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Hudson Valley Wedding | Shannon & Anthony

The delicate buttons on her gown were looped, bracelet clasped, veil perfectly placed and all the finishing touches were done. Shannon was a gorgeous bride, beaming and smiling from ear to ear ready to marry the man that swept her off her feet years ago. But there was just one more thing. In true Anthony fashion, he had an amazingly thoughtful gift for Shannon from his heart. With her bridesmaids and parents huddled around to see what was in the bag, Shannon found in it a priceless trip down memory lane. Shannon carefully turned the pages of a book Anthony made for her of a story. Not just any story though... their story. She pointed to photos from over the years of the two of them and recalled some of the sweet memories that wove the tale of their love story. There was laughter and tears and oh-my-goodness-remember-whens. "Remember when I told you I was going back to my apartment to study for my test on that day? Well Anthony actually came and got my in the middle of the snowstorm so we could hang out!" "Remember when we all went to that concert together, oh and this trip! I remember like it was yesterday!" I don't know if it was 5 minutes 500, but it was one of those time stands still moments when you get totally wrapped up and lost in the moment unfolding in front of you. Anthony even ended the book with a line from the Notebook (<-- can we say major brownie points!!) and by the time Shannon was done looking through the book, I don't think there was a dry eye in the room! That was only the beginning of a day of celebration and never-forget moments. 
 
The newlyweds toasted champagne, danced the night away and sang their hearts out to their favorite country songs at the Grandview nestled in the gorgeous Hudson Valley. They were surrounded with the ones they hold so dear and the ones who love them to pieces! 
 
Shannon & Anthony - Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for inviting us to be a part of this chapter in your lives and your wedding celebration! We adore you and your families and wish you nothing but love, happiness, and pure joy! Can't wait to see you soon - hope you are having a blast in Hawaii! CHEERS!







These are the smiles that come from seeing one of your closest friends in her wedding dress on her wedding day <3

THIS GIRL. One of the sweetest ones you will ever meet and a true beauty!




Love this one!

That day she was a bride and soon to be wife, but forever she will be their little girl. These photos of Shannon and her parents just pull on my heartstrings!


FAVORITE!



























M A R R I E D ! ! !

These gorgeous ladies, those beautiful emerald gowns, and such sweet friendships!






LOVE this one!










Hard to believe it was so dark on this dock you could barely see in front of you! Loving the lights and reflections!

Gah! Love this one!













This sweet boy (the couple's nephew) holds a special place in my heart! I photographed his parent's engagement session years ago and then their wedding soon after! Then I had the absolute honor of photographing him weeks after he was born! Him and his great grandma playing just made my heart melt!


Shannon's brother surprised the newlyweds and sang them a song during the reception and it was amazing!













Venue: The Grandview, Poughkeepsie NY 
Gown: Stella York Designer  
Shoes: Adrienna Papell  
Bridal Boutique: Lucille's Bridal 
Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal, Juniper Green 
Makeup Artist: The Blushery, Beacon NY 
Hair stylist: Analiza, Fishkill NY 
Videographer: DJ Besescheck 
DJ: NJM Entertainment 
Florist: Lucille's Florist, Fishkill NY 
Photography: Ashley Therese Photography
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