Monday, September 18, 2017

Rachel + Jonathan

Roxbury, NY

The sweetness of a late summer's day in the Catskills is remarkable.  Feeling far from the hustle of the city, and a lack of phone reception to help in that beautiful isolation, brings all the focus in on the day at hand.  With humor and immense amounts of love, Rachel and Jonathan infused their day with an infectious amount of joy.  The two met in Pharmacy school in Eerie, PA (the most thoughtful couple, for example - the groom offers me Zyrtec, caring about my personal well being on their own wedding day!) - have since moved west to Oregon, but found the Catskills a perfect fit for the gathering of friends and family.  A crisp morning and lots of laughs with the ladies, followed by a sweet first look on the gorgeous porch of The Roxbury Barn and Estate, to a meandering adventure amongst the apple trees, and the exchange of vows in the pine grove.  The fun was really just beginning as the couple made their way back down to the gorgeous restored barn of the estate, where their friends and family awaited with drinks, local produced cheeses and appetizers, a cake made by the bride's cousin and dancing under the summer sky.  Truly the most romantic day tucked in the gorgeous hills of the Catskills.


Shoes: TOMS
Florals: Roxbury Barn (designed by Kim Mathison)
Caterer: Ate-O-Ate
Cake: Adam Gayne (the Bride's cousin)
Hair/Makeup: Karen Neblung

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Christina + Chris

Tahoe, CA

When half of the bridal party is made up of New York City firemen, you better be ready for a wild adventure.  Check in at the PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn - a quaint spot nestled in Tahoe's Squaw Valley, where the 1960 Winter Olympics were held.  Not only surrounded by gorgeous scenery, slopes, and giant evergreens, but right across from Olympic Village with pubs, shopping and trail access.  Endless outdoor activities at your fingertips, Tahoe was the perfect setting for these two lovers who met in NYC.  Chris, a FDNY fireman (hence the above statement) and Christina, a former Miss America finalist, Miss Nevada and now a physician assistant (and may I add, just all around incredible woman!!) found each other in the busy world of NYC, on a subway train for that matter!  From lakeside fun, to an epic wedding day where the adventures took us from PlumpJack, to the Pub, to the Squaw Valley wilds (where a storm lingered in the distance, chased later by a rainbow) and soon followed by an evening full of revelry, Irish dancing, and boundless love...

Squaw Valley

Forget Me Knot Events - Donna Putnam
Dress: Pronovias Atelier
Florals: Art in Bloom - Hattie Reed
Caterer: PlumpJack
Lake Tahoe DJ: Ryan Palmer
Rentals and Draping: Celadon Events
Linens: La Tavola