I think the term "backyard" here is used only on a technicality because it was behind a residence. Otherwise this was a wedding that could have been at one of the most exclusive venues in the area. The backdrop looked like a scenic point in Hudson Valley, the first look was at the highest point of the isle and the design...com on! Amy of Amy Champagne Events presented everyone with what could be considered her best work to date. The lights, the details, the flowers, the tables, I was blown with the attention to detail at this wedding.
What was particularly impressive was that despite the elaborate planning and design it was still playful, fun and without any pretense, just like our featured couple. First off Nikki wins for being the ultimate "bridechilla." She was full of smiles and couldn't have been more laid back; the same goes for her husband. The lake itself is significant to Nikki and Nick but so is the water, both being avid surfers and wake boarders water played a big role in the design of the wedding (the lake itself is in almost every scene). Their light heartedness toward life and love for each translates itself perfectly in their highlight reel. You can feel how carefree they both are and how much they love being around one another, especially at their lake house.
Quick shout out to Kristen Kiraly for being an amazing second shooter along with Matt at BSC Photo for always being the best to work with.
Congrats to Nikki and Nick! Cheers!