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Bohemian Upstate New York Farm Wedding

This rustic wedding was the perfect merger of the Bride and Groom’s backgrounds, coming together in one beautiful, bohemian bash. Held at the Bride’s childhood home, guests were treated to a family-focused fete, with touches of lavender paying homage to the Groom’s French heritage. This gallery, captured by Cappy Hotchkiss, has all of us crossing our fingers that we’ll get an invite to their next party.

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From the beautiful Bride… When my fiance and I were thinking about where we wanted to get married, no place seemed more perfect then Sanctuary Farm – the beautiful 200-acre farm I grew up on right outside of Cooperstown, NY. We wanted every detail of the ceremony and event to feel “like us” – bohemian, relaxed and family-oriented, with great food, wine and music and a party that lasted all night.

We got married by our family pastor at “The Family Tree” – a huge solitary oak tree overlooking fields of wheat and sunflowers. The ceremony was the most special part of the whole day – we wrote our own vows, surrounded by family and closest friends, and walked up the aisle to local fiddlers.

It was really important to both of us to incorporate aspects of our personalities and histories. Austin has a French heritage so we imported the linens from Provence and guests tossed lavender at us down the aisle. We both love design so every detail of the table settings and decor were hand selected to represent our aesthetic. Most importantly we wanted our guests to feel at home at Sanctuary Farm – to be able to relax and celebrate.

The event was truly a family affair – and the statement “it takes a village” could not have been more appropriate. My beautiful sister Sedona designed and crafted the bouquets, boutonnieres and flower arrangements. My brother Joe edited and produced the wedding video. My sisters Eden and Avalon and cousin Justine designed the signs around the property. My maid of honor, my sister Ruby, ran point, planned my bridal shower and bachelorette party and made sure everything was perfect. My dad designed the amazing “corn bar” and with the help of my brother William architected the lighting, design and structure. My mom, shoe designer Susan Bennis, laid her design aesthetic on the whole day and coordinated everything.

Thank you, thank you to everyone who made this possible! So much love permeated every aspect of this day!

From Cappy Hotchkiss PhotographyIsis works as the Director of Apparel at Nike and Austin is the Marketing Director at Tiny Rebellion, an ad agency. The venue was at the Bride’s family home, Sanctuary Farm, outside of Cooperstown, NY, soon to be available for event rental!

I’d like to note that Isis wore the most stunning pair of shoes that I have ever seen. Flats because of the terrain, designed by her mother, shoe designer Susan Bennis, formerly of Susan Bennis/Warren Edwards. Grecian and wrappy and sexy and fabulous.

Her sister, Sedona Rose Ward, arranged all the flowers, which were home grown and picked on the family’s property at Sanctuary Farm. The Lawton Sisters, Nicole and Stephanie, true originals and truly gifted in all things wedding, did the day-of coordination.

The food was all locally and organically grown and prepared by Origins Cafe. The veil was a vintage, heritage family heirloom from Belgium. The bridesmaids, flower girl, and ring bearer all wore their own clothes. The ceremony music were the wonderful Joe Pfeiffer and Kit Clark out of Oneonta, NY.

Cocktail hour featured great lawn games out on the property: “Golf and Scotch” over the pond, petanque, corn hole, badminton. Pastis and Pimm’s Cup were flowing. The couple exited the ceremony as a row of their family and friends pelted them with lavender. The lavender thrown as the couple exited was imported from Provence by the Groom’s mom! Her company is Spirit of Provence.

And I can’t forget their dogs, Bogart and Brando.

Photography: Cappy Hotchkiss Photography | Floral Design: Sedona Rose Ward | Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera | Bride's Shoes: Susan Bennis Wedding Sandals | Catering: Origins Cafe | Groomsmen's Ties: Rag And Bone | Groom's Attire: Burberry | Officiant: Pastor Rob Kazinsky | Wedding Venue: Sanctuary Farm | Cocktail And Dance Music: The Greg Smith Group | Girls' Robes: Pretty Plum Sugar | Groom's Shoes: Aldo Shoes | Groom's Tie: Rag And Bone | Groomsmen's Chambray Shirts: J.Crew | Lavender: Spirit Of Provence | Linens And Tableclothes: Ensoleillade | Signage Around The Property: Justine Hudak, Sage And Indie | Sunglasses: Ray Ban Wayfarer | Vintage Tableware And Props: Hudson Valley Vintage Rentals

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One bit from this couple’s sweet writeup really stuck with me: “Making each other laugh, pushing each other to be better and remembering to enjoy every moment together is a big part of our daily job.” Every inch of that statement is what a relationship and marriage should encompass, and it’s absolutely radiates from this duo’s gallery of gorgeous from Judy Pak.

From The Couple…Brought together by the love of family, food and travel we have spent the last 5 years discovering the world together. In search of adventure, we packed our things and made the 3,000 mile journey from Seattle to our new home in the Big Apple. In New York, while struggling to establish ourselves, we fell in love all over again. Making each other laugh, pushing each other to be better and remembering to enjoy every moment together is a big part of our daily job. In the spring of 2014 we were engaged in Central Park with our family and friends there to celebrate with us. We will be married at the Metropolitan Building in Long Island City on September 13th. We are so excited to spend our lives with each other. Together, everyday is a new adventure.

Photography: Judy Pak

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Rustic Upstate New York Farm Wedding

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.

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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 | Hotel: The Inn At Cooperstown | Bride's Dress: "Amour" By Sarah Seven | Bride's Makeup: Facetime Beauty Concierge | Day Of Coordination: Sara Landon Of SL Events

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