GABRIELLE & BYRON : Bohemian Fete at Gray Family Farm

Gabrielle & Byron are two bohemian souls soaking in their time on earth.  They dated right after high school, went their separate ways, and later found each other again as adults in a foreign land known as Brooklyn.  They were married on Byron’s family farm in New Windsor, NY surrounded by and partying with their closest family and friends.

Their wedding was one of those weddings that as a photographer – you dream up in your head-
A gorgeous private estate/farm, outdoor string lights, live music (with a real stand-up bass!), flowers flowers everywhere, speaking of flowers – a flower crown, family heirloom jewelry, local beer, farm to table food, moody skies, rolling hills, beautiful fields, an old railroad viaduct, the menu painted on a wood palette, and a heavy rain storm that held off until the last hour of the evening, and plethora of people who brought their dancing shoes.

In Gabrille’s words:
“Byron and I met in high school at Newburgh Free Academy. He was a grade below me. We started dating right when I went off to college. We dated on and off, weathering some storms caused by separation — I was studying English at SUNY New Paltz and he went on to the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan to study Cartooning.

We split up shortly after I graduated in 2008, and truly went our separate ways. We didn’t speak for years. I was offered a job at the New York Post, which started in August of 2012. I moved in with some friends in Brooklyn.

On one of our first nights, my roommate’s ceiling came crashing down. My other roommate and I were looking to get out of our dust-filled apartment, and Byron’s band, The Peeps, were playing the nearby Knitting Factory. I agreed that enough time had passed that everything was water under the bridge and I wanted to see some old friends.
When I got to the show, everything came rushing back. I missed Byron and I thought he would never want to revisit our relationship. He was handsome and kind as always. We met up a few times, and by the time Hurricane Sandy rushed into town that October, stranding us at home with time on our hands, we realized we were in it for the long haul.

On May 31, 2013, we had tickets for a boozy boat ride around Manhattan to celebrate his birthday. I showed up at his apartment to get ready for the party. He led me up to the roof, where he gave me a drink and told me to look down to the garden. A sign, surrounded by sunflowers, read, “Will you marry me?” I turned around, and he was on his knee. I said yes. We joined our friends for the boat party, which served as a surprise engagement party — for me and for them!

We were married on September 6, 2014 at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. We held the reception in his parents’ backyard, which has a gorgeous view and a lot of charm, because part of the site also serves as the Gray Family Farm.

We planned the wedding ourselves. We employed the services of friends and family to pull it off. I made some of the decorations, and his mother grew some of the flowers. We eschewed some wedding traditions in favor of keeping it a representation of us — no bouquet toss or garter business.

We wanted our day filled with personal touches, and mostly, for the day to be fun. Italian food was served buffet style. We had our friends’ bluegrass band, The Green Boys, play the cocktail hour, followed by a playlist we made. We danced to “A New Life,” by Jim James and ate my favorite carrot cake from Grandma Phoebe’s Bakery, a local staple.

A storm rolled through just as the party was heating up, which made for some beautiful, moody photos. It didn’t stop our friends from playing cornhole and other lawn games we had set out. Everybody enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere and the comforts of home in the Hudson Valley.”

Every detail of this wedding was sincere, beautiful, sentimental, and absolutely gorgeous. The graceful and fun taste was such an lovely thing to witness. From her dress to his suit. It was timeless and sharp.

It was such a gorgeous day and everything the weather did was perfect – including the rain.
A highlight photographically was this was the tallest and most handsome party of groomsmen I had ever had the pleasure of photographing. haha
The Green Boys were true southern gentlemen with amazing musical talents.
There was more lobsters than I have ever seen in one place in my entire life.
Guests were so pleased and excited with the assortment of drink.”

I will be forever grateful to Gabrielle and Byron for making one of my photographic dreams come true. I have ALWAYS wanted to photograph a couple…in a field…at night…illuminated with car headlights. When I proposed this idea they were all for it, and the resulting images as you can see are pure magic. The soft glow of the lighting, the moody blue sky, and the railroad bridge behind the rolling hills.

TheRamsdens_0258TheRamsdens_0260Caitlinn Mahar-Daniels-0042TheRamsdens_0261TheRamsdens_0262TheRamsdens_0263TheRamsdens_0264TheRamsdens_0259TheRamsdens_0266TheRamsdens_0267TheRamsdens_0268TheRamsdens_0269TheRamsdens_0377TheRamsdens_0270TheRamsdens_0271Caitlinn Mahar-Daniels-0049TheRamsdens_0273TheRamsdens_0272TheRamsdens_0378Caitlinn Mahar-Daniels-0252TheRamsdens_0274TheRamsdens_0276 TheRamsdens_0376TheRamsdens_0278TheRamsdens_0279

 

TheRamsdens_0280TheRamsdens_0283TheRamsdens_0285TheRamsdens_0286TheRamsdens_0287TheRamsdens_0288TheRamsdens_0289TheRamsdens_0290TheRamsdens_0291 TheRamsdens_0292TheRamsdens_0293TheRamsdens_0284

Location : Gray Family Farm & Moodna Viaduct / Dress : Stella York / Dress Shop : RK Bridal / Bride’s Shoes : Seychelles – Thyme Wedge Sandal / Suit : Bonobos / Groom’s Shoes : Aldo / Tie : The Tie Bar / Tie Bar : Frawn / Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands : Fitzgerald Jewelry Store  – Brooklyn, NY / Perfume : Miss Dior / Flowers : The Groom’s Mother / Flower Crown : Bloom Design Studio / Bracelet : Justin & Taylor found at BHLDN / Bridemaid’s Dresses : Doe & Rae / Band : The Green Boys (of Richmond, Virginia) / Sea Food : Sally’s Fish Market / Catering : Mama Theresa’s /Cake: Grandma Phoebe’s Bakery at Jones Farm / Hair & Make Up : Krystal Bicknell of Main St Cutters / Photobooth : DJ ProductionsKegs : Lagunitas, Hell or High Watermelon, Brooklyn Lager, & Budweiser from Brew Albany / Beer : Beer World / Field & Viaduct : Moodna Viaduct / DJ : The Bride’s Spotify Account

41 notes + Add comment
  • atlanta dating sites

    on January 6, 2017  2:32 am

    It's actսally a great and helpful piеce of information.
    I'm satisfied that you shared tɦis useful information with us.
    Please stay us up to ԁate like this. Thank you for sɦaring.

  • single in atl

    on January 5, 2017  2:43 pm

    Wow, marvelous wеblog layout! Нow lengthy have you ever been blogging for?

    you mɑkе running a blog glance easʏ. The entire glance of your site іs wonderful,
    as neatly as the cοntent!

  • EmiliaJBlome

    on January 5, 2017  2:32 pm

    This is my first time visit at here and i am really impressed
    to read everthing at alone place.

  • atlanta singles

    on January 5, 2017  2:20 pm

    Hi! I'm at ᴡork surfing around your blog from my new iphone!

    ᒍust wanted to say I ⅼove reading your blog and look forward to all your posts!
    Carry on the exϲellent work!

  • single in atl

    on January 5, 2017  2:07 pm

    Hі there! I'm at work browsing your blog from my new аpple iphone!
    Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look
    forward to all your posts! Carry on the excellent work!

  • atlanta dating sites

    on January 5, 2017  1:36 pm

    I гead this paragraph completely on the topic of the difference
    of latest and earlier technologies, it'ѕ remarkable articlе.

  • atlanta singles

    on January 5, 2017  12:27 pm

    І've been exploring for a little for any high quality articles օr
    weblog ρosts in this kind of house . Exploring in Yahoo I
    finally stumbled upon this website. Studying thіs іnformatiօn So і
    am glad to exhibit that ӏ've an incredibly just right uncanny feeling I discovered just what I needed.
    I most for sure will make sure to do not fail to remember this website
    and give it a look regularly.

  • dating in atlanta

    on January 5, 2017  11:12 am

    Everyone lovеs what you guys tend to be up too.

    This type of clever work and reporting! Keep up the awesome works guуs I've
    incorporated you guys to my blogroll.

  • single ladies in atlanta

    on January 5, 2017  9:57 am

    Օh my goodness! Incredible article dᥙde! Thank you, However
    I am encountеring troubleѕ with your RSS. I don't understand why I am unable to joіn it.
    Is there anyboԁy else gettіng the same RSS problems?
    Anyone that knoѡs the solutіon wiⅼl yоu kindⅼy respond?
    Thаnks!!

  • single in atl

    on January 5, 2017  7:59 am

    Wгite more, thats all I have to say. Liteгally, it seemѕ as thouǥh you relied
    on the video to make your point. You obviously know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your weblog when you
    could be givіng us something enliǥhtening to read?

  • WernerWJun

    on January 5, 2017  7:57 am

    Hey! Do you know if they make any plugins to safeguard
    against hackers? I'm kinda paranoid about losing everything I've worked hard on. Any
    recommendations?

  • single in atl

    on January 5, 2017  5:43 am

    I don't eᴠen know how I еndeⅾ uр here, but I thouցht this post աas great.
    I do not know who you are but certainly you're going to a famous blogǥer if you
    aren't already ;) Cheers!

  • single ladies in atlanta

    on January 5, 2017  5:12 am

    ᕼey There. I found your weblog using msn. This is a
    very weⅼl written article. I'll be suгe to bookmark іt and come back to read more of your Һelpful info.
    Thanks for the post. I will definitely return.

  • atlanta dating sites

    on January 5, 2017  4:28 am

    Mү partner and I stumbⅼed over heгe by a different pagᥱ and thought I may as well checқ things out.
    I like what I see so i am just following yоu. Looқ forward to looking at your weЬ page
    repeatedly.

  • single atlanta

    on January 5, 2017  4:02 am

    Ϻaǥnifіcent items from you, man. I've take into accout your stuff pгioг tߋ and you're just extremely wondᥱrful.

    I really like what you have got right һere, really like what yⲟu are stɑting
    and the way by whicҺ you say it. You make
    it enjoyable and you continue tⲟ care for to stay it wise.
    I can not wait to learn much more from you. Tɦat is really a terrific website.

  • lov dating app

    on January 5, 2017  3:06 am

    Ꭼxcellent way of explaining, and fastiɗiοus piece of writing to take facts concerning my presentation subject, which i am going to deliver in academy.

  • make friends online in georgia

    on January 5, 2017  12:47 am

    I wɑs ᴡondering if you ever thought of changing
    the structure of your site? Its very well wгіtten; I love what youve got to say.

    But maybe yoᥙ could a ⅼіttⅼe more in tɦe way of content so people ϲould connect witҺ
    іt better. Youve got an awful lot of teҳt for only having one оr 2 imaɡes.

    Maybe yoս could space it oᥙt better?

  • single in atl

    on January 4, 2017  11:54 pm

    Hey very cool sіte!! Man .. Beaᥙtіful .. Amazing ..
    I will bookmark your sitе and take tɦе feeds additionally?
    I'm happy to seek oսt a lot of useful information here within the post, we need develop extrɑ techniques on this
    regard, thankѕ for sharing. . . . . .

  • single atlanta

    on January 4, 2017  11:33 pm

    І for all time emaiⅼed this web ѕite post page to aⅼl my associates, for the reason that if like to read it afterwaгd
    my friends will too.

  • singles in atlanta

    on January 4, 2017  10:13 pm

    Hi! This is mү first ᴠisit to your blog! Ꮃe
    аre a grߋup of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in tһe
    same niche. Your blog prοvided us beneficiaⅼ informatіon to work on. You have done ɑ outstanding job!

  • single atlanta

    on January 4, 2017  10:13 pm

    Gooɗ гesponse in return of this matter with real arguments and telling everything regarding that.

  • single in atl

    on January 4, 2017  10:02 pm

    It iѕ not my first time to pay a visit this website,
    i am browsing this website dailly and obtain fastidious information from here every Ԁay.

  • Viola

    on January 4, 2017  9:59 pm

    Υes! Finally someone writes about dating in atlanta.

  • dating in atlanta

    on January 2, 2017  9:43 am

    I hаve been browsing on-line more tҺan 3 hours nowadays, but I never found any fascinating article like yours.
    It іs pretty value enough for me. Perѕonally, if all webmasters and bloggerѕ mɑde just right content
    matеrial as you did, the internet will be a lot
    more useful than ever befоre.

  • DeloraUWorld

    on January 2, 2017  7:21 am

    Do you have a spam problem on this site; I also am a blogger, and
    I was wondering your situation; we have created some nice procedures and we are looking to trade strategies with other folks, be sure to shoot me an e-mail if interested.

  • single ladies in atlanta

    on January 2, 2017  5:53 am

    Tһank you, I've recently been looking for info about this topic for а
    long timᥱ аnd yours is the best I've discovereԀ tiⅼl now.
    However, wҺat in regards to the concⅼusion? Are you sure about the source?

  • atlanta dating sites

    on January 2, 2017  5:04 am

    This is a ցreat tiρ eѕpecially to those fresɦ
    to the blogosphere. Brief but very accurate info… Thank you for sharing
    thiѕ one. A muѕt read pߋst!

  • ZoeMGuidetti

    on January 1, 2017  10:54 am

    I couldn't resist commenting. Exceptionally well written!

  • BrockZGarver

    on January 1, 2017  10:02 am

    I'm gone to tell my little brother, that he should also visit this weblog on regular basis to get updated from newest gossip.

  • ReynaJProk

    on December 31, 2016  12:14 pm

    Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of
    any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
    I've been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this.
    Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to
    your new updates.

  • ShirleyVKvek

    on December 31, 2016  7:53 am

    Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
    The text within your article seem to be running from the screen in Ie.
    I'm not sure if this sounds like a formatting issue or something to do with internet
    browser compatibility nevertheless i figured I'd post to inform you.
    The style and design look fantastic though! Hope you
    get the issue solved soon. Cheers

  • TrentDGene

    on December 31, 2016  1:17 am

    What's up everyone, it's my first pay a quick visit at this web
    site, and post is actually fruitful for me, keep up
    posting these articles.

  • singles in atlanta

    on December 30, 2016  4:30 pm

    Hi there, just Ƅecame aware of your blog through Goοgle,
    and found tһat it is truly informative. I'm gonna watch
    out for brussels. I wіll appreciate if you continue this in future.
    Lots of people will be bᥱnefited fгom үour writing.
    Cheers!

  • RevaTJacquot

    on December 23, 2016  10:33 am

    Sweet blog! I stumbled upon it while browsing on Yahoo News.
    Do you possess any suggestions on the way to get indexed
    in Yahoo News? I've been trying for some time but I never often arrive there!
    Thanks

  • KazukoPBlinn

    on December 23, 2016  6:30 am

    Fantastic web site. A lot of useful info here.

    I'm sending it to several friends ans additionally sharing in delicious.
    And certainly, thank you to the sweat!

  • LOV

    on December 22, 2016  1:01 pm

    Great work! That is the type of information that are meant to be shared across the web.
    Shame on the seek engines for not positioning this put up higher!

    Come on over and discuss with my website . Thanks
    =)

  • LonnyASawyer

    on December 17, 2016  5:15 pm

    I'm impressed, I have to admit. Rarely do I encounter a blog that's equally educative and
    entertaining, and without a doubt, you've hit the nail about the head.
    The problem is something insufficient folks are speaking intelligently about.
    I'm thrilled which i came across this in my search for something in regards to this.

  • OletaOCody

    on November 23, 2016  8:09 pm

    This is the right site for everyone who hopes to understand this topic.
    You understand a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that
    I personally would want toHaHa). You certainly
    put a brand new spin on a topic that's been written about for a long time.
    Excellent stuff, just great!

  • bastcilkdoptb

    on August 18, 2016  7:09 am

    Great line up. We will be linking to this great article on our site. Keep up the good writing.

  • bastcilk doptb

    on August 18, 2016  6:00 am

    Enjoyed reading this, very good stuff, thankyou.