Elizabeth & Alan's 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!
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