Audrey and Brian are high school sweethearts that finally tied the knot this May. Both grew up in Hyde Park and attended FDR High School, and they just bought their first house nearby too. Audrey and Brian’s engagement session highlighted many of the things that they love about this area, and the wedding had a definite local focus as well.
Ceremony: Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, St. Peter’s Parish
Reception: The Grandview
Hair: Bella Capelli Salon
Makeup: Azesha Ramcharan
Flowers: Morgan’s Florist
Bride’s Dress: Priscilla of Boston
Bridesmaids Dresses: J.Crew
DJ: Music Speaks Volumes
Some details from the morning…
Audrey and Brian chose to do a first-look session, where the bride and groom see each other for the first time before the wedding. The private setting allows us to capture real emotion in an private and comfortable setting.
After the first look and some group shots, we hit the streets of Hyde Park for some of the bridal portraits. The center of town was buzzing on a Friday afternoon, and we certainly drew a lot of attention with drivers honking horns and shouting “Congratulations!” as they drove by.
The priest gave a recap of the story of how Audrey and Brian met back in high school, and there were many funny moments.
Everyone exited the church except Audrey and Brian. They closed the doors, and when the best man knocked on the door Audrey and Brian came out and were showered with rice.
The grounds of Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel provided some great spots for a few more bridal portraits.
The back patio of The Grandview, with its scenic views of the Hudson River and Mid-Hudson Bridge, also provided for some great bridal portraits.
Instead of using boring table numbers for their place cards, Audrey and Brian used photos from their engagement session to match guests up with the proper table. Each guest got a photo of Audrey and Brian, and had to find the table with the corresponding photo on it. The photos looked great.
The best man, Brian’s brother, gave a great toast that had them back and forth between laughs and tears.
Both the father/daughter and mother/son dance were very emotional.
Audrey and Brian, we’ve enjoyed getting to know you this past year, spending lots of time photographing you in various places around town. Your wedding was a blast, and we hope you love the photos.
– Nick & Eddy