A Vintage Glam Wedding at the Highlands Country Club in Garrison, New York
Andrew Hammer's (43 and an artist) proposal to Galina Nemirovsky (40 and a writer) might seem unexpected to most, but for this couple it could not have been more appropriate. The couple met 10 years before Andrew popped the question at a birthday party on the Upper West Side in New York City. Andrew, who is a professional clown, was there in full garb and at the end of the night walked Galina home — 30 blocks to be exact — in costume. So when he decided to ask Galina to marry him on the Brooklyn Bridge, dawning his clown-finest was an obvious choice. Andrew first presented her with a love lock, etched with their names and the date they met on it, followed by a solitaire diamond ring in a halo setting. For their wedding, the couple opted for an intimate affair hosted at the Highlands Country Club, situated in the picturesque Hudson Valley, a historic building built in the late 1800's. A vintage Gatsby-esque feel was chosen for the day, with a color palette of gold, hot pink and Tiffany blue introducing a touch of vibrancy to the historic setting. Creating many of the wedding's details themselves, like books of poetry that served as escort cards, illustrated place cards (a golf tee was attached to an illustrated card of “alternate uses for a golf tees” drawn by the groom to commemorate getting married by the 10th hole after ten years together) and screen-printed vintage handkerchief invitations. The tables were even covered with lace runners cut up from Andrew’s grandparent's old tablecloths from the 1940’s. Beyond the personalized details, the couple let their vibrant personalities show by getting guests up and dancing with live performances.