Hudson Valley Wedding by Robert & Kathleen Photographers
May 4, 2011
Tri State

Can you really go wrong with pink and green? My preppy little heart thinks not. Particularly when they are the colors chosen for a stunning wedding shot by the lovely duo of Robert & Kathleen Photographers. And really can The Wainwright House be a better backdrop for classically beautiful images? Once again, I think not. There is so much more preppy perfection to take in, so be sure to spend some time in the full gallery!

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From Robert & Kathleen Photographers... Seeing so many weddings and watching the way so many different couples interact with one another, we have learned quite a bit over the years. Not just about where to photograph what or which lighting conditions make for an optimal portrait, but about what really makes for strong connections between couples. We have learned this not only because we talk to our couples about what they love about one another, but because we watch for the little things that come through when there's not a word spoken. And one of the greatest things we have learned was solidified even more through our meeting and working with Meghan and Marc. They taught us that when you have found the one person in the world that is clearly perfect for you, something special happens. You become an even better version of yourself. You become more comfortable in your own skin, more confident to be who you really are because you know there is no longer any need to be anything else. You have found someone who has reassured you that all the things that you have always loved about yourself really are the things that make you loveable. You can try new things, take bigger chances because you know that no matter what you'll have that person by your side. And, what we think may be the most important, you can sing and dance around the house knowing that person not only won't judge you, they'll probably join you.

We had seen the sweet, gentle way Meghan and Marc interacted with each other during their rainy day engagement session in NYC back in May. We expected to see that again on their wedding day, and we did, tenfold. Not just when they were together either. You could see it with the smile on Meghan's face when she was told that Marc had arrived before the ceremony, with the look of unabashed excitement on Marc's face when he was told it was time to get into place because the ceremony was about to begin. Rob and I were both moved by the sweetness of their ceremony and the thoughtfulness of the vows they spoke to one another. It was during their reception that we saw something truly remarkable.

After very romantic first dance and a elegant dinner, Meghan and Marc took to the dance floor and let loose. They sang to one another at the tops of their lungs and moved perfectly in sync with each song, laughing and pulling each other close. And we weren't the only people captivated by them, several times throughout the night a circle formed around Meghan and Marc as friends and family cheered them on. It made me smile because I could just picture Meghan and Marc at home doing the very same thing - letting go, having fun and just being themselves, knowing that neither of them would ever judge them for a whacky dance move or random song choice because they'd rather jump in.

It was particularly moving to us because that very same scene wouldn't be unfamiliar in our house. Seeing the connection between Meghan and Marc - the gentle sweetness and the whacky fun-ness (totally a word), made us feel even luckier to not only do what we do for a living, but to have found one another. And having a job that makes you realize that all in one day, well that's pretty amazing.

Wedding Photography: Robert & Kathleen Photographers / Wedding Venue: The Wainwright House / Catering: Corner Stone Catering / Hair & Make-Up: Once Upon A Bride / Wedding Gown: Vera Wang / Bride's Shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Floral Design: Petals by Alice / DJ: Harborside Productions / Bridesmaid Dresses: LulaKate via Bella Bridesmaid / Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Vineyard Vines / Wedding Invitations & Paper Products: Dauphine Press via Kate’s Paperie