Don't let the name fool you, the Mohonk Mountain House is nothing like a house. It is, in fact, a magnificent fortress like hotel with the most beautiful cliffs and waterway. Melinda and Scott knew that this would be the perfect place for their marriage to one another.
The day started with Melinda getting ready with both mothers, her daughters and her flower girls. Melinda looked beautiful and was full of smiles.
Scott was getting ready in another room at the resort with his son. Both he and Melinda were such nice, down to earth people. It was really such a pleasure being able to witness and document the love between the two of them.
A beautiful arch made by Scott and Melinda was set inside for the ceremony. What I really loved about their decor was the flowers at the entrance of the aisle, so that as Melinda walked down there were flowers behind her as well. During the ceremony the couple and all of their children performed a sand ceremony which was a really special touch.
The reception was in a beautiful open air building located on top of the cliffs. Round tables were set with sweet hydrangea centerpieces and twinkle lights hung from the ceiling. The newlyweds started the party off right with an impressive choreographed dance. The dance had spins, dips and lifts and they executed it perfectly.
Just as the sun was setting we made our way out to the cliff tops to take some stunning portraits overlooking The Mohonk Mountain House. I love how Scott and Melinda had so much fun taking photos, they were just dancing with each other in the evening sun.
Photography and videography: Bella Luz Imagery
Venue: Mohonk Mountain House
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Oran and Brittany's fairy tale wedding was straight out of a story book. The venue was perfect, her dress was perfect, their love was perfect. The family and friends that surrounded them that day wanted nothing more but to celebrate and bask in the love that these two have for one another. And what a celebration it was.
The day started with Brittany and her bridesmaids getting ready at the Glen Harbor Island bridal suite. The room was beautiful and great for taking photos. Brittany was easy going, fun to be around and a picture perfect bride.
The Glen Island Harbor Club has a picturesque park surrounding it and also borders the Long Island Sound. Inside of the park is an amazing stone castle which made the perfect backdrop for photos. Oran and Brittany decided to do a first look and I am so happy they did. The expression on Oran's face when he first sees his beautiful bride is priceless.
The ceremony space at Glen Island Harbor Club is the best of both worlds. It has a stunning view of the Long Island Sound yet the comfort of being indoors with air conditioning on a hot summer day. A traditional Jewish ceremony was carried out starting with the bride and groom circling one another and ending with the climatic smashing of the glass.
After the ceremony guests enjoyed cocktail hour by the water.
Just before the reception started I pulled the newlyweds out to get a few more portraits as the sun was going down.
A beautiful reception setup was ready as guests finished up cocktail hour. The bride and groom were cheered on as they made their grand entrance and took to the dance floor. Brittany's dress looked amazing as Oran twirled her around on the dance floor.
Photography and Videography: Bella Luz Imagery
Venue: Glen Island Harbor Club
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