Rustic Fall Wedding
Two catering pros host a rustic wedding at a historic venue tucked away in the woods near the Hudson River. "We wanted our wedding to be rustic and elegant, playing off the colors of the fall foliage in the Hudson Valley," says Brittany, who met Craig while both were attending the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. Brittany wore a Priscilla of Boston gown, "I loved its timeless look," she says. Craig wore a linen suit from H&M. The decided to host their wedding at the Mount Gulian Historic Site, an 18th-century Dutch Colonial homestead and national historic landmark. Ninety of the couple's closest friends and family members gathered in the circa-1740 Dutch-style barn for the ceremony. The cocktail-style reception also took place in the barn. "The space felt cozy and rustic," says Brittany. Guests were served a signature cocktail that combined apple cider, vanilla vodka, pomegranate liqueur, cinnamon, and nutmeg, as well as 36 types of passed hors d'oeuvres , including tomato-soup shooters topped with mini grilled cheese sandwiches. The food was provided by the couple's own catering company, Top Knotch Catering.