It's a magical time in the Hudson Valley; birds are chirping, nature is dancing and wedding season is in full swing. With breathtaking views, accommodating inns, and talented artisans, it's no wonder that Gardiner, NY has become a hot spot for happy couples. Here's a few reasons why Gardiner has everything you need to make that special day, as special as possible.
Doug Madden and Regina Gloor are a husband and wife team that specialize in stunning wedding photography in the tri-state area. The corky duo promises to make timeless wedding albums that, as Doug jokes, "may even outlast some marriages." The team offers "bold color, fashion-inspired poses, dramatic lighting, and a flair for cinematic storytelling to capture events in a unique and stunning way," and most certainly, they deliver. In addition to photographing memories that last a lifetime, Doug and Regina have started their own website that serves as a Hudson Valley Wedding guide for brides and grooms 'to-be.' Featuring creative wedding favors, unique gift ideas, eclectic hosts, elaborate dressmakers and everything in between, "A Wedding in the Valley" aims to be a portal for couples that need a how-to, where-to Hudson Valley "guru" for their big day. The blog is growing and currently features some of Gardiner's own fantastic businesses!
A stay at the Inn
Gardiner Bed and Breakfasts claim breathtaking views, welcoming hosts, and home-cooked meals. Some people think of a stay at a bed and breakfast when visiting from out-of-town, but we think there's plenty of reasons to host a wedding with a 'host with the most'. Spanning from early Spring to late Autumn, there's no better time to take advantage of the mountainous ranges and breathtaking scenery than during wedding season in the Hudson Valley.
Flowers adorn almost every part of a wedding - from boutonnieres and headdresses, to bouquets, centerpieces and petals down the aisle. Flowers add color, texture and elegance to your special day and as flowers are a key component to any wedding, we realize how important it is to find a florist that knows how to emulate your sense of style. With flowers in all shapes, sizes and colors, there is no limit to what can be done with floral creations.
Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Catering, Oh my!
When you think about just how many parties lead up to your big day, it can be overwhelming. Bachelor/bachelorette parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and tastings galore can add up quickly. Thankfully, Gardiner is home to many accommodating eateries, restaurants, and taverns that have outdoor/indoor seating and delicious catering options to put you at ease. Here's a few of our suggestions as the big day approaches.
And while you're here... don't forget to check out our local gift shops for some great gift ideas for the bride and groom. Our humble town is full of unique crafters, artists and distillers that boast beautiful gifts to last a lifetime of love. Here's our where-to gift guide for Gardiner, NY.