Just a hop, skip, jump outside Manhattan is the Queens County Farm, where Albert and Brianna chose to tie the knot. Says Brianna, “We both are from Midwestern families, so we wanted a fun, relaxed, and comforting environment. Queens County Farm is so beautiful and there is so much to see! It is an actual working farm and the staff are so friendly and helpful.”

Albert’s favorite part of the day? Seeing Brianna turn and walk down the aisle – he hadn’t seen her in two days!

Brianna’s favorite part of the day? “Entering the reception as a married couple and seeing everyone so happy and excited for us. It was such a wonderful feeling to have so many people who care for us in one room.”

Guests enjoyed a Southern-inspired menu (fried chicken, biscuits, coleslaw, pimento cheese mashed potatoes, and cold broccoli salad), followed by red velvet, hummingbird, chocolate, vanilla, and lemon cupcakes.

Brianna kindly answered some questions about the day:

What inspired you when you were planning your wedding?  Probably my Mamaw. She was always very put together and loved lace, and flowers, and all things girly mixed with a country hospitality feel. My mom also passed that gene to me as well – all the women on my mom’s side are very hospitality driven!

Did you include any traditions in your wedding?  We did a candle lighting ceremony. We actually did this after the ceremony, once we entered the reception, because it was too windy to do it outside! It worked out beautifully though.

What was the best advice you received as a bride?  To relish every moment of being engaged and of the wedding process and to remember why we are doing this.

What advice do you have for other brides?  I would say to be as hands-on as possible. This is a once-in-a-lifetime time in your life. You want to enter that ceremony and reception and feel confident that it is exactly what you have dreamed about your whole life.

Is there anything else that helps tell the story of the day?  We really just wanted to make this feel like our wedding, not a cookie cutter event. We poured so much into every detail! The whole day was just wonderful and it was everything I dreamed it would be, from the pinwheels that our florist made to the delicious food.

 

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Photographer: Kent Meister Photography / Venue: Queens County Farm in Floral Park, New York / Officiant: John Rivera / Bride’s Dress: Michelle Roth for Kleinfeld Bridal / Bride’s Shoes: Bandolino / Groom’s Suit: Wilke Rodriguez from Men’s Wearhouse / Other Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein / Bridesmaid Dresses: The Limited / Flowers: Mimosa Floral Design Studio / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Ceremony Music: Matt Koziol / Reception Music: DJ Kev Sakoda / Catering: Hill Country Chicken / Cake: Baked NYC / Hair, Makeup: Ana Marie Salamat

 

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  • Pink DIY Wedding at Queens County Farm

    29 October 2012
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    1. Caribbean Wedding Events

      Such a charming wedding and I’m diggin that Southern menu!

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      [...] little positive distraction is totally welcome.  So a perfect time for this nice post to go up on Snippet and Ink featuring my photography of Albert and Brianna’s Queens County Farm wedding!  Thanks to [...]

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    3. Christine

      I love that dress and pretty headpiece. And the tables and flowers are simple, classic and sweet.

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    4. Wedding Splendor

      The cake is adorable and the idea of having personalizedimprint napkins

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    5. Lorri

      Pretty bride and pretty wedding.

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    6. Miriam

      This is exactly what I hope my wedding is like– festive, not TOO fancy, and lots of fun. Plus I love love love the flowers!

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    7. DJ

      Any word on where to find that hairpiece? What a lovely couple.

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      • Albert

        The headpiece came from an antique shop in Fredericksburg, VA. One of those once in a lifetime pieces.

    8. Brianna

      Hi! Thank you for all the wonderful comments on mine & Albert’s Wedding! It was such a wonderful day! To Dj- the hairpiece was a vintage hat found at an antique shop in my hometown in VA.

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    9. Tracey

      What a lovely, lovely wedding! We’re considering this venue for a fall wedding; it is great to see the barn “in action.” I’ve been admiring the details—especially the plates and teacups. Where are those from?

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    10. Brianna

      Hi Tracey!
      Thank you for your lovely comments! The plates are rented from classic party rental. The teacups were made by my mom! Good luck with everything! QCFM was an amazing venue!

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    11. Davida

      Hurray for Queens and hurray for Queens County Farm Museum!!! All the best to you and your husband.

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    12. amy

      i love your wedding! you guys did an amazing job. i am getting married at the queens county farm in june and i want to do the same thing with the hanging lights that you guys did! am wondering how many strings of lights you used. i hope you are still checking the comments page! :)

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      • Albert

        We used something like 5 BIG strands of lights. we wrapped them around the hanging lights, and looped them from lamp to lamp. It was worth the effort.

    13. Sarah P.

      Gorgeous wedding! I am considering the museum for my wedding as well and was wondering how your guests got to the museum. Did most have cars, or did you hire a shuttle? Thanks!

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      • Brianna

        Hi Sarah!
        Most of out guests had cars & the few who didn’t, either carpooled or rented zip cars. It’s really a lovely venue & exactly what we wanted. It definitely needs a little more decorating then other venues, but I’m a DIYer so it was perfect! Good luck!!! I very much recommend the farm!!!

    14. Katie

      I love the look of the wedding. I am getting married at the Queens County Farm in August 2014. I love the white curtains that you had hanging. Can you please tell me where you got those and the lights? Thanks so much!!

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