Featured Wedding: Giselle & John

Giselle & John
June 14, 2014 @ brecknock hall

The Story

“John scheduled our annual vacation trip to Europe, all while holding onto the engagement ring for 7 months! This time he chose the city of Prague, where he resided in his teenage years,” says Giselle. “The first night, as we walked back from dinner, we stopped to look at the glimmering castles near the Charles Bridge. He told me for the first time that he always imagined proposing to his future wife on the Charles Bridge, next to the good luck statue — St. John of Nepomuk. Then he plopped down to one knee and exposed the ring while I cried hysterically and said yes!”

Wedding Style

Giselle and John’s romantic vintage themed wedding came to life with the help of her best friend Paul Tsang-Diaz of floral designing company SPINA. The couple chose The Brecknock Hall in Greenport, Long Island with a North Folk romance vibe in mind. “Guests were welcomed through a paths created of hundreds of Chartreuse Antique Hydrangeas,” says Paul. “The antique foyer table, which held the place cards, was dressed with an over-sized garland of Antique Hydrangeas that overflowed to the floor, accented with several petite mercury vases that held blush Feathered Peonies. The walkway was outlined with lanterns, hurricanes and white hydrangeas; at the end a Sperry tent with peaks and flowing flags awaited for the dinner and dance reception.”

Favorite Menu Item

Bride: Halibut Beurre Blanc
Groom: Artisan Steakhouse Beef

Memorable Moments

“The catering staff members came onto the dance floor with a batch of those amazing mojito granitas and the crowd went wild! They are all still raving about it and are begging me to get AK to give up the recipe!” says Giselle. “Once the reception ended we went back to our suite and found a care package with a congratulatory note from the AK team.  AK did such an amazing job at catering to my husband and I that we never felt we missed a step. They made the entire experience for everyone very smooth.”

What guests are saying

“I’ve heard that this was one of the most romantic, exquisite and delicious weddings they had ever attended!” says Giselle. “They asked when were we renewing our vows so that they can experience AK’s catering service again! They loved the how attentive the staff was and how delicious everything was.”


off-premise venue: Brecknock Hall | floral design: Spina By Paul Tsang-Diaz| photography/videography: Matthew Sowa Photography/Sunnyville Films­ | entertainment: La Orquesta Cani & DJ Samurai | wedding dress: Sarah Janks | groom’s attire: Custom | maid of honor dress: Adrianna Papell | flower girl’s dress: Custom made by the bride