New York couples are saying yes to multi-location festivities.
Make a statement! Sara Towbin and Nick Stein chose a wedding to reflect their unique personality as a couple. An upstate ceremony at Blue Hill at Stone Barns complemented a ravishing soirée at the Top of the Standard.
In bridal circles, New York City is known for being home to the industry’s top caterers, photographers, venues, florists, dress designers, and planners. But this treasure trove of talent can make it a tad overwhelming to narrow down the options. “This city has a lot to offer,” says Tatiana Byron, owner of the Wedding Salon (535 Eighth Ave., 212-631-7777), a luxury curator of wedding vendors. “Think first about your guest’s experience.”
For couples that can’t quite decide, sometimes they just don’t have to. New York fashion pair Sara Towbin and Nick Stein chose multiple venues for their nuptials. They kept it small with a rustic outdoor ceremony and romantic luncheon at Dan Barber’s upstate culinary mecca, Blue Hill at Stone Barns (630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, 914-366-9600), with only close friends and family in attendance. As native New Yorkers, they couldn’t ignore the siren call of the city, so they capped off the festivities the next evening with a blowout party at the Top of the Standard (848 Washington St., 212-645-7600). As one of New York’s trendiest nightspots, with panoramic city views, the Standard was the perfect topper to Sara and Nick’s wedding weekend.