Photos by:

Pat Furey

The amount of love we have for this wedding is out of this galaxy. Using farm to table elements for a rustic yet completely stylish and relaxed look, Ben and Dennis’ wedding wins us over at every glance. Of course, the images captured all too well by Pat Furey don’t hurt either!

farm to table upstate NY wedding - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

From the groom, Ben: We were going for simple, masculine upstate elegance. We wanted natural earth tones; we avoided flowers altogether and focused on foliage and natural elements that would add texture; my favorite were the dried sunflowers that had been left in the field to dry for use at our wedding — they were odd but stunning…

grooms suits - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

pets at weddings - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

grooms getting ready - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

winter boutonniere - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

love wins - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

ceremony setup - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

ceremony guests - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

pets at weddings - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

I worked with the florist to design and make the table centerpieces; I found the lanterns over the summer at Target and ordered enough for use at the wedding. There were two sizes and the larger flanked our bars and our DJ table. We also used them to line our driveway for our dinner event on Friday evening before the wedding. We had valet at the top of our drive and folks walked down the candlelit drive to arrive at our home where a tent was in the backyard for our Friday evening arrival dinner and bonfire.

escort card sign - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

farm to table wedding - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

lantern centerpiece with thistle - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

elegant place setting - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Have fun with it. There are no rules that you cannot break. Think outside the box (or mason jar as I joked with Kim at Flower Blossom Farm). And use your wedding as an excuse to try new arrangements, visit stores and day dream about ideas, try new foods, taste new drinks.

lantern centerpiece - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

rustic wedding cake - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/farm-to-table-upstate-ny-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “The Man I Love,” George Gershwin (sung by one of our wedding party)
First Dance: “Someone Like You,” Van Morrison
Mother/Son Dance: “What a Wonderful World”

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Pat Furey

Day-Of Coordination, Venue, and Catering

The Greens at Copake Country Club

Floral Design

Flower Blossom Farm

Grooms' Suits

Label

Grooms' Ties

Barneys New York

Grooms' Shoes

Ferragamo

Reception Music

Jonjon Battles

Wedding Invitations

Wishbone Letterpress

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