romantic wedding portrait in front of a blooming tree

This lavish and utterly romantic styled shoot come to us from Cathy’s Elegant Events, based in Hudson, NY! Here’s Cathy to tell us more:

Everyone is very excited to see The Hudson Opera Houses, which is New York States oldest surviving theater, new 8.5 million dollar restoration. This beautiful historically saturated landmark was the perfect setting for this styled shoot. I can’t wait to do real weddings here!

See more after the cut!

romantic wedding portrait in the doorway of an Opera House

blush florals adorn the steps of the Opera House

formal, Art Deco inspired wedding invitation

wedding rings and whimsical florals

The history of this building is magnificent, it was originally built to serve as City Hall for the city of Hudson NY, housing not only various civic offices but also the Franklin Library and the First National Bank of Hudson. You can see hints of the past throughout the building, including beautiful old safes, an incredible curved wooden rail staircase, they even have a few of the original chairs which have hat racks under the seats.

whimsical florals reflected in an antique mirror

asymmetrical bridal updo

romantic blush and plum bridal bouquet

artistic boutonniere

blush and gold sitting room

What has always been and continues to be its showcase is the magnificent auditorium on the second floor. There website boasts “Frederic Church and Sanford Gifford showed their paintings here, Bret Harte read his poems, and Henry Ward Beecher gave a rousing abolitionist lecture. Susan B. Anthony visited at least twice, the first time lecturing about abolishing slavery, and the second time to rally support for women’s suffrage. In 1914, Teddy Roosevelt regaled a crowd with his adventures in Africa.”

cascading greenery and roses adorn the fireplace

the bride and groom kiss in the dramatic stairway

romantic wedding reception decor with blush florals

romantic wedding reception decor with blush florals

romantic blush floral centerpiece

From the very beginning when first creating the inspiration boards with Kim Thomas our amazing florist from ‘Flower Blossom Farm’ we knew Great Gatsby was the look we were going for. We drew inspiration from the history and architecture of the location and are thrilled with the beautiful photos Alicia King captured!

chairs draped with greenery and blush florals

romantic sweetheart table

bride and groom toasting

I am a firm believer that when ever possible you should give vendors the freedom to do what they do best! I created the inspiration board just to give everyone a direction to go in and make sure everyone was on the same page. I couldn’t have been happier with the end result.

Thanks, Cathy! For more information about Cathy’s Elegant Events, please visit her WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to her website.

What do you think about today’s styled shoot? Let us know in the comments below!

Venue: Hudson Opera House
Event Coordinator: Cathy’s Elegant Events, LLC
Rentals: North Country Vintage, & Events Unlimited
Models: Bri & Jared Leslie
Hair/Makeup: Salon 52
Rings: Shana Lee Jewelry
Stationery: Pretty Polite
Dress: Chamonix Bridal
Caterer: Swoon Catering
Photographer: Alicia King Photography
Flowers: Flower Blossom Farm