Happy Tuesday, friends! It’s been a beautiful fall week, hasn’t it?! I’ve had a wonderful long weekend with my parents visiting, loving this fall foliage! I’m so excited to blog one of the most spectacular fall weddings today!
First of all, Nikki and Jon are the cutest EVER. They met at Cornell University, and Nikki has a smile that lights up the room, and Jon, whenever they are together! And they have such contagious laughter! Nikki is a nurse at a children’s hospital, and Jon works in the winery business, and they hope to one day open a winery together. If they do, Derek and I will totally be visiting!
They planned their wedding at RedBarn20 at Windridge Estate here in Cazenovia, which is so perfect for their natural outdoor vibe that they love! Nikki also brought an elegance and classic spin on their wedding day with her gorgeous gown and the guys’ wearing black tuxes. I was in love with her bridal details, the touches of pink and green and her pink bridesmaid dresses with ruffled sleeves. When it came time for Nikki to get dressed, her mom and her sister Jess helped her, which were such sweet moments between them! Nikki also had the sweetest first looks with both her dad, and her bridesmaids. She was just so radiant and stunning!
Jon was waiting for his bride by the archway with vines in the estate garden (so perfect because of their love of wineries!) Nikki walked through the archway and tapped Jon on the shoulder, and his look when he saw her was priceless! We took the most gorgeous portraits of these two and the light was perfect! Then we captured them with their bridal party in the lawn and by the tree swing! They waited in the white barn and the farmer’s cottage while their wedding guests arrived by bus! They walked out onto the main lawn and were seated below the big oak tree, facing the corn fields and the beautiful sunshine. It was an unseasonably warm day for the end of September! Nikki’s dad walked her toward her groom down the estate stairs, and they had a gorgeous ceremony performed under the decorated archway. Before long they were pronounced husband and wife!
Then, cocktail hour started outside and their guests mingled by the white barn and on beautiful couches from Pretty Little Vintage Co. while we took family photographs! The tables in the Red barn were beautifully decorated with eucalyptus, greenery, and led candles. Nikki, Jon, and their bridal party entered the red barn and the new Mr. & Mrs. had a sweet first dance! Then their parents and siblings said their toasts at the long table and had them smiling and laughing. After dinner, the sunset was PERFECT and Nikki and Jon went outside for sunset photographs. These moments are just priceless and the light was amazing on them! Some of my favorite wedding portraits!!
They went inside the barn to cut their cake and dance with their parents, and then the party was started on the dance floor! They had a band from Boston that rocked it and everyone had such a great time!!
Before the end of the night, a food truck came with funnel cake, mac n cheese and other late-night treats! We took some gorgeous photographs outside the barn and by the fireplace, such a romantic ending to Nikki and Jon’s day!
I wish Nikki and Jon every joy in their life together! And I hope their wedding story inspires your week!
Love these peach, pink and green wedding tones!Stunning details!
Love these of the girls! So sweet!
I adore her smile! Gorgeous!
You can tell Nikki is so loved! Such a sweet moment.
That one on the left! So gorgeous!
Nice one of Jon! So classic!
Great ones of the guys!
This one of them on the bocce courts is my favorite!
The most amazing moment! And this lighting!
Stunning light! Love that one on the right too!
These are the sweetest with the chair swing!
Love this one of the bridal party!
Stunning of the ladies!
Such pretty rentals!
Love this ceremony setup in front of the estate!
Gorgeous day for a wedding!
Love this table decor!
Love this one! They are so cute!
AHH! Let the sunset magic begin…
Nikki and Jon made this wine and had them personally labeled for favors!
Love this of them serving funnel cake haha!
LOVE! The most romantic end to their evening!
A special thank you to all of the vendors who made Nikki and Jon’s beautiful day possible:
Venue: RedBarn20 at Windridge Estate, Cazenovia, New York
Wedding Planner: MLH Events by Megan Hiltbrand
Photographer: Kerri Lynne Photography
Florist: Whistletop Florist
Ceremony Musicians: Candlelight Music String Quartet
Band: Highline Band – NightShift Entertainment
Wedding Dress: Lovely Bride Rochester
Makeup Artist: JKohl Beauty, by Jess Kohlmeier
Hair Stylist: Dominque Fees
Caterer: Michael’s Fine Foods and Spirits
Bakery: Murphy’s Specialized Pastry
Farm Table and Benches: Brown Built Rentals
Rental Decor: Pretty Little Vintage Co.
Favors (Wine): Labels by Scott SanGiacomo, Wine by Michael Zollo
A special thank you to my husband Derek Cole for being an amazing second photographer and partner in crime! You’re the best! And to Emilee Randolph for being an amazing assistant and capturing great behind the scenes!