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A Woodland Wedding in New York City, NY

  • Allan Zepeda Photography, Brooklyn
    Shana Sperling Events, Brooklyn
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Shana & Jonathan in New York City, NY
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Shana trusted her florist to go wild with the bouquet -— resulting in an organic mix of blooms, foliage and ferns.
Jessie Weidinger, Rountree Flowers, New York City
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Although she had bought a traditional gown, Shana stumbled upon this more casual J. Crew dress a week before the wedding and knew it was more “her.”
J. Crew, New York City
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Shana surprised Jonathan with vintage subway token cufflinks the morning of the wedding.
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The quiet outdoor ceremony on Linden Terrace in Fort Tryon Park needed only guest chairs and an acoustic guitar.
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The couple spent a lot of time at Fort Tryon Park and New Leaf Café when they first started dating.
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Kumquat mojitos were served at the cocktail hour.
New Leaf Café, New York City
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“An enchanted forest on a table,” says Shana of the escort card display, which featured levels of greenery, flowers and candles.
Quincy Ink, New York City
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A vintage family photo and decorative mushrooms accented the woodland-themed guest book.
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Moss green linens and low floral arrangements complemented the tented outdoor space.
Jessie Weidinger, Rountree Flowers, New York City
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Wildflowers and fresh mushroom centerpieces gave the tables a lush forest look. Jonathan printed the table numbers himself.
Jessie Weidinger, Rountree Flowers, New York City
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Family and friends helped the couple collect gnomes and mushrooms to decorate the reception space.
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Woodland decor of tree rings, acorns and moss accented the outdoor space.
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A giant mushroom-shaped red velvet cake was topped with sugar-made bride and groom gnome figurines -- a quirky finishing touch.
Kate Sullivan, Lovin Sullivan Cakes, New York City
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In addition to the cake, a three-tiered tree ring stand held cupcakes. The flavor options? Irish Car Bomb, Tres Leches and Elvis (peanut butter, banana and candied bacon!).
Robicelli’s Cupcakes, Brooklyn

Shana & Jonathan in New York City, NY

The Bride Shana Sperling, 31, an event planner and owner of Shana Sperling Events The Groom Jonathan Schneider, 29, a machine calligrapher at Quincy Ink The Date May 29 Quirky accents like gnome figurines and wooden mushrooms incorporated throughout the day created a woodland wedding theme.
- Susan Waits
Their Ingredients
  • Allan Zepeda Photography, Brooklyn
  • Shana Sperling Events, Brooklyn
  • Jessie Weidinger, Rountree Flowers, New York City
  • J. Crew, New York City
  • Fort Tryon Park Trust
  • New Leaf Café, New York City
  • Quincy Ink, New York City
  • Kate Sullivan, Lovin Sullivan Cakes, New York City
  • Robicelli’s Cupcakes, Brooklyn

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