Most little girls grow up dreaming of meeting their price charming and growing up and getting married in a fairy tales castle. Well for Mi that dream came true and although they weren’t looking for a super formal location to celebrate they big day they definatly for a unique and beautiful location in the Oheka Castle. Thank you so much to Kristin Griffin Photography for the beautiful submission.
Check out Mi and Robin’s story below as well as getting all the details on how to achieve Robins great look!
2013 was a big year for Mi and Robin. They bought a house, adopted a rambunctious dog, Bella, and got married in November. For two non-superstituous, organized and planner-oriented people, not much on wedding day came as a surprise. Mi says. “With two years to plan all the details for our wedding, we knew everything would go well. When we were looking for venues, we saw a big book at a bridal show in Times Square. Oheka Castle had a listing in the book, and we thought it would be too formal for us. We decided to check it out anyway because, well, it’s a castle. They blew us away so we booked it!”
As for traditions, this couple scraped most of them. “We wanted a simple, non-religious ceremony, so we had our good friend, Jason, officiate and incorporated a sand ceremony. Two other friends, Peggy and Joseph, sang “I Won’t Give Up” instead of doing a reading.”
Although there were a couple DIY projects, most of the décor was provided by the castle architecture and floral arrangements by Simply Elegant. “My friends and I spray painted bird houses in hunter green (the wedding color), and carved the table number and name into plaques using a wood burning tool. The tables were named after trees to keep with their natural theme. Our florist incorporated floating candles into the centerpieces.”
By using hunter green as their wedding colors, Mi and Robin recalled a number of favorite things. “First, the green fits well with the natural theme. It’s also the color of my favorite football team (The Jets), and reminds me of our first date (at an Irish Pub).” Mi’s engagement ring features an emerald with a Claddagh setting. While their first date had the two listening to live music at an Irish pub, the second date yields an even better story. “I had Robin meet me at Prospect Park, which took him over two hours on public transit to get to. I kept calling and texting ambiguous hints as to where I was and then moving from that spot. After an hour of this, he sounded fed up and ready to leave, so I let him find me. That’s where we shared our first kiss,” says this playful bride. Good thing Robin enjoyed the chase – it sounds like they are in for years of adventures.
What’s Mi’s advice for a great wedding? “Thoroughly check each vendor. I was fortunate to pick award-winning vendors for photography, floral design and venue. It makes your life easier when you have the best and you can relax. I listened to all the advice I received and took photographs before the ceremony, so I could enjoy the cocktail hour. It all ended so soon, so I’m glad we went against tradition and did the pictures first.”
Get Mi’s Beauty Breakdown Here:
Photographer: Kristin Griffin Photography
Floral Designer: Simply Elegant
Tuxedo and Men’s Attire: Formal Impression
Hair Stylist: John Megaris Hair Salon
Invitation Designer: Magnet Street
Reception Venue: Oheka Castle
DJ: Scratch Weddings
Jewelry: Zales Jewelry