It was unseasonably cool and rainy at Shadow Lawn on the day of Waseem and Samya’s wedding. Actually, it was downright cold! The weather certainly did not dampen anyone spirits, though. It was one of the most festive, lively weddings I’ve ever had the privilege of photographing!
Because of the rain, the (incredibly charming) ceremony took place under a tent where Waseem presented Samya with a surprise wedding ring. It was very sweet to see Samya’s reaction. The reception, held in Shadow Lawn’s beautiful barn, was filled with great music and lots and lots of dancing. The night concluded with a bonfire behind the barn. It was great to end the day surrounded by the peaceful sounds of the night and the warmth of the fire. What an amazing wedding!
I also have to say a few words about this wonderful venue. Shadow Lawn is without a doubt one of the best locations for a beautiful Hudson Valley wedding. It is quaint and beautiful. When I was looking around for nice spots to take group photos, there were so many options! Also, there is a really great bed and breakfast (The Sheeley House) right next door where the bride, groom, and their families can get ready. Wellwed Magazine had this to say about Shadow Lawn:
Situated at the crest of a waterfall, Shadow Lawn is romantic and picturesque. Its 18-century stone house contributes to a formal note. The 19-century barn is elegant yet unpretentious, and the brook and manicured grounds provide a serene backdrop for perfect occasions of all kinds.
It is absolutely gorgeous there; if you are planning a Hudson Valley wedding, you absolutely must check it out!
Congratulations to Waseem and Samya, and thank you for entrusting me with the responsibility of photographing your special day!