New York Wedding at NYIT de Seversky Mansion :: Anna & Ted

Today’s wedding features a graceful bride, a picture perfect venue, and one pretty incredible bouquet. Bride Anna knew exactly what she wanted for her big day and planned every detail of her wedding—and by that she achieved a romantic and timeless wedding celebration she will remember forever!

Photographed by Laura Ivanova.

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What inspired you when you were planning your wedding?  The reception room itself. Every room in the mansion inspired our wedding decor – I wanted to make sure the venue and the decor complemented each other.

 

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Did you include any traditions in your wedding?  Something new was my wedding gown. Something old were my vintage earrings. Something borrowed and something blue was my blue cocktail dress.

 

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Laura Ivanova | Snippet & Ink

 

Laura Ivanova | Snippet & Ink

 

Laura Ivanova | Snippet & Ink

 

Laura Ivanova | Snippet & Ink

 

What was the best advice you received as a bride?  Enjoy your wedding day!

What advice do you have for other couples in the midst of planning a wedding?  Focus on what is most important to you. Be fearless and chase after your dream wedding!

 

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Laura Ivanova | Snippet & Ink

 

Laura Ivanova | Snippet & Ink

 

Laura Ivanova | Snippet & Ink

 

The Ceremony

 

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Why did you choose this location for your ceremony?  It was a convenient location for everyone, and the estate allows you to use most of their rooms and spaces. And it has such an elegant feel.

 

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Your ceremony in three words.  Intimate, romantic, non-traditional.

What were your ceremony readings?  We asked our officiant to read a short poem before we said our vows. I got bits and pieces of it from readings I came across online.

 

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Laura Ivanova | Snippet & Ink

 

Who officiated your ceremony?  Our friend officiated our ceremony. Asking a friend to officiate was the best choice—nothing feels more intimate than having your friend marry you and then later joining you for the celebration!

 

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Ceremony music:
Processional and Recessional: “I Believe” piano instrumental from the Korean movie My Sassy Girl
Bridal Processional: “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri

 

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What was your favorite thing about your wedding ceremony?  The room itself. It was windy and chilly that day, but being in that beautiful glass room we were thankfully all able to enjoy the sun without the wind.

Is there anything else that helps tell the story of your wedding?  Sharing alone time with my husband after the ceremony was especially romantic because he surprised me with a letter he wrote. I read it in front of him and it was the sweetest part of the whole day.

 

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The Reception

 

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Laura Ivanova | Snippet & Ink

 

How would you describe your reception?  Elegant. Gold candlesticks and crystal vases really made the look.

 

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Are there any DIY details you’d like to tell us about?  We purchased a gold ornate mirror to use as the seating chart, and my mother-in-law wrote the entire guest list onto the mirror.

 

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Laura Ivanova | Snippet & Ink

 

Menu: First Course: Garden Salad / Butternut Squash Risotto with Duck Confit // Entree Selection: Seared Atlantic Salmon / Herb Broiled Leg of Lamb / Marinated Skirt Steak

Did you have a signature cocktail?  Yes, a Charleston Pink Lady.

 

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What type of cake or dessert did you serve?  Our cake was buttercream dark chocolate with raspberry cream. We also had assorted French and Italian pastries, truffles and chocolate dipped strawberries.

 

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Colors

Style

Classic

Season

Spring

Location

New York

Vendor Credits

Photography: Laura Ivanova / Venue, Catering, Dessert: NYIT de Seversky Mansion in Old Westbury, New York / Floral Design: Nature’s Petal / Dress: Berta Bridal / Shoes: River Island / Jewelry: Susan Caplan / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny YooASOS / Suit, Groomsmen Attire: Vera Wang Black Collection / Hair: Beauty with Grace / Rentals: La Tavola Linen / Music: BTL DJ’s / Dessert: A Simple Cake

 

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