Troutbeck recalls a beautiful, English country manor right here in the Hudson Valley.Â Lovely stonework, gorgeous gardens, trickling streams and lush lawns.Â Perfect for a wedding celebration.
Literary icons have been drawn to Troutbeck since its construction in 1765: Emerson, Thoreau, Hemingway.Â It’s no wonder Andrea and Scott chose it for their day; the couple runs an art gallery together, Scott is a poet and they share a deep affinity for literature and history.
They brought that love of history into their wedding by naming their tables with their grandparents’ first names.Â The tables were arranged banquet style, adorned with multiple arrangements of yellow roses and white flowers alternating at every place setting.
Andrea was just lovely in her pocketed wedding dress.Â Everything enabled the relaxed, laid back yet sophisticated elegance of Andrea and Scott’s Troutbeck wedding.
After dinner, Andrea and Scott ignited the dancing with their First Dance to “My Baby Just Cares For Me,” by Nina Simone, leading into Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love.”Â From there we sampled the couples favorites, from the Beastie Boys to Stephen Malkmus to Snoop Dogg and Johnny Cash.
“Scott never dances!” Andrea exclaimed, shaking her head as she watched him pogo to Elvis Costello.
We ended the night with Yo La Tengo’s “Our Way To Fall,” the song that just missed being the couple’s first dance.Â Then the guests were off to a midnight snack of grilled cheese and fries at the bar.
This wedding was the perfect match for our photographer friends Sara and Sarma who we last worked with at the Garrison…a wedding that was a featured in The Knot magazine!Â Let me tell you, these ladies have the goods.
Photos by Sara and Sarma