Alison + Nick | The Grandview

Although I only got to meet Nick + Alison for the first time a few weeks before their wedding day, I was so excited to get to work with them because they just seemed like such a genuine and down to earth couple.
They got married on June 1 at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie and it was a perfect spring day! The sun was shining beautifully, but it wasn’t too hot out and there was a gentle breeze down by the water of the Hudson River.

They choose to do a first look, which I always love! First looks are my favorite and I always recommend them to my couples. Not only do they allow you to get your portraits out of the way so that you can enjoy cocktail hour, but they also allow you to spend more time together - which, I mean, it is your wedding day celebrating the two of you - so shouldn’t you be together for as much of it as you can!?
I find first looks also help to ease any nerves or anxiousness that the bride or groom may have because once you are together, all those jitters just melt away!

My favorite moment of the night was the toast that Alison’s father gave - what a riot! It was hilarious, yet so sweet and sincere for his only daughter on her wedding day. The whole room was laughing… the whole room was crying… and maybe I was too!

Nick + Alison have been together for over 9 years and they have the genuine connect of two people that have already lived such a full life of growing and learning through the thick and the thin together, yet they still have so many new and exciting adventures ahead of them!

Photographer: Cassondre Mae Photography, Warwick, NY
Venue: The Grandview, Poughkeepsie, NY
Florist: Cherry Brandy Design, Port Ewen, NY
Hair + Makeup: Annaliese + Co., Fishkill, NY
Dress Shop: The Town Shop Bridal, Poughkeepsie, NY
Dress Designer: Watters Bridal
Entertainment: Paris Creative, Kingston, NY
Big shout out to the the father of the groom who handmade all of their rings!