Something we always stress (because it’s SO important) is that people really must have the wedding that they want.  The wedding that they would have if pinterest didn’t exist, the wedding they would have if they never went to a wedding before, the wedding that just feels natural and right to them.

Samantha + James did just this.  They rented a mountainside villa (on VRBO!!!), invited 40 of their closest friends and family, and made a relaxed and intimate weekend celebration out of it.  It was a beautiful and magical day, and it was so perfectly THEM.

Their ceremony took place of the ledge right outside of the villa with views down to the Hudson River.  Rain began to pour as it started and Samantha insisted that the show must go on.  A steadfast a calm soul, she knew it was time and rain would not stop her.  We are so glad she did.  The photographs with the large rain drops falling upon them made it even more special.  By the end of their vows the ceremony had stopped and the sun began to shine through the clouds.

The remaining day consisted of guests helping themselves to hors devours, sangria, and local beer.  Dancing if they wanted to, enjoying each others company, and celebrating their love.  It was just wanted their wanted and needed, and it was perfect.

Hair + Make Up : Beauty Entourage

Villa : VRBO – Phillipstown, NY

Caterer : Fresh Company – Garrison, NY