Bykenhulle House Wedding Kim and Jason

8.21.10  Kim and Jason’s intimate Hudson Valley wedding at the Bykenhulle House in Hopewell Junction, NY was an energetic

Bykenhulle House Wedding Ceremony

Photo by Steph

expression of musical passion set in a gorgeous country setting.

This was the second of our “intimate weddings” this weekend (that’s code for a small guest list) and both couples proved that you CAN have a beautiful, fun, unforgettable reception without inviting everyone you know.

These weddings can actually be better because you have only your closest family and friends; you’ve “cut out all the fat” from your guest list.  Of course, that’s just my humble opinion.  *smile*

The festivities began with a ceremony under the arbor in the beautifully landscaped gardens.  The incomparable Reverend Stu, Jason and his Best Man waited before the fountain until Kim appeared on her father’s arm; in her flowing gown, hair in tendrils around her shoulders with white flowers in her hair, she was a gorgeous garden nymph.

Jeff loved performing guitar for both the ceremony and cocktail hour (he is always in his happy place playing outdoors) but even more so because of the musicians in the audience.  At the end of the cocktail hour, the Best Man borrowed Jeff’s guitar and sang harmonies with Jason, a performance that was received with thunderous applause!

Bykenhulle House Gardens

Photo by Steph

THE DETAILS:  The bridesmaids wore blush peach gowns and carried bouquets of white daisies that matched those on the tables.  Guests picked up their table seatings on paper butterflies perched on the edge of the champagne flutes.

Kim and Jason shared a romantic first dance to “Samson” by Regina Spektor, a beautifully haunting tune that they sang to each other as they danced.  I admit, this one moves me almost to tears every time.

We had so much fun with Jason and Kim’s eclectic music choices!  Jason and his band mates rocked out to “Starlight” by Muse (love, love, love it!) and “Jungle Boogie.”  We even ended the night…with every last person on the dance floor…with the grand finale “All These Things That I Have Done” by the Killers.

Awesome music, unbelievable energy and so much love.  Thanks for having us, guys!

Bykenhulle House

Catering by Bridge Creek Catering

Photos by Kimberly Coccagnia

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