Zosia Mamet, known best for her roles as Shoshanna from Girls, married fellow actor Evan Jonigkeit in an intimate ceremony at Cedar Lakes Estate.
The pair met whilst in a play together where they played an engaged couple – talk about life imitating art! Initially they dated in secret, which Zosia described as “incredibly romantic” before they became engaged after three years.
They had always planned to have a somewhat ‘destination’ wedding and after Zosia’s self-confessed “only conceivable bridezilla moment” where she went down a “google rabbit hole” for 5 hours, she found the Cedar Lakes Estate.
They visited the venue on Zosia’s birthday and instantly fell in love. They then worked with the team at Rye Workshop to plan their wedding. “They were our event designers, planners, cheerleaders, you name it, they did it,” says Zosia. “Julie and Molly, who run the company, are two women with an eye for the unique and beautiful, but who also aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. They made gorgeous floral arrangements, pitched teepees for our guests to hide away in, brainstormed crafting and board game rain contingency plans, and truly brought the magic.”
When it came to the wedding dress, Zosia, who has never been traditional, opted for a black dress instead of the traditional white: “I wanted something comfortable, and I didn’t really want to wear white. The dress I ultimately chose was by Givenchy, and it was the last one I tried on—the minute it went over my head, both my friends gasped. It definitely wasn’t the most epic in terms of the dress’s power on its own, but it fit me like a glove in every way, and I knew, without a doubt, that it was my dress. That was it, I bought it off the rack.”
For the rest of her outfit, Zosia wore a pair of diamond earrings from her dear friend whose father owns William Goldberg and flat shoes from Brother Vellies. Her hair and makeup was done by her two good friends, Tommy and Joshua, who are pro’s and told them she wanted to embrace the atmosphere of the rustic venue and be a woodland fairy nymph, requesting all the dark flowers they could find for her hair.
After a relaxed ceremony of about 100 people, made up mostly of family at a partly enclosed theatre, the party continued to celebrate with the reception taking place in a barn. It was here that Zosia changed into a sparkly Kate Spade number. Guests ate, drank, danced and tattooed each other…albeit temporarily as a friend made temporary tattoos of the couple’s initials.
The night then ended at a small bungalow on the property called “The Treehouse” where everyone drank ‘moonshine’ and ate s’mores and danced: “We talked, sang, danced, and midnight-snacked until the wee hours of the morning,” says Zosia. “It was perfect.”
Images by: Tommy Agriodimas, via Vogue