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Natasha + Michael

Real Weddings at Kimpton Taconic Hotel

From “I Do” to “Happily Ever After”

After moving back home to Staten Island in 2014, Natasha was ecstatic to reunite with the familiar faces of family and friends. But one face stood out above the crowd, a new one that she didn’t recognize. The face she later came to know as Mike Hallet from Vermont. Natasha recalled the group helping to make the “new guy” feel at home in this new, unfamiliar territory.

Mike recalled being in a new place, a world totally opposite of what he knew. But in a place full of new beginnings, he welcomed one especially: the blossoming friendship with Natasha who soon became the one constant in his life. And from there on in, with each passing moment, the pair began growing closer and closer.

Memorable Details

From the beginning, music bound the couple to each other. One night, Natasha’s favorite song came on as she nonchalantly mentioned it. Without even thinking twice, Michael remembered wanting to learn it for her.

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Kimpton Taconic Hotel real weddings
Kimpton Taconic Hotel real weddings
Kimpton Taconic Hotel real weddings
Kimpton Taconic Hotel real weddings
Kimpton Taconic Hotel real weddings
Kimpton Taconic Hotel real weddings
Kimpton Taconic Hotel real weddings

Natasha and Michael later met with their group as they usually did, but something was different about that afternoon – Mike began strumming his guitar as usual, but this time he was playing a different tune that immediately caught Natasha’s utmost attention: her favorite song.

Kimpton Taconic Hotel real weddings
Kimpton Taconic Hotel real weddings
Kimpton Taconic Hotel real weddings
Kimpton Taconic Hotel real weddings
Kimpton Taconic Hotel real weddings
Kimpton Taconic Hotel real weddings
Kimpton Taconic Hotel real weddings

“How did you know, Mike?” she insisted, “Why did you memorize that?” Michael sheepishly averted her gaze only to reply “I wanted to learn it…I wanted to learn your song.”

Kimpton Taconic Hotel real weddings
Kimpton Taconic Hotel real weddings
Kimpton Taconic Hotel real weddings
Kimpton Taconic Hotel real weddings

The connection between the two was undeniable and the potential for it to be something amazing was limitless.

Kimpton Taconic Hotel real weddings
Kimpton Taconic Hotel real weddings
Kimpton Taconic Hotel real weddings
Kimpton Taconic Hotel real weddings
Kimpton Taconic Hotel real weddings

Over the weeks that the relationship continued to grew into something unlike any other. The couple recalled the night that Mike outright declared his affection for Natasha and since then they were hooked on one another.

Photography by Daydream Lane Photography