Katsura + Adam | A Blue Hill at Stone Barns Wedding

Both incredibly talented musicians and self-described foodies, Katsura and Adam could not have chosen a more perfect setting for their late summer wedding than the elegant and naturally beautiful Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Friends and family gathered in the outdoor space for a wedding celebration highlighted with original and classical music, kissed by the crisp country air of the Hudson Valley, and seasoned by the culinary offerings of the surrounding farms and gardens.

I feel so blessed to have met this wonderful couple and to have celebrated with them. Their wedding was one of the most beautiful that I have ever witnessed.

I love how Katsura’s smile mirrored her mother’s. Such truly beautiful women!

Katsura and Adam incorporated a First Look into their day, allowing them a moment of time alone before the ceremony, and resulting in some truly romantic portraits.

I really enjoyed creating their wedding pictures at historic Lyndhurst, an amazing castle-like estate in Tarrytown, NY.

Her dress was stunning; I couldn’t help but photograph it from all angles throughout the day. And I just love how Adam can make her laugh!

Katsura’s flowers were designed by the talented Opalia Flowers out of Brooklyn.

I couldn’t resist some dancing photos in Lyndhurst’s towering archways.

Katsura planned the day so well, and we had plenty of time before the ceremony to create beautiful wedding pictures with the bridal party in a relaxed, stress-free manner.

Over at Stone Barns, the day was equally gorgeous in preparation of the ceremony.

Guests enjoyed these beautiful Japanese paper fans to keep cool during the ceremony.

Inspired by the herb gardens at Blue Hill, leaves of sage gently framed the base of all of the bouquets, and the San San Kudo set (used in their traditional Japanese sake ceremony) almost glowed in the sunny daylight.

The San San Kudo was a very special part of their ceremony.

The rings, beautifully set on this hand-made nest pillow, were passed through the aisles to allow guests a moment of reflection over them.

One of the highlights of the ceremony was an incredible musical interlude personally arranged by Adam and played by musicians who were also friends, family, and members of the wedding party.

At the end of the cocktail hour, I even had a chance to capture a photo of all of the guests!

And Katsura and Adam continued to wow me with their beauty.

Katsura’s mother’s beautiful calligraphy graced all of the escort cards and place cards.

All of the food at Blue Hill is a work of art in vision and taste - from the hors d’oeuvres through each and every dinner course.

Pre-ceremony photo location: Lyndhurst

Wedding & Reception venue: Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Officiant: Alan Berger - Ethical Society of Bergen County

Florist: Opalia Flowers

Dress: La Sposa Collection - Pronovias

Cake: Financier Patisserie

Assistant photographer: Peter Miller

You may also wish to learn more about Adam’s music here: http://www.adambirnbaum.com

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Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Lyndhurst Wedding Photography from Sarah Postma | The SnapKnot Blog - [...] wedding photos of Katsura and Adam taken at the Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York. Photographer Sarah Postma also [...]October 7, 2010 - 11:29 am

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