A Chic and Sophisticated Wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Caitlin and Michael’s elegant wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns was perfect. On a day in mid-June, over 250 of the couple’s closest family and friends gathered to celebrate their love. They danced under the stars all night long. Located at the famous farm in Tarrytown, Blue Hill at Stone Barns is the Michelin-starred original farm-to-table restaurant. Located in an elegant converted barn, the restaurant and event space is on gorgeous grounds.
There were a number of unique details at the wedding, including a two-part gown created by Sachin + Babi – one of the final dresses from their bridal line. Katie Fischer Design designed the stunning invitations and all calligraphy done by Becky Larimer, one of the White House calligraphers. Escort cards were handmade feather paper and hand calligraphed by the bride’s father.
How They Met
It was a no-brainer decision for the couple, who are two New Yorkers with a love of food, style, and community. A retired professional marathon runner, the bride is currently the CCO of Naadam, a sustainable cashmere company that produces luxury knitwear. The groom served in the Army Special Forces as a Green Beret until 2013. Afterwards, he moved to New York City to work in asset management. He met Caitlin thanks to a lil dating app called Bumble.
Who would guess that Caitlin and Mike would go from a first date at a speakeasy in the West Village after swiping right to an elegant wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns? A native New Yorker and cynical dater, Caitlin had her doubts. However, on the first date all she could think was, “This is the man I’m going to marry.” Impressed and shocked that she ordered a whiskey on the rocks, Mike said to his brother after their date, “This one is a keeper.”
The rest is history.
As seen in The New York Times.
Gown: Sachin & Babi via Mark Ingram Atelier
Hair + Makeup: Nomi Beauty
Invitations: Katie Fischer Design
Gift Baskets: Blue Hill Market
Groom’s Tux: Suit Supply Custom
Florist: Flowers by Bernard
Vintage Rolls Royce from Top Class Limo
Band: Tribeca Rhythm
All About Weddings at Blue Hill at Stone Barns
As a wedding photographer, we have years of experience shooting various locations and venues in the New York Metro Area (literally – we’ve photographed over 300 weddings!). When navigating the wedding planning process, it can be so difficult to figure out venues, vendors, logistics, and budgets. That being said, we thought it would be helpful to give some information based on our experience photographing weddings at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. See all the details below!
Blue Hill at Stone Barns is located on a sprawling farm with beautiful grounds at 630 Bedford Road in Tarrytown. Surrounded by rolling green hills, it is listed among the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants.” The restaurant is in a reconverted barn situated on a working farm and educational center. Much of its food and ingredients are sourced from surrounding farmers. This means a top-of-the-line dining experience for you and your guests.
The Best Things About Getting Married at Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Besides the incredible food, the beauty of the venue is in the service and space. Whether you’re in the courtyard or the hayloft, the incredible team will ensure every detail is accounted for.
You can have up to 175 of your closest friends and family by your side for the wedding. Multiple spaces, including the iconic hayloft, means that you have flexibility depending on weather and an easy flow for guests from event to event.
What’s also great about Blue Hill at Stone Barns is that it is perfectly located. Only 40 minutes from New York City, it is easily accessible for your guests but feels like a world away. Local hotels are close as well.