this wedding was shot by Ashley
Hudson Basilca Wedding
Hudson Valley, NY
Charlotte + Sean
How did you two meet/love story?
We disagree on our first meeting date, but we both best remember the first time we felt a spark. We were at the New York Natural History Museum for a concert one night in the planetarium room, and spotted each other from across the room, having met briefly before. Charlotte was encouraged by her best friend to approach Sean and walked up to ask for an escort to see the stars. They spent what must have only been an hour talking and then went their separate ways that night. They didn’t officially date until months later but that night helped kick off their relationship.
Why did you choose the venue you did?
We loved the Basilica as soon as we saw it. It’s so industrial and gritty looking with beautiful textured brick walls and big glass windows. We also really loved that it is a non-profit arts center and that we could support the center and also be in a place that celebrates art. Finally we thought Hudson was an interesting and cute town, surrounded by beautiful upstate New York countryside.
You are ultimately in charge of how stress affects you, so if you don’t want it to then learn to let things go. It’s a lot to organize and make decisions for a wedding, but try and look at those times as things you are lucky to do rather than something stressful you have to complete. Have fun with it!
How has it been (so far) having me as your photographer?
So wonderful! From our first interactions Ashley was so friendly and easygoing. When we met her we instantly felt like friends and had a great time taking pictures together despite feeling a little nervous and awkward beforehand. We had so much fun that day and our favorite photos are the ones of us laughing and clearly having a great time.
Photo, Ashley Izquierdo
Venue, Hudson Basilca
Planner, Hudson Valley Ceremonies
Florals, Floral Fantasies By Sara
Caterer, Lola’s Cafe
DJ, 74 Events
Rental Company, Events Unlimited
Paper Goods, Minted
Hair, One on One Salon
Photobooth, Rose and Dale