A Hudson Valley Ceremonies Wedding at Blueberry Inn on Kiernan Farm

Keegan and Tim

Wedding Location – Blueberry Inn on Kiernan Farm
Ceremony Officiant – Richard King (family friend)
Caterer – Hickory BBQ
Dessert – Cake it Up
Photographer – Tami Ling Photography
PhotoBooth – iFlickPhotoBooth
Videographer – Bakwoods Productions
DJ/Band/Musicians – DJ Jimmy Lutz
Florist – Petals Ink along with Jeannie Bishop (mother of the groom)
Coordinator/Planner – Jeanne Stark
Bridal Attire –
Bridal Gown by Sincerity
Bridesmaid Dresses by Bill Levkoff
Shoes by Toms
Men’s Attire –
Groom’s Suit by Mantoni
Groom’s Tie by Tommy Hilfiger
Groomsmen pants by Calvin Klein
Groomsmen ties from The Tie Bar
Shoes by Clarks
Rings –
SuzyB (bride), Boone (groom)
Jewelry –
Colorway Jewelry
Alex and Ani
Hair/Makeup – Signature Braids
Invitations – Anns Paperie
Favors – Mason Jars with DIY tags

Advice from the happy couple:

Have family and friends help wherever they can because then you can have some weight lifted off of your shoulders!
Take in each moment, because it flies by!
Right after you get married, have 5 minutes alone, just the 2 of you to take it in and enjoy the moment by yourselves!

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A Hudson Valley Ceremonies Wedding at Hunter Mountain

Congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs Nelson who were married at Hunter Mountain on March 8th!

Advice from the couple:

“Splurge on photography / videography and try to take in every moment of the day because it goes by so quickly.”
Hunter Mountain Wedding
Hunter Mountain Wedding
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Casino Wedding
Custom Cake Topper
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Hunter Mountain Wedding
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Hunter Mountain Wedding
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Hunter Mountain Wedding
Wedding Location: Hunter Mountain
Ceremony Officiant: Hudson Valley Ceremonies (Jeanne Stark)
Photographer: Photographics Solution
Videographer: Photographics Solution
DJ/Band: Piano Man’s DJ Productions (Nate Miller)
Ceremony Musicians: Golden Scroll Soloists
Florist: Anthology Studio
Bridal Attire: Angela’s Bridal
Men’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Rings/Jewelry: Harold Finkle, Your Jeweler
Hair/Makeup: Krystal Rose Studio
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Favors: DIY
Casino Tables: Big Eastern Casino Company

Wedding Vendor Referrals

I doesn’t matter if you have your Officiant or Coordinator booked with Hudson Valley Ceremonies we would love to provide you with referrals for any vendors you might still need for your big day. Here is just a sampling of vendor assistance we can provide:

Bakers
Bands & Musicians
Butterfly Release
Calligraphy
Caterers
Cigar Lounge
Dance Lessons
DJ’s
Entertainment
Florists
Flower Preservation
Hair & Make-Up
Ketubah
Lighting
Photobooth
Photographers
Rentals
Transportation
Venues
Videographers
Wine & Liquor

How To Have a Fun Wedding Reception…That Isn’t Cheesy

by Stephanie Padovani
The DJ Solution

One of the biggest challenges facing our brides when it comes to planning the wedding entertainment is: “How do I have a fun wedding reception…that ISN’T cheesy?” When Jeff and I got married, I just wanted all my guests to have fun. I wanted a great party with my closest family and friends that really felt like me. But I was deathly afraid of being “cheesy.” In fact, I was so afraid that I decided to do the music myself! That idea didn’t work out so well, but it did inspire us to become wedding DJs. So how can it be done? I’ve learned a few things about “cheese” in my eight plus years as a wedding DJ. Just follow these guidelines for fun wedding entertainment that keeps your guests dancing all night—without the cheese.

Steph’s Rules of Cheese

Rule #1 – Cheese (the non-dairy kind) is relative.

What is “cheesy” to you might be fun for the next bride. I meet with brides all the time who say they don’t want anything cheesy at their wedding, then five minutes later tell me they must play the Chicken Dance for their grandmother. It’s important to define what “cheesy” means to you. Talk to your entertainer about it. Don’t assume that he or she knows what you mean by “cheesy.” Be specific about the songs, artists, dances and attire that meet your cheesy criteria. Once you and your entertainer know what you mean by “cheesy,” it’s easy to avoid dipping into Velveeta at your wedding reception.

Rule #2 – Even something fun can become cheesy when it is forced.

Let me give you a real life example. At a recent wedding, one of our couples asked us to play “Mr. Roboto” by Styx as they were introduced. The groom danced his way in doing the robot. It was hysterical, guests holding their sides with laughter. Now, if Jeff and I decided to play “Mr. Roboto” out of the blue at your wedding and tried to lead everyone in the robot, would that be FUN? Most likely your guests would head for the hills…or stay and laugh at the clueless DJ couple stuck in an 80’s time warp. If your guests are forced to do something, it can quickly become cheesy. However, if it’s natural for them and your group, even the silly is just plain fun. Talk to you entertainer about how they go about leading activities and events. Entertainment styles range from highly interactive to low key. Make sure you find a match that fits in with your cheese-free event.

Rule #3 – Cheese is always worse in your imagination.

Just like any other worry about your wedding, your imagination can run away with you. You start imagining your big, cheesy smile as you feed your husband a bite of cake. Or that your uncle is going strip down to his skivvies like he did at your cousin’s wedding. It’s always worse in your imagination. When weddings unfold in a natural, fun way and your guests feel comfortable, everything is fun. Even when it’s a little goofy, too. If you’re concerned about how your entertainer will avoid the cheese, ask about it. What will he do to “get the crowd going?” What if that doesn’t work? What will he do if your guests request a song on your Cheesy Do Not Play
List? You CAN have a fun wedding reception where your guests dance all night and you don’t have to die from embarrassment. Yes, the classic cheesy songs work to get people out of their seats, but there are lots of other great songs that work, too. The key to non-cheesy, fun wedding entertainment is to find an entertainer who understands what you want—and don’t want—at your wedding reception, and whose style fits yours. That makes a fun, dance-filled wedding inevitable.