Like most people, I love a nice glass of wine, and even moreso I love a vineyard wedding in the Hamptons. Jean and Stephen’s wedding at Bedell Cellars Winery in the North Fork of Long Island, New York, is simple, yet sophisticated. I love the location complete with row upon row of grapevines and plenty of ambiance and both of Jean’s gowns. Does anyone else think she looks like Vera Wang or is it just me? The swing dance image is priceless and I am finding that photo booths are a must. I hope you enjoy this wedding as much as I did.
Jean Yang and Stephen Lesko
Married in Cutchogue, New York on July 31, 2010
Jean Yang and Stephen Lesko met one night while they were out with old college friends who happened to be dating at the time. “It wasn’t a set-up, but somehow we ended sitting next to each other and talking all night,” says Jean. “Our friends were high-fiving in the corner and patting themselves on the back. And the rest, as they say, is history!”
Steve and Jean chose to have their “first look” at the home where they got ready, before heading to Bedell Cellars Winery on the North Fork of Long Island, New York to greet their guests. Their outdoor ceremony took place under a big Oak tree, and the simplicity provided an understated elegance.
“We loved walking through the vineyards with the bridal party for some candids,” says Jean. At the same time, Anthony Jacobs from Perspective Aerials shot a video using drone aerial technology. We’re pretty sure that it’s the first aerial wedding trailer shot at 50-100 feet in the air using a drone!”
The décor incorporated flowers in red, orange, green and gold and Jean’s mom lovingly handcrafted grasshoppers hidden in the centerpieces. For the reception, Jean changed into a red party dress, pulled back her hair and put on her Jimmy Choos for her surprise swing dance with Steve.
Location: Bedell Cellars Winery, Cutchogue, NY; Cake: Peconic Baking Co., Riverhead, NY; Caterer: Catering By A Small Affair, East Quogue, NY; Florist: Karen Lenahan Designs, Sag Harbor, NY; Entertainment: Stages Band; Lighting: Matt Murphy Event Lighting, Southampton, NY; Hair and Makeup: Pam Geiger; Shoes: Jimmy Choo; Videography: Anthony Jacobs, Perspective Aerials for Afterglow Photos; Photography: Afterglow Photos, Fairfield, CT
We wish you countless years of happiness Jean and Stephen. A special thank you to Anthony Jacobs of Perspective Aerials for letting us share this video with our viewers and Sarah Lehberger of Afterglow Photos for letting us share these images with our viewers!