Oh hey there, Basilica Hudson. You’re looking good. I’m incredibly grateful for the number of amazing and unique Hudson Valley wedding venues I’ve had the opportunity to photograph marriage in and the Basilica Hudson is right up there in the awesome department. A beautiful, raw industrial space, it can handle anything you throw at it and look really good in the process. Rachael & Jeronimo came in strong with the ferns and greenery which lit up the space in the perfect way for a summer wedding.
All of that aside, the true show with any wedding isn’t decor or flowers but the real moments and emotion happening throughout the day. This is what gets me excited. With family flying in from Colombia on Jero’s side, you have that little extra element of excitement with it being a destination for half of the family. Meaningful element after meaningful element in the way Rachael and Jeronimo wanted to do it was the theme of the day. Speeches outside during cocktail hour? Sure. Guests standing up and speaking during the ceremony with pieces of advice? Let’s do it. One of my favorite trends in the wedding world I’ve noticed over the past few years are couples taking control of their day and truly doing it how they want to. Not for the sake of tradition and making it their own. These two owned it.