A Brilliant Wedding: Janice and Matt

All this snow has us dreaming about summer weddings! This past June we planned Janice and Matt's wedding at Lyndhurst Mansion, just outside of NYC, and Christian Oth Studio captured each adorable moment!

 The bridesmaids getting ready.  Photo by Glen Allsop for Christian Oth Studio.

The bridesmaids getting ready. Photo by Glen Allsop for Christian Oth Studio.

Before heading out of the city, we planned for door games, followed by a tea ceremony. If you're not familiar with door games, it's basically where the groom has to complete a series of tasks to get to the bride. In this case, there was singing, dancing, wasabi eating, poem writing, and more!

 The groomsmen sang as part of the door games.  Photo by Glen Allsop for Christian Oth Studio.

The groomsmen sang as part of the door games. Photo by Glen Allsop for Christian Oth Studio.

 Janice watched the hilarious games unfold from a separate room via Face Time.  Photo by Glen Allsop for Christian Oth Studio.

Janice watched the hilarious games unfold from a separate room via Face Time. Photo by Glen Allsop for Christian Oth Studio.

This was followed by a traditional tea ceremony and a quick change before heading up to Lyndhurst!

 Guests pulled up to this incredible view of the castle!  Photo by Glen Allsop for Christian Oth Studio.

Guests pulled up to this incredible view of the castle! Photo by Glen Allsop for Christian Oth Studio.

Since Matt hadn't seen Janice in her western wedding dress yet, they did their first look as soon as they got to the venue and they even included their pup, Arrow! 

 First Look.  Photo by Glen Allsop for Christian Oth Studio.

First Look. Photo by Glen Allsop for Christian Oth Studio.

 Best dog!  Photo by Glen Allsop for Christian Oth Studio.

Best dog! Photo by Glen Allsop for Christian Oth Studio.

The couple held their ceremony in the rose garden, surrounded by family and close friends. After a year of anticipation, we were so happy that the entire rose garden was in bloom for their wedding day!

After being showered with rose petals, guests went to cocktail hour. We created a standing escort card display made of Chinese love knots, as a nod to Janice's heritage. 

 Escort card display.  Photo by Glen Allsop for Christian Oth Studio.

Escort card display. Photo by Glen Allsop for Christian Oth Studio.

 Hand calligraphy tags and love knots.  Photo by Glen Allsop for Christian Oth Studio.

Hand calligraphy tags and love knots. Photo by Glen Allsop for Christian Oth Studio.

Guests then entered the tent for a night of dancing! Each place setting had a marble charger and Rountree Flowers surrounded them by lush floral centerpieces that made you feel like the gardens were brought inside! Chevy Chevis entertainment kept the dance floor on fire until it was time for cake cutting. The cake by Lulu Cake Boutique was a huge hit! 

 Head table views.  Photo by Glen Allsop for Christian Oth Studio.

Head table views. Photo by Glen Allsop for Christian Oth Studio.

 Wedding Cake!  Photo by Glen Allsop for Christian Oth Studio.

Wedding Cake! Photo by Glen Allsop for Christian Oth Studio.

At the end of the night, guests took home dim sum basket favors. Each basket held it's own macaron custom-lettered with the double happiness symbol!

 Dim Sum Macaron wedding favor. The macarons were created by Macaron Parlour.  Photo by Ciara Rayder. 

Dim Sum Macaron wedding favor. The macarons were created by Macaron Parlour. Photo by Ciara Rayder. 

Congratulations, Janice and Matt, and thank you to the incredible dream team of vendors who made their big day possible! 

Venue:  Lyndhurst Mansion | Photographer: Christian Oth Studio | Videographer: 15 Minutes of Frame | Florist: Rountree Flowers | Band: Chevy Chevis Entertainment | Cake: Lulu Cake Boutique | Macarons: Macaron Parlour | Invitations: Bella Figura | Photobooth: Hipstr Booth | Bridal Hair and Makeup: Makeover with Reiko | Bridesmaid Hair and Makeup: Beautini | Dog Walker: Pawfect for You | Rentals: Borrowed Blu