Ruby and Sam’s Sanctuary Farm Wedding in Cooperstown, NY (her family home) took place on a beautiful summer day surrounded by family, friends, and acres of sunflowers.
I had the pleasure of photographing Ruby’s sister Isis’s wedding on the same property a few years ago and fell in love with this fun, quirky, gorgeous family.
Her Mom and Dad put together every single detail right down to the hand calligraphied place cards. It’s like watching an episode of Fixer Upper; down to the last second the entire family is pitching in, hanging lighting, building the stage for the dance floor, readying the surprise fireworks with help from Jordan and her team at Christine Wheat Events. Her sister actually planted the entire sunflower aisle for Isis’s wedding.
BTW the family is now renting the property out for weddings and events.
Ruby and Sam have dated on and off since their college days and now live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with their adorable bulldog, Percy.
Photographer – Cappy Hotchkiss
Location – Sanctuary Farm, Cooperstown, NY (the bride’s parents’ home which they do rent out for weddings)
Planner (Day of coordinator) – Jordan Kratz of Christine Wheat Events
Gown and Veil– Grace Loves Lace
Hair – Gina Tarbell Artistry
Robe – Homebodii
Shoes – Badgley Mischka
Groom’s Suit – Suit Supply
Officiants – The bride’s aunt and uncle
Second Photographer – Teresa Horgan
Ceremony and Reception Music – Hotelheads
Videographer – By Design Films
Caterer – Lily and the Rose
Florist – Mohican Flowers of Cooperstown
Flower girl dress – Jenny Yoo
Ring bearer outfit – German Lederhosen !!(purchased in Munich, Germany)
Wine Fountain thingy – Homemade DIY, built from scratch by Sam and Ruby’s Dad!
Invitations – Momental Designs (featuring Ruby’s Mom’s Calligraphy)–Ruby’s Mom also did ALL the calligraphy on the place cards
Fireworks set up – Sam’s Uncle, Matt Dawson