Real Wedding | Sarah + Brandon

Sarah and Brandon met in high school and started out as friends. Their relationship quickly shifted to more than that after Sarah’s senior year of high school and Brandon’s freshman year of college. They continued a long-distance relationship through college and celebrated 12 years together just after their wedding. Their beautiful day was captured by Unique Lapin Photography and planned by Jeanne Stark of Hudson Valley Ceremonies.

Sarah read about their stunning venue Hudson Basilica in The New York Times, when it was first being renovated. There was a great picture of the mismatched chairs in the ceremony room in the perfect rainbow configuration and it stuck with her all those years. When it came time to find a venue, they only looked at Hudson Basilica and it was thankfully just as Sarah had imagined. Their Chuppah and flowers looked absolutely stunning and were by FLWR Studio.

Both Sarah and Brandon had a little outfit drama, but it all came together in the end. Sarah found her dress on Instagram (of course!). The Monte Carlo dress by Alexia Maria was the exact mix of elegant with a dramatic flair that Sarah was looking for. The detachable train made it more formal for the ceremony. She then changed into sequin cocktail dress by Rachel Zoe for the party. Brandon wore a classic tuxedo by Giorgio Armani with Grateful Dead slippers by Del Toro