I just went away to the beautiful and breathtaking Hudson Valley and all that I can wonder is why doesn't everyone want to live there? How can there not be a stampede up the Taconic? Whatever the reasons (mostly work I would assume), there's no reason not to go every so or very often for a getaway. And upstate weddings have always been my favorite. One place that I went in particular, the Hawthorne Valley Farm, is a kind of idyllic, Utopian community centered around agriculture, community, and education. And, I think, would also be an incredible place to get married. Here are some pictures I snapped while there and a few surrounding locations, all of which I hope to return to soon.