Photographer’s Remarks: “Cassandra and Trevor define fun-loving, adventurous, outdoorsy couples in love, and this is everything I hope for when I photograph couples. I wish for laughter, and joy, engagement sessions outdoors, and down-to-earth brides with big hearts for the people in their lives. This is Cassandra and Trevor to a T! We were outstandingly lucky to have a beautiful fall engagement session in the Shawagunk Mountain Range in Pine Bush, NY and their wedding day was even more perfect!
“The day started in the cabins on the property where hair and make-up was done, the guys hung out, and the girls had a dance party in their cowgirl boots and flannels. Cassandra was surrounded with so much love from her girls and her mother and in-law’s to be and they gifted her a scrapbook in which they each wrote a letter to her. I’m pretty sure her heart was exploding with gratitude at this point, because mine sure was and I was just overwhelmed with the love that was felt in that cabin.
“After they gave her this gift, she got her dress on and everyone screamed when she came out. She was jaw-dropping and her positivity was more radiant than ever. She has an unbelievable heart for serving and loving others and I find myself always looking forward to hearing from her. This became so apparent when she was surrounded by her bridesmaids as they all were just so excited to be a part of the day.
“Then comes the groomsmen. Christy had such a blast with them as they took pictures overlooking the property. They were surrounded with laughter and fun all day and I can’t imagine a more perfect wedding day.
“The ceremony overlooked the lake and their rustic and personal touches left so many people in tears. They read their own vows and had a unity ceremony with sand. The weather was a perfect 76 degrees with no humidity which was such a treat compared to the four 100+ degree weddings I’ve been shooting lately!
“After the ceremony we took family and wedding party photos and then it was time for the bride and groom portraits!! They rented a hacker craft boat and we took it for a ride on the lake!! I mean seriously, how cool is that?!!? I was laughing and smiling like a kid in Disney. I love lakes and the water and boat rides so this was absolutely perfect. After the boat ride we wrapped up with some portraits on the property and then went to the boathouse to get the party started!! The wedding party had the best entrances I’ve ever seen and the dance floor was hopping all night.
“We snuck out for some night portraits and sparkler shots and I’m so glad we did! I love these so much!!
“All in all, it was truly a perfect day and the threat of rain held off until literally the last minute of the reception! Together, Cassandra and Trevor completely compliment one another. He is always smiling (as is Cassandra) and loves her deeply, and quietly. They are, indeed, a perfect match, and I am just bursting with joy that I get to document their love.”
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PHOTOGRAPHY: Laura Lee Photography
RECEPTION/CEREMONY VENUE: The Lodges at Cresthaven
VIDEOGRAPHER: George Segale Films
FLORIST: Lasting Impression Florist
CAKE ARTIST: Lake George Baking Company
DJ: Global Productions
MAKE-UP / HAIR: Krystal Rose Studio
BRIDESMAIDS DRESS: David’s Bridal
TUXES: Men’s Warehouse
OFFICIANT: Hudson Valley Officiants
BRIDAL GOWN: Park Ave Bridals