Fairy tale winter wedding

Ian and Rianna's fairy tale winter wedding in Warwick, New York - Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer

This wedding was fairy tale in two ways. One, it was beautiful in every detail. And two, Ian and Rianna had storybook weather for late February in New York. How often do you get fresh clean snow on the ground along with air temps in the 60s? 

The bride and her family are from Britain, and her father was unable to travel for the wedding. He was included via FaceTime in the getting ready, and he even gave away the bride via iPhone with a little help from his son and a microphone.

This wedding was classic and creative down to the smallest detail, including the vintage buttons on the bride's dress (which was made by her mother.)

The groom wore cuff links made from six pence coins in honor of his bride's British roots. 

There were no mirrors left for the groom and his brother to use to put on their ties. So the reflection from a TV screen would do. 

Did I mention the lack of mirrors for the groomsmen? Groomsman Blake gets a selfie assist from his wife. 

A father-of-the-bride reveal like no other. Rianna's dad participated via FaceTime. 

And then mom kisses you and gets lipstick on your freshly made up face.

The dress made by a mother's loving hands. Rianna had purchased a dress from a bridal store but when she saw her little sister's bridesmaid dress, she liked it better and had her mom make one like it - two weeks before the wedding. 

Rianna's father gives away the bride via FaceTime.

With everything running behind, we only had minutes before the sun went down. We found beautiful light in the parking lot, of all places. 

The reception was held the next day at a private lounge in Warwick, New York. 

Wedding traditions best not handled by Gentiles.



Samantha Christensen