 18, 2011

Jennifer and Hans Wedding

When Hans and Jennifer called to tell me they were getting married I had my fingers crossed that I would be available for the date. They are an inspiring couple. The wedding proved to be a perfect expression of their creative lives and talents. Hans who is an architect by training is also a gifted photographer, Pianist and poet. Jennifer has a passion for food and people and together they created with the help of some amazing people the perfect wedding.
Molly Middleton Events lead the team that helped realise the couples ideas. Hans redesigned the interior space of the indoor riding arena and commissioned a 30 foot chandelier to be made by local craftsmen. He bought in earth and trees and created a forest.
Jennifer and Hans worked closely with Renny and Reed Event design to create a magical circle in the garden for the ceremony and to decorate the space for the cocktails and dinner.
The catering was done by Olivier Cheng Catering . The guests arrived by bus from NY and were greeted with hot chocolate and mini donuts. No one could resist them.
The weather looked bad. It had rained all morning on and off. Hans had weather reports from everywhere and Molly had umbrellas in position. At the last minute it was decided to go ahead and do the ceremony outside. The umbrellas were on stand by but luckily we did not need them.
Once inside the barn the guests enjoyed cocktails and found their escort cards which were little boxes filled with a chocolate mouse.
The cake was amazing. It was 3 layers held in place by a sculptured tree form. Jennifer had seen the pastry chef Elizabeth Hodes on the cooking channel and tracked her down.

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