January 10, 2024
Tappan Hill Mansion is a beautiful estate in Westchester, NY. It boasts of stately architecture, rolling meadows, and spiral staircases…its a dream. Rachel and Jake are a classically romantic couple so Tappan Hill Mansion was a natural fit. Being able to spend this stormy and beautiful September day celebrating Rachel and Jake was a joy. In April 2022 I first got to speak with Rachel and Jake. Interviewing potential couples before I agree to photograph their weddings is a CRUCIAL step for me. I want people over the top in love. During that first call Rachel and Jake were giggly, super excited personalities had me hooked. Rachel and Jake had such a beautiful vision for their wedding day at Tappan Hill Mansion but above all they just wanted to be married.
Fast forward to September 9th of 2023 and it is showtime. The forecast was iffy, but Tappan Hill Mansion provided plenty of covered locations to photograph these two and their closest people. Rachel and Jake are surrounded by such loving people. From whispered blessings during the Ketubah signing to a room full of people shouting Mazel Tov, this wedding was sentimental. My dearest Rachel and Jake, I cannot express how refreshing it was to photograph your wedding day. You both handled a stormy day with such grace and I know why, because what mattered most to you was that you got married. If you both can continue laughing and supporting one another the way you do, marriage will be a breeze. I was honored to be there, congratulations!
Rachel and her dad shared a very emotional first look together before she went on to see Jake. The excitement was so clear and I am so happy they chose to take 5 minute to have this moment.
Jewish tradition has the couple sign a Ketubah, which is a marriage contract before the marriage ceremony. This couple chose a very special Ketubah ceremony in which all of the guests present at the Ketubah signing were able to give them a special blessing, it was a wonderful moment to witness.
The outdoor ceremony space at Tappan Hill Mansion is stellar, simply stellar. Rachel and Jakes September wedding DID grace us with some rain and a last minute decision was made to move the ceremony indoors, I am so glad that I was able to photograph the ceremony site before it was moved indoors.
I must pause for a moment to acknowledge a sad thing, Rachels sweet sister who you are going to see giving a speech in just a moment passed away very shortly after her wedding. Wedding photographers, we are capturing memories far more important than I think we realize wedding in and wedding out. I was delighted to know her sister and I am so happy to be able to provide some treasured memories.
The search for vendors for your wedding day is overwhelming at best, and stressful at its worst. The following vendors all worked on Rachel and Jakes wedding at Tappan Hill Mansion and they would be an amazing addition to your wedding day! Be sure to give them a follow!
Venue: Tappan Hill Mansion learn more here!
Wedding Photographer: Nidya Lloyd Photography book here!
Getting ready hotel: Castle Hotel and Spa book here!
Bridal Gown: Kleinfeld Bridal shop here!
Bridesmaids Gowns: Azazie shop here!
Bridal hair and makeup: Julie Occhino Luxury Beauty book here!
Grooms Suit: Mens Warehouse shop here!
Custom Invitation Suite: Hudson Paperie learn more!
Floral Design: Damselfly floral design book here!
Wedding Band: The Metropolitan Players book here!
DJ: Jimmy Dee Entertainment book here!
Wedding Videographer: JRW Weddings book here!
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© 2023 Photos by Nidya lloyd photography
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