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A Colorful, Literary-Inspired Wedding at Wave Hill in the Bronx, New York

The Wave Hill botanical gardens were an ideal setting for history buffs, Danika Fears (27 and a journalist) and Anders Pauley's (28 and a lawyer), Hud

The Wave Hill botanical gardens were an ideal setting for history buffs, Danika Fears (27 and a journalist) and Anders Pauley's (28 and a lawyer), Hudson Valley wedding. “Theodore Roosevelt and Mark Twain both lived there,” Danika says. “When we first visited, we noticed a portrait of one of my distant relatives on the wall, so there was a family connection there too.” The historical references were numerous, yet subtle: “Anders walked down the aisle to a folk song that plays throughout Ken Burns’s Civil War documentary, and our Mark Twain cocktail napkins were a personal favorite,” Danika says. Guests sipped blackberry and basil gin fizzes—a cocktail that Danika and Anders frequently mix up at home. Additional treats included banh mi sandwiches, a raspberry-lemonade cake and a dim sum cart with dozens of dumplings, noodles and takeout containers.

Bright Bouquet with Peonies, Garden Roses, Clematis and Thistle
Simple Garden Rose and Fern Aisle Decor
Outdoor Garden Ceremony at Wave Hill in Bronx, New York
Bridesmaids in Navy Dresses Holding Bright Bouquets
Cocktail Hour with Antique Lounge Furniture
Dim Sum Station at Cocktail Hour
Romantic Centerpiece with Peonies, Ranunculus and Garden Roses
Whimsical Guest Book and Sign with Mark Twain Illustration
Buttercream Wedding Cake with Cake Topper Figurines
Classic Bride and Groom Cake Cutting