Where do I even start with this one?! Nicole and Andrew’s wedding day was hands down one of the coolest all around! From the impeccable venue, Pioneer Farm, to their stunning wild florals, and the unique cultural performances at their reception. These two know how to party hard and do it BIG. Pioneer Farm had so many incredible aspects to it. One of my favorites?! They GROW the flowers in their garden for the wedding couple to use. WHAT?!! The property is vast and beautiful with such a unique vibe. There was tall grass to frolic through, vintage airstreams that people can rent on AirBnb but we used for portraits, OF COURSE, mountain views for days, and plenty of stunning nooks for portraits. It just doesn’t get any better.
Their day itself was so unreal because Nicole and Andy just know how to put together a celebration uniquely their own and their guests sure knew how to party with them! All of Nicole’s details were so carefully and tastefully chosen. I swear, I could’ve photographed these details for hours. The decor was amazing.. I mean, a floral-covered suspended window from a beautiful tree at sunset for their ceremony backdrop. What more could I ask for?! Oh wait, I know – they also had their dogs play a part on their big day! MAJOR WIN! Seriously, that is one of my favorite things ever. I love when pups are included, considering they are our whole worlds, aren’t they?!
The Polaroid photobooth was adorable and the set up was so perfect! I loved seeing how people used it in so many different ways. Nicole is Lebanese, so she found so many ways to highlight that in their wedding day, like the olive oil favors that Nicole hand-bottled with her mother and mother-in-law, the traditional Lebanese drum and dance performance as they entered their reception, and an incredibly talented belly dancer! Whew, this day was full of SO much fun, love, and laughter. Best part, we had a killer sunset for husband and wife portraits – does it get any better than a golden glow surrounding vintage airstreams and running through a field of tall grass with a mountainscape in the background? Nope, it doesn’t.
A little about these two lovebirds: Nicole and Andy have known each other for over 10 years! Andrew was actually Nicole’s manager at the clothing store they both worked at! They connected years later over Snapchat and Chris Martin, which sparked their love story and beautiful relationship! Read all about their story, how Andy proposed, and check out their adorable engagement session at The Barrow House here!
If there were any wedding to say “major heart eyes” about, it would be Nicole and Andy’s gorgeous fall wedding day. Plus, at the end of the night, Nicole specifically requested that they play Shout for me, so I was obviously over the moon and danced to the longest rendition of the song I’ve ever heard. It. Was. Glorious. (You’ll see some photos of me on the dance floor at the end of this post!) They ended the perfect day in the best way I could think of… with a bonfire and tons of pizza with their close friends. This wedding day was simply, a DREAM. And these photos bring me back to such a joyful, wildly fun day with such a thoughtful, funny, and super stylish couple. Nicole and Andy, your love is so beautiful and I am beyond honored to have been the one you chose to document it. Thank you for putting endless work and dedication into every tiny aspect of your day. It did not disappoint. You two are AMAZING! Congratulations! I love you both <3
Second Photographer | Fabiana Skubic
Photography Assistance | Tori Kelner
Ceremony & Reception Venue | Pioneer Farm
Wedding Planner | Kate Pisanelli – Hudson Valley
Dress | Maggie Sottero
Dress Boutique | Memories Bridal by Reem
Shoes | Vince Camuto, Badgley Mischka
Hair Stylist | Styles on Location, Julie Finnerty
Makeup Artist | Makeup by Samantha Linn
Wedding Rings & Jewelry | White Diamond at Newport
Tables, Tent, Dance Floor, & Bars | Pioneer Farm
Photobooth & Ceremony Windows | Retro Modern Antiques
Sweetheart Table | Custom Made by Andy’s Father
DJ | JTD Productions
Florist | Pioneer Farm, Lindsay
Cake | A Little Cake, Leo
Catering | Amuzae, Shawn
Bridesmaids Dresses | Revelry
Groom & Groomsmen Attire | The Black Tux
Invitations | Minted
Officiant | Rev. Stuart
Favors | Hand-Filled Lebanese Olive Oil
Favor Tags | Minted
Drummers & Belly Dancer | Afrah Events
Welcome Sign | Adorning Oaks
Ring Tray | Thatcher Gray
Videographer | Joey Finnerty
awesome job! fantastic photos! captures the ambiance and the love!
Thanks dad! 🙂