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Outdoor Marriage at Dockside Park, Cold Spring, New York Elopement Photo Story Award

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Dockside Park, Cold Spring, New York Wedding Photography | The couple embrace and kiss at the end of their wedding ceremony

The couple embrace and kiss at the end of their wedding ceremony in the park by the Hudson River on a beautiful fall day.

Despite having to reschedule their grand wedding celebration at an upstate historic hotel due to the pandemic, Lauren, and Ross, a school teacher and an opera singer respectively, had a beautiful and joyful intimate celebration with immediate family and close friends in attendance. Dockside Park, in Cold Spring, New York, sparkled with character and history as the group assembled by the Hudson River for the ceremony. Passers-by in the park stopped to watch the heartfelt and joyful ceremony.

Afterward, we photographed some portraits of the family, wedding party, and the couple in the shade of some trees, and then the group walked to a nearby Inn to celebrate with lunch and cake! Wishing Lauren and Ross many happy years together and I can't wait for the party next year!

Wedding preparations image from the Hudson House River Inn, Cold Spring, New York of The bride taking her dress off a hanger with her mother

Hudson House River Inn, Cold Spring, New York Wedding Venue Image | The bride takes her dress off a hanger with her mother and a friend beside her

Lauren takes her dress off a hanger with her mother and a friend beside her in a back room of the Hudson House River Inn in Cold Spring, NY.

Hudson House River Inn, NY Wedding Venue image of The bride, wearing a COVID mask, waiting by a window

Hudson House River Inn, NY Wedding Venue Photography | The bride, wearing a COVID mask, waits by a window

The bride, wearing a COVID mask, waits by a window as her friend fastens the buttons of her wedding dress.

New York Outdoor Wedding Ceremony image of The couple and their family and friends assembling at the Dockside Park

Dockside Park, Cold Spring, NY Wedding Ceremony Image | The couple prepares to marry each other

The couple and their family and friends assemble at the Dockside Park by the Hudson River as they prepare to marry each other.

New York Wedding image of a couple Getting married at the park on a beautiful fall day

Dockside Park NY Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Picture | The groom laughs joyfully during his wedding ceremony

The groom laughs joyfully during his wedding ceremony at the park on a beautiful fall day.

NY Wedding Photo from Dockside Park of The mother of the groom hugging her son with emotion

Dockside Park NY Wedding Photography | The mother of the groom hugs her son with emotion

The mother of the groom hugs her son with emotion just after he got married at a riverside park.

New York Wedding image from Dockside Park, Cold Spring of A little boy smiling as he digs into his cup of ice cream

 NY Wedding Ceremony Photo from Dockside Park, Cold Spring | A little boy smiles as he digs into his cup of ice cream

A little boy smiles as he digs into his cup of ice cream outside on a park bench.

New York COVID Wedding Day Portrait at Dockside Park, Cold Spring of The newlyweds embracing each other with joy as the bride's veil flies

New York Wedding Portrait at Dockside Park, Cold Spring | The newlyweds embrace each other with joy as the bride's veil flies

The newlyweds embrace each other with joy as the bride's veil flies, while they pose for a wedding portrait.

New York Wedding image at Dockside Park, Cold Spring of The bride showing her new wedding ring to friends

NY Wedding Photography from Dockside Park, Cold Spring | The bride shows her new wedding ring to friends

The bride shows her new wedding ring to friends just after her marriage ceremony in the park.