Chelsea & Sebastien's wedding photos at Tappan Hill; photography by Christopher Duggan Photography

Timeless Elegance: Chelsea & Sebastien’s Unforgettable Tappan Hill Wedding in Tarrytown, NY

by | Jan 2, 2024 | Wedding

As the final curtain fell on 2023, our team had the honor of capturing 37 extraordinary love stories, each unique and special.

One of the highlights of this remarkable year was Chelsea & Sebastien’s unforgettable wedding day at the iconic Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, NY, an exclusive venue by Abigail Kirsch.

Chelsea & Sebastien's wedding photos at Tappan Hill; photography by Christopher Duggan Photography
Chelsea & Sebastien's wedding photos at Tappan Hill; photography by Christopher Duggan Photography

A Classic Beginning

The bride and her father embarked on a classic journey to the church ceremony in a vintage Rolls Royce, a timeless touch that never goes out of style. Whether it’s the grand wedding night exit or a stylish mode of transportation for the bride and groom, vintage cars bring an extra layer of joy to the celebration.

 

Chelsea & Sebastien's wedding photos at Tappan Hill; photography by Christopher Duggan Photography
Chelsea & Sebastien's wedding photos at Tappan Hill; photography by Christopher Duggan Photography
Chelsea & Sebastien's wedding photos at Tappan Hill; photography by Christopher Duggan Photography

Ceremony Rich in Tradition

The ceremony, held in a church with a breathtaking view of the Hudson, incorporated the beautiful Hispanic tradition of las arras matrimoniales. This ritual symbolizes the commitment and trust between the bride and groom, as the groom presents a box of coins to his bride. It’s a gesture of sharing wealth, trust, and the promise to build a secure and happy home together.

Chelsea & Sebastien's wedding photos at Tappan Hill; photography by Christopher Duggan Photography
Chelsea & Sebastien's wedding photos at Tappan Hill; photography by Christopher Duggan Photography
Chelsea & Sebastien's wedding photos at Tappan Hill; photography by Christopher Duggan Photography

Elegance Personified

Chelsea graced the occasion in a breathtaking wedding dress with a cathedral train adorned with a panel of delicate lace. Her veil was a masterpiece of sheer fabric with lace accents. Reflecting a trend I’ve seen throughout the year, her long, statement-making veil brought texture and movement to our photos and videos. I love it. = )

Chelsea & Sebastien's wedding photos at Tappan Hill; photography by Christopher Duggan Photography
Chelsea & Sebastien's wedding photos at Tappan Hill; photography by Christopher Duggan Photography
Chelsea & Sebastien's wedding photos at Tappan Hill; photography by Christopher Duggan Photography

A Familiar Face at Tappan Hill

Adding a personal touch to the celebration, the bride’s aunt served as one of the bridal attendants at Tappan Hill—an expert collaborator we’ve had the pleasure of working with on numerous occasions. Marleny has been an integral part of many weddings at Tappan Hill, ensuring each event is executed flawlessly.

Chelsea & Sebastien's wedding photos at Tappan Hill; photography by Christopher Duggan Photography
Chelsea & Sebastien's wedding photos at Tappan Hill; photography by Christopher Duggan Photography
Chelsea & Sebastien's wedding photos at Tappan Hill; photography by Christopher Duggan Photography

Scenic Portraits on the Hudson

Blessed with gorgeous late November weather, the bridal party ventured outside for portraits against the stunning backdrop of the Hudson River. The chill in the air was met with the warmth of the sun, creating the perfect setting for timeless portraits that will be cherished forever.

Congratulations, Chelsea and Sebastien! ❤️

Your Love Story Awaits!

Are you planning your wedding in Tarrytown, the Berkshires, NYC, or beyond in 2024 or 2025?

Wedding Day Collaborators

Ceremony: St. Augustine Church ♡ Reception Venue/Catering: Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill ♡ Bridal Hair: Luerdes Hair Beauty Salon ♡ Bridal Makeup: Lilian Rodriguez ♡ Floral Design: Tarrytown Floral




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