Summer in the Hudson Valley

We are thrilled to share Caroline and Pedro’s summertime wedding with you today. This wedding, at Troutbeck in New York’s Hudson Valle, was beyond glorious. And, we couldn’t have asked for a more idyllic setting and weather. Troutbeck made for a lovely weekend getaway for the 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.

Here, the bride carries a sweet nosegay of Lily of the Valley. And, boutonierres are fashioned from white Scabiosa.

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

Guests meander the property to the secret garden where the ceremony was held. Also, white parasols are provided for guests to shield themselves from the sun. And, ceremony programs by Lettered Olive feature a watercolor illustration of the main Troutbeck house.

White wildflower blooms line the aisle for a very bridal touch. And, oversized galvanized planters are filled with greenery and branches for a natural alter backdrop.

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.

Here, 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.

And, custom wooden plank flooring and flowy fabric walls make for a dreamy sailcloth dinner tent.

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

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

Dancing and late night food is 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 can 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. Here, 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 departs to a sparkler send off.