A Memorable One-of-a-kind wedding in Kingston NY

Krystal and Jesse were an absolute delight to work with, and we’re thrilled to feature their charming wedding in Kingston NY on our blog today. They first crossed paths in 2010 at a summer party between high school and early college. Although they had to part ways, they eventually reconnected two years later at SUNY New Paltz and have been inseparable ever since. We’re so happy they found their way back to each other, and we were honored to be their chosen wedding planners for their special day in upstate New York!

If you are looking to plan your wedding in Kingston NY, I hope this brings you a ton of inspiration (we love how these two infused their personalities into the decor!). If you are looking for wedding planners in Upstate New York, you can learn more about working with us here. Or – come find up on Instagram for our latest work!

Advice for Couples Planning a Wedding in Kingston NY

After the wedding, we always love to ask our couples what advice they would give to couples planning their OWN wedding in Kingston NY (or really – anywhere in the Hudson Valley, Catskills, or Berkshires!). We love Krystal and Jesse’s answer so much that we wanted to share it here:

Besides hiring the best wedding planner in the Hudson Valley – I would advise other brides to have fun throughout the whole process and to enjoy the actual day. There are not too many days in your life when you and your hubby will have your most loved ones all in one place.

We know we might be biased as wedding planners, but we TRULY do want to help you plan something that’s both beautiful and full of fun. We love designing weddings that bring out their personalities and incorporate parts of our couple’s love stories, but above all else, we also want you to actually ENJOY your wedding day (and if we are doing our jobs right – we want to help you enjoy the planning process too!). There’s a lot of noise out there on the internet that might make you feel like wedding planning is stressful or time-consuming so if that’s all you’ve been hearing lately, let us be the first ones to remind you: wedding planning can actually be fun!


A Gorgeous Waterfront Wedding Ceremony

We are spoiled here in the Hudson Valley and we always love a waterfront wedding ceremony. Jesse proposed to Krystal on a hike up Monhonk Preserve to the SkyTop Tower (with their sisters and closest friends waiting at the top with champagne) so it only made sense for the two to tie the knot in front of another epic view (even if this one wasn’t a surprise).

As they reminisce about their wedding ceremony, they are touched by the generosity of their loved ones who went above and beyond to make their special day truly unforgettable. Jesse’s grandfather’s close friend, David, even became an ordained minister to officiate the ceremony, while another dear friend, Ken, took part in the ring ceremony. It was actually so sweet – Ken has been finding Jesse’s keys around the family marina for YEARS now, and so during the ceremony the groomsmen pretended to “lose them” and then Ken sprung up and said “Oh Jesse you might be looking for these” with the rings in hand. Everyone laughed!

A Gorgeous Wedding Reception in Kingston NY

Krystal and Jesse included a TON of personal details into their day, but one of our favorite was the mini bottles of Jägermeisters (Mini-Meisters) served with tiny thank you tags as their wedding favors. On Krystal’s side of the family, Jägermeister has been the drink of choice for decades. Enjoying the beverage after a big family meal or as a way to honor a recently lost loved one has been a family tradition since before she was born so naturally, it was nice to include that into their wedding design.

Another Beautiful Wedding in Kingston NY

Krystal and Jesse’s wedding was simply an unforgettable event. From their intimate first look in the morning to the last dance of the night, you could feel the love and joy emanating from all the guests. The dance floor was packed all night long, and it truly felt so special to be a part of! It was definitely one of those weddings that we would love to re-live again and again!

A Review For This Wedding in Kingston NY

To finish off this gorgeous wedding in Kingston NY feature (did you love it as much as we did?!), we just have to share these sweet words from Krystal and Jesse:

Elite helped make our day special and stress free in many ways. Throughout the planning process she recommended and helped us work with the best vendors! We knew we were in good hands with all of our vendors because of the experience Elite had with them in the past. Elite kept our planning and decisions on track and on time, which is very hard to do with our busy day to day schedules. On the big day, Angela and her team were a very calming presence. We were in good hands and felt confident that everything was going to go well since we worked together for a year in advance coordinating and they are the professionals!

If you are looking for a professional and experienced wedding planner in the Hudson Valley, we would love to help. You can learn more about ways to work with us here (we offer everything from venue scouting and wedding management to full wedding planning and design). When you are ready to get started, let’s connect here!

Planning & Design: Elite Wedding and Event Planning. | Venue: Ole Savannah | Photographer: Here North |  Cinema: Magic Flute | Makeup & Hair: Jem Hair Salon | Entertainment: A Perfect Blend Entertainment | Florals: Flower Blossom Farm