Rachel and Matthew got married in the beautiful Hudson Valley in a small town called Chatham on a private estate, overlooking the mountains.
They started their celebrations the night before with their rehearsal dinner at the Rivertown Lodge in Hudson, NY. A very artsy town, with lots of great restaurants and galleries. People gathered from all over the country to celebrate Rachel and Matthew’s big weekend. They had dinner inside and then went outside to a tent area to continue their party and enjoying everyone’s company.
The next morning the bride and groom got ready at Matthew’s family estate, in separate rooms - of course - getting ready to see each other for the first time, surrounded by family and close friends. Proceeding with portraits after around the estate, which couldn’t have looked more stunning with all the flowers in bloom, the pool and the stunning views.
The ceremony was outside on the lawn in front of the house with gorgeous views overlooking the mountains. It was filled with funny stories about the bride and groom, important accomplishments and steps of their life’s, alone and together. The deal was sealed with breaking the glass and everybody was ready for cocktails around the pool and the big party in the tent after.
Rachel and Matt hired a fabulous band for their reception, which was held in a tent they put up the day before right outside the house. It was perfect. The esthetics of the design starting with the shape of the tent, the floral designs, the rustic tables and the round bar in the middle of the tent. It was out of this world. Matthew’s mom Meryl envisioned most of it. It was tasteful and so well executed with the help of Ashley Douglas Events. The reception couldn't have been more successful. Everybody was on their feet dancing the entire night. The band wouldn’t give them a break until the end of the celebrations. What a day. It was perfect.
A special thank you to Jeff Tisman, who came out to shoot with me. Always a pleasure and so fun.
Wedding Planning Ashley Douglas Events Photography Stefy Hilmer Photography Videography Michael Tosner Catering Great Performance Catering Tent Company The Greenwich Tent Company Lighting Social Event Decor Hair Julia Mcntosh Make up Lumous Make Up