17 Jul Roxbury Barn Wedding Photographer: Charlie and Jenny’s Wedding in Hudson Valley, Catskills
Photography by Daniel Martinez for Book of Love Wedding Photography
Charlie and Jenny were looking for something a little cozier than the typical New York wedding. They set their sights on the Roxbury Barn, a beautifully rustic Catskills barn complete with a fairy-tale-like ceremony site hidden in the trees.
As the day began, I photographed Jenny in the nearby bridal suite, a fully-furnished guest house a short distance from the barn itself and ceremony site. It felt like staying at a friend’s comfortable home in the countryside. Jenny peeked out the window constantly, watching as Charlie arrived, trying to contain her excitement and trying not to cry.
All too soon, the ceremony started. Charlie and Jenny wed in the middle of the woods, surrounded by hundreds of birch trees and all the sounds of nature. It was like a scene from a movie, in one of the most memorable locations I’ve ever seen.
Then came the feast: a big BBQ in front of the barn, comfort food that fit the barn’s laid-back vibe. When it started to get dark, the bride, groom, and guests headed up a nearby hill to sit around a huge 20-foot bonfire that lit up the night and illuminated the woods surrounding it. Sparks mingled with stars, the perfect end to a perfect day.
The entire experience brought more than just Charlie and Jenny together. It was an incredible night for everyone involved, and I was so happy to be part of it.
Congratulations, Charlie & Jenny!
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