Meet the Ladies of Dear September

By Christy Knell
May 21, 2021

Last week, DeAnne and Leandra of Dear September graced the Hudson River Landing lawn and HudCo Atrium to produce a styled shoot of their luxury picnic packages. The talented pair has reimagined the concept of al fresco dining with the addition of plush pillows, eccentric tablescapes, and personalized accents.

Since meeting and becoming fast partners in crime in 2018 while performing in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, one of their many commonalities has been what they would be doing if they weren’t performers.

“When COVID-19 put us, two actors that had been performing in new shows on Broadway, out of work for the foreseeable future, it also afforded us the opportunity to pursue a business venture we had both contemplated for years,” the duo says. Their years of experience in event management, design, planning, coordination and styling, paired with the long list of connections to industry professionals and amazing vendors, makes them a dream team.

Photographer and HudCo member Ana Ruggiero captured these dreamy images that demonstrate what Dear September could create for brunches, birthday parties, dates, proposals, or even to simply catch up with your closest friends. (Floral arrangements by our best ‘bud’ Samantha Barr!)

As everyone rethinks celebrations, the logistics and prep can take the fun out of the actual gathering. DeAnne and Leandra are a compassionate and resourceful team that will help you move forward with hosting a memorable get-together. In their own words, “Dear September was born out of the collective passion for helping people find joy in the midst of chaos.”

Interested in hosting a micro event? We would love to host you at HudCo! Browse more of Dear September’s work, and you’ll surely think of an excuse to plan something with them…

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