Amy and Henry’s Mohonk Mountain House wedding coincided with the famous Hudson Valley colorful autumn foliage. The trees were in full splendor and the landscape an amazing fall palate. The damp and rainy day, although not optimal for an outdoor ceremony, was beautiful nonetheless. The charm and warmth of the Mountain House certainly filled in for the weather! At Amy and Henry’s engagement session I learned about the hotel’s significance for Amy during her childhood. I was so happy to be a part of capturing new special memories here for her wedding day.
Amy and Henry had their first look under the protection of the large porch of the hotel. Although quite chilly, their families and wedding party members were champions as I quickly snapped some formal shots on the porch with the stunning lake and mountains behind them. The rain also moved their outdoor ceremony to the indoor parlor, where the sweet and engaging Rabbi Renee officiated a beautiful marriage. The rain let up just enough for me to be able to take Amy and Henry out for some more photos by the lake and boat dock. The reception was a whirlwind of heartfelt speeches, the Hora (traditional chair dance), lots of dancing and a live performance by Henry and his band, The Cheap Moves! Amy even joined them for a song!
Here is what Amy and Henry had to say about my service via their review on The Knot:
Peter and Meg are where it’s at! As soon as I spoke to Peter on the phone, we just “clicked,” and I knew I wanted him at our wedding. Planning our wedding was a crazy process, but none of my anxiety went towards photography. Peter just genuinely loves weddings and seemed to have a blast just documenting our day. I still think he was more excited about the day than I was at times! He is also incredibly fast when it comes to turnaround time. We literally got our digital photos back 4 days after our wedding! We also did an engagement photoshoot with him about 2 months before our wedding, and I’m so glad we did. He managed to capture so many beautiful images. I’m extremely self-critical and still I found so many photos that I love. I could not have been happier with Peter and Meg, and we were so pleased with their work that he will be doing my sister’s wedding in 6 months!
Wedding Coordinator: Christina Lavatalo, Mohonk Mountain House
Makeup & Hair: Helen Staniszewski
Bride’s Dress: Sottero & Midgley / I Do…I Do in Morristown, NJ
Flowers: Flowers by Elissa
Officiant: Rabbi Renee Feller
Band: The Band Method
Lighting: Hourglass Lighting