On their first date, both Sarah Kim Harned and Charles Sheridan Harned instantly knew they had found “the one.” “Our first date was at a Fort Greene bar, where I was so smitten that I snuck off to the bathroom to text my best friend that I had met my ‘soulmate,’” she shares. At the time, Charlie was working for the Brooklyn Nets, while Sarah earned her master’s degree at NYU. “A year later, we moved me out of my Brooklyn Heights studio that I shared with my dog, Kobe, and got a place to call our own in Greenwich Village.”
Three years later, as the two vacationed out in L.A., Charlie proposed. He told her that they had brunch reservations at a nearby restaurant and called an Uber. Instead of getting in the car with her, Charlie gave Sarah five time-stamped envelopes and sent her on her way.
After trips to the nail salon, a spa, and a blowout bar Sarah knew something was up. “There were two cards left, and at this point, I was ready and expecting a proposal,” she remembers. The second-to-last card took me to our favorite place to stay in L.A.—the Santa Monica Proper, where I was greeted by flowers outside of our suite and an aisle of rose petals leading to Charlie and Kobe. There, he proposed, perfectly, just us three.” The last card was a throwaway—Charlie had to have one surprise!
“After our engagement, we drove up to the Hudson Valley, and upon arriving, we immediately knew it was the perfect venue for us,” Sarah says of her wedding destination, Wildflower Farms. “The landscape was beautiful, the property was refined, and the team there welcomed us like family.” Nicole Risby of The Privilege Is Mine took to all of the planning, and the couple enlisted Kelly Brown to photograph every moment.
“Amber Oswald designed wedding stationery that was perfectly us. She surprised Charlie and me with a monogram that merged ‘S’ and ‘C’ to create an ‘H’ for Harned—and of course, we ordered hats with the monogram embroidered on them the very next day,” Sarah says.
“My wedding wardrobe included six looks. It might sound a little over the top, but styling is my passion, and it was such a fun process to put together different looks for the weekend,” the bride-to-be notes. A few weeks before the wedding she stopped in the Danielle Frankel atelier, and it was there that she found the Rosalie Gown. “It was rustic and romantic, with dark freshwater pearls and a leather strap.” She wore the ensemble to Friday’s welcome party, complete with Khaite suede cowboy boots. Charlie matched in an Italian goat suede suit by Officine Générale, Lucchese boots, and a Stetson hat.
“Later that evening, we both changed into stripped-down versions of traditional Korean Hanbok for a Paebaek ceremony. We wanted to incorporate Korean traditions into our wedding in a more modern, casual setting,” she shares. To close the ceremony, Charlie’s parents tossed dates and chestnuts. “The couple then catch the dates and chestnuts in a cloth to represent the number of children they’ll have. I think Charlie and I ended up with 14 in our cloth.”
Sarah fell in love with her ceremony dress at KYHA Studios in New York. “The moment I walked into KYHA, my girlfriends and I were greeted by the most caring team of women,” she explains. “They helped me pair the Jerri gown with their beautiful layered veil, and it was everything I dreamed of as a bride.” She paired the look with Miu Miu shoes, her mother’s diamond earrings, and her sister’s diamond tennis bracelet—“something borrowed.”
After the ceremony, the bride donned Danielle Frankel’s Noa dress and added pearl-embellished Saint Laurent heels. Next, she cut the cake in a KYHA mini dress before featuring her fourth and final look, an embellished green tulle dress by Khaite. “I channeled Carrie Bradshaw in her series finale in Paris,” she says.
The style complemented the after-party space in the Wildflower’s Green Room. “The materiality is custom green-stained plywood, Murano glass fixtures, distressed canvas walls, shag carpets, and walnut millwork,” Sarah explains. “For more embellishments for my after-party outfit, I completed the look with a borrowed diamond ring from my friend Twinkle’s mom—the most fabulous woman I know.” The next day, Sarah bid goodbye to her guests in a cashmere set also by Danielle Frankel and peep toe La Perla heels, a nod to her wedding day.
On June 24, 2023, Sarah walked down the aisle with a dreamy Bloom Bloom bouquet in hand. The bride and her father met Charlie, dressed in a black tuxedo by P Johnson, and time stood still. Sarah actually graced the aisle twice, as it started to rain. “My friends joked that only I could find a way to walk down the aisle twice,” she laughs. “The clouds parted, and the sun came through to spotlight our ceremony. It was magical.”
The pair wed before family and friends amidst the Hudson River Valley mountains. “As soon as I got up there, I was composed and so happy. My best friend, Jason, officiated the ceremony. He made us cry, laugh, and calmed all my nerves,” the bride remembers. Trees lined the aisle as the two processed out as Mr. and Mrs. Harned.
At the reception, muted florals and fruit detailed each tablescape. “We wanted high romance—sculptural and playful yet rooted in elegance,” Sarah notes. “What Bloom Bloom delivered was beyond my wildest imagination.” Guests indulged in chicory salad, risotto and prime beef tenderloin. The full-flavored meal concluded with a seasonal tart and meaningful toasts.
Then, the party began. The newlyweds danced to Adele’s “All Night Parking,” and guests joined them on the dance floor, as Dart Collective queued a lively playlist. “They seemed to always find the perfect song to emphasize what was happening in that moment—whether it was the cocktail hour, dinner, or the after-party,” Sarah recalls. “We couldn’t have asked for a more fun way to end the evening.”