Gardith + Kent | West Hills Country Club, Hudson Valley Wedding

Gardith and Kent worked together for while, both admiring each other from afar but never making a move. Until one day, Kent found out that Gardith had gotten a new job and was leaving the company. He knew right then and there that he couldn’t miss out on a girl like her, so he sent her flowers. The card he sent with them said “Good luck at your new job!”. The two have been together ever since and Gardith still carries this card around in her wallet every day - isn’t that so cute!?

I first met Gardith and Kent during their engagement photos and have been lucky enough to get to know them both just a little bit better throughout their planning process. And I say lucky, because it’s true - these two are some of the kindest and most genuine people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. And they are head-over-heels IN LOVE which only makes this fairytale that I call a job, that much easier!! With each other they are loving, understanding and always have each others back.

Their wedding day was a beautiful blending of not only two families, but of two cultures. Kent is Chinese and Gardith is Haitian. During the reception, Gardith changed into a traditional red Chinese wedding dress called a Qipao and they performed a tea ceremony as they offered the elders of their families tea and exchanged symbolic gifts.

Now, I have been to Haiti and I know the people LOVE to dance, so I was expecting a huge party - and their 200 guests did not disappoint! The rest of the night was filled with so much dancing as the tent was showered in bright color and caribbean beats!

Photographer: Cassondre Mae Photography, Warwick, NY
Venue: West Hills Country Club, Middletown, NY
Hair: RB Artistry, Warwick, NY
Makeup: Fierce Artistry MUA, Arlington, NJ
Dress Shop: Aleana’s Bridal Shop, Paramus, NJ
Dress Designer: Mon Cheri Bridals
Bridesmaids Dress Designer: Morilee
Custom Tux: Michael’s Tuxedo’s by Dante Zeller, Nanuet, NY
Entertainment: MSV Music Speaks Volumes Entertainment, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Invitations: Little Feet Opus, Hamden, CT