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Jen and Ian – May 18, 2013

Jen and Ian were married at Oak Hill in Hudson on May 18, 2013.  They are one of the sweetest couples I have ever met and the love they share between one another is electric.  You will see in these photos that these two share a emotionally cosmic connection and are truly each other’s soul mate.  It was so much fun for me to work with them as their day-of wedding coordinator and share in their very special day with them.
Oak Hill is a property that sits right above the banks of the Hudson River and has an old manor home and a beautiful new barn in back.  The barn is fantastic because it looks old and historic but it is actually a newer construction with all the modern amenities you want in a wedding venue (aka electricity, heat, and indoor plumbing).  This was the perfect venue for this couple because they are city folks by residence but they have the effortless energy of two people who feel a lot more at home in nature.
Jen and Ian had so many fun touches for their guests to enjoy such as lawn games, fun cocktail hour signs, and a dessert bar that was to die for!  I absolutely loved going through all of the photos from their wedding and reliving all of the amazing moments from that day!
Joining me on this wedding was a photographer I loved working with, Kent Meister.  Kent is based in the city and this was my first time working with him but he clearly nailed it with these photos!  Carlucci Simons Catering provided all of the yummy food including the all-Mexican dinner buffet.  Mara and her team were such a joy to work with!  The DJ for this event was a friend of the couple and brought a very eclectic mix of vinyls to play which added a super cool vibe to their party.  The flowers were provided by Park Delicatessen, a shop in Brooklyn that Jen and Ian know well.  The beautiful cakes were provided by Piece of Cake Bakery, and the addition desserts were made by Verdigris Tea and Coffee Bar in Hudson.  The rest of the vendor team comprised of Arielle Toelke who did hair and makeup, Rev Diane Epstein who officiated the ceremony, Coxsackie Transportation who provided all the bus shuttles for guests, and Columbia Tent Rentals who provided all of the rental items for the ceremony and reception.  
Jen and Ian are such special people and I feel truly blessed to have had the chance to play a small part in their big day.  Best love and wishes to you guys, and thank you again for choosing me as your wedding planner!!
xoxo,  Shannon

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