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Envision Your Wedding Dress in These Stunning Backdrops

You, This View, I Do: The Top Five Photo Opps for Wedding Pictures in the Great Northern Catskills

Girlfriend, it's time.

You've been planning for months, the cake has been ordered, the wedding party has taken their dance lessons, they know when to "spontaneously" start dancing in perfect choreography to that one song you guys danced to the night you met, and your dress is the stuff of dreams

Now, where to take your wedding photos? I mean, it's only an album that you're going to have to show people for the rest of your life. So, your photo locations need to be perfect. For your destination wedding in the Catskills, we present our "Top 5 Photo Opps" to ensure that from the moment you walk down the aisle, your wedding snaps are perfect.

Best Wedding Photo Spot #1

On Cloud Nine? How About Above Cloud Nine!

Seriously, you cannot beat the view from the top of a Catskill Mountain. It’s the perfect backdrop for your perfect day. When you get those pictures back, prepare to be blown away by the beauty of the surrounding mountains, a view that is only outdone by you in your wedding dress. Oh and there’s no hiking involved…

Best Wedding Photo Spot #2

Your Chairlift Awaits!

Forget a horse-drawn carriage, this lift’s for you! Make your grand entrance on a chairlift at one of the Catskill’s ski resorts so that you can have the mountaintop wedding of your dreams. Ride to the summit with your bridal party for one-of-a-kind wedding photos and spend your last moments as a “single” with your best friends. Revel and relive all those summer camp and college days as you glide toward your future.

Best Wedding Photo Spot #3

Sunset, On the Water

Say "I Do" where the mighty Hudson River joins the Catskill Creek at our Historic Catskill Point, a park with all the right views in all the right directions. Sunset wedding photos provide the most flattering light and a dash of romantic glow that will make your wedding photos look like something out of a fairytale.

Best Wedding Photo Spot #4

The Light That Illuminates Your New Life

You could have your wedding in an actual lighthouse on the Hudson River. One of the most unique wedding venues in the Catskills, the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse is a romantic setting for a small wedding. And the location is going to knock your wedding photos out of the park. It's boat-access only, so you can orchestrate an entrance that will have everyone in tears. As far as wedding photo locations go, surrounded on all sides by shimmering water and distant mountains as the sun shines or sets is picture perfect.

Best Wedding Photo Spot #5

Indoor, On the Dance Floor

All eyes are on you, your magnificent wedding dress that perfectly captures the magic and romance of your wedding night. Pick an indoor wedding venue that is mid-century, minimalist, modern or rustic and spend your reception dancing, laughing, and taking photos that you and your loved ones will cherish for a lifetime.

Explore our wedding Pinterest Board; connect with wedding planners that specialize in destination weddings in the Great Northern Catskills, and leave the Bridezilla stuff to your cousin because, girlfriend, you've got this.

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Say "I Do" with a View

The Great Northern Catskills is here to help you plan the wedding of your dreams in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. Whether you are looking to find the perfect venue, need help selecting a florist, or in search of a stunning wedding cake, our comprehensive Catskills wedding guide will lead you to perfection.