The Westchester Wedding of Joelle Savino and Scott Krysya at a Private Estate in North Salem, NY
A Midsummer’s Dream Wedding: Joelle Savino and Scott Krysa July 2, 2011
Joelle Savino and Scott Krysa may have met in Manhattan, but they chose a decidedly rural setting for their wedding: Three Pond Farm, a private Angus cattle farm near Joelle’s parents’ home in North Salem.
“This absolutely was the wedding of my dreams,” Joelle says. “I wanted it to be something completely different, vintage, and farm-like, but elegant. The setting and the décor were exactly the way I imagined them.” How could it be any other way? Her mother, Michele Savino, who owns the 121 Restaurant Group, was her event planner, although, Savino says, “Annette Babich took the coordinating over on the wedding day so I could be the ‘mother of the bride’ and help Joelle dress and not worry about the details.”
Keeping with the vintage theme, the wedding party arrived in antique convertibles owned by the bride’s father and family friends. The ceremony itself was held on the grounds of the estate in a “wedding field” the owners created when their son got married there in 2001. Cows out in the fields, angled in for a better look; even the couple’s dog, Tucker, seemed to enjoy the festivities.
The popular 121 Restaurant provided the food; one big hit was pizza baked in a pizza oven right onsite. “It was everybody’s favorite food for the cocktail hour,” Michele reports. Dinner, sourced from local farms, was served family-style under the tent with desserts in the barn.
“The entire day felt like we all came together into one big family,” Joelle says. “My grandma was talking to Scott’s friends and my friends were all dancing with his cousins. It was just everyone celebrating and having fun together.”
— Jamie Wollberg
Ceremony and Reception: Three Pond Farm, Private Estate, North Salem.
Cake: La Tulipe Desserts, 455 Lexington Ave, Mount Kisco (914) 242-4555; latulipedesserts.com.
Flowers: Cecily F Grand, Inc, North Salem (914) 669-5923; cecilyfgrand.com.
Photography: Maggie Heinzel-Neel (845) 633-2153; photosforyourwedding.com.
Video: Love & You Video (949) 338-0605; loveandyouvideo.com.
Bridal Dress: Lazaro, Kleinfeld Bridal, 110 W 20th St, New York, NY (646) 633-4300; kleinfeldbridal.com.
Bridesmaid Dresses: Watters Bridal; watters.com.
Hair: Dawn Shea Salon, 13 Dept Plz, Bedford Hills (914) 666-3588.
Makeup: Derma Glow of New York, 1 Dingle Ridge Rd, North Salem (914) 338-7822.
Music & Entertainment: Denis Collins; denniscollinsmusic.com.
Event Coordination, Catering, and Design: 121 Restaurant Group, 2 Dingle Ridge Rd, North Salem (914) 669-0121; 121restaurant.com.
Day of Event Coordination: Annette Babich Events; annettebabich.com.
Stationery: Fine Lines of Katonah, 141 Katonah Ave, Katonah (914) 232-4586; finelinesofkatonah.com