Westchester couples have all kinds of weddings, from very formal to very casual, very large to very small, very expensive to very reasonable. They are indoor, outdoor, daytime, nighttime, religious, secular, and everything in between. But if there’s one thing they all have in common, it’s what I keep hearing from brides and grooms around the county: “We want our wedding to be different from everyone else’s.” And being as creative as they are, they find ways to make this happen, whether through the theme, the colors, the music, or the food.
You probably want your wedding to be a little bit different too, and why not? It’s one of the most important days of your life, and you want it to reflect your own taste and vision as you begin your life together. You want it to be an event to remember.
You’re in luck—because this issue of Westchester Weddings is filled with ideas to inspire your creativity. Just look at the gorgeous gowns we chose for “Shades of Style”. There’s not a pure white one to be found, though you will find stunning selections in pink, purple, yellow, and blue. If you’d like a truly extraordinary cake, look at the creations some of the county’s top pastry chefs made for us (“Incredible Cakes”)—there’s nothing typical about them. Looking for an invitation that will set a creative tone from the start? See “First Impressions”. For even more inspiration, see what the couples featured in “How I Personalized My Wedding” did to set their weddings apart.
And don’t miss this issue’s “Real Weddings”. When Lisa Glickman and Lee Green got married in New Rochelle, the Harlem Gospel Choir sang during their ceremony. And what showed up after the Perez-Rodgers wedding in Tarrytown? A groom’s cake decorated with a poker theme. We also discovered a Shakespeare-themed reception in Rye Brook and a Pucci-inspired wedding in Rye.
There’s no limit to the creative possibilities! We wish you endless fun and excitement as you plan your special day.