Bear Mountain West Point Wedding at The Thayer Hotel • Michelle Lange Photography


We never tire of the classics, and this gorgeous wedding from Michelle Lange Photography is certainly no exception. Wonderfully elegant with a touch modern, The Thayer Hotel at West Point was the perfect setting for Stephanie and Matt's wedding. The flowers, the dress, the stationery... all expertly coordinated and utterly timeless. Go ahead, refill your coffee... all the incredible photos will be waiting for you right here! 

From the bride:  We met through a mutual friend who played the ultimate role of matchmaker and introduced us one night out in NYC. She thought we would be perfect for each other - and she was so right! Five years later, Matt proposed by the beach in Watch Hill, RI.

When looking for venues, we visited all types and kinds - from wineries to banquet halls to farms. When we saw The Thayer Hotel at West Point we were blown away by the beauty, grandeur, history and character. It was incredibly special and we knew right away this was the place. Our wedding style was romantic, classic, and vintage filled with many personal details.

A tip for other couples - if you’re debating the first look, do it! It was exciting and special to have that moment just the two of us and then afterwards we felt like we spent the rest of the day together -- taking photos, hanging out, getting prepared for the ceremony. It took out the nerves of walking down the aisle too! Best decision ever!

Also...  for outdoor weddings, love your back up space! A hurricane was coming in the week of our wedding so rain was in the forecast. While we were able to have the ceremony outside on the river as planned, if we needed to have it inside, the room overlooked the river with floor to ceiling windows. On our wedding day, we weren't stressed at all!

There were so many memorable moments but one we won't ever forget is the very last song of the night, everyone was on the dance floor, surrounding the two of us, singing and dancing. We felt extremely lucky to be literally surrounded by the people who mean the most to us, celebrating the first day of the rest of our lives.

Vendors: Photographer: Michelle Lange | Location: West Point NY | Florist: Dark and Diamond Floral Design | Invitations: Invitations by Stephanie | Hair Stylist: Hannah Kliva | Makeup: Alexandra Gilleo | Bridal Shop: The White Gown | Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale | Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Groom's Attire: Jos. A. Bank