stone tavern farm | roxbury, ny wedding | karen + steve

It's been awhile since I've been to the Catskills, and driven through the windy mountainous NY highway roads lined with trees, lakes and small town main streets. But wow, does that sort of fresh air do wonders for your soul! At the end of August, Karen and Steve (the 5th brother-in-law out of 6 to get married, and the other half of the twins that get married this summer!) were married at one of the most picturesque and totally 'them' locations you could imagine: the 400-acre Stone Tavern Farm with horses, barns, a swimmable lake, hiking trails, campsites, log cabins to stay in, paintball...! It was an epic wedding weekend. I brought my camera with me in hopes of capturing just some of the beauty, excitement and memories being made.

The cabin we stayed in overlooked an enormous field of wildflowers and each morning you'd wake up to an incredibly quiet and peaceful fog that would burn off by lunchtime. Intricate spider webs were everywhere and I was enamored. This was just the start of one of them...

The weather was unbelievably perfect. Every view was more picturesque than the next.

horses at stone tavern farm
horses at stone tavern farm
pasture at stone tavern farm
pasture at stone tavern farm
bride at stone tavern farm wedding ceremony
bride at stone tavern farm wedding ceremony

How stunning is Karen's wedding dress?! I was obsessed. She looked incredible!

groom at stone tavern farm wedding ceremony
groom at stone tavern farm wedding ceremony
wedding ceremony at stone tavern farm
wedding ceremony at stone tavern farm

Vinny, one of the 6 brothers, was their officiant and he was SO good in that role. The perfect blend of humor, romance, and marriage advice. :) Side note, did you notice that incredible oak tree they got married in front of and the handmade cedar chuppah? So simply beautiful.

wedding ceremony at stone tavern farm
wedding ceremony at stone tavern farm
bride and dad after wedding ceremony
bride and dad after wedding ceremony
stone tavern farm barn interior
stone tavern farm barn interior

You'll notice that I prioritized dancing and family time, since the photos stop after we entered the barn following cocktail hour... :)

rustic barn wedding table centerpieces
rustic barn wedding table centerpieces
rustic barn escort cards
rustic barn escort cards
decor at stone tavern farm barn wedding
decor at stone tavern farm barn wedding
wedding cake stone tavern farm
wedding cake stone tavern farm

Steve + Karen, you both are destined for an amazing journey in your careers as doctors, amongst your friends and family with so much heartfelt love and between the two of you...the way you simply look at each other can light up a barn. Your wedding weekend was the perfect balance of relaxing and energizing. We love you so much and can't wait to celebrate more happy occasions in the future! I have no doubt that any future family gatherings you host will always continue until 2am with plenty of good music, food and beer/wine flowing. ;)

geer tree farm | griswold, CT wedding | vito + ali

Golden light, incredible views and an abundance of love filled the air at The Overlook at Geer Farm as Vito + Ali were married. Everything about their day was unique and completely breathtaking. I had the pleasure of being a guest at their wedding...a guest who was so glad to have brought my camera with me. :) Vito is my brother-in-law and even though they just got married this year, I've never known Vito without Ali. I still remember their college graduation weekend at Vassar like it was last month. Ali is one of the sweetest and most genuine people you'll ever meet. Vito is smart, funny, thoughtful and with his twin brother Steven (who is getting married in 2 weeks!), makes every family gathering incredibly entertaining.

Vito managed to weave Ali's gorgeous red hair, getting older together and the Periodic Table of Elements into one of the best speeches I've ever heard:

"Did you know that titanium alloy is significantly stronger than true titanium? And do you know why? When they make titanium alloy, they add 6% aluminum, Al...and 4% vanadium, V...

Aging and life are corrosive; and it will eventually wear us both out. But that's where our bond will bring us value. Together, we two elements form an alloy that's entirely corrosion resistant.

Al, you complete me." :)

The way they make each other smile is contagious and so heartwarming. You may remember their smiles from their engagement session I photographed back when we still had snow on the ground!

You two are so strong in not only your bond and love for each other, but of love for your family and friends as well. It was my honor to be a part of your day and the official start of your married life together. We love you both so much and wish you a fully corrosion resistant life ahead. ;)