(Closed) Any other Hudson Valley brides?

posted 10 years ago in New York – Hudson Valley, New York
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Westchester is technically the lower Hudson Valley, I’m getting married in White Plains this September. I looked at some places in Garrison though (and when I was younger, we almost moved there). Where is your wedding going to be?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I am getting married in Garrison June 7, 2008!! As Wedding Wire likes to remind me, that is 17 days away!!

I am getting marred at The Garrison, but using primarily NYC vendors (I live in Manhattan)

 Farley778 – Where are you getting married?

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m getting marrited in Poughkeepsie in June 2009 but I live in NYC!  I’ve been looking at the NYC board for ideas, but the hopefully I will be able to find some great ideas here too!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Hi!! I’m originally from the Orange County area… but my parents live near Poughkeepsie now.  I’m getting married at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie. So far that’s the only thing I’ve booked so I need to start finding some other venues in the area.  How are your wedidng plans going? 

 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m so glad you liked the Grandview!  I was pretty much sold on it after we looked at a couple of other older places without such a great view and then the saw the Grandview which is brand new and has the best views!  

The photographer looks great!  That is my next goal… find a photographer 🙂

 I don’t know much about caterer’s since my venue has that all included, but If I hear any good reviews I’ll let you know!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

My favorite pick has to be my DOC, Sarah Lusardi.  I know she is going to make these last few weeks and the day of so much less stressful.  She is actually from the area originally, but that wasn’t how I found her, just a fluke.  She went to the Garrison a few weeks ago to meet with Todd and get a handle on the layout, which I thought was quite proactive of her. 

Photographer – Dave Cross.  He did our engagement photos and we loved his laid back style – and the pics came out great!  There was one photographer that does a lot of shots at the Garrison whose photos I liked, but he wasn’t super accomodating about meeting with us, so we just went with Dave (who has not been up there yet).  Dave recommended Steven Taub as a videographer – I picked him because he was reasonable and I have heard it is important to have the photog and videographer get along.

Makeup – Sally Duvall – lots of posts about her on this website.  She doesn’t charge for travel, and I got her full day package (I have a lot of BMs).  She came to my apt. for the trial (included in the Day of) and I think she did a great job!

Hair – Zena Dixon.  She also came to my apt for the trial and tried a ton of styles until we found one I liked.  Very cool, getting married herself in a year or so.  http://www.redcarpetbridalbeauty.com  She charges per person, and is bringing an extra stylist along since we have so many people.  I think her website is a bit confusing.  I don’t believe she is charging us for travel (she lives in NJ).

I’ll let you know in a month or so what I think of them AFTER the big day!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I am from Orange County as well but getting married at Crystal Springs Golf Resort in Hamburg, NJ on November 1st.  I got most of my vendors out of NYC and OC so if anyone needs some referrals, let me know.  The one photographer I lost out on that I HIGHLY recommend is http://www.jamesferrara.com He might be a little pricier than some of the others but I promise you will not be disappointed.  Congrats to everyone!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Sure! The other thing about a Garrison wedding is that the lodging options are not the best.  Some great B&Bs but for hotels you have Fishkill corporate park hotels (although the new Sierra Hotel is really nice inside!) and the WEst Point Thayer, which is kind of run down.   The Garrison only has 4 rooms but I have heard rumors they might be building a bigger hotel onsite sometime in the near future….

 We are having our RH dinner at the Hudson Highlands Golf Club. I love their venue, but it was too small for our wedding – but if the weather is good we are having the RH BBQ dinner on the lawn and it should be great!

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