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Elegant Wedding at Hempstead House at Sands Point Preserve

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Hempstead House at Sands Point Preserve wedding

Paula and Peter were married at at elegant mansion wedding at the Hempstead House at Sands Point Preserve in New York.

Charming Images was there to capture all the fun details, Wedding Dream Video to film, and the bride planned every detail. The bride wore one of our favorite Maggie Sottero gowns, the Allen. Be sure to take a peek at all the images in the full gallery.

From the bride: 

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We wanted the wedding to have a rustic yet elegant feel to it and i believe the venue alone gave us exactly what we were looking for. The flowers at the reception consisted of white hydrangeas mixed with baby breath.

Simple and yet very elegant. Bridesmaids bouquets were made simply of baby breath as their dresses were very rich and we didn’t want the two to overwhelm. The venue had a beautiful fountain in the middle which was also decorated in the same theme. We had a traditional polish wedding with a live band, tons of food and tons of liquor. I loved joining our guests during cocktail hour and seeing everyone on the dance floor.

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Q: Let's talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.

A: I always wanted a princess gown but never thought it would be a dress with a sleeve. When I first tried it on I knew it was the one - royal, elegant and totally matched the venue. The top of the gown was covered in Swarovski crystals with an open back and 3/4 sleeves. Maggie Sottero - Allen Dress

The bottom of the gown was pure tulle. I would never change my dress for any other. For my shoes I picked a pair of Louboutin flats also covered in Swarovski crystals - gorgeous and super comfortable. My husband has a dark navy suit with a vest, a black bow tie and brown Louboutin shoes. Very simple yet very elegant.

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Q: How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.

A: We met about 10 years ago at a restaurant I used to work in. We stayed good friends for a while until we started dating. He proposed to me during our very best vacation in Cuba. He was it planned out to the last detail even having his best friend fly for over 12 hours to Cuba just to take the picture. It was the most magical moment ever.


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Q: Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in any part of your day?

A: We wanted the wedding to have a rustic yet elegant feel to it and i believe the venue alone gave us exactly what we were looking for.

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Q: What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?

A: I believe it was the ceremony as that is what makes your marriage real.


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Castle Wedding at Hempstead House at Sands Point Preserve


Castle Wedding at Hempstead House at Sands Point Preserve

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Q: Let's talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception? Was any part of the decor DIY?

A: The venue was a total DIY as nothing we had to pick everything from tables to plates, cutlery, flowers and even lighting! We had vendors we worked with and at the end of the day they put it all together to make it look as magical as it did.


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Q: What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?

A: The flowers at the reception consisted of white hydrangeas mixed with baby breath. Simple and yet very elegant. Bridesmaids bouquets were made simply of baby breath as their dresses were very rich and we didn’t want the two to overwhelm. The venue had a beautiful fountain in the middle which was also decorated in the same theme.


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Q: Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?

A: We had a traditional polish wedding with a live band, tons of food and tons of liquor. I loved joining our guests during cocktail hour and seeing everyone on the dance floor.

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