Laura & Zach

9.10.17

The first time Laura & Zach visited Southwood Estate, they knew almost immediately that it was the perfect choice. The couple was blown away by the gorgeous, 1800s era mansion and sprawling views of the Catskills and Hudson River.  With no required vendors or rentals on site, Laura & Zach had full creative control of their event. This freedom made it possible to personalize even the tiniest of details. After spending time living in Mexico, Laura developed a slight obsession with the country. She loved being able to work with a local Mexican restaurant to serve margaritas, tacos, even churros during cocktail hour! Everything about the day felt like a true expression of the couple and their community.

The first time Laura & Zach visited Southwood Estate, they knew almost immediately that it was the perfect choice. The couple was blown away by the gorgeous, 1800s era mansion and sprawling views of the Catskills and Hudson River.  With no required vendors or rentals on site, Laura & Zach had full creative control of their event. This freedom made it possible to personalize even the tiniest of details. After spending time living in Mexico, Laura developed a slight obsession with the country. She loved being able to work with a local Mexican restaurant to serve margaritas, tacos, even churros during cocktail hour! Everything about the day felt like a true expression of the couple and their community.

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in her own words...

"Zach & I met about 7 years ago in Portland, where we were both living at the time. After about a year of dating, we went our separate ways, traveling and living in different parts of the world. 2 years later, we discovered we'd both moved to Brooklyn and reconnected quickly. 

After dating for some time. we were backpacking in the Philippines when Zach proposed on the beach under the stars. Given how much travel has impacted our relationship (and individual lives), it was very fitting that he chose such a beautiful & exotic place to pop the question."

THE AVA GOWN  |  Laura wanted to feel completely herself on the big day. She considers her style to be fairly modest and casual, so she was looking for a simple, yet flattering gown. The open back of Ava felt like the perfect, flirty detail. 

"I immediately fell in love with the Ava Gown for its classic & elegant shape. It made me feel like an old-fashioned Hollywood starlet, and it fit perfectly with our historic venue."

Photography: Eager Hearts Photography  |  Venue: Southwood Estate  |  Food: Tacombi