Wedding Ceremony Photography from Catskill, NY of The couple celebrating that they are finally married
Finally married! Drew and Jillian celebrate the joyful moment that they are finally married.
Jillian and Drew had planned to wed on December 12th in Sands Point, New York, but when they found themselves in the midst of a pandemic, they were forced to change their plans. While they rescheduled their original reception with hundreds of guests to 2022, they decided to keep their original date and rent an A-frame cabin in the Catskills to tie the knot in front of their immediate families. They brought enough Christmas lights, trees, and ornaments to create a festive setting in the main gathering space overlooking the water. It was an overcast day and the twinkling lights really added magic to the ceremony, with a Christmas tree serving as the backdrop.
The A-frame cabin provided a long staircase for a dramatic entrance into the ceremony for Jillian and it was an emotional moment for everyone as she walked down the aisle. With drastically fewer guests than originally planned, there was no lack of emotion, love, or celebration as Jillian and Drew exchanged their vows. They shared a beautiful embrace after the ceremony that felt like a reward for all that they had endured in 2020 leading up to this moment.
Jillian's mother took care to decorate the dining table for their guests with rose centerpieces, trees, pine boughs, and candlelight. The back patio served as a beautiful space to photograph a few portraits with a lovely sky filled with puffy clouds in the background which contrasted perfectly with Drew's red velvet jacket. In spite of their small crowd, everyone really enjoyed themselves as the ceremony space turned into a dance floor for the remainder of the evening. Joy radiated from the cabin all afternoon and all of their planning and their 20 guests really made this elopement impactful and meaningful for everyone.
Catskills Wedding Photography from New York showing the finishing touches by the brides makeup artist
Jillian gets the finishing touches from her makeup artist.
Wedding Photography from Catskills NY of the bride entering the upper hallway leading to the staircase
Drew tries not to look at Jillian entering the upper hallway leading to the staircase as she makes her descent to the ceremony while others look on.
Catskills Wedding Ceremony Photo from NY showing all the decorations were brought in by the families
A second floor shot of the ceremony setup. While all of the chairs were provided at the home, all of the decorations were brought in by the families.
Drew and Jillian share a laugh during the ceremony, which was officiated by Jillian's brother-in-law, Dan.
The back patio overlooked the water, and although it was a very cold and overcast day, it was a lovely place to photograph a few portraits.
Catskills, NY Wedding Reception Picture of The bride and groom toasting their guests for making the long trip
Jillian and Drew toast their guests for making the long trip, taking covid tests to ensure everyone's safety, and helping them celebrate such a special day.
Jillian shares a dance with her father on the dance floor.
NY Airbnb of Catskill NY Wedding Reception Photo of The bride and groom sharing a hug on the dance floor
The bride and groom share a hug on the dance floor at the end of the night.