Eco-Friendly Wedding Inspiration in the Catskills {Straw Hill Farms / Catskills Wedding Photography}

As Steve and I talk more and more about our own wedding in the somewhat near future, I can’t help but look back on this shoot from last summer as a bit of inspiration for what we’d like to do ourselves! From the beautiful mountain location of Straw Hill Farm nestled in the Catskills to the locally sourced floral arrangements by Foxglove Floral Design, I particularly love all of the super-easy eco-friendly wedding ideas that we included. Recently featured on Every Last Detail, I’m so excited to be able to share these images and my thoughts on them with you now…

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

 

From the free-range chickens to the aged barn, everything about Straw Hill Farm is fun and perfectly rustic. I especially want to thank Jason and Jillian, our gorgeous real-life couple (and dear friends of mine!) for being our models and spending a Sunday with us. Their love for each other is so sweet and comes so naturally, they made it a breeze to capture :)

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

 

I love this floral necklace Jessica and Justine of Foxglove made for Jillian!

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

 

We actually discovered this low-sitting table in the barn as we were scouting locations that morning! It worked perfectly with the old windows frames we wanted to use in place of linens. In a rustic setting such as this, linens would get so dirty and the subsequent dry-cleaning is harsh on the environment. And those green tumblers on the table? Another genius idea from the ladies at Foxglove! They used a glass-cutting device to make them out of used wine bottles! Another bonus, it’s not very often you get to expense your drinking habits :) 

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

 

I’ve become a big fan of mis-matched china and the floral pieces we borrowed from Little Vintage Rentals are superb!

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

 

I can only imagine how beautiful these gas lanterns, on loan from Trunk Vintage Rentals, would look as the sun starts to set and they’re lit to create a soft romantic glow…

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

 

The minute I saw this dress at Rebecca Schoneveld’s Brooklyn shop, I knew it was the perfect dress for the look we were going for. She’s also one of the top designers on my own wedding dress wish list :)

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

 

This charm bracelet may look familiar, it’s one of my own that I featured in my vintage-jewelry shoot, which you can see here!

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

 

The naked cake made by the lovely Agnes at The Village Tea Room in New Paltz, NY was every bit as delicious as it looked :) Naked cakes are perfect for summertime because you don’t have to worry about fondant melting in warmer temperatures and the whipped cream layers are a nice “light” alternative… 

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

 

I love the elegant simplicity Erika from Foxtrot Press employs with the stationery set…

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

 

Sharon Becker of SB Beauty outdid herself with Jillian’s hair and makeup! From the simple makeup and curls with the morning look to this more glamorous-yet-natural bridal look (complete with flowers tucked into Jillian’s side-swept locks), it’s all perfection :)

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

 

Seriously, these two are too cute :)

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

 

I love ending my wedding album designs with a tender moment like this next one. To me, it perfectly captures the sentiment on a couple’s wedding day. Jillian and Jason nailed it, even if it was their “non-wedding” :)

Eco-friendly farm wedding in the Catskills

 

Last but not least,  Love + Brain Films did an outstanding job (as usual) with the video clip. Be sure to check it out at Vimeo…

LoveBrainFilmsVideo

Credits:
Photography: Cyrience Photography and Alexis June Weddings*
All photography in this post belongs solely to Cyrience Photography
Photography Assistant: Judie Ann Photography
Flowers & Decor: Foxglove Floral Design
Reception Venue: Straw Hill Farm
Cinematography: Love + Brain films
Invitations & Stationery: FoxTrot Press
Cake Baker: The Village Tea Room
Cane-back settee, window frames, pillow seating and vintage gas lanterns: Trunk Vintage Rentals
Vintage china, tea settings and turquoise tray: Little Vintage Rentals
Hair & Makeup: SB Beauty
Bride’s Dress: “Abigail” by Rebecca Schoneveld
Groom’s Attire: “Ludlow” in English Tweed by J. Crew
Models: Jillian Aurrichio and Jason Davis

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