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From Green Apple Weddings…Justin and Darren chose to exchange their vows surrounded by verdant weeping willows at the incomparable Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa in Hudson Valley. The lush, rustic yet elegant location on the Hudson River inspired the design, which was based on the welcoming woods, orchard and gardens enveloping the Inn, as well as the modern barn which influenced their wooden invitations and where their welcome dinner was held.

Their ceremony was held at a duck pond with weeping willows as their backdrop. The couple was flanked by tall arrangements of flowering white branches while their guests witnessed the ceremony from Fruitwood chairs tied loosely with greens along the aisle.

After the ceremony guests walked under towering, yet inviting trees to cocktail hour where oak barrels served as tables. Seating assignments were hung from natural twine by clothespins.

Just before sunset the guests were led into a sailcloth tent draped with cafe lights open to views of the Hudson River. They were seated in natural wood crossback chairs at farm tables laid with burlap runners. Sprigs of rosemary laid atop white linen napkins which held menus and were loosely tied with brown suede. Multiple small centerpieces with greens and flowers in shades of sunset lined the tables along with mercury glass votives whose candlelight reflected off the soft amber glassware.

From Karen Wise Photography…I am thrilled to share this romantic and stylish Buttermilk Falls Inn wedding. Justin and Darren were dream clients – they were laid back, stylish and so fun-loving!

It was so sweet to witness how they considered the participation of their two young sons, Luke and Jake, in all their wedding festivities. Jake and Luke were included in Justin and Darren’s getting ready session, in their ceremony, and even in cocktail hour when they got to chase ducks and pick apples in Buttermilk Farm’s orchard. They even enjoyed holding a custom made Thank you sign for pictures which the couple would later print for their thank you cards.

They trusted me and gave me a lot of creative freedom within their itinerary. The palette of vibrant orange and peach dahlias and ranunculus, alongside the verdant green of the lush summer grasses, and the grooms’ handsome blue attire inspired unlimited picture-taking.

Photography: Karen Wise Photography | Cinematography: Saiga Pictures | Event Planning: Green Apple Weddings | Floral Design: Lauren | Cake: The Pastry Garden | Invitations: Paper Presentation | Rings: Ratanee Jewelry | Catering: Henry's on the Farm | DJ: Jeremy Blacklow | Groom's Attire: Doyle Mueser, NYC | Venue: Buttermilk Falls Inn | Groom's Shoes: Hugo Boss Red Label | Groomsmen Attire + Shoes: J.Crew | Invitations + Stationery: Dense Ink | Ring Bearer Attire: J.Crew | Ring Bearer Shoes: Paul Green

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This Bride and Groom have very impressive resumés. She is SVP of Programming for HBO Documentaries and he is the brains (and body) behind the 2004 documentary “Super Size Me.” And their family-oriented wedding, photographed by Craig Paulson Photography, is impressively sweet. See all the heartwarming moments in The Vault!

On April 30, Morgan Spurlock married his girlfriend Sara Bernstein in a very private, family and close friends wedding at his own spread in upstate NY.

Sara was 8 months pregnant.

The Super Size Me director (the film that gave us a craving for McDonalds) has been with Sara for the last 8 years, so we’re sure her dad didn’t actually have a gun to his head.

Sara is the SVP of programming for HBO Documentaries and has been nominated for an Oscar. Morgan has also been nominated for an Oscar for Super Size Me.

As a close friend I was honored to be there and shoot for him.

Photography: Craig Paulson Photography | Venue: At Home

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There’s saying “I do” in style, and then there is saying “I do” aboard The Duchess, an insanely gorgeous yacht that is equal parts fun AND sophisticated. Think fabulous contemporary decor, a floating rooftop (!) and panoramic views of NYC that will wow of your guests. I mean, celebrating your newlywed status floating past the city you love? Sooo glamorous.

Whether it’s enjoying the newly built Duchess Lounge on the yacht’s second deck, sipping cocktails from their full-service bars or partying the night away on their oversized, hardwood dance floor, The Duchess has everything (and I mean everything) you’ve ever wanted when it comes to hosting your dream wedding. I’m talking climate controlled interiors, a state-of-the-art sound system (hello, live music or DJ) and outdoor furniture perfect for lounging. Not to mention The Duchess’ sister property, Fish Bar, is THE place to host your rehearsal dinner, a fab cocktail party or even your reception. We love them.

Whether you plan on an intimate “I do” with eight of your nearest and dearest or want to host a sit-down dinner for 400, contact The Duchess TODAY to begin your journey to that dream day. Star gazing is totally included, my friends.


What: The Duchess is giving away a romantic dinner for two at their sister property, Fish Bar! (Value $200, Gratuity Not Included)

How: Simply leave a comment below telling us why you love yacht weddings! (Ex: They are sooo unique!)

Who: One lucky winner, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, June 17, 2016. For terms and conditions, click here. Good luck, loves! xo

Photography: Allan Zepeda (Image 2, 4) + I Do Weddings (Image 1, 3)

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