Hudson Valley Barn Wedding: Danielle + Mike

New York barn wedding

For all of you planning a fall wedding for later this year, today’s charming Hudson Valley barn wedding seriously couldn’t have come at a better time! Danielle + Mike have always loved this scenic part of New York…their favorite place to retreat to for a weekend of hiking + exploring in the most picturesque settings imaginable. As soon as Mike popped the question, one thing was decided before anything else: they knew they’d be getting married somewhere in that magical place that meant so much to them.

From the bride, Fall in the Hudson Valley was our inspiration for the day. Throughout the planning process, we strived to incorporate elements that would provide our guests with a proper Hudson Valley experience. From the farm-to-table food to the venue’s location in quaint High Falls, it was important to us to show our guests all the beauty the area has to provide.

Big thanks to Lauren Fair Photography for sharing + big congrats to the happy couple!

dress

bridesmaids

first look

Danielle’s Matthew Christopher dress is a total dream!

New York barn wedding

succulent rose bouquet

New York barn wedding

New York barn wedding

New York barn wedding

bridesmaids

And her bridesmaids looked lovely in their cream J.Crew dresses!

succulent bouquet

groomsmen

boutonniere

New York barn wedding

All of the stress and anticipation I felt leading up to the wedding melted away the second we said “I Do.” We left the church blissfully happy and arrived back at Shadow Lawn where we were finally able to take in the beauty of the location. What is most memorable are those moments between the ceremony and reception when we realized that all of our planning came together to create something spectacularly perfect.

New York barn wedding

New York barn wedding

bridesmaids in shawls

custom stitched shawl

New York barn wedding

New York barn wedding

New York barn wedding

Green Cottage crafted the perfect bouquet for the setting! Love all the green with a few touches of purple :)

New York barn wedding

New York barn wedding

barn reception

And we adore the cozy feel of the barn setting. Those Floravine Table Numbers from BHLDN were a perfect fit!

floral numbers

New York barn wedding

reception band

MIXTAPE: a cover band for hipsters kept the party going strong and Danielle + Mike danced to Strangers by The Kinks for their first dance.

first dance

stars

Make your wedding about the two of you. Mike and I knew from the very beginning that we didn’t want our wedding to take place in a traditional wedding venue. We wanted to create something that was unique and meant something special to us. It was hard work, but in the end our day was exactly what we hoped for and more.

photography: Lauren Fair Photography // venue: Shadow Lawn High Falls, New York // florals: Green Cottage // wedding dress: Matthew Christopher // shoes: Lucky Brand // bridesmaid dresses: J.Crew // hair + makeup: Bride’s Cousin // groom suit: Paul Stuart – Phineas Cole // paper goods: DIY – Bride // catering + cake: Main Course // rentals: Events Unlimited // officiant: Rev. Benes, Marbletown Reformed Church // music: MIXTAPE: a cover band for hipsters

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryJ. Crew and Lauren Fair Photography are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.
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Rugged Cliffside Wedding Inspiration

whimsical boho bouquet

When Anne Paar, the photographer behind today’s editorial, told us about the drastic difference in New Zealand’s east + west coasts, we were definitely surprised to hear how much one was favored over the other. She says, I wanted to show New Zealand the beauty of its rugged West Coast. Not many people get married there; the West coast is often battered by strong onshore winds and the black volcanic sand isn’t as pretty as the golden beaches of the East Coast. Still, I think in many ways the landscape is more beautiful and it has the perfect backdrop for a more dramatic wedding.

For this shoot I arranged for the awesomest wedding vendors (shout out to The HeirloomMiss DaisyMake Hey + Sweet Deer Hand Painted Cakes!) in the local area to get together. And hopefully it will inspire many brides to come and get married at this beautiful part of New Zealand.

New Zealand Cliffside inspiration

whimsical boho bouquet

Miss Daisy crafted the most beautiful bouquet that felt like such a great fit for the more un-tamed west coast beach.  And the ethereal feel of the bride’s Kelsey Genna dress gave the setting a sense of romance.

New Zealand Cliffside inspiration

Kelsey Genna wedding dress

pink flower crown

pink flower crown

whimsical boho bouquet

The hair + makeup by Marnie Jade Make-up Artist is just so pretty. We love the flushed cheeks + natural look.

pink flower crown

whimsical boho mantle floral piece

New Zealand Cliffside inspiration

whimsical boho mantle floral piece

New Zealand Cliffside inspiration

pink table napkin

This would be a super fun spot for a dinner, right?!

whimsical boho centerpiece

pink place card

New Zealand Cliffside inspiration

whimsical boho bouquet

Kelsey Genna wedding dress

Thanks so much to these very talented creatives for showing us all the beauty of New Zealand’s rugged west coast!

photography: Anne Paar Photography // planning + design: The Heirloom // venue: Ruapuke Beach in Raglan, New Zealand // florals: Miss Daisy // dress: Kelsey Genna // hair: Anniek Faubert of Tonic Hairdressing // makeup: Marnie Jade Make-up Artist // cake: Sweet Deer Hand Painted Cakes // stationery: Make Hey // model: Harriette of Stellar Management

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Save the Dates from Minted + a $300 Giveaway!

Minted Save the Dates

If your wedding is taking place later this year, amongst other things you probably have Save the Dates on your mind! Minted makes ordering your Save the Dates a total breeze with gorgeous, customizable options from exclusive independent artists + designers. Choose from beautiful calligraphy styles, fun photo cards, and top notch details like real gold foil, letterpress, and mini book layouts. With their vast selection, you’ll find what you’re looking for regardless of what style wedding you’re planning. And your Save the Dates will help you set the right tone for the celebration ahead, guaranteed.

Minted Save the Dates

Minted Save the Dates

Minted Save the Dates

So many great designs to choose from!

Minted Save the Dates

Minted Save the Dates

Minted Save the Dates

Minted Save the Dates

Minted Save the Dates

Love, love, love all the pretty gold foil in their invitation suites too!

Minted Save the Dates

Minted $300 Giveaway

Minted is generously offering one lucky GWS reader $300 toward their Save the Date or invitation purchase! And two runner ups with each receive $150 toward their Minted purchase, too! To enter, visit this link and fill out the super short entry form by February 1st 2015! And to browse their expansive collection or to start the order process for your Save the Dates, be sure to head on over to Minted!

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