I love attending weddings that are rich in culture and tradition. I also love weddings that combine two cultures outside the typical ‘norm’. For example, A Scottish/Armenian mash-up bursting with time-honored dancing, boisterous celebration, a surprise fireworks display, and two of the most joy-filled, put-a-smile-on-your-face type of people we have ever met. I’m pretty sure there was not one thing that could have been added to this day to make it any more spectacular.
Just by looking at the photos, you certainly get an idea of the happiness that surrounded this couple. The day was a pleasure from start to finish. First we captured the ladies getting ready prior to the ceremony at a cabin down the road from the venue. The gorgeous Adirondack mountains served as a back drop for the entire day. The sun was shining and the temperature was unbelievable. The boys got ready on the Stone Tavern Farm property where the ceremony also took place a top a grassy hill. Between the horses galloping behind white picket fences, the groomsmen standing so very dapper in their kilts and the sound of traditional bag pipes commencing the start of the ceremony, I thought I was actually shooting in Scotland for a second. I loved it all; the sights, the sounds and the enormous 24 deep bridal party!
After the beautiful vows were exchanged, the deal was sealed with a sweet kiss and the celebration had only just begun. The reception started with a bang and went non-stop throughout the night. When I say non-stop I mean non-stop, everyone dancing hand in hand in circles, wild with excitement and a feeling of pure love that was just radiating out of the barn. It was an absolute joy to be a part of it all, such a fun mix of culture and so many people coming together from vastly different backgrounds. A refreshingly beautiful couple and an unforgettable celebration. Thank you so much David and Taleen, for the wonderful opportunity to be a part of such a fun day. Also a huge thanks to our assistants, Shelly and Ben.
Venue: Stone Tavern Farm
DJ: DJ Shant
2nd shooters: Shelly Wood and Ben Pliss
Trailer: At Last, Etta James