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Alexi and Andrew’s Onteora Club wedding was the celebration of a love story that began long before their garden-party-inspired wedding weekend. They met on the bustling streets of New York City during their grad school days. Bonding over shared interests like skiing, dogs, and travel. Their connection blossomed into a beautiful relationship. Andrew proposed with their beloved dog by his side carrying the ring during a hiking trip in Vermont!

Their wedding venue holds deep sentimental value for them as well. Andrew spent his childhood making memories at Onteora and Alexi quickly grew to love the beauty of the area and the special community that exists between families at the Club.

custom napkins sit next to signature drinks sign during reception at Onteora Club celebration

Rehearsal Dinner & Welcome Party 

Guests gathered with Alexi and Andrew to start the weekend celebrations the with a perfect summer welcome party. Their evening was filled with heartfelt toasts from family, delicious summer fare, and a live band. Even the smallest details were considered, as they had monogrammed napkins at the bar and on cute plastic cups, and a tent to fend off the rain showers that moved through the area that evening. 

engaged couple smiles as they hold hands by Catskills wedding photographer
couple gathers with man's parents during rehearsal by Lynne Reznick Photography
young girl plays with bubbles as guests exit school bus at rehearsal dinner at Onteora Club
guests mingle during rehearsal dinner by Catskills NY wedding photographer
live band plays as guest enjoy dinner at rehearsal by Lynne Reznick Photography

Getting Ready for Their Garden Party Wedding

As the big day began, Alexi and her bridesmaids relaxed in sweet floral and white nap dresses. For her hair, Alexi chose romantic soft curls for her bridal look, which perfectly complemented the delicate look of her gown. Her strapless form-fitting dress was adorned with floral applique and she added a dramatic overskirt for the ceremony. Meanwhile, Andrew chose a timeless and classic look in an elegant black suit paired with red-bottom loafers. 

The floral motif was also evident in the bridesmaids’ dresses. Alexi’s bridal party wore mix-and-match pastel dresses that matched the overall garden party feeling perfectly. 

bridal party gathers for champagne toast on grounds at Onteora Club
bridal party watches as bride reveals look by Catskills wedding photographer
bride puts on her earrings by Lynne Reznick Photography
mother of the bride buttons up back of gown as bride looks out window at Onteora Club
bride puts shoes on as she sits in chair by Catskills wedding photographer
groom adjusts his cufflinks by Lynne Reznick Photography
groomsman helps groom adjust bowtie at Onteora Club
groom adjusts suit coat by upstate NY wedding photographer
woman approaches man from behind for first look by Lynne Reznick Photography
bride walks up to groom for first look near lake at Onteora Club
man holds out arms as he sees bride for first time by Catskills wedding photographer
bridesmaids wear pastel and floral dresses standing on the lawn by Lynne Reznick Photography
groomsmen stand together on lawn at Onteora Club
wedding party walks across lawn together by Catskills NY wedding photographer
bridal party walks together behind bride by Lynne Reznick Photography
bride and groom walk as wedding party follows behind at Onteora Club

Onteora Club Wedding Lakeside Ceremony

Against the breathtaking backdrop of the Catskills at the Onteora Club, Alexi and Andrew exchanged vows in a heartfelt ceremony that honored their love and commitment to each other. Their minimalist approach to the ceremony kept the focus on the beauty of the nature around them and the love that the couple shares. Guests sat facing the gorgeous lake, with trees and wooded areas surrounding the water for a picturesque view. 

toddlers play with florals at ceremony by Catskills wedding photographer
father walks daughter down the aisle during ceremony by Lynne Reznick Photography
groom watches as bride walks down the aisle at Onteora Club
ceremony held on lakeside lawn by Catskills wedding photographer
couple looks at officiant during ceremony by Lynne Reznick Photography
couple holds hands at the altar at Onteora Club
newly married couple holds hands as they walk up aisle at Onteora Club wedding by Catskills wedding photographer
man holds woman's hand as she carries her train and flowers by Lynne Reznick Photography
man lifts woman's chin to him as he leans in for kiss at Onteora Club
couple faces each other as they talk by Catskills wedding photographer
couple hold hands as they walk on lawn at Onteora Club wedding by Lynne Reznick Photography
woman holds bridal florals as man holds her around the waist at Onteora Club
couple touches noses as they smile and she holds bridal florals by Catskills NY wedding photographer
newlyweds walk along dock holding hands and looking at each other by Lynne Reznick Photography
bride's train flows around her ankles as she holds bouquet in front of lake at Onteora Club
groom tucks hands in pocket as he stands on dock by Catskills wedding photographer
newlyweds hold hands as they walk on dock at lake in Catskills by Lynne Reznick Photography

Cocktail Hour on the Lawn 

The festivities continued with a summery cocktail hour on the venue’s lush lawn. Guests savored signature drinks and enjoyed custom cocktail napkins adorned with an adorable image of the couple’s pup, Jackson. It was a delightful prelude to the evening’s celebrations.

guests gather on lawn during cocktail hour at Onteora Club wedding
man holds bride's hand as they walk toward tented reception by Catskills wedding photographer
bride and groom share first dance by Lynne Reznick Photography
groom dips bride during first dance at Onteora Club wedding
guest listen to toasts during reception by Catskills NY wedding photographer
couple laughs as they are toasted at reception by Lynne Reznick Photography
bride and groom lift glasses for a toast during reception at Onteora Club
father daughter dance and mother son dance happen on dance floor by Catskills NY wedding photographer

Tented Garden Party Reception at Onteora Club Wedding

Underneath the sailcloth tent, the reception unfolded in a garden party paradise. The tent was bathed in pastel hues and adorned with lush floral arrangements. From rustic-chic wooden furniture, to garlands of greenery, to tables adorned in blush and periwinkle, every thoughtfully chosen detail created an enchanting atmosphere that celebrated the love and joy of the newlyweds. 

As the night drew to a close on their Onteora Club wedding, Alexi and Andrew danced surrounded by the warmth and love of their cherished friends and family. It was a celebration of love and a testament to the enduring bond they share.

tented reception and cocktail hour have wooden tables and greenery by Lynne Reznick Photography
bride and groom cut wedding cake at Onteora Club
tented reception lit by string lights by Catskills wedding photographer

The day wouldn’t have been so amazing without the help of these vendors: 

Planning: Kelli Teglas Events  

Florist: Mira Mira  

Band: Dexter Lake Club Band  

Catering & Cake: Main Course Catering  

Invitation: Stacey Himmel Stationery  

Makeup: KMR Makeup Hudson Valley Bridal  

Hair: Rebeckah & Co.  

Dress: Galia Lahav  

Suit: Ermenegildo Zegna  


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