Classic weddings and Hudson Valley were meant to be together; like peanut butter and jelly those two. And Glenmere Mansion? Could easily be mistaken for a crazy, gorgeous villa in the Italian countryside. So toss that all together along with images by Cappy Hotchkiss and you have a dream fête full of elegance and a whole gaggle of wee little attendants ready for their camera debut. See it all here.
From the Bride… We met in 1989 when I was a freshman and he was a sophomore at Connecticut College. We were friends throughout college and had one platonic date on New Year’s Eve 1992. After graduation, we went our separate ways. Michael stayed mostly in NYC, while I lived abroad in Mexico, Tahiti, California and Hawaii before returning to NYC in 2002. Fast forward to October 2009 when we crossed paths on Park Avenue. Divine intervention must have been at work because he recognized me after 16 years (Michael wears contacts). He called my name and I actually heard him (I can be hard of hearing). So … eight thousand and eighty days (8,080!) after our first meeting, we were married.
Wedding Photography: Cappy Hotchkiss / Wedding Venue: Glenmere Mansion in Chester, New York / Floral Design: Dennis of The Green Cottage / Officiant: Rabbi Maurice Salth of Central Synagogue / Wedding Cake: Sylvia Weinstock / Wedding Invitations: Maki Ushiba / Ceremony Music: Students from The Juilliard School / DJ: Ray Jarrell of Jarrell Entertainment / Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza via Bridal Reflections / Bride’s Shoes: My Glass Slipper / Hair + Makeup: Krystal of Baby Breath Bridal Services / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Kimera Design / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Kids’ Suits + Dresses: Janie and Jack / Girls’ Sashes: Kimera Design