Oheka Castle Wedding

This amazing Castle has been host for many years to some of the most elegant and prestigious weddings here in the United State.  Many movies and TV shows have been filmed here, and could be recognized as Boris's House on USA network's Royal Pains.

But on this fine day in August, it became the location for a beautiful destination wedding for some amazing people from California.

The Recipe for a Wedding Such as this:

Photographer: Susan Stripling     http://www.susanstripling.com/

Location: Oheka Castle   http://www.oheka.com/

Designer/ Planner: Carmin Cermak and her team   http://carmindesign.com/

Florist:  http://www.atlasfloral.com/

Entertainment/ DJ and Strings: Hank Lane http://www.hanklane.com/

 Videographer: Adam Forgione, Pennylane Productions  http://pennylaneprod.com/

Rental Company: Tower Productions   http://www.towerproductionsnyc.com/

Hair and Makeup Team:  Metamorphosis http://www.metanewyork.com

 The ballroom was a bustle with setting up the dancing and dessert session of the night, this was a complete surprise for the guests attending.

The ballroom was a bustle with setting up the dancing and dessert session of the night, this was a complete surprise for the guests attending.

 The Florist had begun their installation at 6am, filling all the vases and decorative items brought all the way from the WEST Coast for the wedding.

The Florist had begun their installation at 6am, filling all the vases and decorative items brought all the way from the WEST Coast for the wedding.

 The chandelier pillars being created to surround the dance floor

The chandelier pillars being created to surround the dance floor

  meanwhile, up in the Bridal Suite, a beautiful gown hung, patiently waiting for the bride to put on the dress of a lifetime.

 meanwhile, up in the Bridal Suite, a beautiful gown hung, patiently waiting for the bride to put on the dress of a lifetime.

 The ladies all getting ready, having breakfast up in the suite... The castle all a bustle with anticipation for a beautiful wedding day!

The ladies all getting ready, having breakfast up in the suite... The castle all a bustle with anticipation for a beautiful wedding day!

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 The mother of the bride looking so  lovely.

The mother of the bride looking so  lovely.

 The Groom of course can be ready in minutes!!!

The Groom of course can be ready in minutes!!!

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 The bride steps gracefully into her gown....

The bride steps gracefully into her gown....

 The perfect cinderella slipper to marry a prince

The perfect cinderella slipper to marry a prince

 looking out the window, onto the gardens where the ceremony will soon take place.... this is why we came, these gardens... These Amazing Gardens

looking out the window, onto the gardens where the ceremony will soon take place.... this is why we came, these gardens... These Amazing Gardens

 The Melius Family has taken years to renovate, preserve and honor this estate to it's former glory....  What a treasure this place is, we highly recommend visiting, staying, enjoying and cherishing this lovely property.  It is truly a gem.

The Melius Family has taken years to renovate, preserve and honor this estate to it's former glory....

What a treasure this place is, we highly recommend visiting, staying, enjoying and cherishing this lovely property.  It is truly a gem.

 Carmin and her team all with one common vision for the day....this room was filled with all the arrangements to soon be placed in the dining tent....

Carmin and her team all with one common vision for the day....this room was filled with all the arrangements to soon be placed in the dining tent....

 The entry landing, simple beauty at its best!

The entry landing, simple beauty at its best!

 The staircase, soon to be the location where the grand reveal will take place!  So pretty, so many candles... all of these were brought across the country by Carmin's Husband Robert in a 26 ft truck.... What a journey that was!  But totally worth it!  Look at this!    

The staircase, soon to be the location where the grand reveal will take place!  So pretty, so many candles... all of these were brought across the country by Carmin's Husband Robert in a 26 ft truck.... What a journey that was!  But totally worth it!  Look at this!    

 here she comes

here she comes

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 They exchange their sweet gift, and tokens of love.... and marriage! ;)

They exchange their sweet gift, and tokens of love.... and marriage! ;)

 This wedding needed all the ladies to have AMAZING purple bouquets... long beautiful, trailing cascades of orchids act as jewels to their gowns.... with pops of bright color

This wedding needed all the ladies to have AMAZING purple bouquets... long beautiful, trailing cascades of orchids act as jewels to their gowns.... with pops of bright color

 The entire bridal party, looking gorgeous in their bridesmaids gowns and tuxedos!

The entire bridal party, looking gorgeous in their bridesmaids gowns and tuxedos!

 The family portrait on a wedding day.... fantastic!

The family portrait on a wedding day.... fantastic!

 The Castle is ready, the tables are set, the ceremony is about to start... The guests have arrived... Showtime!

The Castle is ready, the tables are set, the ceremony is about to start... The guests have arrived... Showtime!

 At the far end of the reflection pool, formal gardens, is a gazebo....AT this perfect little place (according to the Melius family), they do not recall ever having a wedding at this amazing spot!  It is a  perfect spot to get married.  WE brought in a chandelier, some fabric, and gave the guests parasols.... Love it!

At the far end of the reflection pool, formal gardens, is a gazebo....AT this perfect little place (according to the Melius family), they do not recall ever having a wedding at this amazing spot!  It is a  perfect spot to get married.  WE brought in a chandelier, some fabric, and gave the guests parasols.... Love it!

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 Here Comes the Bride  The music being heard from the gardens was being played by Hank Lane Strings and pianist.  A song that was composed and figured by a friend of the family, and originally by Jon Schmidt,  Love Song meet La Vida from Cold Play.... Perfect!  Beautiful!  

Here Comes the Bride

The music being heard from the gardens was being played by Hank Lane Strings and pianist.  A song that was composed and figured by a friend of the family, and originally by Jon Schmidt,  Love Song meet La Vida from Cold Play.... Perfect!  Beautiful!  

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 Aisle of white hydrangea in glass vases 

Aisle of white hydrangea in glass vases 

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 You May Kiss the Bride!

You May Kiss the Bride!

 Grand Centerpieces of white orchids, multiple heights of candles, goblets with floating candles, white grouping of flowers, all different and giving texture to the feasting tables.

Grand Centerpieces of white orchids, multiple heights of candles, goblets with floating candles, white grouping of flowers, all different and giving texture to the feasting tables.

 Lady guests of the wedding all received a silk bag to place their items in, for cameras, purses, and all the other things that clutter up a table... this gave each of them a safe place to put their things for the evening...

Lady guests of the wedding all received a silk bag to place their items in, for cameras, purses, and all the other things that clutter up a table... this gave each of them a safe place to put their things for the evening...

 The Bride was able to look down over her cocktail hour, while her and her new husband took a quick little break prior to coming back down to the party!

The Bride was able to look down over her cocktail hour, while her and her new husband took a quick little break prior to coming back down to the party!

 The view was magnificent!  The guest could wander the gardens, and enjoy the evening with friends and family.

The view was magnificent!  The guest could wander the gardens, and enjoy the evening with friends and family.

 The dinner tent was lovely with the satin lining, chandeliers, and billowing curtains.... such a site on the lawn!  What a beautiful place to eat.

The dinner tent was lovely with the satin lining, chandeliers, and billowing curtains.... such a site on the lawn!  What a beautiful place to eat.

 as the evening fell, looking back at this magical place.... knowing what was about to happen, the surprise that lay awaiting the guests!  It was so much fun~!

as the evening fell, looking back at this magical place.... knowing what was about to happen, the surprise that lay awaiting the guests!  It was so much fun~!

 the toasts were done, and it was time to go to the next phase of the night....Cutting a Cake> DANCING and DESSERTS!

the toasts were done, and it was time to go to the next phase of the night....Cutting a Cake> DANCING and DESSERTS!

 AS the guests entered into the ballroom, the dance floor was awaiting them, but first, we must cut the cake!  This amazing cake took 30 hours to do the detailed edible crystal work, each layer every crystal was placed by hand.... the amazing artistry of Executive Master Pastry Chef Daniel Andreotti  Completely Spectacular!

AS the guests entered into the ballroom, the dance floor was awaiting them, but first, we must cut the cake!

This amazing cake took 30 hours to do the detailed edible crystal work, each layer every crystal was placed by hand.... the amazing artistry of Executive Master Pastry Chef Daniel Andreotti

Completely Spectacular!


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Source: Oheka Castle