July 27, 2011

Wedding Photography at New York’s Tarrytown House Estate: Emily + Chris

Wedding

Emily and Chris were the fantastically playful couple that came in second place in the Lindsay Docherty Photography Best of 2010 Canvas Giveaway for their engagement session romping picture. You’d better believe there are already friends out there campaigning for the 2011 contest.

The photography I have for you today are from their gorgeous wedding up at Tarrytown House Estate in Irvington, New York. The day was a little drizzly and prevented us from having the ceremony out on the grounds but the event was spectacular. I told them this that night, but this was a family that absolutely oozed with love. I feel weddings bring out the best in people but it was obvious in every encounter I watched that this family was genuine and warm and loving. And you could just tell that it wouldn’t matter what was going on – this was them and it was incredible.

Okay, enough with the sappiness. You came here for pictures!

bride getting ready for wedding
Helloooo, gorgeous Kate Spade silver pumps!

bride silver Kate Spade heels for wedding
bride getting ready for wedding
bride getting ready for wedding
bride getting ready for wedding
And yes, Chris was just as chic in his black and white wingtip shoes…

Groom shoes
We brought Emily into the lobby to prepare for her first look (aka “first sight” or “reveal”) with Chris. I love these so much!

bride getting ready for wedding
bride getting ready for wedding
bride and groom first look
bride and groom first look
bride and groom first look
We gathered the families for some formals before the ceremony began.

wedding family formals
wedding family formals
In addition to bridesmaid dresses that were all slight variations on a theme, each of the ladies carried bouquets of different flowers in the same purple tone (by Daniel Florals & Events). This was such a beautiful way to create a cohesive feel without being identical. There were blooms of hydrangeas, lisianthus, roses, stock, and Emily and Rachel’s that combined all of them with delicate sweet peas. Loved them!

bridesmaid purple flowers
Emily was a glowing bride. There was a grin on her face the entire day. Exactly how it should be!

bride getting ready for wedding
The ceremony was held in the Lynden Room.

Wedding ceremony at Tarrytown House Estate
Wedding ceremony at Tarrytown House Estate
Wedding ceremony at Tarrytown House Estate
Wedding ceremony at Tarrytown House Estate
I was able to grab the newlyweds for a few minutes at the beginning of cocktail hour for some shots in Cellar 49, the onsite speakeasy, and around the building.

bride and groom at Tarrytown House Estate
bride and groom at Tarrytown House Estate
bride and groom at Tarrytown House Estate
bride and groom at Tarrytown House Estate
bride and groom at Tarrytown House Estate
Their reception was out of this world. The décor was to die for! Vine-covered shepherd’s hooks, candles in lanterns, moss, and ball jars with assorted garden flowers in purples, lavenders, and whites filled the room for a look that was truly a Midsummer Night’s Dream.

purple wedding reception at Tarrytown House Estate
purple wedding reception at Tarrytown House Estate
purple wedding reception at Tarrytown House Estate
purple wedding reception at Tarrytown House Estate
purple wedding reception at Tarrytown House Estate
Emily and Chris entered and shared their first dance as husband and wife to Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours”. I think they told me they didn’t have a choreographed dance but they were twirling and lighting up every inch of the dance floor and looked so happy and wonderful doing it.

bride and groom first dance at Tarrytown House Estate
bride and groom first dance at Tarrytown House Estate
The night continued on with much dancing and laughter.

wedding reception at Tarrytown House Estate in New York
wedding reception at Tarrytown House Estate in New York
Emily’s sister and maid of honor, Rachel, regaled us with stories of their childhood plays – particularly Beauty and the Beast in which Emily stepped up to play all secondary characters. That is something I would have loved to have seen as Emily apparently acted out and voiced all of the parts in the intro.

wedding reception at Tarrytown House Estate in New York
wedding reception at Tarrytown House Estate in New York
wedding reception at Tarrytown House Estate in New York
A special shout out to Ashley, who put me in touch with Emily and Chris. I can’t thank you enough, Ash!

wedding reception at Tarrytown House Estate in New York
My heart totally melted from the impromptu dance by Emily and her brother, Gabriel, to the Rainbow Connection. Somewhere along the way, this family was taught to dance.

wedding reception at Tarrytown House Estate in New York
What a fabulous wedding. Emily and Chris, thank you, thank you, thank you for bringing me into the warmth, kindness, and love that was so apparent on your wedding day. It was truly lovely.

wedding reception at Tarrytown House Estate in New York

So I won’t hesitate, no more, no more
It cannot wait, I’m sure
There’s no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate
I’m yours
~ Jason Mraz, “I’m Yours”

Ceremony: Tarrytown House Estate
Reception: Tarrytown House Estate
Hair and Makeup: Ilise Harris
Wedding Dress: Sposabella Bridal
Shoes: Kate Spade
Florist: Daniel Florals & Events
Reception DJ: BOK Music
Catering: Tarrytown House Estate
Wedding Cake: Sweet Lisa’s
Invitations: Carta Bella
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