Wedding Photography at New York’s Tarrytown House Estate: Emily + Chris
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!
Helloooo, gorgeous Kate Spade silver pumps!
And yes, Chris was just as chic in his black and white wingtip 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!
We gathered the families for some formals before the ceremony began.
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!
Emily was a glowing bride. There was a grin on her face the entire day. Exactly how it should be!
The ceremony was held in the Lynden Room.
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.
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.
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.
The night continued on with much dancing and laughter.
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.
A special shout out to Ashley, who put me in touch with Emily and Chris. I can’t thank you enough, Ash!
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.
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.
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
~ Jason Mraz, “I’m Yours”