Cristina + Pat | The Grandview

The first wedding of the 2019 season brought the fun!!
While Cristina and Pat had many traditional elements to their wedding day; from the catholic ceremony to with no first look, to the black tuxes and romantic tapered candlesticks that adorned the reception tables. They also had some non-traditional ones as well - my favorite was that they choose to cut their cake during cocktail hour! It was an awesome moment with just the two of them in an empty ballroom.
Wedding days are always go-go-go, so I loved the idea of slowing it down for a minute and giving them a moment alone to laugh, kiss and eat a little cake!!
After that, it was back to the party! Donny Louis of Your Event Matters had the dance floor packed and he made sure it was lookin’ good too! I am a HUGE fan of up lighting - it totally brings the party atmosphere to any venue space and it’s the best way to make your photos really POP! I mean, check out all those colors… (and not to mention - killer dance moves!)

Photography: Cassondre Mae Photography, Warwick, NY
Wedding Venue: The Grandview, Poughkeepsie, NY
Church: St. Mary’s Church, Wappingers Falls, NY
Florist: Rosemary’s Flower Shop, Wappingers Falls, NY
Entertainment, Photo Booth & Lighting: Your Event Matters, Hopewell Junction, NY
Hair: Changes Salon, Fishkill, NY
Make Up: Christina DelFino Makeup Artistry, Westchester, NY
Dress Shop: Ruby Bridal, New Milford, CT
Designer: Lillian West