Location is such an important component of just about anything. The right spot for an event can literally make all the difference. Nicole & Patrick’s Hudson Valley wedding in Kingston New York absolutely nailed the locale part of the equation capitalizing on the mix of history meets modern that is the Hudson Valley. For the first part of their wedding day, the couple allowed the historic garden side to do the talking featuring stunning old world brick buildings to be the backdrop. Lush strings of greenery hang in the air, as flower clusters and escort cards swung in the wind. For their Hudson Valley wedding reception, the duo brought guests to the modern industrial event space that is the Senate Garage featuring exposed brick, mixed farm wood tables, mini potted succulents and Edison bulb light strands. The end result is a day that is wonderfully classic yet perfectly accented by chic romantic touches that make your head feel just the right kind of swoony. Those seeking a Hudson Valley wedding should take note, Nicole & Patrick’s day is all kinds of divine.
Novella of the Bride…
We met in the fall up at Siena college while Nicole was visiting a childhood friend that Patrick happened to have become close friends with. We had a fun night out singing and dancing (and drinking) and the next day right before Nicole was getting ready to leave, she decided to stay another night with her friend so we could all hang out again. From there we began a long distance relationship for 6 years while we each completed school and started careers in Philly, Connecticut, and eventually NYC. After Nicole graduated from Villanova, Patrick popped the question.
My goal for the overall theme of the wedding was a romantic-rustic-chic feel. While getting this look, I wanted to maintain the traditional upscale feel of a wedding as opposed to being too casual. I wanted lots of soft colored flowers and greenery, with warm lighting, all against a beautiful brick wall. I wanted it to feel clean and sophisticated, but still “deconstructed” enough to bring a soft romantic vibe. Special touches that helped keep with the overall theme include the place cards hanging between the trees outside, the wall with rings of flowers inside, and the long farm tables with greenery and lanterns down the middle.
My mom helped me out tremendously, I wouldn’t have many of the details without her. She made the flower garland for our VW beetle, our “happily ever after starts here” sign, the Mr & Mrs pillows for the groom and I’s bench, she made all the white pillows on the cocktail hour benches outside, she made the cornhole boards, stained all the wooden crates for the flip flops, made the cake topper. She is extremely crafty and I attribute so much of this hard work to her. Not to mention she scoured all the Jo-Ann fabrics across the country to have them send us all the gold wire lanterns you see on all the tables, and the hoops that are hanging on the flower wall.
We chose St. Mary’s Church to get married because it was the groom’s childhood church. We chose the Senate Garage for the reception because it was exactely the look and feel that I wanted. A ‘must’ on my list was to have brick walls because I loved the rustic look that it gave in the background. The senate garage had that, and it was a large open space that you could interpret anyway you liked; the possibilities were truly endless, and it felt totally unique, like no two weddings they had would ever be the same. I wanted the individuality that they offered, and choosing everything from the floorplan to tables down to silverware definately gave us that. They are a very new wedding venue, so I felt like we had a hidden gem that no one had heard of before. After being at so many weddings, I wanted something unique to give ourselves, our families, and our guests an unforgettable night.
Photographer: Elena Wolfe Photography | Ceremony: St. Mary’s Catholic Church | Reception: Senate Garage | Wedding Dress: Mikaella Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Shoes: Emmy London | Hair: The Great Studio | Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse | Invitations: Shine Wedding Invitations | Transportation: Casanova Carriage | Music : Enriquez Entertainment | Rentals: Bridge Creek Catering | Florist + Day of Coordinator: Mayuri’s Floral Design | Caterer + Baker: Bridge Creek Catering