Chantel and Josh’s wedding at The Bespoke Venue in Windham, NY brought me so much joy! I have been dying to share them on the blog because they were so much fun, so in love, and the venue was absolutely gorgeous from every angle. Chantel and Josh exchanged vows on July 22, 2021, and the weather allowed for a perfect outdoor wedding for the entire day – from the ceremony to the last song of the night. If you have been looking for outdoor wedding inspiration in New York, I have no doubt you’ll love these two as much as I do! Huge thank you to The Bespoke Venue for providing an unbeatable backdrop!
Real quick – before I dive into the details, let me quickly introduce myself in case you found yourself here from a random Google search or social media scroll. I’m Devin, the woman behind the camera here at Mile Square Moments. As you’ll see in the photos below, I love taking a mix of posed photos and candids, and value wedding photographs that are as authentic as your love for each other. If you are looking for a wedding photographer and think I might be the right fit, I would be beyond honored if you would get in touch through the button below! Or, learn more about our photo and video wedding packages here.
New York Wedding Photo & Video Team
I always love the chance to brag about working with Alan at Murphy Studio, because he always does an absolutely incredible job capturing the day in video. We work together so effortlessly and I have just become more and more grateful for him the more we work together! Chantel and Josh’s wedding really was filled with so much joy, and I am so grateful that he was there to capture it alongside their wedding photos. Below is just the teaser – make sure to scroll to the end to watch the highlight film!
Getting Ready Photos at The Bespoke Venue
I always really appreciate it when the venue has a getting ready space on the property. The less time you spend in transit on your wedding day, the better! After all, the day goes by so quickly. From the moment I arrived, I could tell I was in such good company. Not only were the details gorgeous, but the entire group was radiating with so much joy. Even the bride’s dog was having the best day ever!
Chantel also had an incredibly sweet first look moment with her father and brother in front of all her bridesmaids. It was so incredibly sweet! The best wedding moments are always a mix of love and laughter and there was definitely no shortage here (and we haven’t even got to the wedding ceremony yet!).
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at The Bespoke Venue
Chantel and Josh met while studying abroad in the Dominican Republic (dreamy!) and both connected over their passion for serving God, and love of a good time with family and friends. Their ceremony reflected both their outdoorsy adventurous spirits, while also keeping their spirituality as a focus. Their faith was important to them, so they kept it at the center of many ceremony moments. They even brought in a worship band who had everyone singing and joining in the celebration!
One of my favorite ceremony traditions to photograph is the tying of the cord, which resembles a strand of three not easily being broken (in this case, our bride, groom, and their God joining together). Another tradition they kept was not seeing each other until Chantel walked down the aisle and Josh absolutely melted when he saw her!!
Overall, the sun was shining brightly and their ceremony was full of joy. I was so grateful to be trusted to document each moment and play a small role in it. After the ceremony, we wrangled up their larger-than-life wedding party to take some group photos as everyone headed to cocktail hour!
Wedding Couple Portraits During Cocktail Hour!
While their guests enjoyed a stunning outdoor cocktail hour, Chantel and Josh took some classic wedding couple portraits! You may not love the idea of missing cocktail hour, but trust me, these are the photos that end up hanging on your wall. Chantel and Josh were so natural and sweet in front of the camera. They could not stop smiling and laughing the entire time! More than that, Chantel and Josh had placed so much care and attention to the details, that we wanted to make sure to capture them all. Both at cocktail hour and with their attire! Every angle was absolutely gorgeous.
A Lively Outdoor Wedding Reception at The Bespoke Venue
From the LOVE Marquee sign over the pool to the gorgeous gold, blue, and blush color palette, The Bespoke Venue was stunning from every angle. All wedding cakes are beautiful (and I rarely call attention to them on the blog) but Chantel and Josh’s was literally a work of art with a geode design that practically sparkled. What’s more, is that it was SO much fun. The DJ created a mashup of songs for the wedding party entrance and kept the party going the entire night long. Seriously – he was the hype man you want at your reception (scroll to the end for the full vendor list). After the cake cutting, Chantel changed into a second gorgeous wedding dress so she could join in all the fun on the dance floor (in both comfort and style!). I always love an outfit change!
Chantel and Josh had a close friend say a prayer before dinner, and then while guests were eating, they enjoyed a stream of heartwarming toasts (all of which had the whole room laughing and smiling!). As a wedding photographer, I try to catch as many facial expressions and candid shots as I can during these moments. You won’t want to pose – you’ll want to stay present at the moment and remember how you felt.
A Gorgeous Wedding at The Bespoke Venue
Seriously, reliving this day has my heart filled with joy. As you can tell from the photos above, the dance floor was filled the entire night! At one moment, the moon was out and I was even able to capture the reception tables, completely empty. Everyone was having too much fun to sit down!
As promised, below you’ll find the absolutely incredibly highlight video provided by Murphy Studio (so if you have been on the fence about wanting photo AND video, prepare to be convinced). If you are currently looking for your own wedding photographer and videographer team in New York, you can learn more about our partnership here. We are already booking for 2023, so if that’s what you need, let’s have a conversation about your wedding day vision and get your spot saved on our calendar already!
Mile Square Moments is a wedding photography company in New Jersey. For more information on our packages (including a Photo/Video package with Murphy Studio), you can head to our services page here. As you can tell, we love getting to know each couple personally. You might be a MSM couple if you love a night in binge-watching Netflix, but you also aren’t afraid of a little PDA in photos. Currently planning a wedding in Hoboken, NJ or beyond? Get in touch here to inquire about our photography packages. Prefer Instagram? We love sharing fun love stories on Instagram. For more stunning venue inspiration in New York, check out this stunning Antique Loft wedding.