7.5.08 Onteora Mountain House Lily & Brennan

It’s always a beautiful day for a wedding at Onteora Mountain House. Chatting with Bonnie, the maitre’d, I learned that they haven’t had a ceremony rained out the entire season, even with record rain fall. They always have that perfect two hour window between passing showers, just enough time for an outdoor ceremony overlooking the breathtaking view of the valley.

Onteora Mountain House transports you to the hills of California, right here in the Hudson Valley. Lily & Brennan were SO sweet and fun. The simple, elegant touches of their decor accented Onteora’s beauty without overshadowing it. Yellow cala lilies and purple irises set into a few river stones in glass vases adorned each table beside red and gold bags containing Chinese candy favors. The groomsmen wore light beige suits while the groom was dressed in gray–a perfect choice for summer weather. The bridemaids were beautiful; all three had long, dark hair cascading over their shoulders and each wore a uniquely cut deep jazz blue dress.

And Lily! She was the show-stopper. In a fitted dressed with asymettrical buttons down the back and a yellow tiger lily in her hair, she was stunning.

The party really took off after dinner. We delved into old school and new hip hop, motown favorites, even Daft Punk and the Gorillaz for Brennan. Lily changed into a striking yellow dress with a high Asian neckline that matched the yellow flower in her hair. The better to dance the night away with, my dear.

It was non-traditional, elegant, laid back, and SO much fun. Lily and Brennan, you rock!

Our thanks to our new friend Henry Chan for providing these awesome photographs. Look at that view!

P.S. I’m so excited that I HAVE to post this. Henry Chan sent us a link to a movie he made for Lily and Brennan. It’s absolutely AWESOME! Check it out.

Onteora Mountain House

Photos by Henry Chan

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