Katie and Connor’s wedding day is one for the books, you guys. Held in an intimate restaurant in the West Village of NYC, the reception was full of incredible flowers, rich greenery, and navy and gold polka dot table runners that have stolen our hearts. Redfield Photography and Designs by Ahn did some of their best work on this one!

intimate garden restaurant wedding - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

From the bride, Katie: Our first thought was actually to elope, but that quickly changed so we could share the day with our loved ones. However, we still wanted to it to be an intimate special day. So the guest list was very limited, we were able to do a first look in the park before the service that then took place at a church in our neighborhood. The reception location was a cozy restaurant in the West Village that felt like it could have been a friend’s home. In the end it turned out to be so us, I don’t think we would change a thing!

intimate garden restaurant wedding - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

intimate garden restaurant wedding - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

wedding details - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

groom pocket square - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

first look - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

first look - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

unique wedding dress lace - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

paper goods - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

pastel bouquet - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

wedding ceremony church - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

church wedding ceremony - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

bride wearing a blazer - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

Favorite memories of the day: The first look! It was a beautiful autumn morning in the park; it was a quiet moment with just the photographers, the wedding party, and us. It really was the perfect way to calm our nerves and start the day. The day went so fast, we were so thankful to have photographers who we trusted, and we ended up with photographs that will help us treasure the memories of that day forever! A great part about having an intimate wedding is that it is much easier to add custom DIY touches because you have such smaller quantities to produce. For our wedding this included painting gold dots on the table runners, spray painting unfinished wood candlestick holders, and making a sign for the cake table.

unique seating chart - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

unique seating chart - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

garden restaurant wedding - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

garden wedding tablescape - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

intimate garden restaurant wedding - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

place setting - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

garden wedding details - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

polka dot table runner - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

polka dot details - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

reception chair signs - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Spend your time working out the elements that mean the most to you. Also, I think it was surprising how some of the little things you worry about leading up to the wedding, seem so unimportant on that day.

pastel rose centerpieces - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

dessert bars - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

dessert table - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

intimate garden restaurant wedding - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

intimate garden restaurant wedding - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-restaurant-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Redfield Photography

Florist

Designs by Ahn

Ceremony Venue

The Church of Our Lady of Peace

Reception Venue

Palma

Wedding Dress

Ivy & Aster "Lumiere"

Beaded Shawl

Ivy & Aster

Bridal Store

Lovely Bride

Wedding Shoes

Betsey Johnson

Groom's Suit and Shirt

Banana Republic

Groom's Pocket Square

J.Crew

Wedding Cake

Two Little Red Hens

Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods

Wedding Paper Divas

2 comments
  • Jules Bridal Jewellery

    Spectacular venue and the dress is so enchanting.

  • Lauren at Vows and Valor

    What a romantic reception location! And the florals for this wedding are just breathtaking!