Farrah and Nick’s love story begins with stolen glances over beets and brussel sprouts in the vegetable aisle at Trader Joes. It was a moody, wet, New England evening in autumn, and as someone, somewhere once said, the rest was history. They both loved puppies, coffee shops and music and actually walked the talk – he played the guitar, she, the piano. We aren’t kidding – cue the rom com montage! Not without irony, their love also happens to be of the lyrical sort. The kind that sprouts from raw, human connection and grows strong and steadfast into an expressive, meaningful partnership meant to withstand the ages.
This sweet, authentic duo chose the iconic Catskill Mountains as the backdrop for celebrating their wedding, (and we can’t say we were mad about it). The rootsy, rustic Handsome Hollow was nothing short of a dream to style with its epic natural surroundings – romantic historic structures, and rolling fields, meadows and forests.
Channeling a Scandinavian, “fresh from the field” vibe – Farrah and Nick set out to achieve an organic, wild and free feel to their day for their wedding flowers. A whimsical color palette was established. Playful shades of white, green, yellow, blush and cream peppered farm tables in the form of ranunculus, feverfew, cotton, lemon leaf, wax flower, protea and pampas grass.
Guests enjoyed an afternoon ceremony outdoors, followed by a dimly lit, bohemian reception in the lovingly restored 18th century Amish barn onsite. The highly anticipated sweetheart table, a centerpiece of the wedding reception, was adorned in a pink baby’s breath handmade garland and flowing, soft cream cloth draped and pooled on the floor to accent the stunning bride and groom.
Each wedding reception table was garnished with brown glass bottles in assorted sizes filled with natural, textured floral accents. The KLW team felt so strongly about the affectation of said bottles, that they schlepped them through New York City. In the rain. In wool coats. Do you know how much a wet wool coat weighs? Or how is smells after x amount of hours on a train? You don’t want to know, trust us. But for Farrah and Nick, to make their day perfect, it was 100% worth it.
From the early summer hues to the moss covered arch where they said “I do”, this upstate New York summer celebration was one for the books.
Congratulations to this beautiful couple, whom we are sure will have a very happy ever after.
Written by Erin Jonsson
Photographer LOVE + WOLVES CO @loveandwolvesco
KLW Photographer: Candace Jeffrey
Hair: Eye of Luna (Karen) https://eyeofluna.net @beautybyluna
Makeup : Jacqueline Adevai http://www.jacquelineadevai.
Makeup Brand : Charlotte Tilbury @ctilburymakeup
Hair Brand : Oribe @oribe
Flowers : K.L.W. Design Co. (Katey) – http://www.klwfloraldesignco.
Caterer : Main Course (Amanda) https://www.
Coordinator : Farrah (self)
Dress Store : Elegance by Roya Bridal Atelier https://elegancebyroya.com @elegancebyroyabridal
Dress Designer : Eve of Milady Couture http://www.eveofmiladybridals.
Suit Store : Nordstrom (The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City) @nordstromdmv
Suit Designer : Ted Baker London @ted_baker
Cuff Links Store : Saks Fifth Avenue @saks
Cuff Links Designer : Tateossian @tateossianlondon
Farrah’s Wedding Band : Michael B Jewelry @michaelbjewelry
Nick’s Wedding Band : Christian Bauer https://christianbauer.de/us/ @christian_bauer_trauringe
Invitations : Sugared Fig Paperie (Claire) https://www.sugaredfigpaperie.
Cake : Main Course (Amanda) https://www.
Live Music : Skylark Music (Justin + Jesse) https://www.skylarkmusicny.com @skylarkmusicny
DJ : Jay McElfresh Events (DJ Mikey Palms) http://jaymcelfresh.com @jaymcelfresh
Venue : Handsome Hollow http://www.handsomehollow.com @handsomehollow
Videographer : Joyce Films (Anna) http://www.joycefilms.com @joycefilms
Officiant : Hudson Valley Ceremonies (Elizabeth Roth) https://
Dog Sitter : Rover (Adrienne) http://www.rover.com @roverdotcom
Etsy Shop (Ketubah) : Woodland Papercuts woodlandpapercuts.com @woodlandpapercuts
Etsy Shop (Ring Box) : Down in the Boondocks @downintheboondocks
Etsy Shop (Birds) : Little Patch Shop @littlepatchdesigns
Etsy Shop (Calligraphy) : You Had Me At Hello @youhadmeathellotld
Etsy Shop (Hanger) : Elegant Hanger @eleganthanger
Etsy Shops (Signs) : Before You Say I Do
Etsy Shop (Dog Tuxedo) : Olivias Doggie Designs
Etsy Shop (Cornhole) : Wilz Creations @wilz_creations
Etsy Shop (Campfire Sticks) : Little Fish Place @littlefishplace
Etsy Shop (Garter) : Gilly Flower Garters
Etsy Shop (Handkerchiefs) : Linen Whites – linenwhites.etsy.com @linenwhites
Ribbons : Frou Frou Chic – froufrouchic.com @froufrouchic
Table Runners : Linen Lark linenlark.com @linenlark
Chair Signs : Fun Cult shopfuncult.com @funcult