A New York Wedding: Recap 2

After a long day of travel and AM run around Hudson, Zach and I were ready to begin celebrating Saturday!

Unfortunately I don’t have pictures from the first day of breakfast, but know that it was delicious.  Our Bed and Breakfast was seriously amazing, cannot say enough great things about hudson b and b.

Both mornings, our breakfast was started with a dish of fresh fruit with yogurt and granola to add to taste.

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While we enjoyed our fruit, breakfast was made to order.  The first morning, Zach and I split a 3 egg omelet with mushrooms, spinach and cheese with a side of toast and bacon.  Delicious and perfect fuel for a busy day.

Once Zach and I finished our breakfasts, we met up with friends at red dot for a quick drink pre ceremony.

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It was great to get to meet a lot of Zach’s friends from college before our own big day.  The bar had a great laid back feel.  I only had a bloody mary while there, so I can’t speak to the quality of the food, but I was told they have a great brunch.

After chatting for about an hour or so, we each went our seperate ways to pretty ourselves up for the big event.

The ceremony was at one PM at an old beautiful church in downtown Hudson.

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The church was absolutely gorgeous.  Unfortunately the lighting inside wasn’t great, so pictures don’t do it much justice. Each panel of the walls had beautiful stain glass that added so much character to an already stunning building.

The service was a catholic ceremony, without the Eucharist (a first for me) , and lasted a  little under an hour.

The ceremony ended at two and cocktail with cocktail at the reception site not starting until 5 PM.  Since we had quite a bit of time to kill, a group of us decided to go to American Glory for lunch and drinks.

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I went with my standard riesling for my drink, and split a salad with brisket and a side of cornbread with Zach.  We knew we’d be getting appetizers at cocktail, and wanted to save our appetite.

The group actually got to have the entire upstairs area to ourselves due to our size, so we felt very VIP.  The staff was very sweet and took great care of us!  They even offered to stay open beyond hours for an after party post wedding if we wanted!

At 430, we all started gathering our things to head to the party!

The cocktail hour and reception were held at the Palladian Barn on the Hill in Hudson.

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Honestly, this location was BEAUTIFUL.

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Palladian Barn is an old barn refinished specifically for events like receptions, with plenty of outdoor space to do outdoor ceremonies as well if you wish.

The dinner and dancing were held upstairs.  The dance floor was set up in the center, with both sides being down a half flight of stairs set up for dinner.

Dinner was buffet style and included salad, chicken, man and cheese, potatoes and the standard fair.

The couple and all of their closest friends and family all danced the night away!

My favorite part of the food for the evening was the dessert table that was put out at the end of the night 🙂

I ate my body weight in little mini desserts and left the night filled with love and chocolate.

Unfortunately, due to the very dark lighting inside the site, I didn’t get any pictures of the food or dancing.  But I did steal one from facebook 🙂

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Pointers Zach and I took away from this wedding for our own:

  • Make sure to take time for all of your guests!  Everyone loves you!
  • Enjoy the moment – it goes by too fast
  • EAT

Zach and I could not be more excited for our own big day, and are glad we got to spend this weekend celebrating another amazing couple 🙂

8 thoughts on “A New York Wedding: Recap 2

  1. You were in Hudson!? I grew up in the Hudson Valley area and love how that little town has evolved and become gentrified. It’s so darling now. Glad you enjoyed it!

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