Steffany and Garrett have one of the best “how they met” stories! Garrett lived in New York, but was working in Colombia. They were introduced by a mutual friend in 2018. Fast forward to 2020 when they were living in DC together, Garrett proposed.
They got married in Saugerties NY, local to where Garrett grew up, and coincidently, Steffany’s family would vacation for decades. Small world! They had an intimate wedding of about 50 people. They got ready at Diamond Mills Hotel, traveled to the church for the ceremony, then back to the venue for cocktail hour and the reception. Steffany’s family traveled from Colombia to celebrate their wedding, while many of Garrett’s family were local to the area.
They got married at a small church, which perfectly accommodated their wedding. The florist decorated the space by adding gorgeous pastel florals to the altar. The priest, who happen to be one of Garretts High School’s teachers, was very personable and friendly. He made sure to individually greet and hug each family and bridal party member. He made their ceremony incredibly special!
When doing their bride and groom portraits, we did some overlooking the waterfall, then, it being a spring April wedding, we had to include some cherry blossoms! The cherry blossoms were only in the parking lot, however, with the right angles, we were able to avoid the cars and capture the bride and groom’s beauty and happiness surrounded by the blossoms.
Diamond Mills is a beautiful venue located between the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains, in the historic village of Saugerties, New York. It overlooks a beautiful waterfall, which makes a beautiful scenic backdrop for a wedding. The venue has a staircase that overlooks the water. We took advantage of this for many bride and groom and bridal party pictures!
Overall, this wedding day was absolutely amazing and I’d repeat it all over again if I could! I hope you enjoyed reading a bit about Steffany and Garretts Diamond Mill’s hotel wedding. Be sure to click here to contact me about capturing your special day.
“Thank you so much for being part of our wedding! You are our favorite person on our team! We are so grateful that we could find you. Thank you for helping us to capture our day, our emotions and feelings, and for being professional and kind since we contacted you for the first time. We just have great thoughts about you.”
-Steffany + Garrett
DJ: DJ Bri Swatek @briswatek
Florist: CBD Cherry Brandy Designs: JoAnn Provenzano @cherrybrandydesigns
Hair & Makeup: Artisan Beauty: Erica Cox & Eden Selle @artisan_beautybar
Bride’s gown: Allure Bridal, Madison James Collection @madison_james
Bridal salon: Global bridal Gallery @globalbridalgallery
Bride’s shoes: Badgley and Mischka @badgleyandmischkabride
Bride accesories: Ahava accesorios @ahavaccesorios
Bridesmaid dresses: Lulus and la ma dear cleo
Invitations: The Knot
Grooms Attire: DUNG Tailor, Vietnam. Nordstrom
Transportation: Majestic Transportation Services and Limo, Inc.