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The Wedding Album
Sarah Bernard and Hugo Lindgren

Bernard Family Home, Bridgehampton, L.I.
May 17, 2003

  Sarah and Hugo, who met at this magazine, married at the bride’s parents’ home in Bridgehampton under miraculously blue skies. It had rained the entire week before. “We were all compulsively checking,” says Sarah. “It didn’t look good.” But after a misty morning, the sun came out just as the florist finished building the chuppah made of birch branches, white spirea, and mock orange flowers. Their nephews, nieces, and little cousins handed out programs and scattered white rose petals down the aisle before the ceremony, which was led by a rabbi but incorporated both Sarah’s and Hugo’s backgrounds. The couple drank from a silver cup, which Sarah’s grandparents brought from Poland 50 years ago; the plate it was on belonged to Hugo’s Swedish grandmother. The glass Hugo broke, however, was their own—it had been filled with champagne the night Hugo proposed in Gramercy Park. Everything about the wedding was local: the wine, the beer, the food, and for dessert, instead of a cake, there were pies from a favorite farm stand on the North Fork. At the end of the night, the best man of honor surprised everyone and handed out sparklers on the dance floor. Says Sarah, “It was so sweet—kind of like a big fireworks finale.”

  Bride’s gown: Peter Langner from the Bridal Atelier by Mark Ingram.
Bride’s shoes and bag:
Badgley Mischka.
Bride’s veil:
The Bridal Atelier.
Bride’s hair and makeup:
Robin Narvaez from Borja Color Studio.
Groom’s suit:
Seize sur Vingt.
Bridesmaids’ dresses:
Thread, BCBG Max Azria, and Shoshana.
Best man of honor’s suit:
Seize sur Vingt.
Jennifer Houser Flowers.
P. J. McBride.
Brent Newsome.
Briermere Farms.
Starlight Orchestra.


From the 2004 New York Wedding Guide