t has been both a beautiful and painful summer shooting weddings in NYC and upstate, NY. It seems hotter and more humid the ever. I could be wrong due to the trend toward outside weddings. The Wedding and wedding industry blogs and publications are mostly based on the regions coastal of California. The wedding are almost never humid and much cooler. The wedding are held about 1 hour before sunset. The comfort level could not be better. This has influenced the wedding here where weddings held in hot humid times were not the norm just 5 years ago.
The reasons are many and I will list just a few.
- Church weddings are becoming rare.
- The venues would much rather time and locate the wedding at a certain location and time for logistics.
- And of course the wedding media and the California weather style.
This is not to say New York outdoor weddings are not wonderful. If the weather is on your side and the timing is perfect The Hudson Valley is the best. But in July and August it could get uncomfortable.
Form mid September until late October nothing is like the Northeast part of the US. Absolutely the best place to in the world to hold a wedding. The refreshing air and great views are world famous. And who does not love a North East Fall foliage, christmas or a snowy wedding.
Don't get me wrong. The summer is special, but think about the heat when make up and hair is involved. You can do a lot no matter what the weather to insure you are picture ready.