Erica and Woody were married at his parents’ property in the Columbia County countryside. A beautiful farmhouse with a wrap-around porch and a picturesque pond, decked out with a tent and a lovingly prepared ceremony area at the site of a former stone barn were the setting for this very low key handmade celebration. The bride and groom created a beautiful birch branch and grape vine arbor as well as all the rustic benches for their ceremony.
The bride decided that she wanted event coverage only, no getting ready photos, as the couple wisely focused the budget on throwing a great party for their friends and family. I covered the bulk of the day, from once guests began to arrive, a great first look on the porch, family formals, the ceremony, and the reception. I left as the dance floor was heating up, with Josh Beatz from RKH production providing the soundtrack.
The groom’s mother’s roses from an astounding garden were utilized for the groom’s boutonniere and the bulk of the flowers were arranged by the celebrants from bulk florals. A local pastor preformed the ceremony, the weather was perfect, and the newlyweds were even convinced to hop in the canoe for a paddle around the pond. This couple felt like old friends and the hosts were so welcoming, it was a very special day! The tented reception was catered by a local BBQ restaurant (unfortunately they plan to go out of the catering business). I got a little teary myself after the ceremony, hearing how the groom had his bride’s ring custom designed. She was the picture of elegance.
Erica + Woody, I hope you two made it for the wintertime getaway you were hoping for! I loved being a part of your wedding day.