When Becca & Will told us that they planned on spreading their wedding day celebrations into two days we thought, “Ahhhh, so much time to capture the awesomeness of these two!!” And when the time came to document their wedding story, those two days of shooting did not disappoint.
Their first day began on an October afternoon in one of our favorite towns in the Hudson Valley, New Paltz. The start of the day was a small ceremony among their closest family and friends. The ceremony was intimate and personal being set at the church where Becca’s parents were married years before and officiated by Becca’s uncle. Then off the four of us went to wander the streets of New Paltz together – even stopping for an impromptu visit to Will’s barbershop (yes, they were the ones that helped make him look so pretty that day :-)). We spent our time just walking and chatting and of course getting a shot in here and there; it was sublime. I mean for us that is what photographing a wedding should feel like, celebrating a connection between two people – talking, laughing all while being surrounded by the fainted chatter, the streets, the sounds and the comforts of what has shaped them into the couple they have grown into. A bit deep, yes, but it’s true.
On to day 2 at The Highlands Country Club! A day filled with more great wedding style, smiles, laughing, memories, dancing and fresh cider donuts and a hot dog stand – I repeat folks, a Hot Dog Stand!!! Becca & Will really knew how to create a wedding that was stylish, classy, romantic, fun and REAL. Each guest, every ceremony, each bite of food was chosen carefully based on what meant the most to the two of them – it was two days of wedding euphoria.
Thank you to…
Wedding Venues, Ceremony – St Joseph’s Church , Reception – Highlands Country Club w/ Coordinator Danielle West / Make-Up, by bride herself, Becca Quicksell / Bride’s Dress & MOB Dress, The Town Shop w/ consultant Kim Davidson / Bridesmaids Dresses, The Brideside w/ consultant Devin DeAngelis / Groom & Groomsmen Attire, Jos. A. Bank / Hair, Caitlin Kehler and assistant Ingrid Gomez / Flowers, Becky Baker of Bouquets by Becky / Wedding Cake, The Pastry Garden / Hot Dog Stand, Mikes Dog House / DJ, Photo-Booth, Cigars, Styles Entertainment / Limousine & Shuttle, Settembre Limo /