Is there a detail from this Hudson Valley wedding that I don't absolutely love and adore? That would be a big, fat negative! Each and every one fills my heart with delight. Yellow, green and white is a color palette that will always be fresh, cheerful and charming especially when paired together with so many cute, personalized details from the drink straw pennants to the sweet thank yous tucked inside each napkin. Weddings by Two always brings a magical quality to the celebrations that they shoot and this one is no different! See all their images in the full gallery!
From the bride... When my husband and I were searching for a wedding location in the Hudson Valley, Shadow Lawn quickly stood out to us. We were able to rent the property for the entire weekend, so we could host our rehearsal dinner, wedding, and Sunday brunch there. The owners of the property went an extra mile to make everything perfect for us after Hurricane Irene, and I think that the beauty of the property was partly what made all of the pictures so gorgeous! The Sheeley House Bed & Breakfast next door was the perfect location for our wedding party to stay, and my husband and I had a great time being so close to everyone all weekend long.
We worked closely with our officiant, Barbara Ann Michaels, to create a ceremony that was both deeply personal and non-traditional. Two couples from each side of our family spoke and provided us with marriage wisdom. Instead of a traditional favor, we rented a photobooth from Weddings by Two/We Love Photobooths—it was packed all night long! Everyone from the grandparents to our youngest cousins loved snapping their pictures. Another highlight was my last-minute decision to purchase the cakes from our favorite bakery in New York City—Momofuku Milk Bar. Ryan and I had to drive to Brooklyn the Friday before to pick up the cakes and bring them to the wedding ourselves. They were the hit of the night. Everyone raved about them!
It was daunting to choose a location that was not all-inclusive, and my husband and I both did a lot of work the entire year leading up to the wedding (much more than we had expected)! In the end, all of our vendors came together to make it an unforgettable day!
Photography and Photobooth: Weddings by Two + We Love Photobooths / DJ: Lutz Entertainment / Day-of Coordinator: Hudson Valley Events / Officiant: Barbara Ann Michaels / Floral Design: Steven Bruce Design / Caterer: Main Course / Wine: Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits / Venue: Shadow Lawn / Cakes: Momofuku Milk Bar / Calligraphy: The Left Handed Calligrapher / Dress: Elizabeth Dye via Lovely Bridal / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew / Hair + Makeup: Face Stockholm