A Romantic, Traditional Wedding at the Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale, New Jersey
Envisioning a romantic wedding covered in flowers, Leydi Hernandez (26 and an assistant project manager) and Ashraf Habib (40 and a general manager) fell in love with the Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale, New Jersey, and put their own spin on every accent. DIY succulent escort cards, flourishing centerpieces and a bloom-covered wedding cake were just the beginning. As all 285 guests entered the estate’s grand ballroom, they found their names nestled in potted succulents. Hand-assembled by the couple and Leydi’s family, each one brought out her favorite gold hue alongside a natural detail. The same regal gold, green and ivory color scheme carried into the reception. Ornate gold stands with 3-D designs towered over the tables with cascading orchids, roses and eucalyptus from Pink Dahlia Floral and Event Design. The couple’s red velvet wedding cake further resembled a garden in itself. The same flowers surrounded its base and topped the five-tier confection. Regal gold piping on every layer as well as Leydi and Ash’s monogram only added to its allure. Of course, it didn’t end there. Asya Photography documented their entire day, including a dessert-filled after-party and seemingly cloud-covered first dance, below.