A Wildly Romantic, Vintage Sustainable Fashion Wedding at The Briarcliff Manor
Janna and Matt married at The Briarcliff Manor on a summer day in June of 2019. This romantic pair incorporated many historic details into their wedding. From their museum first date, the vintage 1880’s heirloom ring that Matt presented to Janna, to Janna’s Reception Dress, their commitment to treasured tradition, elegance and styled refinement was present throughout their wedding day!
Congratulations to you, Janna and Matt! The team at The Briarcliff Manor wishes you a lifetime of love and happiness. It was such a pleasure to help you celebrate your love, and get to know you through the planning stages of your lovely wedding!
Check out their interview below, and don’t forget to scroll through their photos. What a beautiful celebration it was.
Matt: That everything was turning out beautifully, especially the bride!
Is there anything from your wedding day that you will keep as memorabilia?
Matt will keep his kippah, which was personalized with the wedding date. Janna will keep her antique paste tiara and her veil, and the vintage 1950s Priscilla of Boston dress she wore for the reception.
Were there any cherished family heirlooms that you had with you on the wedding day?
Matt’s grandmother’s 1946 engagement ring!
What is “your song” and why?
Our song is “Song to the Moon,” from Dvorak’s opera Rusalka. It brings back so many memories because it was our first opera together. We need to go back again one day, because we couldn’t seen the moon, a major part of the set, from where we were sitting (seats close to the stage but angled to the side).
Who was your maid of honor and why?
Janna’s little sister Suzanne was the maid of honor. We adore her and could never pick anyone else!
Who was your best man and why?
Matt’s brother Sam was the best man. Matt wanted his family to be close to him on our wedding day.
How would you describe your wedding day in one sentence?
It was our happiest and most cherished memory, to be legally married surrounded by the people we love!
Tell us about the honeymoon!
We went to Sicily, Venice, and London, traveling for just over two weeks. We rented a car in Sicily to drive to historical small towns along the coast, and saw the opera “Tosca” performed in an ancient amphitheater in Taormina. Then we toured Venice and visited Murano and Burano, ordering a gorgeous glass mirror to take home, before finishing up our trip in London
Makeup: A Beauty by Amanda
Hair: Jennifer Victoria for Bridal by Alexandria
Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier
Alterations: My MetroFit
Veil: Hats by Kat and Lacis
Groom’s suit: Mason and Sons
DJ/Band Jon Kass: (violinist and leader of our string quartet and jazz band). Alexis Cole sang in the jazz band at our wedding reception
Photographer: Sophie Kaye for wedding day photos and Mariel Hannah for bride and groom portrait session
Wedding Gown Illustration: I Do Illustration
Florist: In House Decor by Vincenza, with preserved rose bouquets by Oh Deer Floral
Bakery: Lulu Cake Boutique