A Classic, Garden-Themed Wedding at the Village Club at Sands Point in Sands Point, New York
Noel Maiti (37 and a clinical psychologist) and Tim Honeck (32 and a designer) pulled off a garden-themed fete with a palette of peach, blush, gold and pale green. The California-based couple gathered their closest family members and friends at the Village Club at Sands Point, New York, for a weekend in Noel’s home state. The club’s stunning Italian Renaissance mansion and formal gardens instantly won the couple over and fit perfectly with the sophisticated, old-world vibe they were after. The evening started with a ceremony, which the couple wrote themselves, on the great lawn, where Noel and Tim exchanged vows under a wrought iron arch draped with vines, peach, coral and cream-colored roses, hydrangeas and fresh berries. Cocktail hour was a hit, with Prohibition-era cocktails like the Bee’s Knees and a variety of delicious stations and passed appetizers tempting guests' taste buds at every turn, while a string quartet played softly in the background. Dinner was a sit-down affair and took place inside and outside the Guggenheim Mansion. Diana Gould brought the stately venue to life with tall arrangements of roses, stock, eucalyptus and hydrangeas accented with strands of twinkling crystals that captured the essence of the garden-inspired theme. After dinner, the couple headed to the dance floor, where they kicked off the evening’s celebrations with Edith Piaf’s “La Vie en Rose.” A photo booth was set up for guests to enjoy when they needed to rest their dancing feet, and Noel and Tim sent their friends and family members home with beautifully wrapped boxes of flower seeds to create their own habitat gardens.