Onteora Mountain House Wedding Laura and Todd

10.10.09  Closing out the season at yet another of our favorite wedding locations in the Hudson Valley!

Photo by Steph

Photo by Steph

Laura and Todd’s wedding at Onteora Mountain House was magnificent…breathtaking views of the valley in full autumn foliage, a slight chill in the air carrying the scent of fallen leaves.  As it grew colder, guests were invited indoors by the warm fireside for cocktail hour.

THE DETAILS:  Red and orange mums, gourds and mini-pumpkins decorated the tables.  Since it was important to Laura to keep her wedding as environmentally friendly as possible, she and Todd created a poster for guests’ seating instead of using place cards.  As guests entered the heated pavilion, they were guided to their seats by the attentive staff.

Photo by Steph

Photo by Steph

Music spanned genres and decades at Laura and Todd’s wedding: The Barenaked Ladies, Santana, Gipsy Kings, Michael Franti, Buena Vista Social Club, Jay-Z and even Vampire Weekend.  It was eclectic and engaging for the family from Spain and the couple’s friends.

Photo by Steph

Photo by Steph

Todd and his mother danced to a song she had sung to him as a child, “For Baby” by John Denver.

Laura and Todd had an animated finale to their evening with a circle of guests arm in arm singing along to “When I’m 64″ by the Beatles.  And a last song, the tongue in cheek “If I Had A Million Dollars,” had everyone laughing, singing (and wishing!) along.

Photo by Steph

Photo by Steph

Thanks so much for letting us share in your fun, Laura and Todd.  Can’t wait to see you next season, Onteora!

Onteora Mountain House

Photos by Julie and Steve of Gelfand-Piper Photo

Steph wishing she lived here!

Steph wishing she lived here!

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