The Reception

A glowing banquet table in a private room overflowing with bouquets of flowers and classic love songs. With slow and relaxed courses we had the ability to live in the moment, to be present with our loved ones and toast to this first meal as Husband & Wife

The wedding cake had the french lace of my dress recreated in the delicate buttercream icing dancing up the sides as a waterfall of my favorite flowers wrapped gracefully down the front. Yeah, yeah, but what’s on the inside? A tier of vanilla & strawberry followed by a tier of chocolate & raspberry. Remember this?

Taking inspiration from the china at the Carlyle Restaurant, florist Amy Merrick created the most painterly, Dutch referenced, seasonal centerpieces with the fruits of life spilling out onto the table.

44 thoughts on “The Reception

  1. … though I don’t “know you” personally, I must say these images makes me feel like I was there… at your table πŸ™‚ Just absolutely stunning, you look amazing and happy! Good for you & Congratulations from Florida.

    While I understand your need to take time away from the blog, I must say you have been missed, and I look forward to following along on your new journey. LOVE the look of your new site!!

    1. Thanks Hilary, I saw your tweets about Amy Merrick, she did an AMAZING job. We did soft and romantic for the ceremony in shades of ivory and blush and then a full on color explosion for dinner. It was fun having two different moods!

  2. Congratulations! This is the most beautiful and elegant wedding, and I would expect no less from you. I’ve been checking your site almost everyday to see the updates – love the new look. Best wishes.

  3. Dear Jamie,
    I am SO happy that you are back on the blog!Your wedding is extremely elegant but also very personal, down to earth and intimate. It is the first time I perceive this perfect mix where esthetics and dreams about the ceremony don’t seem to hinder the married couple from truly enjoying this special day.
    I am sure it was as beautiful and touching in reality as it is through these pictures.
    Congratulations and all my best wishes for your married life!


  4. You, the dress, the flowers, the man, the atmosphere… it’s all so mesmerizing and beautiful. What an inspiration. I wish you all the happiness in the world!

  5. Oh Jamie, I always knew your wedding would simply be the most beautiful I’ve ever seen (as much as I could from your blog). What a lovely day/evening it looks like you’ve had. Congratulations on marrying your very handsome man, and I look forward to many more photos. Thank you for sharing tidbits of your life. It’s played a large part in me wanting to live in New York for a couple of years someday soon (from Sydney, Australia.


  6. Jamie, thank you for sharing your wedding photographs. Your day looked elegant, romantic, beautiful, and warm. What an amazing table setting, the plates and flower arrangements are gorgeous. Congratulations to you.

  7. Congrats Jamie! Your wedding is absolutely stunning and feels so timeless. Kate did an amazing job! And, Amy Merrick florals, I just love! You really picked an all-star cast to assist with your wedding. To an everlasting love, cheers!

  8. Hello there – I’ve followed your work and blog for some time and I’m such a fan, although I’ve never left a comment before. I am late I know, but I just wanted to tell you congratulations and that your wedding was absolutely stunning! May I ask, do you know the china pattern at the Carlyle Restaurant? It is gorgeous!

  9. Stunning wedding – seriously breathtaking. I’ve been a fan of yours for so long, it’s truly appreciated that you let us in on your big day. Congrats to you two! xx, Allie

  10. Hi Jamie,

    Congratulations to you and your husband. Your wedding is, by far, one of the nicest I’ve seen!

    I have a question, please. Did you have people dancing at your reception? I’m getting married next May and we’ll have the reception for about 120 people (not exactly an intimate wedding!). But I was not wanting to have a dj/band. Instead, I wanted an absolutely gorgeous dinner with romantic songs playing in the background. Do you think people would be way too bored in a reception like that?

    I’d love to hear your thoughts…

    Thanks and congratulations again! I love your blog.

  11. Ann Street Studio, I love everything about your wedding & reception and am using it as inspiration for my own upcoming nuptials. The reception looks like it was incredibly intimate and relaxed, and I’d like to have a similar feeling at my dinner. What did you do to foster this atmosphere in terms of the dinner courses, music, and number of guests? If you have the time to answer, I’d so appreciate your thoughts!


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