Jaclyn and Ernest’s rustic outdoor wedding in Hudson Valley was nothing short of magical. Photographed by top Philadelphia based wedding photographer Pat Furey, these photos artfully reveal such sweet love and friendship between the couple and their guests.
The Newlyweds: Jaclyn and Ernest
The Weddings: 6.23.12 – Mt Gulian Historic Site, Hudson Valley, New York
The Photographer: Pat Furey Photography
What three adjectives best describe your wedding? Relaxed, natural, rustic
What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day? We knew right away we wanted to be married outside on the grass. We love the outdoors and living in the Hudson Valley, so we wanted to take advantage of the beauty. We wanted a wedding that wasn’t stuffy but that had a relaxed, laid back feel. I love old barns and antiques so we fell in love with our space right away! I collected local antique jars and bottles for a year to use as flower center pieces.
Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding? That it was the most beautiful sunny summer day. That we were able to allow all of our family from near and far, and all our friends from NYC get to an enjoy a beautiful weekend in the Hudson Valley. And that everyone kept telling us our wedding was ‘magical.’ Between the historic house, the barn from the 1800s and the huge lawn on the Hudson River, everyone was blown away by the location.
What specifically drew you to this photographer and their imagery? Everything about Pat’s photos is what we wanted. We hate typical boring wedding portraits that don’t show emotion. Pat has an amazing talent for capturing moments and making them look cool and hip with his lense. By the end of the day, I felt like he was one of my friends hanging out!
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Pat Furey Photography
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Mt Gulian Historic Site
Officiant: Rev Tom Hickey
Invitation Designer: Minted
Catering and Wedding Cake: Bridgecreek Caterers
Florist: Flowers by David Anthony
Grooms Cake: Corsino Cakes
Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller and Ivy and Aster both from Lovely Bridal NYC
Bridal accessories: Untamed Petals, Kate Spade
Groom, groomsmen and Bridesmaids apparel and accessories: J.Crew
Hair and make-up: Rita Madison
DJ: Ming Ampil
Live music: Appassionata Players