With the breathtaking view of the Hudson Valley setting the scene for their wedding, Abby and Anthony celebrated saying "I do" with an intimate and elegant soiree.
Abby has kindly shared the details of her special day with us, including how she found her perfect dress:
Where did you find your dress?
Abby: Angela's Bridal in Albany, NY. It's a beautiful store with amazing dresses. There are many different styles to choose from, but you don't feel overwhelmed because everything is spaced out and very easy to look through the racks. The store has a very elegant and grand feel to it!
What drew you to Mikaella Style 1802?
I knew I wanted something simple but yet unique, and the timeless 1802 was it! I tried on several dresses before 1802 and actually thought I found my dress the night before, but I already had an appointment lined up at Angela's and am so glad I did because I found "the one" there!
How did you and Anthony first meet?
Anthony and I met through a mutual friends 6 years ago. We are both musicians so had a common interest and hit it off right away! We dated for a few years, lived together for a few years and then finally tied the knot!
How did he propose?
I love to run. I went for a run on my 30th birthday and Anthony came with me. He stopped at one point, around the Reservoir in Central Park, because he said he needed some fuel (for running) and when I turned around, he was down on one knee with a ring (no fuel!) and asked me to marry him!
Tell us about your theme. What was the inspiration?
We didn't have a real theme for our wedding, but like my dress, I wanted it to be simple and elegant. When Anthony and I first got engaged, I knew I didn't want a big wedding and thought that maybe we should have a destination wedding or elope. Once we decided to have a "proper" wedding, I knew I wanted it to be very nice, but also very simple. I am not a frilly, over the top person, so the simple "theme" matched me (and Anthony) well.
Was there any aspect of your wedding planning experience that took you by surprise?
I was surprised by how little drama there was during planning! I was also really surprised at how amazing and fun it was to have (almost) all of our favorite family members and friends together in one place! It really was one of the best days of our lives. And I keep asking Anthony if we can do it again.
Thank you, Abby, for sharing your wedding day!
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Credits // Photography: Brandon Rodkewitz Photography