At first glance, Lydia and Christian's wedding (captured beautifully by Munroe Photography) looks like a traditional affair with gorgeous classic detailing. There's the tuxedos, the elegant gown, the unstoppable veil... but pretty soon on, it throws a couple of curve balls.

First off, there's the location, Locusts on Hudson, which features not only a beach and a picturesque barn, but also farm animals, country lanes and a wooden swing. Then there's the sumptuous table settings featuring candelabras, stacks of bread and flower centerpieces, designed by Matthew Robbins Design. Finally there's the couple themselves, who not only take beautiful photographs, but by evening's end are smoking a couple of cigars out on the patio.

This is our kind of wedding.

Bride and groom smile as they pet a donkey in an open forest on their wedding day.
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