Carly & Ryan
Date: October 1, 2016
Location: Stable Gate Winery, New York
In the middle of a vineyard, the mothers of two New-Yorkers told the story about how their children met. They both described Carly as a driven, independent woman who was reluctant to settle down, so it was fitting that she had gotten ready that morning in Alice Morgan Wright’s former art studio (now the top floor suite at Albany’s Morgan State House). They described a friendship between Carly and Ryan that slowly formed into a solid romance, and joyfully offered their blessing as the guests listened in a field of grapevines. After the ceremony, Carly and Ryan enjoyed farm-to-table barbecue and a dance party that shook the rustic floorboards of the big old barn at Stable Gate Farm.
This wedding mixed professionally designed features with touches of DIY. Carly’s dress was a custom design by Ona Cohn of New York, her rings made by Rosie Chan and her beautiful floral velvet heels were from ASOS. All Hair and makeup was the work of stylists from Patsy’s Pinups Beauty Parlor out of Albany, and the bridesmaid’s dresses were in hues of gold from a variety of sources (Jill Jill Stuart, Badgley Mischka, Jessica Simpson and Top Shop.
The home-made touches included pies for dessert made by members of the family, beautiful floral arrangements by Carly’s aunt, and programs created by Carly herself.
Carly and Ryan really mixed their taste for quality with the easy, laid back feel of a barn wedding. The colors and design from their beautifully put together details against the breathtaking backdrop of elegant New York housed a party where guests could stroll across a small path from the vineyard into the barn, play some corn-hole along the way, and enjoy a hearty dinner of delicious and locally-sourced comfort food from Birch Hill Catering.
Photographer: Novella Photography // Dress Designer: Badgley Mischka // Caterer: Birch Hill Catering // Apparel: J Crew // Bridesmaid Dresses: Jessica Simpson // Apparel: Jill Jill Stuart // Event Venue: Stable Gate Winery // Groomsman Attire: Tommy Hilfiger // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Zara (blue suit) //