If rain on your wedding day is a sign of good luck, then Jess and Anthony are truly blessed. Jess and Anthony did their engagement session on a beautiful fall day in the Hudson Valley, but their wedding was the day before Hurricane Irene hammered the east coast. The day outside was dark and rainy, but you wouldn’t have known based on their sunny disposition.
Jess and Anthony have amazing family and friends who shared in the joy of their wedding day. Here’s a selection of our favorite images.
Ceremony and Reception: Colden Manor at Spruce Lodge – Montgomery, NY
Officiant: Debra Sheafe
Hair: Angles and Cuts By Julie – Chester, NY
Flowers: Flowers By JoAnn – Washingtonville, NY
Cake: The Pastry Garden
Bride’s Dress: Bella Couture Bridal – Newburgh, NY
DJ: M.C. Fish
Jess’ experience and knowledge as a graphic designer is really evident in their wedding invitation. The striking design elements and pleasing choice of colors work great together and compliment the colors they used in the wedding.
Anthony and the guys enjoyed a few beers and some laughs while getting ready.
Jess and the girls took a break to relax for a minute before the excitement.
Anthony’s nephew was the ring bearer and was quite a character.
Jess and Anthony chose to do a First Look and see each other before the ceremony. We used the awning at the main entrance to Colden Manor at Spruce Lodge as cover from the rain.
Because of the rain, we had to do the bridal portraits indoors, but there were many beautiful and bright locations in Colden Manor at Spruce Lodge.
The ceremony, officiated by Debra Sheafe, was short and sweet.
Anthony presented his mother with a single red rose before their first dance.
The toast Anthony’s brother gave had the whole room cracking up.
At about 8:30pm, the edge of Hurricane Irene was making it’s way into the area.
Jess, Anthony, and their guests danced the night away, not caring about the pouring rain outside.
Jess and Anthony, we had a great time photographing your wedding. Your family and friends are wonderfully supportive, and we hope that the photos serve as a great memory for you.
– Nick and Eddy