Update! This wedding was recently posted on Style Me Pretty, and we’re so excited to share. Check out the post here.
Wow! What can I say about Isis and Austin’s Festival of Love at the bride’s family home in the Catskills. They did it right. First of all, it helps when your Mom is a shoe designer, designs your lace up sandals, and has the phenomenal taste that she does. And it helps when the bride and groom bring Oregon and Cali sensibilities to the table. What a labor of love. The bride’s sister did all the flower arrangements and literally planted the 1/2 mile long sunflower aisle for the ceremony.
In her words:
“When my fiance and I were thinking about where we wanted to get married, no place seemed more perfect then Sanctuary Farm – the beautiful 200-acre farm I grew up on right outside of Cooperstown, NY. We wanted every detail of the ceremony and event to feel “like us” – bohemian, relaxed and family-oriented, with great food, wine and music and party that lasted all night.
We got married by our family pastor at “The Family Tree” – a huge solitary oak tree overlooking fields of wheat and sunflowers. The ceremony was the most special part of the whole day – we wrote our own vows, surrounded by family and closest friends, and walked up the aisle to local fiddlers.
It was really important to both of us to incorporate aspects of our personalities and histories. Austin has a french heritage so we imported the linens from Provence and guests tossed lavender at us down the aisle. We both love design so every detail of the table settings and decor were hand selected to represent our aesthetic. Most importantly we wanted our guests to feel at home at Sanctuary Farm – to be able to relax and celebrate.
The event was truly a family affair – and the statement “it takes a village” could not have been more appropriate. My beautiful sister Sedona designed and crafted the bouquets, boutonnieres and flower arrangements. My brother Joe edited and produced the wedding video. My sisters Eden and Avalon and cousin Justine designed the signs around the property. My maid of honor, my sister Ruby, ran point, planned my bridal shower and bachelorette and made sure everything was perfect. My dad designed the amazing “corn bar” and with the help of my brother William architected the lighting, design and structure. My mom, shoe designer Susan Bennis, laid her design aesthetic on the whole day and coordinated everything.”
Links to their wonderful wedding sources!:
Bride Dress – Carolina Herrera
Bride Shoes – Susan Bennis
Veil – Family Heirloom
Groom Suit – Burberry
Groom Shoes – Burberry
Bridesmaid Dresses – assorted
Groomsmen Shirts/Ties – JCrew/Rag&Bone
Music – Joe Pheiffer & Kit Clark (Ceremony & Dinner), Greg Smith Group (Cocktail & Dancing), DJ Lisa Kensington (after party)
Caterer – Origins Cafe, Cooperstown, NY
Flowers – Homegrown at Sanctuary Farm by Sedona Rose Ward and arranged by Sedona
Paper – Invitations and Flag designed by Susan Ward
Table – Tablecloths from Provence (hand imported by Groom’s mother)
Glasses/Plates from Hudson Valley Vintage Rentals
Records/Table cards from Mom’s vintage record collection
Table assignments – made by sister Avalon Lily Queen Ward
Signs around property – designed by cousin Justine Hudak
Corn Bar – designed and built by Joe Ward, Isis’s Dad
Amazing Planners – Nicole and Stephanie Lawton
Dessert table – contributions from friends and family