Sarah and David’s Cedar Lakes Estate wedding in New York was a picture of romance with garden-style florals and beautiful hand-painted illustrations captured by Haley Richter photography. Sarah, an Assistant Professor in Elementary Education and David, in Real estate, set a very special theme for their celebration: ‘Happy Campers’!
The phrase happy camper has been used by Sarah’s dad throughout her entire life to refer to Sarah’s mood. She was either a happy camper… or not! When Sarah met David, she used the phrase happy campers to describe moments in their relationship— from cooking delicious dinners to road tripping adventures, to trekking in Torres Del Paine, Patagonia. How cute is that?!
When looking for a venue, David and Sarah were so excited to find a camp at which to become forever happy campers. Their wedding weekend was designed for all happy campers to relish in the joy of being together for the whole weekend. Sarah’s step mom hand painted and designed so many thoughtful details, from the invitations to the veggie and herb wedding themed table names and the escort cards – hand stuffed seed packets which also doubled as favors!
The couple incorporated many meaningful Jewish traditions into their Cedar Lakes Estate wedding day, including their Ketubah, handcrafted by Sarah’s step mother. A Tisch and Bedeken before the ketubah signing started the wedding off with singing, dancing and story telling, followed by the hora to kick off the reception.
We are absolutely in love with these two and their romantic, whimsical wedding!
Beautiful Cedar Lakes Estate Wedding in New York
Our Love Story: David and I met at a party that a mutual friend was hosting. He saw me from across the room and thought I looked familiar, so he approached me and said that he thought he knew me from somewhere. I told him that I didn’t know him, but he insisted that we did. Turns out we had gone to college together (and were the same year). We ended up talking for the rest of the party and everything clicked. My friend turned to me at the end of the night and said “I think you are going to marry that guy”. Five years later, I did!
We got engaged at special farm to table restaurant in new york. We both LOVE food. David used to be a chef in a restaurant in NY and the restaurant at which he proposed was a special place for us. David surprised me by taking me to the farm for what I thought was dinner, but turned out to be an engagement and best meal of my life!
After signing the ketbuah by the lake, the bridal party headed up the hill for their mountain-top wedding under the chuppah.
Sarah and David were married under the same cloth Sarah’s parents were and David wore the traditional kittel, a sign of purity and unity with the bride.
Cedar Lakes Estate Wedding Vendors: Photographer Hailey Richter // Venue Cedar Lakes Estate // Videographer Lindsay Lindenbaum // Dress Maggie Sottero // Brides Hair + Make Up: Metamorphosis // Flowers Faye and Renee // DJ / Music Around town entertainment // Stationery + Signage Deborah Eppstein, Hummingfeet // Wedding Planner Socialife // Shoes Stewart Weitzman // Suits MySui