Real Wedding // Stephanie and Mike

When the first thing on your couple's list is to be sure their dogs can be involved you can assume  they are loving people and and amazing.  At least that was the case with Stephanie and Mike.  The couple met at a bar and lives in Chicago with their two dogs.  Stephanie, had a vision of a rustic wedding with modern touches and a nod to the couple's love of travel.  Passion Flower did an AMAZING job with the flowers and rentals and we added a few modern touches, including the geometric table numbers and chuppah decor.  Not only did Stephanie and Mike have their dogs, but the animal lovers were so excited to take portraits with the farm's goats.   Kathy Davies killed it with the photography.   

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photography: Kathy Davies Photography / coordination & decor: I Love Love Events / florals & rentals: Passion Flowers / venue, catering & cake: Zingerman's Cornman Farms / DJ: Mike Anthony / hair & make up: Kyle Ann / wedding gown: Sarah Seven / bride's shoes: Ted Baker / bridesmaid's jumpsuits: Adelyn Rae from Nordstrom /  groom suit: Black Tux  / luggage tags: Currys Leather on Etsy

Five Hudson Valley Barn Venues

If you're a resident of New York City and you've taken a day trip to see some green, chances are you've made it up to the Hudson Valley.  And that is a smart move, because it's BEAUTIFUL!  The perfect place for New Yorkers to tie the knot in beautiful, rustic farm style.  Just a short train or car ride out of the city can get you to dozens of farms.  Many of which also serve as amazing wedding venues.  Here are five of our favorites! 

Shadow Lawn

Shadow Lawn
Oak Hill Barn
Stone Barn
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Barn at Liberty Farm Wedding

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I Love Love Mood Boards // Farm to Table

Most of us out there are trying to take steps to eat healthier and fresher, there is a big trend in the wedding world to focus on the food.  Instead of just having traditional catering, couples are making food a big part of the wedding experience.  They are hiring food trucks, bringing in sushi, and my favorite aspect of this trend, the farm-to-table cuisine.  I took that idea to to a literal place with today's mood board.  I love that veggies are popping up in arrangements, sunflowers are bold shining stars and the food is a little simpler and a little fresher.