Elizabeth & Alan's Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm

Amy Sims Photography | Bride and Groom dance together on pine tree covered hillside | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm

Elizabeth and Alan are the quintessential outdoor couple. They love hiking, cycling and traveling. On a trip to Portugal, they visited the Pena Palace, a castle tucked in the Sintra Mountains. Standing on a balcony a vast forested area completely surrounding palace, Alan popped the question.

Upon meeting Elizabeth and Alan, it came as no surprise to me to learn that they chose Emmerich Tree Farm for their wedding venue. It’s a fantastic outdoor setting and the perfect place for a campfire and s’mores - just the atmosphere these two were looking for. Alan wore a navy blue suit from Alton Lane with blue bicycle cufflinks. Elizabeth wore a stunning lace gown by Tara Lauren that showed off her athletic figure. She wore her mother’s pearl earrings, and a bracelet her mother gave her to match her sapphire engagement ring. Wrapped around her bouquet was a very special personal item, an heirloom handkerchief from her grandmother, which came with a note describing its 98 year history! Now THAT’S a family heirloom!

This wedding was so uniquely them. They incorporated friends into their ceremony by having a close friend officiate and two professional musician friends play them down the aisle. Elizabeth had an emotional first look with her father. They had 5 adorable flower girls, and a cake shaped piñata for the girls to thwack during the reception. Though it was the bride herself that delivered the epic final blow. This moment kicked off a crazed dance party that ended in an energetic glow stick exit.

It was a hell of a party, with no shortage of emotional moments. It was the perfect celebration of this great couple, and that should be the goal for anyone planning their wedding - make it your own!

Amy Sims Photography | View from Emmerich Tree Farm | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Tara Lauren Montgomery gown hangs on the side of bridal tent | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Ceremony details | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Sapphire engagement ring & wedding bands on initial engraved wooden box  | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Wedding program | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | heirloom handkerchief and hand written note | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride getting ready, framed by tent outline | Black and white photography | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | detail shot of chopped wood | black and white photography | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Emotional 1st look with bride and her father | black and white photography | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Close up of groom's mom pinning groom's boutonniere | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Groom smiles while reading letter from bride | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Groom's mom pins boutonniere on groom | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride gives navy sashes to flower girls | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Flower girl smiles | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Flower girls play together | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Flower girls and mothers walk down path to ceremony | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Ceremony musicians | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Flower girls walk down the aisle | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride and parents walk down the aisle | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Tilt-shift photo of outdoor ceremony | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Close up of bride and groom's hands | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride laughs at groom's vows | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Groom and officiant laugh at bride's vows | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Newlyweds walk down the aisle | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride and groom hold each other close after getting married | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Sweet moment between bride and her mom | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride and flower girls being goofy | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride laughs with bridesmaids | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Full bridal party | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | guests goofing around in the trees | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | guest taking in the view | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | guests getting ready for Hudson Trailer Co's photobooth | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride holds her flowers and takes in the day | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride gathers the train of her Tara Lauren Montgomery gown | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Close up of bride's earring with Beauty by Luna hair | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Brides blue and white bouquet from FH Corwin Florist and Greenhouses | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Close up of bride's sapphire ring and bracelet  | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Groom models his navy blue Alton Lane suit | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Close up of grooms boutonniere | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Close up of blue bicycle cufflinks | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride and groom walk down path together | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride and groom get close where they just exchanged vows | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride and groom point at the ones they love | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride and groom share a tender moment in romantic setting | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride and groom hold each other close | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride and groom take in the day and each other | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride and groom share a laugh | black and white photography | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Newlyweds share their first sunset together as a married couple | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride and groom slow dance as the sun sets  | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | cocktail napkin detail | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | custom beer cozy | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | port wine for toast | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Father of the bride gives toast | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride and groom laugh at toast | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | First dance as a married couple | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride and groom dance together as guests look on | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride and her father get goofy during their dance | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride and groom cut the cake | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Cake from Westhampton Pastry Shop | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | a plate of discarded desserts | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | cinnamon donuts | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Everything you need for s'mores | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | macarons | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Emmerich tree farm at night | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Groom and guests gather outside of Hudson Trail Co's photobooth | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Flower girl hugs mom's leg | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | guest couple share an intimate moment by the campfire | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride laughs with best friends | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | flower girls go after cake piñata | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride helps flower girls take out the piñata | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride and Groom dance with guest who's wearing cake piñata on his head | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Things get wild on the dance floor | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Guest dances with piñata on his head, while flower girls pick up candy | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride dances her heart out | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Guests carry groom on their shoulders | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride poses with her siblings both cool and goofy | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Guests laughing on dance floor | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Guests sing along to the music | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride and groom hug on the dance floor | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Bride and groom run through glow stick tunnel of guests | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm
Amy Sims Photography | Newlyweds share a kiss under the path lights | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm

VENDORS

VENUE: Emmerich Tree Farm
PLANNER: Lauren Pasternak, Hudson Valley Ceremonies
FLORIST: F.H. Corwin Florist And Greenhouses
CATERER: Bridge Creek Catering
BAKERY: Westhampton Pastry Shop
DJ: Philip Quinaz, Que Fancy Music
Hair & Make-Up: Karen, Beauty by Luna
GOWN: Tara Lauren’s Montgomery from Lovely 
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: J.Crew
SUITS: Alton Lane
PHOTOBOOTH: Hudson Trailer Co
SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER: Eileen

 
Amy Sims Photography | Bride and groom kiss on path beneath the trees | New York Wedding Photographer | Hudson Valley Wedding | Emmerich Tree Farm