This perfect Fall wedding day began at Christina's parents home in Upstate New York. It was a cool but partly cloudy early Fall day, and Christina was getting ready downstairs in the library while Steve got ready upstairs. Everyone was relaxed, having a great time and super excited for the day ahead. The atmosphere was great, and we were thrilled to get started on detail photos. Christina had an absolutely stunning strapless Pronovias dress, and Steve was decked out in Hugo Boss.
Once Christina & Steve were dressed and ready to see one another, it was time to do just that. We found a shady spot with gorgeous views for their first look moment alone together. After they greeted one another and had some time and few tears shared together, we explored the property and captured some portraits of these two looking and feeling their best.
Soon enough it was time to drive across town to Greenbriar Farm, a close friends farm. Greenbriar Farm had never hosted a wedding before, so this was a total DIY from the ground up celebration and thanks to Katie O' Weddings & Events this day was over the top *perfection* for Christina & Steve. The ceremony set up was absolutely stunning with customized blankets on each chair. Since this was an outdoor wedding in early October in Upstate NY, it can get cold, so Christina & Steve opted to have functional favors available to guests right away, and everyone got to take their blanket home!
The ceremony was beautiful, heartfelt, joyous and true.
The new Mr. & Mrs. were SO excited to finally be married.
Cocktail hour was super fun, and guests enjoyed drinks from the Drunken Uncle Buggy Bar, great food served up by the fabulous Nicole's catering, lawn games galore, and each others company.
The clear top tent with string lights made this DIY wedding reception space beyond gorgeous. If you're looking for a way to elevate your reception look, this is one way to do so. During the day, the fall foliage outside could be seen through the tent which added and even more beautiful element to the space. Paired with a classic parquet wooded dance floor lined by gorgeous rustic chairs and long tables, it was about to be a party!! First, we got some awesome detail shots before these seats filled up.
After they were introduced and had their first dance, it was time to share some kind and sometimes funny words. Some of these special speeches had everyone in stitches. Once toasts were over it was time for a super special surprise Happy Birthday sing along for the ring bearer birthday boy who loves cider donuts!
As the moon rose and it was peak blue hour, the reception tent looked dreamy as Christina & Steve began tearing it up. These are some of our favorite reception photos to date, ever. A clear top tent and string lights can do wonders and the proof is right here!
Christina, Steve and their guests danced well into the night and celebrated together. It was an honor to be witness and behind the camera to capture this elegant and rustic Upstate New York wedding and we couldn't be more honored. Thank you, and congratulations!!