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It’s all about the Covid friendly micro wedding today as I take you off to New York for this charming woodland inspired delight of a wedding day. With just 18 guests Natasha and Tim were married on 12th September 2020 in Cornwall-on-Hudson. Their original wedding was planned for the spring in NYC, but then Covid struck, so their plans changed, they downsized and moved their wedding to the suburbs as they rented out an Air BnB. Natasha wanted a woodland inspired day, mixed with Summer camp vibes meet Whimsy decor, and this she got with this gorgeous, intimate celebration. Turns out small weddings can be just as big a celebration and this gorgeous wedding is a great example. Big thanks to Astray Photography for the photos.
How they met
Tim and I met in the most romantic way possible… on a dating app! But actually, we did have a very cute first date at a little bar in the East Village. We stayed up way past both of our bed times and chatted until 2AM. For me, it was love at first conversation. Tim planned a really great proposal for me in Cabo San Lucas. My mom and sister were both there too, which made it really special. And, it was the same day I got SCUBA-certified! A very memorable day for sure.
I picked a simple lightweight A-line dress from BHLDN (Seeley Gown, highly recommend). My main goal was to be comfy and not worried about how much I was eating or drinking all night! I also really wanted to be able to sit comfortably! Tim went with a navy suit for a classic look.
Theme or colour scheme
My wedding was an amazing day! I give full credit to my sister Chelsea, my best friend Jackie, and my mom for making our dream wedding day come true, despite a pandemic and last minute change of plans! Initially we were hoping to get married in NYC in the spring, since that is where Tim and I met and fell in love. However, a spring wedding was not in the cards for obvious reasons. I started to worry since planning a wedding is a lot of work, especially since I just started residency. That’s where my dream team came in! I definitely owe my sister and Jackie for all of the work that they put in to make plan B happen, a beautiful event in the Hudson Valley!
Okay, so I really wanted a summer camp meets Anthropologie with a woodland whimsy vibe. Chelsea and Jackie found these amazing wood stumps, which they decorated with candles and florals. We used all of the rugs in our Air BnB for an impromptu aisle runner!
The florals were definitely a highlight for me. During quarantine, Jackie picked up the art of floral arranging and became quite an expert. She is super creative and has an eye! So, she got all of the flowers at a wholesale flower farm in rural Pennsylvania and drove them up to the Hudson Valley. The night before the wedding, each of the girls followed along while she guided us through making the centerpieces! She also made my bouquet and the centerpiece for the sweetheart table! I didn’t want to limit her at all, and requested a wildflower inspired, rainbow color palette with lots of greenery. We actually roamed in the backyard of the Air BnB and collected lots of the greenery that we used in the arrangements! It was a really relaxing fun bonding moment for all of us.
Since the wedding was only 18 guests, I wanted it to be a really special weekend away. We started the wedding day off with a hike over looking the Hudson River. After the reception, we ended the night with a big bonfire and s’mores!
The most special moment of my wedding day was definitely hearing Tim’s vows, and having our good friend Ben up there to officiate.
Advice for other couples
Yes! I highly recommend a small wedding, and using photographer’s who you know and trust! It makes the whole process a lot less awkward! Thank you Astray Photography for capturing the best day of our lives!
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