Caitlin and Zachary were blessed with perfect photo-taking weather on their beautiful wedding day. I don't think that blessing was just by chance, but rather something that they deserved for all of the time that they had to wait in order to have the big celebration they truly wanted. This couple was so fun to watch, they were so excited to be getting married, had one of the best first looks ever, and are so very much in love. They also had a big group of friends and family that were just as excited for them to get married, it was a beautiful day.
Caitlin prepared for the wedding day at a nearby hotel. Her sister, who was her maid of honor, did a great job in making the getting ready part of the day a lot of fun and even brought in balloons for fun photos on the bed. Caitlin's dress was absolutely stunning, the entire bodice and train had a sparkling design all over it. The look was completed with a cathedral length veil.
Caitlin and Zachary had their first look in a beautiful garden. Caitlin first had a first look with all the groomsmen, which just made the anticipation for Zachary even more as he could hear them cheering and clapping for her.
The ceremony was held at the Grandview on a balcony over looking the Hudson river. Caitlin and Zachary read personal vows to each other and sealed their marriage with a kiss!
Photography and videography: Bella Luz Imagery
Venue: The Grandview
Hair and Makeup: Aurelia Hair & Makeup
Transportation: West Point Tours
Flowers: Peony Design Studio
Cake: The Grandview
Officiant: Kevin Labby
DJ: Total Djs
Emily and TJ married one another on a spring day at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie, New York. They were one of the sweetest couples, very easy going and easy to get along with. Their entire wedding group and family were all very fun and full of joy and kindness. They were joined by about 150 guests who celebrated this couple's love all night long!
The day started at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. It was drizzling out, but Emily didn't let that damper her spirit, not even in the slightest. We were actually surprised to find her so energized and excited, even with the less than perfect weather. Her bridesmaids as well were all very laid back and just ready to have the best day ever, which they did!
Emily's dress and details were absolutely beautiful. Her satin strapless gown was the perfect touch of simplicity and elegance all at once. Her bouquet was made of fragrant pink peonies, just perfect for the spring season.
TJ and his groomsmen were also getting ready at the Grandview Hotel. He was cracking jokes and full of smiles as he prepared to marry the love of his life.
The ceremony was held at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel - St. Peter's Church, also in Poughkeepsie. It is a beautiful stone church with vaulted ceilings and stained glass windows. The inside of the church is quite dark, with the alter lit up.
Emily and TJ joined their guests at a magnificent cocktail hour at the Grandview. There were so many stations of so many different types of foods, it all just looked amazing. From the cocktail room and adjoining terrace guests could enjoy a great lookout over the Hudson river and and the Mid-Hudson Bridge.
A beautiful ice sculpture served as an ice luge for the couple's special martini drink that was being served. Emily and TJ's faces lit up when they saw the drink trickle down through their "B" initial.
The reception was gorgeous! Tall arrangements of bushy white flowers were set as centerpieces, while pink toned uplighting brought the atmosphere to a whole other level. They even had a table set for the vendors to eat at, which was unbelievably kind of this lovely couple.
Photography and Videography: Bella Luz Imagery
Wedding Planner: Hudson Valley Ceremonies
Wedding Coordinator: Sandra O'Connell
Venue (reception): The Grandview
Venue (getting ready): The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel
Venue (ceremony): Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel - St Peter's Church
Hair and Makeup: Celeste Von Damon
Flowers: Lucille's Floral of Fishkill
Transportation: A Hudson Valley Limousine
DJ: DJ Dolce Productions
Cake: The Grandview
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