Green Scene: Jennifer & Steven in Rye Brook, NY

Jennifer Zweben says that she met her future husband, Steven Risack, “when she was not expecting it and not looking for it,” at a gathering of friends at a rooftop bar in Manhattan. After an eight-month-long engagement, the couple married at the Doral Arrowwood in Westchester County. Jennifer and Steven knew it would make the perfect venue for friends and family from New York City, which is an easy drive or train ride away, and for out-of-town guests who could stay at the hotel for the weekend.

Instead of the traditional rows of chairs, the couple decided on a circle, so they were “surrounded by everyone."

Jennifer Zweben says that she met her future husband, Steven Risack, “when she was not expecting it and not looking for it,” at a gathering of friends at a rooftop bar in Manhattan. After an eight-month-long engagement, the couple married at the Doral Arrowwood in Westchester County. Jennifer and Steven knew it would make the perfect venue for friends and family from New York City, which is an easy drive or train ride away, and for out-of-town guests who could stay at the hotel for the weekend.

The white stephanotis in Jennifer’s bouquet matched the embroidered flowers on her Nicole Miller dress.

“I chose to have my two brothers as my ‘men of honor.’ I don’t have sisters, and my brothers were always the closest people to me. I really wanted them to be in the bridal party—it was fun having them pose with the girls for the photos," says Jennifer.

The couple had a traditional Jewish ceremony, with a modern twist; their DJ played “Bittersweet Symphony” by The Verve as the bride walked down the aisle.

Low square vases holding peonies contributed to the intimate feel of the long reception tables.

For an intimate dinner party feel in the hotel’s large ballroom, Jennifer chose long tables and low centerpieces.

The wedding cake, topped by white peonies, had a whimsical appliqué design.