Every wedding that we share makes me happy but this one, set in the picturesque Hudson Valley, really had me grinning from ear to ear.  Each image from Scobey Photography is just so adorable and full of squeal-worthy details.  All of which were designed and created by the bride and her family.  It is so nice to see a more traditional wedding that is handcrafted with such elegance and grace.   There is more inspiration to be found from this labor of love in the full gallery!

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It’s a beautiful thing when two peoples’ paths merge into one… and then become a journey. What’s even more beautiful is when two families have so much love for their children that they, too, jump into that journey: with both feet. supporting. laughing. crying. loving with all of their hearts. That is what made Alex and Brian’s wedding so incredibly special (well, that and all of the amazing details).

Alex and Brian met in Nashville while attending Vanderbilt University. They grew up in two completely different parts of the country, fell in love in Tennessee, moved to New York City together, and got married at Oak Hill; overlooking the Hudson River on a gorgeous Fall day.

Brian chose to have their First Look in the same place that her parents had taken their wedding photos years before: Bard College. We love shooting First Looks; there is just nothing quite as intimate. Bard’s campus has one of Frank Gehry’s famed architectural designs, which made for an amazing backdrop for some portraits.

Wedding guests enjoyed a cocktail hour overlooking the Hudson River – accompanied by the soothing sounds of a Jazz Band. There were so many things that made this wedding extraordinary. First off, Alex (with the help of her super-woman mom and sister) imagined, designed, and executed this entire day. Everything. The invitations, the signs, menus, favors, table decor. Every-THING.  Another beautiful touch? The cake-topper was the same one that sat on top of Alex’s parent’s cake years before.

From beginning to end, their day was such a labor of love, and it showed one-hundred-percent. It could not have been any more perfect.

Wedding Photography: Scobey Photography for Carla Ten Eyck / Wedding Florist: Floral Fantasies / Accomodations: Old Rhinebeck Inn / Ceremony Venue: Catholic Church of The Good Shepherd / Reception Venue: Oak Hill / Bride’s Dress: Romona Keveza / Bridal Salon: Kleinfeld’s / DJ: DJ Trevor / Caterer: Oliver Kita

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