Featured Wedding: Christina and Andy
By Azure Nelson,
Published Sep 10, 2009
Special Feature by Sarah Sloboda
, New York Photographer
I had the honor of photographing Christina and Andy's wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, in Tarrytown, New York. When Christina and I first spoke on the phone, she and Andy had planned to "elope" in Central Park, but family members' opinions weighed in strongly, and soon a full-fledged wedding was in order.
After we spoke, Christina and I found ourselves in the same ceramics class in my neighborhood in Brooklyn - unbeknownst to either of us, we'd enrolled in the very same session - and serendipity sealed the deal! After I came on board, the plans were fleshed out: Christina and Andy's love of nature, animals, and sustainability
led them to create an intimate event with their loved ones, featuring the exquisite, organic-farm-grown cuisine of Blue Hill.
Christina, being a much more skilled ceramicist than I (despite having the same teacher!), made all of her centerpieces by hand, and her florist filled them with a forest-y array of moss and greens. It rained on the day of their wedding, making the already lush background even greener under the cloudy sky.
For more of Sarah's beautiful work, check out her blog here