Summer in the Hudson Valley

We are thrilled to look back on Caroline and Pedro’s summertime wedding with you today. We did this wedding at Troutbeck in New York’s Hudson valley last July and it was beyond glorious. You could not have asked for a more idyllic setting and weather. This made for a lovely weekend getaway for our Manhattan based couple and friends from all over (the groom and his family are Argentinean). Jose Villa is responsible for the lovely imagery.

One of the main benefits to hosting a destination wedding, is that you can have everyone get ready together for the day.

The bride carried a sweet nosegay of Lily of the Valley, while boutonierres were fashioned from white Scabiosa.

Everyone loved the wedding welcome bags that Lettered Olive created for us. Heavy wax canvas “lunch” bags were perfect for guests wanting to take their goodies poolside or out on a picnic. Local Saratoga Spring Water, hand iced “trout” cookies, and other snacks and goodies were personalized with custom packaging.

Guests were able to meander the property to a secret garden where the ceremony was held. We provided white parasols for guests to shield themselves from the sun. Ceremony programs by Lettered Olive featured a watercolor illustration of the main Troutbeck house.

We filled oversized galvanized planters with greenery and branches for a natural alter backdrop. A gorgeous contrast to the white wildflower blooms lining the aisle for a very bridal touch.

I still love seeing the look on the groom’s face when he sees his bride enter for the first time.

The bride wears a stunning sheath by Carolina Herrera.

After the ceremony, the guests gathered on the front lawn for al fresco cocktail hour.

A Soiree signature bar is one of the main decor focal points. Umbrellas feature custom edging by Boutique Tents, and custom printed fabric by Lettered Olive.

For the dinner tent, custom wooden plank flooring and flowy fabric walls makes for a dreamy sailcloth dinner tent.

A crisp neutral palette is balanced by the live greenery ceiling installations.

I loved how the cake table linen turned out with a custom printed fabric top to match the cake designed by Nine Cakes.

Dancing and late night food was served in the lounge/ballroom after a sunset dinner. We like to hide as much as the band chords and stands as much as possible, because you will often see them in the first dance photos. One of our favorite ways to do this is by using a stage partition. Sometimes this is done with florals or greenery, but often with fabric. This stage partition features more custom printed fabric in our after party color palette.

This bustle! One of my favorites of recent.

After dancing with their guests into the evening, the couple departed to a sparkler send off.