If I could, I would fill my entire home with one breathtaking image after another from Trent Bailey Photography. I seriously would. Because the moments of pure love and awesomeness they capture are, well… amazing. An amazing that starts with an adorable duo saying “I do” and ends with some of the most beautiful details you will ever see. See the perfect example right here in the full gallery.
From Trent Bailey Photography… Emily and David were married in Cooperstown at the Farmers’ Museum and had a beautiful reception at The Barn at Hog’s Hollow. It was a beautiful day.
Photography: Trent & Dara Of Trent Bailey Photography | Floral Design: Tin Can Studios | Ceremony Venue: The Farmers Museum | Reception Venue: The Barn At Hog's Hollow | Catering: LM Townsend Catering | DJ: Love Of Music, Chris Johnson | Groom's Suit: Mossimo Dutti | Bride's Dress: "Amour" By Sarah Seven | Bride's Makeup: Facetime Beauty Concierge | Day Of Coordination: Sara Landon | Hotel: The Inn At Cooperstown
There are about a million and one reasons that I believe camping is the most awesome thing ever, so hand me a weekend with a crazy gorgeous glamping-inspired affair and I am about as happy as you’ll ever see me. Especially when that affair is chock-full of vibrant blooms from That Time Events and a gallery of beautiful images from Tory Williams Photography. See them all right here in the full gallery.
From the Bride… We are couple that was East Coast born and raised, that now resides in California; we really wanted to capture our roots. Both of us (as typical East coast Jews) attended summer camp for years. We always have been outdoorsy and love camp activities. Our ultimate goal was to have a destination feel wedding without asking too much of our guests. If we were traveling for our own wedding, we wanted it to last longer then one night, we wanted an entire weekend that was affordable for all. Cedar Lakes Estate was the perfect venue to capture that getaway feeling while only having majority of our guests travel about an hour. The rustic yet chic cabins, activities and grounds inspired us to tap into our camp attitude and approach our wedding with a “Glamping” feel (Glamorous Camping). Glamorous being the venue and decor-adding hand made dream-catchers throughout the venues, handmade decor from every member of our family and the Camping was the sleeping accommodations in addition to the weekend long activities of Zip lining & Blobbing all weekend long .
In California I made life size dream catchers to fill the barn. I also wrapped 20 bottles with twine, showed my mom and she had “Twine wrapping parties” in NJ so we would save on shipping and time. After three parties of her friends coming to help, we had over 200+ recycled bottles beautifully wrapped in twine we used for the reception tables. Another favorite detail was our painting guest canvas – rather then a signing book, we now have a piece of art from everyone who painted on a canvas.
We stood on a beautiful Persian rug that was a gift from my Sister and Brother-in-Law. Underneath the rug are our vows. The most special gift we received.
Rather then having a first dance where people awkwardly watch you slow dance, we decided we wanted to be dancing when people arrived to the reception. As you walk into this massive lit up barn, we were already dancing as people started to arrive from Cocktail hour. It was a great moment to watch every single friend and family enter. Everyone immediately felt the energy and began dancing with us as we first danced with everyone and began the rest of the night dancing until 2am. It was amazing to get to see every guest as they walked in and began dancing. This was a unique first dance we can’t ever forget.
Something always goes wrong and that’s something I KNEW I had to accept. A few things did, aside from raining 30 minutes before I walked down the aisle, the men’s suits not only arrived the DAY OF the wedding, but none fit. When the suits arrived, none of them fit. No jackets could close and no belt was needed. However, we embraced it and laughed at the fact that “slim was in” for guys.
Photographer: Tory Williams Photography | Caterer: Cedar Lakes Catering | DJ: Lifetime Entertainments | Band: Live Wire | Floral: That Time Events | Makeup: Jessa Blades | Venue: Cedar Lakes Estate
I liken my love for this beautiful Fall affair to that first cup of coffee on a lovely Monday morning. It’s pure, unadulterated bliss… a feeling that, given the chance, I would happily relive time and time again. This wedding is that first tasty sip, a rush of happiness all in one sitting with a color palette that will knock your socks off, an adorable bride and groom and one devastatingly gorgeous image after another captured by Carolina Rivera Photography. See them all in the full gallery.
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From Carolina Rivera Photography… Andrea and Pat are the perfect match for each other – both have that spunk in their personalities, love to just have fun and enjoy life. In fact, their honeymoon was a camping trip up into the mountains of Canada, which comes as no surprise that their wedding was a super fun event, on the property of Pat’s parent’s in Old Chatham, NY (upstate) with fall-themed and barn-themed details to go along with the rustic charm of this small town wedding.
Their ceremony ran into a bit of rain, so it had to be tented, but shortly after the sun made it’s glorious appearance during our portrait session, which I couldn’t get enough of! Afterwards, soaked shoes and all, we all headed up to the tented reception with a gorgeous mountain and lake view!
The goal of this wedding was simple and unpretentious: no dances or formalities, just straight up fun, local caterers who brought food from their farms, and prepared it right on the farm. Two cakes, one homemade gluten-free for the bride, and locally brewed beer with lots of dancing and a surprise fireworks display at the end of the night.
Photography: Carolina Rivera Photography | Location: Private Residence, Old Chatham, New York, | Event Planner: Debbie McNairy