Wedding: Yvette and Greg (Kaaterskill Inn, Catskill NY)

Here is one amazing couple who (and I’ll steal this next phrase from a toast) gaze into each other’s eyes like two teenagers in love. And it’s NOT coz they just met. No. Yvette and Greg have been together for eight years.
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

Drumroll…

… I’ve also compiled a video with music of this gorgeous couple. Wedding guests – you might see yourself here!

But I’m jumping ahead… first there was the getting ready. The mother of the bride is helping Yvette with some intricate buttons in the back of the wedding gown.
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

Meanwhile Greg chills out in some amazingly decorated rooms of the Kaaterskill Inn.
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

This is my third time shooting at this amazing place (which has farm animals!) and every time I am there I see new little details (like the bird candle holders).
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

Bridesmaids (pre-gown) watch as Yvette gets ready. JCrew ad anyone?
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

I love the little white couch that faces the huge sliding door to the back yard. And yes, there were formal shots as well :)
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

The bridesmaids block Yvette as Greg gets prepared for the first look. A first look is when the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony for photos. It gives the couple time for those clean, daylight photos and makes the actual wedding WAY less stressful (since the bulk of the photos are completed by the time the guests arrive).
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

First look.
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

First kiss.
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Grooms gone wild.
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Somehow (I actually know why) I always have more time with the grooms than I do with the bridesmaids. As you can probably guess, the reason is the time it takes to get ready.
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

The eclectic decor of the Kaaterskill Inn with the lovely couple.
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

Back on the white couch.
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

Yes, the groomsmen are preparing to do something cool here. Also, at this point I was very excited because the sun went behind the clouds, creating a gorgeously diffused light source.
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

Yvette rocks some black rubber boots with her wedding dress.
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

Bridesmaids help hide Yvette from the guests who have just started to arrive.
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

Mmmm, a fairytale. My favorite kind of shots.
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

Let’s get a little more traditional.
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

Love the way Greg looks at his bride.
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

And of course, the way Yvette looks at her groom.
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

The wedding party. A lot of times the horses can be seen in the back when I take these photos. I cannot imagine a more pristine landscape as a background.
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

Guests at the red barn.
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

Two groomsmen volunteer to detangle the flowers on the canopy.
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Pretty explanatory : )
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And here they are.
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

Yvette – you look gorgeous. How did you get the sun to soften and for the wind to blow at your hair at just the right angle?!
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

I won’t point any fingers, but there was one groomsmen who might have gotten a little emotional.
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

Bridesmaids stifling sniffles.
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Married!!
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My kind of shot.
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

After the ceremony we pulled some family members for a few quick pictures. The whole process probably took around 10 minutes.
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

Guests and decor. How cute do people from NY dress!
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

Here come some shots of the decor and general outside area of Kaaterskill Inn that I so know and love.
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

The place cards were polaroids that were hung on clotheslines on trees.
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

The guests were very excited and surprised to see their photos.
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Entrance.
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Toasts.
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Party time!
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

Salsa (a passion of mine, actually).
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

Yvette and Greg’s love is palpable and rare. It will be imprinted in my memory for a long time to come :)
Wedding Photography Catskill NY Kaaterskill Inn - RitaRosePhotography

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