Amanda and August’s Day at the Park

August and Amanda Rosa parachuted into their wedding reception — without ever leaving the ground.

That’s because the couple brought along a playground parachute to their ceremony at John Boyd Thacher State Park, asking their guests to flap the fabric as they rushed into the center to be surrounded by their family and friends for a unique moment.

The daring duo, who share a love for the outdoors and once traveled the country in a van, didn’t shy away from trekking through the woods, even into a waterfall, for a collection of fun photographs to remember their camp-inspired wedding day with. Thacher Park, which spans over 2,000 acres, sits 1,000 feet above their new home in the Albany County hamlet of New Salem. Wanting to keep it close to home and true to their favorite pastimes, the Rosa’s didn’t have to think hard about where to host their wedding.

“It’s our special place,” said the bride.