May 24, 2017
Five Years of #hknyweddings: Helena + Peter

Helena and Peter’s look was inspired by tropical flora. Large palm leaves were complemented by white blooms for a refreshing departure from many of the weddings we host here at Haven’s Kitchen. They highlighted the simplicity of the space, creating a vibrant and sunny atmosphere — perfect for early summer. 


Helena-EP-Beverage-700Helena and Peter couldn’t decide on which cocktails they wanted to serve, so they chose all three that they tasted. Pictured are Rome with a View – Campari, dry vermouth, and Lime Picante Punch – Tequila, Pineapple, Jalapeno

What was the most important part of the wedding planning process for you?
The guest list and having an open bar.


How did you plan the menu?
Grandma’s tastes and dietary restrictions.



What were some of the details you were excited to see come to life as part of your wedding?
The flowers. The space.


What have you learned about yourselves and each other in the last year as you’ve put together your wedding?
I am a micro manager, Peter is more big picture.


When you think about Haven’s Kitchen….
Loved it for its intimacy, every option presented to us was spectacular which made picking hard and sometimes we chose to have everything, like all three cocktail options — our guests really enjoyed that.


Photographer: Khaki Bedford Studio
Dress: Lovely Bride, Williamsburg Seamster
Her Shoes: Stuart Weitzmann
Suit: Bindle & Keep
His Shoes: Cole Haan
Flowers: Adore NYC 
Calligraphy: RaeChild 
Ceremony Music: Baby I Love You” The Ramones
Wedding Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar

For more photos from Helena and Peter’s wedding visit our new Instagram @weddingsathavenskitchen.