Caite + David, Whitbeck Residence

Hudson, NY


Almost immediately in the planning stages, it was clear that the central theme to the wedding design was the amazing view of the Hudson River from the Whitbeck’s home. Caite wished for the head of the wedding ceremony to be centered on the Hudson, so guests would have the bride and groom in the forefront and the river behind. A tent was set up on the property behind the ceremony area, which gave guests amazing river views and linens were a mix of blues and greens that reminded one of the water. Caite wanted the food to reflect a theme of a sophisticated and elegant picnic. Guests enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres that included deviled eggs, summer melon soup shooters, crab cakes with chipotle aioli, corn cakes with avocado relish and stuffed fingerlings with chives, cheddar and sour cream. Under the tent, guests were served from stations that included, lobster rolls, summer salads, grilled beef and salmon. Finally, the evening ended with an amazing fireworks show over the Hudson.


  • Photographer: Emma Dodge Hanson Photography
  • Florist:  Billy Laraway, Hudson, NY
  • Cake: Sarah Lipsky, Hudson, NY
  • Music: New York Players, Albany, NY
  • Tent + Rentals: Columbia Tent Rentals, Hudson, NY