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REAL WEDDINGS: Matthew & Jack
Cold Spring, NY

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Matthew & Jack

We've loved working with and knowing our contributing editor, floral and event designer Matthew Robbins, for so many years. So when he and his partner, Jack Myers, decided to tie the knot, we were beyond excited for them. Plus, we knew their wedding would be nothing short of amazing. Their late October soirée in Cold Spring, New York, is definitely one for the books—or in our case, magazine, iPad, and website. See all the details in our online gallery, and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their big day, below. (Watch for the fun animation of their ceremony processional!)

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We set up a make-shift studio by the front window of The Living Room in downtown Cold Spring, where the reception was held. Here, photographer Christian Oth snaps away while some passersby take it all in.

1 We set up a make-shift studio by the front window of The Living Room in downtown Cold Spring, where the reception was held. Here, photographer Christian Oth snaps away while some passersby take it all in.

Michael arranges some of wallpaper Matthew brought, for use as a backdrop for a shot.

2 Michael arranges some of wallpaper Matthew brought, for use as a backdrop for a shot.

The facade of The Living Room, which in yesteryear was Palen's Drug Store.

3 The facade of The Living Room, which in yesteryear was Palen's Drug Store.

The tables starting to come together, layer by layer. They were beautiful even before all the elements were in place.

4 The tables starting to come together, layer by layer. They were beautiful even before all the elements were in place.

Matthew couldn't help but swing by on the big day and put a few finishing touches on the reception space, including this nook.

5 Matthew couldn't help but swing by on the big day and put a few finishing touches on the reception space, including this nook.

Arak Kanofsky Studios was super organized with all the printed materials they designed and produced.

6 Arak Kanofsky Studios was super organized with all the printed materials they designed and produced.

Cold Spring Apothecary (a local beauty company) added personalized stickers to their twine-wrapped favors.

7 Cold Spring Apothecary (a local beauty company) added personalized stickers to their twine-wrapped favors.

The glowiong escort card lanterns were beyond cool. The trick? One LED tea light in each.

8 The glowiong escort card lanterns were beyond cool. The trick? One LED tea light in each.

The escort card lanterns were suspended from a  framework of moss- and succulent-accented branches.

9 The escort card lanterns were suspended from a  framework of moss- and succulent-accented branches.

The menu napkin featured a tab that served as the place card. Who wouldn't want to dine on this feast?!

10 The menu napkin featured a tab that served as the place card. Who wouldn't want to dine on this feast?!

Illustrations hung over the delicious pickle bar. Biodegradable plates allowed guests to sample in an eco-friendly way.

11 Illustrations hung over the delicious pickle bar. Biodegradable plates allowed guests to sample in an eco-friendly way.

The tables were aglow thanks to tea light candles in amber-hued Glassybaby vessels.

12 The tables were aglow thanks to tea light candles in amber-hued Glassybaby vessels.

Vinyl cut-outs of animals, like this squirrel, labeled each table in lieu of numbers.

13 Vinyl cut-outs of animals, like this squirrel, labeled each table in lieu of numbers.

The bar was wild, too— a stand-up animal illustration held a sign denoting each signature drink.

14 The bar was wild, too— a stand-up animal illustration held a sign denoting each signature drink.

Emily, of Lael Cakes in Brooklyn, tweaks the edible leaves on her trio of vegan and gluten-free confections.

15 Emily, of Lael Cakes in Brooklyn, tweaks the edible leaves on her trio of vegan and gluten-free confections.

The grooms enjoying their pre-wedding portrait session with their pups. The foliage on Cold Spring's Main Street was stunning.

16 The grooms enjoying their pre-wedding portrait session with their pups. The foliage on Cold Spring's Main Street was stunning.

A peek of the sunset over the Hudson River.

17 A peek of the sunset over the Hudson River.

And another view of the water, from the hill the church sits on.

18 And another view of the water, from the hill the church sits on.

I was pretty enamored by the tool the church used to light their candelabra—one part flame, one part snuffer!

19 I was pretty enamored by the tool the church used to light their candelabra—one part flame, one part snuffer!

The tiny church was delightfully cozy and classic. The grooms entered simultaneously via their own aisle, each accompanied by one of their poodles.

20 The tiny church was delightfully cozy and classic. The grooms entered simultaneously via their own aisle, each accompanied by one of their poodles.

Matthew and Jack greeted their guests as they made their way toward the altar.

21 Matthew and Jack greeted their guests as they made their way toward the altar.

A balcony view of the ceremony.

22 A balcony view of the ceremony.

The well-behaved dogs paid close attention to the ritual!

23 The well-behaved dogs paid close attention to the ritual!

Comments (2)

  • Just dying to know how you made the lovely paper lanterns for the escorts. Helping a friend with her daughter's wedding and we would love to try to do something similar if we could figure out a cutting pattern. If you could help, would so appreciate it! vmaduzia@verizon.net Thank you!!

  • The metal tulip bud vase on the picture with the fern is exquisite...I I would love to have That type of vases for my daughter wedding centerpieces .Can you help me ??Thank you.

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