Though I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting yet, Blue Hill at Stone Barns seems like one of the most special places for a wedding (or a meal for that matter). Janney and Benjamin picked it for their wedding “because of the lovely pastoral setting, delicious food, and proximity to New York City. Also, we both value sustainably raised, locally-sourced food and wanted our special day to reflect this.” Here, some of Karen Hill‘s beautiful pics from the day.

The couple’s Cairn Terrier featured prominently on the invitations by Sesame Letterpress (he also had a role in the ceremony!).

Janney and Ben took some photos in the fields of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, a non-profit farm and education center at Stone Barns.

Nests and eggs under glass cloches fit the rustic setting perfectly.

Blue Hill at Stone Barns sources all of its ingredients from its surrounding fields and pastures, and from other local farms. Says Janney, “I should mention that we were thrilled with the wine pairings – each wine complemented its dish perfectly.” (See the full menu, plus wine pairings, at the bottom of the post.)

Janney’s advice to other brides: Just relax and have fun! On the day of, don’t sweat the details – at this point, you’ve probably done all the micro-managing that you can do. Also, hire the best professionals you can afford – they will take care of things for you!

Photography: Karen Hill

Venue and catering (see full menu below): Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York

Bride’s dress / shoes: Monique Lhuillier / Manolo Blahnik

Bridesmaid dresses: Badgley Mischka

Groom’s suit: Ermenegildo Zegna

Flowers: Sandra Clothier

Stationery: Sesame Letterpress

Congratulations Janney and Benjamin, and thank you to Karen Hill for sending over these lovely photos.

Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Greenhouse Salad Tarts
Polenta with Spicy Vegetables
Fiddlehead Fern Tarts
Glazed Stone Barns Chicken Skewers
Bass Tartare with Caviar


Black Currant Cosmopolitan passed during cocktail hour

Asparagus Salad
almonds and greenhouse greens
TeAwa Sauvignon Blanc, Hawks Bay, New Zealand 2007

Maine Lobster
green garden gazpacho, cucumber salad
Pascal Pauget Macon ‘Terroir de Tournus’ Burgundy, France 2007

This Morning’s Farm Egg
local mushroom and asparagus
Cristom Pinot Noir ‘Mt. Jefferson Cuvée’ Willamette Valley, Oregon 2007

Berkshire Pig
stew of mokum carrots
Rocche Dei Manzoni ‘Bricco Manzoni’ Piedmont, Italy 1996

Wedding Cake
c/o Baked

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  1. Kimberly (Daily Sip Studios)

    Beautiful wedding – great theme! I love that you posted the menu at the end, too!

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  2. Lorraine Daley

    Stunning venue. It looks like a perfect day. The bride is gorgeous!!!

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  3. Natalie

    Wow. Wow.

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  4. alisonfay

    I just love this setting. It’s so rustic and beautiful, it seems like it came out of a fairy tale. I also like the nature inspired accents they used, like the birds nests in the cloches. Beautiful!

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  5. Megan Clouse

    Gorgeous, gorgeous!!! And I suspect that ivy is holding up that very charming and old barn. :)

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  6. Leila | Be Inspired PR

    Love this setting and atmosphere and the bride’s dress is just fabulous! So beautiful!

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  7. laurie arons

    Love this wedding, the dog is so cute, but I admit I am partial to Cairn terriers. I have been dying to do a wedding here and this is making it even more urgent. Beautiful post, thanks for sharing Kathryn.

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  8. Anne

    Oh my, that dress is stunning!

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  9. Holly Schoenke, Simply Sweet Weddings

    LOVE LOVE LOVE her dress!!!! Should known it was Monique Lhullier!

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  10. Michelle Guzman

    Love that they had the dog in the wedding. Cute!

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  11. Rosalie Lucki

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful review. Wow! The setting was definitely picturesque and perfect for an intimate wedding.I love the photos!It brings back memories of a beautiful wedding filled with love and joy.

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