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Long Island NY Farm Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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Kate Murphy

As soon as I read that bride Stephanie wanted her wedding day to be “equal parts magic and fun,” I thought, “This girl gets it.” Stephanie and Norman married under an old tree in upstate NY, surrounded by shades of mint and peach, and brought along Kate Murphy to capture all the gorgeous vintage details. We’re particularly fond of Stephanie’s vintage tea-length wedding gown, which she lucked upon online!

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From the bride, Stephanie: We wanted to have a relaxed, laid back party – a celebratory day that was equal parts magic and fun. We also wanted to get married under a big tree – old trees have a magnificent grace about them and create a magic that we wanted for our day. It was important for us to honor our loved ones and those who have brought us to where we are today – my bouquet was tied with a locket that had photos of her grandmothers and we had photos of our parents and grandparents on their respective wedding days on our welcome table. We also wanted to use our day to give back, as we felt like we had been blessed with so much. Our gift registry included a donation option to a school and children’s home we’ve partnered with in Kenya. We had my Kenyan home stay dad read Scripture, which we pre-recorded and played during our ceremony. We choose readings from Norman’s favorite books, the Chronicles of Narnia. We loved having every element of our wedding infused with meaning – we tried to steer away from doing things just because that was the way they were done, but thought carefully about what meaningful elements we wanted to include.


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upstate NY farm wedding

lace farm wedding

I had a loose palette of muted colors in mind — muted corals, mints, purples and peaches to complement the natural beauty of the farm. We also incorporated a lot of wooden elements and Kraft browns. Norman and I are makers (him of the wood-working, handyman variety, myself of the craft and sew variety), so there was a LOT of DIY.

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upstate NY farm wedding

lace farm wedding

lace farm wedding

I tried to steer away from “disposable” wedding items — things purchased new and used only for one day. We had our food trucks serve food on compostable bamboo plates and bowls, we used mason jars for our drinks (that we use now in our home for canning and for storing pantry items), we scoured thrift stores and flea markets for vintage dessert plates and cake servers to use on our dessert table. We also used a lot of things that I already owned to decorate the welcome table and photobooth table – vintage luggage, books, lunch box, typewriters and cameras. Norman’s parents found a huge bag of vintage table linens a month before the wedding and we used them to decorate the dessert and welcome tables.

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upstate NY farm wedding

upstate ny weddings

upstate NY farm wedding

lace farm wedding

upstate NY farm wedding

lace farm wedding

upstate NY farm wedding

lace farm wedding

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? It takes a village — we were so grateful for help provided by our talented friends and family. Don’t be afraid to reach out to others for help, most people are more than happy to pitch in. Also, your wedding is ONE day but your marriage is forever — details are important, but don’t get so mired in them that you lose sight of what your day is really about.

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lace farm wedding

lace farm wedding

upstate NY farm wedding

lace farm wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Staralfur,” Sigur Ros
Recessional: “The Unknown,” Athlete
First Dance: Baby Soda played a rendition of Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon”

Wedding Location: East Setauket, NY / Photographer: Kate Murphy / Wedding Venue: Benner’s Farm / Wedding Dress: Vintage / Wedding Shoes: Seychelles “Password” / Hair and Makeup: Beauty by Jessica Lee / Bride’s Robe: Plum Pretty Sugar / Groom’s Suit: Men’s Wearhouse / Wedding Music: Baby Soda / Photobooth: Classic Photobooth / Food Trucks: Morris Grilled Cheese, Korilla, Schnitzel & Things, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream / Drinks and Bartending: All Star Bartending / Desserts: Friends and family / Succulent Favors: Mountaincrest Gardens / Rentals: Westside Party Rental / Mustaches on Sticks: Something’s Hiding Here / Globe String Lights: Party Lights / Bamboo Boats: Eco Catering Supply / Bamboo Plates and Wooden Cutlery: Food Biz Supply / Wedding Invitations: Bride and groom

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Bella Lily Bridal

Bella Lily Bridal….Redefining the Bridal Experience!

We are a specialty bridal boutique in Glendale, Arizona, where we strive to provide our brides with a genuine and unique, one-on-one experience.

In a relaxed and intimate setting, you will be surrounded by a full collection of high quality wedding dresses and a knowledgable staff of stylists to help bring your bridal fashion dreams to a reality.

From modern styles to timeless classics, our gowns are handpicked with our brides’ desires at the heart of it all. We understand shopping for a wedding dress is such a memorable occasion and we will make sure our brides not only enjoy themselves, but also walk away with the perfect dress and memories to last a life-time.

Located at 19420 N. 59th Ave. C-121, Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: 623.825.4496

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If you are engaged and already have all of the traditional wedding registry items you need (and then some), Gift Gather may be just what you’re looking for. Used alone or as a great supplement to your already existing registry, Gift Gather is about getting your dream gift. That one big gift that depends on the collective efforts of your family and friends. Whether you want to make an offer on your dream home or would like to travel the globe for your honeymoon, Gift Gather is a great way to organize group gifts.

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Liumy

Polaroid Wedding Guestbooks, Photo booth or standard Photo albums! Expedited shipping 3-5 days world wide!

• Each album cover is personalised with your names in gold, silver foil or white velour. Plenty of colors to choose from.
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• Each page has a hand sewed pocket to the page (not glued) so the pocket will hold strong forever !!! Pocket is from one side of the page !!!
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Lake Placid Winter Wedding

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Tree of Life Films

Soft white snow, jewel toned flowers and decadent decor set the tone for this incredible Lake Placid winter wedding captured by Tree of Life Films (who is now offering photography in addition to their gorgeous films!). With touches of vintage and handmade elements, this bride and groom were able to create their very own winter wonderland for guests to enjoy… hot chocolate and s’mores included!

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From the bride, Filipa: Ever since Adam and I met each other, things have always quietly, and, quite beautifully fallen into place for us. The wedding was no exception. It was a complete collaboration – a meeting of two minds and old souls. Wherever possible, we strove to find vintage items and homemade projects, but never to the extent that it became overwhelming or stressful. Once we fell in love with something, we became committed, no looking back or second guessing, sparking a wonderful journey of bringing our wedding dreams to fruition. We were engaged on the 4th of July, started planning in September and married by December.


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Lake Placid wedding

Lake Placid wedding

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Lake Placid wedding

Choosing Lake Placid Lodge was a no brainer. Adam chanced upon an advertisement. We were so impressed by the pictures that we immediately booked a weekend to visit and a decision was made on seeing it in person. The same went for choosing Tree of Life Films and my Reem Acra gown. In all instances, a little research was done, a “first date” had, then sparks, chemistry and they became part of the story.


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Lake Placid wedding

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In compliment to those major components that make up a wedding, there were the little touches and the personal embellishments that made it uniquely ours. Maisie, Adam’s sister, is a talented artist, she created a personalized graphic which we then incorporated into our wedsite, menu cards, and thank you stationery. My mother put her many talents into designing and sewing my cape and constructing the table runner for our reception dinner, while my sister pieced together place cards from birch bark and did my make-up.


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I knew the lodge would be festively and tastefully decorated for Christmas, so I certainly did not want to work against it in designing the ceremony and reception spaces. Guests were welcomed before the ceremony with a hot chocolate and eggnog bar. For the ceremony space we chose the covered front porch which ended in a semi-circle, a moose head and a fireplace, over-looking Lake Placid. To take off the evening chill, some guests snuggled under their throws that were draped on every chair. After the ceremony we all adjourned to an inner parlor and enjoyed cocktails and h’orderves. Adam even surprised us all with a serenade to me… there was not a dry eye in house!


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Dinner was served in a private dining room and is where I spent the most time planning and decorating. I wanted a dining table that was rich and decadent, a real contrast to the stark white beauty of the mountains and snow outside. The dining room had a roaring fire going and the table was filled with deep, jewel toned flowers and multiple levels of candles. I also chose mercury glass for the votives and candlesticks for a muted vintage reflectiveness. Trillium Flowers went above and beyond my expectations and was a true pleasure to work with. The cake topper was a vintage find on Etsy, while the flowers decorating it were simply an extension of the table centerpieces. After dinner we guided guests to an outdoor fireplace and had some fun with s’mores and trickled into the pub for games and night caps. The Lake Placid Lodge is a truly magical location. I wanted our guests to feel that it was ours for the evening, and moving the celebration gradually throughout different parts of the lodge really leant to that feeling.


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I never reflect on our wedding as being small, but know that it was intimate and extremely personal. It was a true reflection of what is important to Adam and I : Family, marveling at the natural beauty that abounds and exploring our own personal style while nodding to the past.


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Wedding Location: Lake Placid, NY / Photographer and Videographer: Tree of Life Films / Wedding Venue, Caterer, Cake and Coordinator: Lake Placid Lodge / Flowers: Trillium Flowers / Wedding Dress: Reem Acra for Nordstrom / Wedding Shoes: DSW / Stockings: BHLDN / Hair Piece: b. Poetic / Jewelry and Gloves: Vintage / Groom’s Suit: Bespoke by Hickey Freeman / Groom’s Shirt: Reiss / Groom’s Shoes: Allen Edmonds / Wedding Music: Steve Borst

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Plan My Wedding Please

Ever since I was in grade school, I was obsessed with my penmanship. I would not turn in my homework until it was perfect; it drove my mom crazy! I practiced writing every chance I had and eventually fell in love with this art form. Little did I know, it would be the reason I would fall in love with the wedding industry.

Plan My Wedding Please exists to make every wedding and event magical. My role as wedding planner and calligraphy artist, as cliche as it sounds, is to make your wildest dreams come true. From the little details in signage and invitations, to the big details in wedding gowns, caterers and florals, every detail is important. Every young girl dreams of her wedding day, and I am here to make those dreams become reality. I look forward to working with you!

Nicole Presley, owner, is available for wedding planning throughout the United States and sends paper goods worldwide.

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