By Alana Tosti By Alana Tosti | January 20, 2022 | Wedding Features
This couple’s patriotic Union League wedding was the perfect celebration of their love—both for each other and for their country.
Hillary in a Carolina Herrera gown and Cyrus in Homer Reed.
Hillary Landau, a physician, and Cyrus Western, a Wyoming politician, made their wedding dreams come true with a red, white and “Carolina blue,” all-American theme—a nod to Hillary’s years at UNC Chapel Hill and Cyrus’ career. With its rich American history, The Union League of Philadelphia was a natural choice for the 165-guest affair. The couple, who originally met in 2015 in Boston while Cyrus was attending Harvard for his master’s and Hillary was attending Tufts for her MD/MBA, danced their first dance to Harvest Moon—as the groom grew up dancing Western swing at street dances in Wyoming. “He totally rules at spins and dips!” says Hillary, who donned a Carolina Herrera gown for the big day.
. Custom invitations with blue, white and pops of red were created by Cherese Rambaldi
A custom wedding crest was created for the couple in their signature colors, adorned by hydrangeas (a nod to the bride’s parents’ summer home in Southampton, N.Y.) and antlers—an ode to the groom’s love of archery hunting. Before cutting into their citrus cake with American buttercream frosting, the couple recited their own personal vows, which they had not done in their Catholic ceremony, ending their special day on a sweet note.
The Union League’s historic yet timeless ballroom
A five-tiered citrus cake with American buttercream frosting was created by The Union League.
Lauren Landau, the bride’s sister and maid of honor, with Hillary and their mother, Susan Landau
Ceremony Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, cathedralphila.org
Reception The Union League of Philadelphia, unionleague.org
Wedding Planner Susan Norcross, The Styled Bride, thestyledbride.com
Bride’s Gown Carolina Herrera, Elizabeth Johns, elizabethjohns.com
Bride’s Shoes Stuart Weitzman, stuartweitzman.com
Bride’s Veil Amsale, BHLDN, bhldn.com
Bride’s Hair & Makeup Hair: Amanda D’Andrea, amandadandrea.com; Makeup: Nina Moran, Cheekadee, cheekadee.com
Groom’s Tux Homer Reed, mensclothingdenver.com
Groom’s Shoes M.L. Leddy’s, leddys.com
Groom’s Watch Shinola, shinola.com
Rings Good Stone, goodstoneinc.com
Bridesmaids’ Dresses Dessy, Bella Bridesmaids, bellabridesmaids.com
Florals Brittany Gillespie-Phinney, Petals Lane, petalslane.com
Catering & Cake The Union League, unionleague.org
Photographer Grace & Ardor Co. Photography, graceandardor.com
Invitations Cherese Rambaldi, Honour of Your Presence, honour-of-your-presence.business.site
Invitations Lana Dreams of Art, lanadreamsdesign.com
Rentals & Linens Party Rental Ltd., partyrentalltd.com
Entertainment Strangers, BVTLive!, bvtlive.com
Photography by: Grace & Ardor Co. Photography