The Overlook Lodge, that is, which ‘overlooks’ the Hudson River and the scenic hills of Bear Mountain. I was invited to officiate at a beautiful, relaxed wedding on Saturday night, and the setting couldn’t have been more perfect for my creative and laid back couple, Beth and Rick.  The magnificent views from every vantage point created backdrops for their portraits and casual photos; the patio, nestled in the mountains, welcomed their guests to enjoy nature AND have a glass of wine. What a terrific combination!

The decor is elegant rustic, with comfy furniture, fireplaces and there are 24 rooms for your family and friends.  The food was delicious and the staff was fantastic. Even their wedding ceremony was distinctive and rustic.  I got to talk about nature and the limitless potential of marriage….I got to incorporate river metaphors, and the bride and groom shared wine. Perfect day, perfect setting