Upstate New York Wedding from Dave Robbins Photography
April 18, 2011
Tri State

You know we love when all the details line up in a pretty little row, so you better believe we L-O-V-E this Upstate New York Wedding. Our bride describes her wedding as rustic chic, and that it is. All the sweet little flea market finds work so well with the venue, the bridal party, and the color palette. And speaking of color palettes, how great is it that the colors they chose tie in SO well with our own little blog? It's a match made in matrimonial heaven. Prepared to be smitten with Dave Robbins Photography's style... it goes so well with all the other charming elements of this fête. Click here for even more!

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If you'd like more of this sweet wedding, check out Joshua Brown's highlight film!

Michelle + Josh by Joshua Brown Photography on Vimeo

The concept for our wedding began with a dream of whisking our family and friends away from the city and holding them hostage in the country for a long weekend. We hoped to find a venue which would afford us the freedom to create a fully customizable experience all our own. The Hill, a privately owned estate in Livingston, New York offered the perfect setting - a magnificent barn on an idyllic estate complete with the requisite rolling hills, grazing horses, and stunning 360-degree views of the Catskill and Berkshire mountains.

We had great fun assembling the details. I may have been a little old lady in another lifetime because I derived a surprising amount of pleasure from stockpiling lace runners, dusty suitcases, Mason jars, and other vintage miscellany for our tablescape and decor. Since no "rustic chic" wedding is complete without a typewriter-guestbook, we were thrilled to discover the perfect specimen at the local flea market. In fact, one of my proudest wedding planning accomplishments was changing the typewriter's ink ribbon with the help of an instructional YouTube video!

We created escort cards by affixing Japanese Washi tape to shipping tags - a quick and easy project that came out great. All of these items were displayed on the beautiful wooden wagon that the owners of the property were gracious enough to let us borrow for the occasion.

Lest our Brooklyn guests get homesick, we served a signature cocktail called the Brooklyn Ginger, a concoction of Absolut Brooklyn, ginger ale, and a squeeze of lime. The menu featured a seasonal selection of local meats and produce. We also served seltzer in original glass bottles, which functioned as both decoration and drink. From the moment we arrived at our Rehearsal Dinner Square Dance, to the time we waved goodbye to the last school bus shuttling our family and friends home, the weekend was truly a dream come true.

Photography: Dave Robbins Photography / Invitations: Design by Paperfinger & Letterpress by Coeur Noir / Video: Joshua Brown Photography / Event  Coordination & Floral Design: Destiation Bride / Rentals: Columbia Tent Rentals / Catering: Apogee Catering / Lighting: BearFly Designs / Venue: The Hill