Laura and Ronnie were married on at one of my favorite Hudson valley venues, Buttermilk Falls Inn. The forecast had us all worried about exactly when it would rain, but Laura and Ronnie were not deterred from having their beautiful ceremony outside in front of the swan pond and weeping willows with this amazing hexagonal floral arch. The weather cooperated with our timeline pretty nicely and I was able to shoot the couple’s first look and portraits and it only started to gently rain a little bit when it was time to meet the wedding party and family for group shots. Buttermilk Falls has an amazing house for the bride to rent and get ready in, and it has a spacious front room with these gorgeous windows looking out over the hudson river, so it was a perfectly pleasant room to do the group pictures in, and then what do you know, it stopped raining just in time for them to wipe off the seats before guests arrived to sit down for the ceremony! After exchanging their vows and sealing their marriage with a kiss the happy couple greeted guests for a few minutes before heading off for a few “just married” portraits with me at a site where I was able to get a view including a small waterfall from under a stone bridge I had them stand on. It required a little bit of nervous wet-rock traversing but hey, anything for the shot, am I right? As we wrapped up those portraits and headed over to the red barn for their cocktail hour and reception the drizzle began again. It truly seemed to be timed to our movements and needs! Back at the barn, guests were enjoying a lovely spread on the porch before heading inside for the reception of dinner and dancing. We set up our photobooth on one end of the porch and Laura and Ronnie had provided a table of fun props for people to play with. Highlights of the evening included memorable toasts with sage advice and sweet stories, fun song choices that felt personal and induced laughter and lipsynching, and an increasingly wild dance floor as the night went on. Congratulations to Laura & Ronnie! I was so thrilled to capture this gorgeous wedding!
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