We met Stephanie and Elliott on Instagram and we bonded over the hardships + joys of both being in international relationships.  Stephanie is a native New Yorker and Elliott hails from Australia. It really is something that unless you are in it, you do not totally understand it.  Having to file paperwork with your own country so your husband can stay with you is not an easy task by any means.  It is years of work, endless amounts of money, and stress.

All this just makes the journey that much sweeter in the end, and there is a huge feeling of accomplishment that comes with it.  Sacrifices you make for each other are real, and they are all worth it.

Stephanie + Elliott were married on a warm December day on the shore of the Hudson River in Esopus, a personal ceremony with just the two of them and their officiant Holly Netter.  One year later, surrounded by their friends and family from near and VERY far on a COLD December day – they had there wedding with friends and family in Poughkeepsie with Holly Netter marrying them once again.  We were beyond honored to document their wedding celebration, and even more happy to consider them our friends.

See the magic of their winter day below.


Venue : Poughkeepsie Grand

Dress : Oleg Cassini

Hair : Chea Quinn

Make Up : Lindsay Baxter

Bridesmaids Dresses : ASOS

Flowers : Lucille’s Floral 

Cake : The Pastry Garden

DJ : Enriquez Entertainment

Instrumentals : The F Tones

Officiant : Holly Netter – Town of Esopus