An Elegant, Rustic Wedding at Metropolis Country Club in White Plains, New York

Jenna Martin (29 and a PR director) and Michael Hilzenrath’s (29 and a sports producer for NBC-NY) wedding was all about creating a rustic and elegant

Jenna Martin (29 and a PR director) and Michael Hilzenrath’s (29 and a sports producer for NBC-NY) wedding was all about creating a rustic and elegant atmosphere. “I kept gravitating towards wooden farm tables and soft, neutral colors, so a distinct style took shape quickly,” says Jenna. With a little help from The Event Of A Lifetime and Michael George, their florist, the Metropolis Country Club was covered with cool details. We’re talking a wedding arbor draped in eucalyptus and roses, birchwood stands for every table number and lush tablescapes filled with roses, dahlias and tulips. Besides the decor, music was at the top of Jenna and Mike's list. A twelve-piece band, New York City Swing, brought everyone onto the dance floor even before they made their entrance! “Our guests still won’t stop talking about them!” says Jenna. But what really stole everyone's attention was Mike’s surprise serenade to Jenna. He sang “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz and even did an encore with his signature song for karaoke, “This is How We Do it” by Montell Jordan. After such an incredible night, Jenna shares a tip: “Don’t take it too seriously! Have fun.” Check our every detail shot by Tory Williams Photography below!

Jenna and Mike filled their invitation suite with personal details. "I wanted something fresh, fun and modern that stood out from the more formal script invitations I usually receive in the mail," she says. With some help from Sincerely Staci, their stationery was just that with a modern take on a classic ivory, peach and off-white color palette.
Each bridesmaid wore a distinct dress within Jenna and Mike's neutral, blush and ivory color palette. Intricate beading, paisley prints, lace appliqués and chiffon were all part of their looks. Their bouquets from Michael George drew on this and were all different with peach calla lilies, romantic hydrangeas, white ranunculus and much more.
Their ceremony was incredibly sweet with personal vows and an unexpected officiant - Mike's boss from NBC-NY. "He was even better than we expected," says Jenna.  "It was light-hearted and personal, with lots of laughs throughout." Guests caught a great view of their tented ceremony from rows of neutral chiavari chairs.
White Hydrangea and Delphinium Ceremony Accent
Inspired by a photo Jenna saw on Pinterest, their wedding arbor perfectly captured the theme. Sheer white fabric draped over the exposed wood while a garland of seeded eucalyptus and white roses covered the front.
Mike was in charge of his and the groomsmen's looks so he went for something dapper and a little bold.  "He has great style, so I totally trusted him on this!" says Jenna. He wore a dark navy suit by Theory with a pink tie and matching rose boutonniere. His groomsmen wore their own navy suits.
Jenna's bouquet was lush with a little edge. Burgundy dahlias stood out against the arrangement's pink roses, white ranunculus, yellow garden roses, white peonies, white hypericum and waxflowers. Her great-grandmother's necklace was also woven into the bouquet by Michael George, their florist.
Keeping their theme in mind, Jenna and Mike even added organic details into the mix. A wooden box filled with neutral, blush and peach pashminas was waiting for guests during the outdoor ceremony. A birch wood stand even held up the sign with a cute "to have and to hold" pun.
Lush Escort Card Display with Chalkboard Sign
Neutral Table Number on Birchwood Stand
“I kept gravitating towards wooden farm tables and soft, neutral colors, so a distinct style took shape quickly,” says Jenna. After hours on Pinterest and some help from The Event Of A Lifetime, Inc, they took her ideas and formed that rustic, elegant vibe with blush runners and lush tablescapes. Birch posts also held up each table number.
Low Garden Rose, Lily and Dahlia Centerpiece
Jenna's love of cake vetoed Mike and her parent's suggestion for something different. "I’m a cake fanatic and there was no way I wasn’t going to have one. It also had to be chocolate – with chocolate fudge filling," she says. They went with a three-tier buttercream wedding cake based off of one she say on Pinterest. It was accented with white, blush or pink roses on each tier.
Personalised Wooden Cocktail Drink Stirrers
Large Rose Boutonniere on Theory Suit