A winter Oheka Castle wedding is truly a sight to see. Oheka is majestic enough, with the massive sprawling lawns and pristine architecture. But to see Oheka rising up from the long driveway, snow swirling around it’s exterior and blanketing the great lawns, is truly extraordinary.
It takes a brave bride to plan a winter wedding in the northeast, since you never know when a snowstorm will derail your wedding plans! If it all works out, though, and you get a sweet dusting of snow on your wedding day, it really can add something special.
This winter wedding at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York, was sweetness from start to finish. The bride and groom are the most lovely, kind, charming people. The venue was intimate and warm, a great contrast to the snowy outdoors. The light was that brilliant winter light, so sharp and brittle, and so very crisp.
Right before the ceremony was set to begin, the bride, groom, wedding party, and families were sequestered in the Oheka library to wait. The guests were being seated, and the wedding ceremony was about to start. The bride was sitting in the most brilliant patch of light, that crystalline-perfect winter light that I adore so much. She was adjusting the bow tie of the little ring bearer, and the scene was perfect.
It is always an honor to be allowed to document a wedding day for brides, grooms, their bridal parties, and their families. It's an honor to create photographic heirlooms for them to enjoy for generations to come.
I especially love documenting moments on a wedding day. Oheka Castle is an extraordinary location to capture wedding day moments. The background in every room and every outdoor space is truly magical. It's the perfect setting for a wedding day to unfold!
Location: 135 W Gate Dr, Huntington, NY 11743.1/160; f/1.8; ISO 200; 85.0 mm.