A New York Wedding & A Trip Down Memory Lane

Good morning!

I’m back to give a full report of me and Matt’s fun weekend in New York!


Our first stop, on Friday, was Poughkeepsie for Matt’s college buddy Zach’s wedding. The weather was absolutely stunning — very lucky considering the wedding was outside!


Isn’t that gorgeous?!



Both the ceremony and the reception were held at a place called The Grandview, and true to its name, the views were spectacular.





By the way, I wore my new super high (5 inch) platform shoes to the wedding! Are you guys proud of me?? :)



I actually packed a pair of silver 2.5 inch heels in my purse, just in case, which I changed into for dancing, and then I eventually ended up in flip flops by the end of the night for even more dancing, haha. It was funny with people we met for the first time because every time I saw them I got shorter! I’m 5’4’’, so with the shoes on I was 5’9’’ for the first time ever. It was cool ;)


It was a fun wedding — I didn’t get any pictures of the food because it got dark by the time they put everything out, but it was really good, too. A huge buffet of all sorts of stuff!


When Matt and I first found out we’d be going to a Friday wedding in New York, we decided it would be fun to stick around for the rest of the weekend to explore a bit. We flew into La Guardia (NYC), rented a car, and drove the 2 hours up to Poughkeepsie; this meant we had our own wheels to tool around in the rest of the weekend!

Our first stop on Saturday morning was Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY!


My dad grew up in Cornwall, and when my brother and I were little my family used to come visit his parents here. For awhile, when we were really little, we lived close by and were able to come over all the time. Later, we used to drive up and spent a week in the summer in Cornwall — usually over 4th of July, because they had the best small town parade, pet show, three-legged races, and fireworks over the local lake. We loved it :)


Here’s the lake where the fireworks used to be! We also used to go fishing in here with my grandfather :)

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What a fun trip down memory lane. The last time we came here was when I was 12 or 13. So crazy how long it has been!


We saw duck butts!


A turtle!


And lots of geese:


Matt and I also walked around town and by my grandparent’s old house — isn’t it weird how everything from when you were little is always smaller than you remember it?


By the time we were done exploring it was time for lunch, so we hit up a family favorite — the Painter’s Tavern!


I was having a serious craving for beets and goat cheese, and this salad hit the spot. SO delicious. I wanted like 18 of them.


Matt had a Greek salad:


And then we split a fun flatbread topped with chicken, arugula, roasted garlic, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and feta


Also delicious!

Since this post is starting to get crazy long, I think I’ll stop here for now. Stay tuned for part 2 of our New York adventures :)

I just met my friend Lindsey for an early morning swim and now I’m off to class — have a happy Monday, friends!


  1. 1

    What a great location for a wedding! :)

  2. 2

    Wow that pizza looks delicious and I love your shoes you wore to the wedding!

  3. 3

    Welcome to the world at my height. ;)

  4. 4

    I’ve been to a wedding there and it is definitely beautiful! Those views are spectacular! I’ve been to Cornwall on the Hudson a few times but never been to Painters! I’ll have to put it on my list! That salad and flatbread look awesome!

  5. 5

    The wedding area look so beautiful! I can’t wait to see more pictures from your adventures in NY. :)

  6. 6

    I always remember things being HUGE and am surprised at how small they are now. I’m 5 foot 10 so there is no way I’d ever wear such high heals. That is such a long ways to fall down. I’m so envious though because they are always so so so cute!

  7. 7

    What a great spot for a wedding!! You looked fab, loved the dress :)

  8. 8

    What a beautiful quaint little village of Cornwall on Hudson. I love the duck butts. You look so pretty.

  9. 9

    A lot of upstate is truly a gem. The Hudson river valley is easily one of my favorite places in the world.

  10. 10

    Cornwall-on-Hudson Looks so charming
    (I’ve never been, but know the greatest foie gras is from the Hudson) :-)

    Thank you for sharing the great photos!
    Looking forward to hearing about the rest of your fun weekend!

  11. 11

    What a beautiful weekend. And rock those shoes girl! They look fabulous on you. ;)

  12. 12

    WOW that reception looks amazing!

  13. 13

    Hi Anne – I’ve been reading you for months and never commented but have recently widdled down my daily blog reading obligations and congrats, you made the cut! Thanks for a great blog. :)

    BTW you looked fab! What a gorgeous setting for a wedding!

  14. 15

    That looks like a gorgeous location for a wedding!

    I flew from Boston to LAX yesterday—definitely made me a little nervous. But so thankful for extra security!

  15. 16

    The views look fabulous! I love how heels give you a new outlook on the rest of the world! :)

  16. 17

    I’m from Rhinebeck, near Poughkeepsie, so this post holds near and dear to my heart. I love Grandview, it’s so pretty!

  17. 18

    Your photos are absolutely STUNNING! Your composition is incredible. What a gift you have!

  18. 20

    I love the instant height that heels give you! you get to see things in a whole new perspective for a few hours

  19. 21

    The duck butts cracked me up!!!! Love the dress, where’s it from?

  20. 23

    Gorgeous pictures!! I don’t know that you could ask for a more beautiful wedding site (and day).

  21. 24

    OMG those are the hottest shoes ever & great dress, btw! So jealous of your fun, romantic weekend. :)

  22. 25

    Way to capture that moment of the ducks!

  23. 26

    Fantastic! Thanks!


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