Summertime is one of my favorite seasons in New York City, especially for weddings. It’s nice and hot so you can enjoy summer activities while having your wedding outdoors. We photographed this incredible Westchester Garden Wedding at this private residence mid last year in Ossining, New York.
My sweet couple met each other years ago in Italy. They fell in love immediately, dated long distance for some time, and moved back to NY to start their lives together in New York City.
There were so many special touches to this Westchester Garden Wedding. They had a huge pool which sat on the edge of their property facing the Lower Hudson Valley. All the tables were set around the pool area for the reception, while the cocktail hour was located on the side of the house in the garden area. The catering was set beautifully and the cocktail hour’s food was absolutely delicious.
The bride’s mother loves collecting fine china. Thus, she was waiting for this day to be able to showcase all her beautiful settings at her daughter’s wedding. Each set was different and had various characteristics to them. The table setting had a beautiful bouquet of different color roses in the centerpieces while each table had a different theme based on constellations and planets. I really felt like I was off the coast of Italy and not anywhere in New York. To put it simply, it was one of the best wedding experiences I’ve had in all my years as a wedding photographer.
The band they hired is one of my favorites! Cafe WhaBand from the West Village – So much fun and always gets the party dancing the night away.
The Westchester area truly is remarkable. This wedding took place right in front of the mountains of the Palisades and Lower Hudson Valley. With picturesque views and a beautiful sunset setting for their outdoor wedding, you can take a look at the beautiful aesthetic below.