Alli and Dave’s wedding weekend, part deux…their wedding in the Hudson Highlands of New York! Beautiful, intimate and tons of fun, their wedding kicked off with Alli’s dapper nephew (as ringbearer) carrying the “Here Comes the Bride” sign at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring. During the Mass Dave’s brother Jonathan played guitar, singing a hauntingly beautiful version of “Here I am, Lord”. After the ceremony the crowd waited for Alli and Dave to emerge from the church…the doors burst open and a beaming Alli and Dave descended through the flurry of ivory petals…what a way to start your life together!
Onto their reception in Alli’s parents’ beautiful home in Garrison, beginning with colorful cocktails, such as blackberry gin fizz, on the lawn. With the sun setting family and friends gathered in the awesomely decorated tent from Stamford Tent, where LMD floral created the most magical and colorful world filled with trees, texture and abundant flowers– zinnias, dahlias and roses among others. Tables names reflected the wild and mystical feel with such places from literature as Lothlorien from The Lord of the Rings, and all the details–lanterns, birch bark, rose hips, figs, pears and Chinese blue vases–looked perfect against the brilliant scarlet runners. Matching this look was the outstanding cuisine from Main Course Marketplace & Catering right in the Hudson Valley.
The intimacy and humor of the night was reflected in the wonderful toasts by the Governor, Dave’s brother, Andrew, and Alli’s sister, Emily. Their talented friends sang a hymn and Dave’s brother Jonathan was back on guitar, playing a song he wrote for Alli and Dave’s first dance. Then the partying kicked in with some serious dancing to the excellent East Coast band which included classic 80s music, and to top it off all the Yale alumni gathered to sing a rousing Bull Dog! Bull Dog! Such a great wedding! It was a pleasure working with Elizabeth Allen, the consummate event planner, and nice working side by side with the folks from Films by Francesco.
Thanks so much Alli and Dave for having us photograph your wedding weekend! We loved it!!
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