A Garden-Style Wedding at the Garrison in Garrison, New York
rn Inspired by a secret garden and their mountaintop venue, Kelley Dionne (29 and in hospitality) and Jeffrey Dionne (30 and an economics research analyst) wanted their wedding to be filled with lush flowers and bright colors. “I wanted flowers everywhere and in various colors and sizes,” says Kelley. “The Garrison was set atop a mountain with a gorgeous panoramic view of the Hudson Valley, so I knew there would be a lot of green foliage in the background.” Their ceremony space in Garrison, New York, was incredible with this grand wedding arbor that resembled nothing less than a forest. Branches curved around every available space. For the reception, they wanted a more understated design, so each guest found their wooden escort card in a bed of baby’s breath. Low pink hydrangea centerpieces also marked the tables. The most memorable part for them, however, was right before the reception entrance when they had a moment to take in the day and think “We did it!” Kelley shares a tip: “Cherish every moment leading up to the wedding day and every day thereafter. You get to marry your best friend once, so don't waste time stressing over the little things.” Take a look below for every sweet detail of their day caught by Samantha Lauren Photographie.