Monday, March 10, 2014

Gold Coast Grand Gestures, Part 2

The second post in a small series. 
For Part 1, click here.
Elaborate weddings were also commonplace in this era, with great country houses serving as backdrops for well-to-do brides and grooms, like F. W. Woolworth’s daughter, who utilized her future in-laws playhouse for their wedding, transforming the indoor tennis court into a lush garden of flowers that is rumored to have exhausted supplies of local florists.   
© Long Island's Gold Coast
Herbert Pratt of the Braes (now Webb Institute) had the ceremonies at their home and the couple received a charming home in Glen Head by renowned Carrère & Hastings.  
© Oheka Castle Hotel & Estate
Besides being one of the most desirable locations for brides to be married today, Oheka was the first choice for owner Otto Kahn's daughter, Maude, to be married—the home movies of which can be seen on the Oheka website.

© Planting Fields Foundation

© Planting Fields Foundation
Natalie Coe got married at her parent’s estate Planting Fields with an elaborate garden party in May of 1934.

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