I had been worried about the weather for this Whitby Castle wedding for months. After having their engagement session rained out three times, I think this couple was more than deserving of the unseasonably wonderful weather they received! I was so glad to see that our “weather curse” didn’t follow them all the way until their wedding day!
Whitby Castle at the Rye Golf Club is a sprawling wedding venue in Rye, New York. Modeled after England’s Whitby Abbey, Whitby Castle is a true oasis in Westchester County. It has the unique feel of a manor home, while being just a short drive away from the city.
The bride and groom started their day at a nearby Westchester hotel before moving to a church for their ceremony. After a receiving line and family portraits at the church, we moved to Whitby Castle for their cocktail hour and reception. At one point the bride called the day her “perfect Pinterest wedding”, and she was right! Not a single detail was left overlooked, with the bride tending to the look of the day with a beautifully personal touch.
Here is a slideshow of highlights from the day:
Here are some of my favorite images from their wedding:
The bride wore a gorgeous Pronovias gown with a bolero. The bolero had long lace sleeves, and the entire top covered her strapless dress top. After the ceremony, she was able to remove the bolero and have a completely different look for her wedding reception!
The couple requested that their first look take place on this staircase. I was thrilled to find the mirrored wall next to me, using it to create a reflection of this incredibly important moment.
To do (or not do) a first look is something that many couples debate about. Do they want to see each other before they go down the aisle? This bride and groom decided on a first look so that they could get pictures taken in natural light. It can be tricky to work the schedule of a winter wedding around the sunset time, and for this reason the first look was a perfect decision for these two!
Weddings are full of many moments, both big and small. I love this quiet moment with the flower girl while she looks at the bride’s ring.
I love it when couples opt for striking getaways at the end of their wedding reception. The bride and groom chose to spend this moment with their bridal party, which resulted in a dramatic (and very personal!) moment.
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