Wedding at Locust Grove Estate

couple poses in pink flower bush. Locust Grove Estate, Poughkeepsie, New York.

Crystal Torres

June 18, 2021

Hey Lovers!

It has been a little while since I’ve posted a wedding blog, so I’m really excited to share this. Jennifer and Maurice contacted me last year in the midst of the start of the pandemic. They wanted engagement photos and to my delight, hired me to photograph their wedding as well! They had a beautiful, intimate wedding at Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie, NY. I had such an amazing experience taking photos of this gorgeous couple in the gardens and around the beautiful estate. Keep scrolling to read about this beautiful couple’s wedding journey, from start to first kiss as husband and wife. Thanks for stopping by!

How/where did you meet?

“Jennifer M. Hinh and Maurice Mitchell DuBose II passed each other in October of 2016 in the waiting room of a travel agency. They would meet a few weeks later in an airport before spending one week occasionally interacting with each other while traversing the country of Ireland. Some outings, dinners, and drinks were shared between the two while stopping in various locations such as the Cliffs of Moher, Galway, and Dublin. Once returning to the states they parted ways after Maurice handed Jen his contact information, and after a week of self doubt Maurice finally received a call from Jen. The two began seeing each other regularly shortly after. On Sunday, May 24th Maurice proposed to Jennifer on a little bridge over a stream while going for a stroll and, despite having previously discussed marriage, he still nearly placed the ring on the wrong hand and finger from nerves. She still said yes.”

What made you sure that you wanted to get married?

We were sure we wanted to get married because it just felt right! We grew closer and more comfortable together over the years and our goals and values aligned.

What are some of your favorite memories from your special day?

Seeing my long-time friends that I rarely get to see was so great and having our close families come out and join us for the occasion made the day all the more special. The company and the food was fantastic! We also lucked out with the weather as there was a 90% chance of rain for our outdoor wedding the day prior. The weather turned out to be beautiful and the rain held off until after our reception luncheon. We were so fortunate!

If you had some advice for couples planning now, what would it be?

Advice for planning a wedding would be to plan way ahead and secure your venue and vendors first. Then work your way down to dress, wedding colors, decor, menu, etc to the little details. That way when the day approaches, you don’t feel like you’re on a time crunch for a multitude of things. Also, The Knot website has a great checklist and timeline for what you should do and when. It was tremendously helpful and included important tasks that I didn’t think to do myself.

Thank you so much for sharing, Jennifer! Best wishes on your amazing new journey with Maurice!