The rain didn’t matter.
It drizzled from a gray sky while Gabriella & Jeremy laughed and walked along a tree-lined path with their dog, Penny. They were in one of Gabriella’s favorite places on earth: her grandparents’ backyard property in the Catskills of New York.
Soon they approached a canopy of trees that took Gabriella’s breath away. “We stopped for a moment to take it all in,” she told us. “And that’s when Jeremy pulled a little brown box from his pocket and got down on one knee.”
Less than a year later, the couple’s family and friends (and Penny!) joined them on that very same property for their romantic, intimate, backyard wedding.
“We were surrounded by nature’s beauty the entire day,” said Gabriella. Every element was well thought out: the blush-and-gold hued color palate, the flower-covered ceremony arbor, framed signs, the wooden walkway to the reception tent that was hand-built by Gabriella’s father, and the green glass bottle vases used for centerpieces that provided a pop of color against the neutral tablecloths. In lieu of traditional favors, the couple donated money to the Michael J. Fox Foundation to honor Gabriella’s grandfather who passed away from Parkinson’s disease.
After their cake cutting, sky lanterns were released by Gabriella, Jeremy and their guests until they floated out of sight. Then, the couple ended the night with a bang—sharing kisses underneath bursts of fireworks.
Gabriella’s advice for other brides? “Don’t be afraid to step outside the box and have your wedding day reflect who you are.”
Thank you, Gabriella & Jeremy, for choosing us to capture your day!
Nikki & Chip