A New York Hurricane Wedding Affair | Julie Marie Portraits | New York Wedding Photographer

They say that rain brings good luck on wedding days, so does a hurricane count for that as well?

I had the pleasure of traveling to Rhinecliff, New York to photograph one of the most beautiful, intimate weddings ever!  Oh, how I love a small, intimate wedding with so many details!  I would photograph a wedding like that every day of the year if I could!  The kicker with this wedding, though, was that it just happened to fall on the weekend that Hurricane Irene hit!   

Let me just say that I was a nervous wreck because I had to leave my husband and my Jakers home alone during the hurricane.  I pleaded with my husband to leave and go visit his family in Pittsburgh, but he said they'd be fine and not to worry.  Ha!  However, when I showed up at the Rhinecliff Hotel, most of my worries subsided as I was blown away at how gorgeous everything was in Rhinecliff, NY.  What a fabulous little town it is, and it lies right on the Hudson River!

So, in between the raindrops falling, I was able to get S&L outside to do some photos before the ceremony began.  What a classy couple they make and let me add that they were so, so nice!  They were up for anything and just went with the flow.  I think I was more anxious about the hurricane heading our way than they were.  They just wanted to celebrate their special day, and a little hurricane wasn't going to stop this from being a happy day!  

Side note:  After the wedding, I took off driving to get out of New York in hopes of avoiding the hurricane.  Let me just say that it was one of the worst drives ever.  The rain was so intense that I couldn't really see anything, it was windy and the roads all had puddling water.....I was probably pretty stupid for driving as far as I did, but luckily, my sister stayed up late making sure I was ok driving and found me the only available hotel room in the area that I was near.  Needless to say, the room went for over $400/night, but they were generous and gave it to me for $250 since I was checking in after midnight...what a steal, huh! (umm, no!)  After the power went out at 2am, I really couldn't sleep plus my cell phone didn't work, so I packed it up and started home.  I finally made it home to see my boys, and then I think I took a 3 hour nap after that.   What a fun, crazy weekend it was!  


Rebekah {Bayside Bride} said...

You can't even tell that this gorgeous wedding happened amidst a hurricane. Phew! Glad they had a wonderful wedding!

Nicolle-Libby Lane Press said...

I am in love with the details of this wedding. You had me when I saw the artichokes! And the photography..impeccable, as always.

Julie Marie Portraits said...

Thanks, everybody! Nicolle - the details remind me of something that LLP would create!

JenV said...

Beautiful wedding and beautiful photography!!!

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