We’re thrilled to see this tented Riverbend wedding featured on Style Me Pretty!
Riverbend, a private mansion set alongside a large wildlife preserve, served as the most stunning backdrop to this NYC couples destination wedding. Riverbend used to be the Governors mansion and is now a boutique members only hotel so the couple rented it out in its entirety so that all the guests could stay under one roof the whole week.
Tucked and hidden in the trees alongside Lake Michigan, Katy and Matt’s tented wedding was perfection. From 200 guests to just 32, the reception was moved outdoors to a flower filled canvas Sperry tent that was absolutely glowing all night long. Guests were welcomed from cocktail hour to the tent as the brides father sabered a champagne bottle and the band boomed with vivacious energy.
Custom scents, luxurious draping, and stunning watercolor menus welcomed guests to their 5 course meal. And as guests settled in our dancing queen led her handsome groom to the sweetest first dance we’ve ever witnessed; it sure helps when your significant other is a professional dance instructor. As the night progressed guests settled in to curated French lounge spaces, a cigar stand near the gazebo, they enjoyed s’mores by campfire, and wandered the greenery maze and polo course.
Photography: Sean Cook Wedding Photography | Cinematography: One Fine Day Productions | Event Design,Event Planning: Midwestern Bride | Floral Design: Milwaukee Flower Company | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Invitations: Windswept Designs | Ceremony Venue: Straits Chapel | Reception Venue: Riverbend | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Catering: Kohler | DJ: Arlen Music | Tux: Ralph Lauren | Rentals: Chance Productions | Second Dress: Chantal Romano | Painted Wine Bottles: Fine Art By Nicole | Custom Cookies: The Missing Pasty | Beauty: Wide Eyed Beauty | Linen: La Tavola Linen