Bykenhulle House Bridal Expo Last Weekend

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Jeff and I attended the Bykenhulle’s second annual bridal show last Sunday, on that gorgeous, sunny sixty-degree day.  We couldn’t have asked for better weather in early March for couples to check out the grounds of the Bykenhulle House.

The Bykenhulle is one of the lovely and lesser known historic homes available for a wedding in the Hudson Valley.  Built in the 1800’s, it’s a perfect space for an intimate wedding reception.  You and up to 5 other couples can take over the grounds for an entire wedding weekend.  It’s just a beautiful spot.

Our table was set up in Ivy Hall, a suite available for accommodations.  It has the feel of a renovated barn, with high ceilings, dozens of windows to let in the light, cherry floors, a baby grand piano and spindle windows over the stairs leading up to the four poster bed in the loft.

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Okay, I’ve got a confession to make…I have an awful sweet tooth.  That’s why I avoid sweets almost all the time.  Once I start, it’s hard to quit.  Which meant I was in BIG trouble on Sunday…

I succumbed to the raspberry cake from McKinney & Doyle Fine Foods.  It was like velvet!  Nothing like those “raspberry jelly” cakes I’ve had before, this was creamy and delicious.  And the carrot cake from Lola’s Catering…moist and delectable.  Pastry chef Robin sent us home was almost half a carrot cake that sits in the refrigerator right now, tempting me…

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With a wedding planned at the Bykenhulle later this year (and hopefully more to come) it was so fun to reacquaint ourselves with the spot.

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