Hollywood Meets Arrowwood

An All-in-One Venue

Jennifer Zweben and Steven Risack
Doral Arrowwood, Rye Brook


Jennifer Zweben, Senior News Producer for Access Hollywood (NBC) went for a leisurely after-work drink at the Ava Lounge rooftop bar on top of the Dream Hotel in New York City when her life changed forever. Steven Risack, New Castle Hedge Funds trader, was sitting at the bar with a group of friends. Jennifer had heard the cliché that love would happen when she was least expecting it. “On this night,” she recalls, “it finally came true.” Jennifer and Steven fell in love and 14 months later, Steven proposed.

The New York residents chose to bring Hollywood to Doral Arrowwood, where guests could stay over and Steven and his buddies could enjoy an entire weekend of tennis, golf, and pool before the wedding and the brides’ friends could swim and work out at the well-equipped gym.

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The brides’ two brothers, Jonathan and Dan, were “Men of Honor” (“I grew up with brothers,” she says. “They are the closest people in my life.”) and her sister-in-law, Dan’s wife, Lisa Lacour, was her Matron of Honor. The storybook wedding took place under a Chupah set up overlooking Doral Arrowwood’s magnificent golf course. The ceremony was followed by a gala 200-person reception.

Resources: Wedding Planners: Elizabeth N. West and Jeannie Uyanik, C & G Weddings (212) 961-1528, candgweddings.com; Invitations: Kate’s Paperie, kates paperie.com (212) 941-9816 Photographer: Lina Jang, (212) 868-0218, linajang.com; Videographer: Hollywood East Video (908) 715-2187, hollywoodeastvideo.com; Flowers: Charmaine Huang, Diana Gould Ltd. (914) 347-7134, dianagouldltd.com; Wedding Gown: Nicole Miller store in Soho. Hair: Marc Mena, Warren Tricomi Hair Salon, warrentricomi.com. New York and Greenwich, CT (203) 863-9300; Makeup: Patrick Eichler, Mac Cosmetics, maccosmetics.com; Deejay: David Chang (917) 751-2969; Bridesmaid Dresses: twobirdsbrides maids.com

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