A gorgeous garden in full bloom sets the stage for today’s lovely real wedding, brought to us by Laura Lee Photography, based in Warwick, NY! Here’s Laura to tell us more:
Aimee and Matt were married in June 2016 at FEAST at Round Hill Mansion in Washingtonville, NY. They were surrounded by an incredible wedding party made up of cherished and childhood friends, their wonderfully supportive and loving families, countless friends, neighbors, joy and laughter. Aimee looked beautiful in her BHLDN gown and Matt had literally the best expression when they were pronounced husband and wife. I cried five times at this wedding, not just because it was a beautiful celebration, but also the honor and presence of love’s longevity.
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Aimee’s grandparents, Joseph and Gloria, caught my eye immediately, though. These two lovebirds have been married for 67 years. They were so excited to watch their grandbaby get married to such a wonderful man and I couldn’t have shared in their excitement more. 67 years! 67 years of raising a family together, kids and grandkids, undoubtedly heartache and loss, as well as celebrations and magical times like this day. They are a symbol of what I know Aimee and Matt’s life is going to be like – dancing in their 90’s and all.
Another nod to love’s longevity was where they said their vows. They wed under a tree that must have been centuries of years old. It seemed to be the common theme amongst this wedding! Longevity and being deeply rooted. The tree stood tall, towering over the entire ceremony space sheltering guests from the drizzling rain that began to fall just before the wedding party came down the aisle. The tree’s roots grew deeper than anyone could see on the surface, as did their love, and when Aimee read her vows, she stated the day she met Matt became the day she knew she could never live without him.
Aimee’s Uncle Gary officiated and welcomed Matt to the family with open arms, although it was only an official welcome as I know he’s been part of the family ever since he came around. Aimee’s family couldn’t have been happier that she found Matt – a caring, honest, loving, happy, hardworking and joyous man. And the same went for Aimee – Matt’s family told me time and again how thrilled they were to have welcomed Aimee as a new daughter/sister to the Masterson family and Alyssa’s speech (Aimee’s maid of honor and Matt’s sister) brought tears to my eyes immediately when she said the following. Their stubborn Aunt up in heaven, whose ring sits beautifully on Aimee’s finger, would be so proud looking down on the women Matt decided to spend his life with. Aimee also wore jewelry from both her grandmothers and had horse shoe emblems attached to her bouquet from each grandma. And now I’m crying again just reminiscing on the day!
Congratulations Aimee & Matt and thank you Laura for sharing! For more information about Laura Lee Photography, please visit her WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to her website.
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Photographer: Laura Lee Photography
Venue: FEAST at Round Hill
Florist: Flowers by April
Cake Artist: The Pastry Garden
DJ: A Perfect Blend Entertainment
Makeup and Hair: Jessica Strehl
Bridesmaids Dresses: Adrianna Papell via Macy’s
Bride’s Dress: BHLDN
Tuxes: The Black Tux
Officiant: Judge Garry Rothstadt