Sean and J.P. were married on September 9th, 2017 at A Private Estate in Germantown, N.Y. We loved their table decor- farm tables with garland runners, napkins tied with navy blue twine and an added sprig of pine, and mixed votives and pillar candles looked beautiful! Our favorite moment was a last minute addition- unfortunately due to hurricanes J.P.’s family couldn’t attend the wedding, so his mother gave her toast over the phone, which was so emotional and heartfelt!
Other favorites of ours: – The grooms walked down the aisle together with their two beloved dogs Hunter and Piper – All of their custom items from signs to napkins and drink stirrers matched beautifully – The Pedialyte packets at the bar which encouraged guests to stay hydrated (because no one likes a hangover!) – Their cake (coconut cream) was outrageously delicious – The t-shirts the grooms changed into later in the night- see the pictures below to find out what funny saying was printed on them – Lastly, one of our other favorite moments was a ‘lap dance’ J.P. gave to Sean- we were cracking up!
Congratulations Sean and J.P!! -Danielle, Kayla, & Matt
Josh and Estan got married on September 3rd, 2017 at Deer Mountain Inn in Tannersville, NY. Even though there was quite a bit of rain, we were able to have the ceremony inside the lodge, which added to the rustic charm. Dinner and dancing were outdoors under a sailcloth tent, and we can’t say enough about how gorgeous it looked! Trees, ferns, and hanging greenery chandeliers gave the tent an outdoor feel, while bright white flowers helped make everything pop.
A few of the details we loved: – The custom Grooms ‘magazine’ cover they had made – An oyster bar at cocktail hour- yum – After the ceremony the Grooms changed suit jackets- we loved the different textures and colors – The mountain views at the Inn- spectacular!
Congratulations Josh and Estan! -Danielle, Kayla, & Matt
Lindsay and Kyle got married on August 26th 2017 at Arlington Reformed Church, and held their reception at Bad Seed Cider Co. in Highland. Their color scheme was a mix of smoky grays with purple undertones, along with a bit of light pink in their centerpieces and table numbers- we love how this combination came together! They had gorgeous weather, a fun and unique venue, and plenty of dancing and dessert (our favorite).
A few more details we loved: -The pin on Lindsay’s bouquet which had a small picture of Kyle attached -Lindsay’s glittery blue sneakers which she changed into later in the night -The venue- the apple orchards were such a beautiful backdrop for photos -Their favors which were apple scented candles -Their caterer Victoria’s Wood Fired Pizza Truck, because who doesn’t love pizza?! -The desserts: gelato, cupcakes, truffles, and their rustic chic cake to cut- yum! -Guests wrote messages on the Bad Seed chalkboard for the couple
Congratulations Lindsay and Kyle! -Danielle, Kayla, & Matt
#1- Never Let The Opinions Of Others Sway Your Decisions
This is the number one thing that we see couples regret later on. Your wedding should be reflective of you and your partner! Maybe you don’t want a traditional ceremony, you want to have a bold color scheme, or you want to use e-vites instead of traditional invitations- it should all be your choice. Now, we’re not saying that you can’t ask for opinions from friends and family, just that the final decision should ultimately be yours.
Tip: When going to appointments to meet vendors, and to decide on choices, try to keep it to just you and your partner. It’s much easier to decide what the two of you want without five other family members weighing in.
#2- Never Get Caught Up In The Details
We know that you want everything to be perfect on your special day (we can’t blame you!), but we always encourage our couples to keep the bigger picture in mind- you’re marrying the love of your life! There will always be small hiccups throughout the day, but believe us, no one is going to notice that the tablecloths are slightly wrinkly, or that one table has two less candles on it. If the ceremony starts fifteen minutes late, that’s okay! The more you can stay in the moment and let the small things slide, the better your day is going to be.
#3- Never Leave Things To The Last Minute
This is a difficult one, because everyone has busy lives, and planning a wedding is an enormous task! However, leaving things like DIY projects, favor assembly, or even packing for the honeymoon until the last minute will cause you huge amounts of stress, and also tends to lead to things slipping through the cracks. If you’re getting close to your day and need some help, ask friends and family to come over and make it into a mini ‘party’!
#4- Never Be Unclear About Your Expectations
Before you hire your vendors, and continuing through the rest of your planning process, make sure that you are clearly communicating your needs and expectations. If there is a certain type of wine or liquor you wish to have, your caterer will need advance notice. If you expect your wedding planner to help you put together favors or decorations, they’ll need to know before your wedding. This is another great time to remember to speak up; if something isn’t going according to plan let that vendor know!
#5- Never Ever Forget To Get Signed Contracts
We can’t stress this one enough- you need to have contracts for every single vendor, and you need to read them carefully! Does your caterer have the insurance your venue requires? When is the last day you can add to your rental order? In what situation can your DJ cancel, and what portion of your payments is due back to you? These are all things that your contracts should specify, and if they don’t- ask!
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Hattie and Brandon got married on July 17th 2017 at Newburgh Brewing Company. They had such a fun and unique fantasy theme to their wedding! Most noteworthy: all of their ‘table numbers’ were handmade using perler beads, and each table was assigned a specific theme; Harry Potter, Pokemon, and Zelda were just a few.
A few more details that we loved:
-Their custom champagne glasses which had their names in the original Nintendo font -Also- their escort cards- each guest was assigned a specific character from their tables’ theme -Finally the venue- Newburgh Brewing Company was such a great space; we hope to work there again in the future!