Stefanie & Brian’s Wedding {West Hills Country Club Wedding Photography}

Oh, friends, I’m so excited to post this sweet wedding today!

Stefanie and Brian are really such sweethearts. I could tell as soon as I met them how much love they share for each other and what a great team they are together. You may remember their harbour engagement session from this summer with their sweet puppy Baxter?! I had such a good time with them and just loved all the joy and laughter that’s a part of their relationship. They met at Umass and are now inseparable.

On the day of their wedding, they had the most beautiful weather ever! Their wedding day was set at the beautiful West Hills Country Club in Middletown – which has such a gorgeous, detailed yet relaxed atmosphere, so perfect for them!

I arrived at Stefanie’s hotel to find all the girls smiling from ear to ear and just excited for the day ahead.  After Stefanie finished with her makeup and hair, we headed over to West Hills!  I had so much fun in the bridal suite photographing Stefanie’s beautiful details (and may have been gushing over her Jimmy Choo shoes – which Stef said are comfortable!)  The buttons on the back of Stefanie’s wedding dress were gorgeous, too, and so her!  Stef’s mom helped her get dressed, and of course exchanged some sweet and teary moments.  Then Stefanie did a reveal to her dad and brother, and then her bridesmaids.  Everyone was so in awe of how gorgeous she looked!!

Then, she was ready to meet her groom!  I could tell as she approached him it was going to be an emotional moment – and it was.  Brian teared up seeing her, and she teared up too.  Such priceless moments!

We took some portraits of the two of them together in the beautiful light, and then gathered the bridal party to hop in the golf carts and go onto West Hills’ beautiful property.  We took photographs on the red bridge and on the other side in the most gorgeous light!  Then, Stef and Brian drove up to Hole 6 and we took stunning portraits overlooking the whole golf course.  We captured such great moments between them!

Then, before their wedding ceremony, Stef and Brian signed their ketubah in the bridal suite before their family and friends as witnesses.  When the ceremony started, Brian teared up again seeing his beautiful bride walk down the aisle.  They had a beautiful Jewish ceremony ending with the breaking of the glass – and they were married!

Before the reception started, we took Stefanie and Brian out for a few more portraits – because the sun was setting so so beautifully.  Those images are some of my favorites from the day!!

Then, their reception started and so did a big party!  After their first dance, they did the hava nagila dance and of course were lifted up on chairs!  They had such a great time dancing with their guests and even their cute flower girls and ring bearers.  Their friends gave beautiful speeches, including Stefanie’s father who said that her and Brian’s love is “everything that’s right in the world.”

It was such a beautiful evening, and I wish these two all the happiness in the world.  I hope you enjoy their story!

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west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_004Ahhh the shoes – stunners!!!

west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_005west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_006west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_007west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_008LOVE this shot!

west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_009Stef, you are so beautiful!

west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_010west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_011west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_012west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_013west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_014west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_015Stefanie couldn’t believe when she opened Brian’s card that he chose one that had a wedding dress with buttons all down the back.  Just like hers!!!!

west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_016west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_017Aww love this!

west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_018What a stunning bride!!!

west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_019west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_020Love!

west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_021west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_022west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_023It’s been a tradition for Brian and his friends since school to play monopoly together – so of course they had to on the wedding morning!

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west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_028west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_029west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_030west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_031Love this!

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west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_036west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_037Their love is really the sweetest…

west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_038west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_039west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_040Sharing a look at his UMass socks and her Jimmy Choo shoes!

west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_041Love that laughter!

west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_042west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_043So adorable!

west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_044west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_045Stef, you’re killing it!  Stunning!

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west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_050west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_051west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_052west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_053west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_054Love!  Aren’t those bridesmaids bouquets simply beautiful?

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west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_066What adorable flower girls and ring bearers, too!!

west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_067west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_068west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_069Loved those fans – such a great summer detail!

west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_070west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_071west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_072west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_073west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_074west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_075west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_076west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_077west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_078Married!!  Yes!!

west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_079west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_080west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_081west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_082west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_083LOVE!!  My favorite!

west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_084west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_085west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_086west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_087How fun are those pillows?!

west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_088west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_089west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_090west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_091west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_092west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_093Haha!  Stef may have been a little frightened!

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west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_100west_hills_country_club_middletown_hudson_valley_wedding_photography_101A perfect end to the evening!

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A special thank you to all of the vendors who made Stefanie and Brian’s beautiful day possible!!

 

Venue: West Hills Country Club, Middletown, NY

Photography: Kerri Lynne Photography

Cinematography: NST Pictures

Ceremony Officiant: Rabbi Steven Blane

DJ: EV Band

Florist: Lady Bug Lee

Makeup Artist: Meredith Hayman

Hair Stylist: Jackie Kalmenson

Wedding Dress Boutique: Gabriella New York (dress: Kelly Faetanini)

Bakery: The Pastry Garden

 
And a huge thank you to my second photographer Aaron Berger – you’re awesome, as always!

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