This wedding took place on the beautiful countryside of the Stone Tavern Farm. I had been in touch with Alison through phone and e-mail conversations leading up to the wedding day. I got the sense that she and Christine had put a lot of time and preparation in the planning process, and it definitely showed on the their special day.
It started with the two brides getting ready at separate locations, and it was cool to see the different atmospheres and how they seemed to reflect each of the brides personalities. Alison got ready at a nice, peaceful, and relaxing bed and breakfast with her wedding party, while Christine’s getting ready process was filled with tons of energy (having young nieces and nephews there certainly helped in that regard). A nice touch to the day was a pre-ceremony cocktail hour, where guests (many of whom I learned came from across the country as well as other countries) could mingle and enjoy good food and beverages before walking up the scenic hillside to witness the “I dos”.
Every reading at the ceremony was very fitting and the winner for the most memorable would probably go to Aunt Margaret’s emotional reading of Corinthians 13, and then her off-the-cuff speech about the specialness of Alison’s and Christine’s love. After the ceremony concluded, there were plenty of nice decorations all throughout the reception hall to get footage of. Just like all of the other portions of the day, the reception was filled with great energy that showed through on the packed dance floor, in the toasts, and oh yeah, the performance of Salt-N-Pepa’s “Shoop” by Christine and her sister.
It was fun to hear about the story of how Alison’s and Christine’s love came to be and I’d like to thank them for letting me and Hudson join them for the day. Speaking of Hudson, many thanks also go to him. He was my second shooter who helped me capture the day and got some very nice detail shots (some of which are featured in this short wedding film). It was also a pleasure to work with the other vendors throughout the day at this wonderful spring wedding.
Location: Roxbury, NY
Officiant: The Honorable John Iliou
Wedding Designers: Stacey Weiss and Kate Briggs
Catering: Emily’s Catering Group
Flowers: Stacey Weiss and Kudlacik/Vicari Wedding Party
Makeup: Lauren Wells
Photographer: Gallery 9 North
Venue: Stone Tavern Farm of Roxbury NY
DJ: Chris Johnston of Love of Music
Roxbury NY Wedding Video: Sean Junda Wedding Films