With its 250 acres of Catskills forest preserve, Onteora Mountain House set one gorgeous stage for Mia and Alex’s rustic wedding. The family affair included handpicked flowers from the gorgeous Bride and her sweet daughter, a vintage wedding dress and this beautiful setting. And thanks to Betsi Ewing Studio and Oh Stella Studio, we can gush over it all in The Vault!
From Betsi Ewing Studio…The clouds lifted just in time for the Catskills to paint the background for this mountain celebration. Mia, Alex, and their lovely daughter Vivienne invited friends and family to Onteora Mountain House, a stunning place of serenity and love. Betsi Ewing gracefully and playfully captured the day, which was accented by delicious food from Blue Mountain Bistro, perfect flowers by Lindsay Rae Design and blazing tunes from Pinkwing. Everyone was jeweled with the bride’s gorgeous Mia Lara jewelry pieces.
I had been waiting many years for this perfect day to come for Mia and Alex. I met them in Woodstock years earlier at Mia’s best friend Heather’s wedding and made fast friends with the two Brooklyn couples who lived nearby me. I watched as Mia and Alex’s relationship progressed from boyfriend and girlfriend, to parents of beautiful Viv, to husband and wife. They do everything with such calmness and kindness. The whole weekend, not just the wedding, was certainly one to remember!
Everyone gathered at the Onteora Mountain House to help Mia and Alex set up for their big day. Mia and daughter Viv picked flowers at a nearby farm to add some extra color to their decor, while friends set up the photo booth, seating cards, desert table (including cake balls from Milk!) and the band Pinkwing arrived from Brooklyn. Most of the weekend was rainy but the skies cleared just long enough for Mia + Alex to wander around the green Onteora property for some stunning photos. Friends and family stayed the weekend at the campy Graham + Co Hotel nearby in Phoenicia, biking around town and breakfasting at the local famous Phonecia Diner.
Photography: Betsi Ewing Studio | Cinematography: Oh Stella Studio | Floral Design: Lindsay Rae Design | Wedding Dress: Vintage | Invitations: Ann's Paperie | Bride's Shoes: Olive Thomas Shoes | Jewelry: Mia Lara | Jewelry: Cat Bird | Catering: Blue Mountain Bistro | Hair + Makeup: Mela Salon | Band: Pinkwing | Groom's Attire: Aldo | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Hotel: The Graham And Co | Venue: Onteora Mountain House | Cake Balls: Milk Bar | Photography - Assistance: Felix Studios