Nestled in the mountains of New York, Allison and Ben exchanged their vows in the beautiful, historical chapel of the Reformed Church of Shawangunk and celebrated the night away at the Brotherhood Winery. With their love of wine, the oldest winery in the country was the perfect fit for their New York wedding.
With a touch of rustic romance and a classic style, we love how their wedding day came together, and Lindsay Campbell Photography didn’t miss a beat in capturing such a special day.
Enjoy the simple details that brought their day to life, along with a little behind the scenes that this sweet couple shared with us!
Tell us a little a bit about your wedding (your vision, color, style, and location choices).
We really like the rustic look (stone and wood combined in particular) and wanted a wedding that wasn’t at your typical wedding venue. We try to visit new wineries together whenever we can so we decided to carry that theme over to choosing our wedding venue. I’m is a sucker for blues and pinks/peaches (especially when it comes to flowers) so choosing a color scheme was pretty easy.
What was the most important to the two of you while planning? Was there anything that you chose to splurge on or skip?
We wanted to focus on the things that would create the most enjoyment for us the day of. In our case, that was food and wine. I am also a sucker for beautiful flowers. We chose to skip out on fancy transportation because we didn’t think that would enhance our day. In fact, we all took school buses which was a really fun way to get to spend extra time with our bridal party!
What were your favorite parts of the day? (memories and stories)
My favorite part of the day was the ceremony. Ben’s parents married us at my family’s small church. The whole thing just felt so personal and intimate. Also, my dad made us a personalized cornhole so watching our guests enjoy that was pretty great. Lastly, the cocktail hour where we could just mingle with our guests on a beautiful stone patio and enjoy the food we chose was also wonderful.
Did you include any family heirlooms or special traditions?
I wore the necklace my mom wore on her wedding. Also we had a full loaf of bread thrown at us as we walked together down the aisle at the end of the ceremony. This is Ben’s family’s tradition. Apparently his grandmother had insisted that guests throw bread instead of rice at her own wedding as she believed rice was bad for birds. Someone misinterpreted this ask and threw an entire sealed loaf of bread at her as she and her husband left the church. So this tradition continues at weddings two generations later.
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
My mom! She was so involved – I could not have done it without her! My dad was a huge help as well.
So many sweet details and incredible moments that these two shared together. We love the traditions that they incorporated, especially tossing bread at their ceremony. Memories that will last a lifetime!
VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…
Photography: Lindsay Campbell Photography | Ceremony Venue: Reformed Church of Shawangunk | Reception Venue: Brotherhood Winery | Floral: Foti Flowers at Yuess Gardens | Stationery: Mospens Studio | Wedding Cake: Homestyle Desserts | Hair: Hair we are | Makeup: LITE Makeup | Favors: HannaHerbals | Entertainment: DJMAV | Wedding Dress: Kleinfeld Bridal | Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux | Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique L’Huillier | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Bridesmaid Dresses: Vow To Be Chic