Real Wedding: Janney & Benjamin

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

Menu

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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