Highlands Country Club Wedding: Kirsten and Brandon

3.6.11  The Highlands Country Club in Garrison, NY, was the perfect spot for Kirsten and Brandon’s intimate, late winter wedding.  The warm Victorian ballroom with its fireplaces and gorgeous chandelier, the cozy Tavern, the couch and lounge area were an ideal fit.

Green Apple Wedding Cake

Photo by Steph

Kirsten and Brandon were triumphantly introduced to “Country Grammar” by Nelly, the song that was popular the year they met in 2000.  Kirsten looked amazing in her strapless gown with rhinestones at the waist; one guest said, “She looks like a movie star!  Do you usually have brides who look like movie stars?”

The Details

The couple left the tables bare to show off the gorgeous antique wood tables.  Tall vases of green apples topped with pale blue and green hydrangeas adorned each table.  The girls wore deep blue gowns.  The groomsmen wore gray suits.

The cake was striking, decorated with tiny green apples and blue flowers to match the wedding colors.

Since Brandon is the chef at the Garrison, the menu was an extremely important part of the wedding.  It was comfort food all the way: chicken pot pie, braised short ribs, mashed potatoes and roasted root vegetables.  Outstanding!

The night’s music was FUN!  Lot of 90’s old school and new hip hop ruled the night.  It was hysterical watching our guy friends from the Garrison dancing with a pink scarf to “With You” by Chris Brown and sliding (more like belly flopping–ouch!) across the floor to “Alejandro” by Lady Gaga.

Guests enjoyed s’mores roasted over the fireplaces, since the rain kept us inside.  They were given favors of French macaroons from the Culinary.  Divine!

What an amazing night filled with laughter and love.  Thanks for inviting us, guys!

Highlands Country Club

Photos by Jimi Ferrara

This entry was posted in Blog, hudson valley wedding, Weddings and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.