Oh, friends! What a way to kick off this weekend!!
Jade and Steven are such a sweet couple, and have been together for 13 years. I could tell as soon as I met them how lovely they are and what a sweet friendship they have! I loved Jade’s vision for her wedding day with very natural flowers with lots of greenery, and could tell she had an incredible style!
You may remember Jade and Steve’s engagement session in Central Park, near where they live on the upper West Side! I had such a fun time with them and meeting their bulldog Manny! And I couldn’t wait for their wedding day!
It really was the perfect fall day for their wedding at Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa. I had heard such great things about Buttermilk Falls and was totally awe of the surroundings, the weeping willow trees, and the ponds with swans in it. So romantic!
As soon as I arrived in Jade’s bridal suite, I knew it was going to be such a fun day! The girls were in matching robes, practicing a surprise dance they were doing for Steve at the reception; and meanwhile, their glitter gowns hung neatly in a row on the bedpost. Jade’s beautiful florals and greenery sat in vases on the windowsill. And I was in photographer heaven with all these details! After photographing all her details outside, the girls took some photos together on the bed (and we may have been at max capacity with weight! You’ll see what happened!), and then Jade opened her sweet gift from Steven. After Jade got dressed, we went outside with the girls to take portraits of them in their beautiful glittery gowns before the ceremony!
I could tell Steve was ready to see his gorgeous bride! Jade, her mom and Steve were all crying as she walked toward him at the altar. It was such a sweet moment! A friend officiated a beautiful ceremony and they exchanged written vows, and finally were pronounced husband and wife!! Right after the ceremony, we took a huge group shot with all their guests – such a fun group of people!! And then, we worked to beat the light as we finished bridal party and couple portraits As the sun set, Jade put on her beautiful fur wrap and we captured such romantic moments between them.
Then, the barn was ready for their cocktail hour! The farm wood tables were set with candles and beautiful floral arrangements, and Jade and Steve’s friend sang beautifully for them and their guests. Then, the new Mr. & Mrs. was introduced and Jade entered in a Gatsby styled sparkly gown, and they danced a fun first dance together! After parent dances and toasts by candle light, the dance floor started and never stopped! After dinner, Jade and her bridesmaids surprised Steve with a choreographed dance to Taylor Swift’s “Welcome to New York” – and they hit it out of the park!! The whole evening was so much fun, and ended with a showing of their wedding cinema created by the awesome team at Emissary Films – and there wasn’t a dry eye in the place!
It was such a joy being a part of Jade and Steve’s day, and I wish them every blessing in their life together! Enjoy their story!
Ahh! What a stunning location!
Love Jade’s bouquet- all the greenery is lovely!
Ahh love this ring shot!!
Love her glittery bag against the fall scenery!
Aren’t these dresses gorgeous?!
And then…the bed BROKE. Yeah – that really happened!
So stunning, Jade! Love her dress!
You are so gorgeous, Jade!!
Stunning!! Love that portrait of Jade!
Aww love it! They all look so beautiful!
Work it, girl!
Ahh in LOVE with these sparkly and natural details!
LOVE this!!! So perfect!
Love this one of Manny!
Love this one!!
They’re ready for the ceremony!
Love those florals!
Such a sweet moment…
It couldn’t have been more beautiful!
Ahh they’re married!!
Love Steve’s reaction there!
Best group of people – so fun!!!
Love this one!!
So beautiful you guys!
The sweetest moment!
Jade, work it girl! Love that model face!
The barn at Buttermilk Falls was just lovely set up with candlelight!
How fun are these wood chair signs?!
Doesn’t that cake look delish?! Oh, it was. These two have great taste!
Everyone loved that song so much!
Getting the party started!
The girls were INCREDIBLE!! All their practice was worth it!!
This was so special! A showing of their wedding film on the same day! Kraig and his team at Emissary Films did such an incredible job! You can view their film here!
The perfect end to an amazing day!
A special thank you to all of the vendors who made Jade and Steve’s beautiful day possible!
Venue: Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, Milton, New York
Photographer: Kerri Lynne Photography
Cinematographer: Emissary Studio, New York, New York
DJ: DJ Phil
Florist: Miss Fancy Plants NYC
Wedding Dress Boutique: Susan Deborah Bridal, Rochester, New York
Hair Stylist: MYA
Makeup Artist: Kaitlyn
Invitation Designer: Alex Rogerson
Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar
A huge thank you to my second photographer Molly Stinchfield – you’re awesome girl! And of course thank you to my assistant Derek Cole!