Upstate New York diy wedding: Allison + Kevin

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When New York hands you 75 degree sunny weather in October, make the perfect fall wedding and run with it. Knowing an fall wedding in NY would look beyond gorgeous, Allison + Kevin lined up their venue first, the Deer Hill B&B Inn, then let everything else fall into place. They kept their theme pretty loose – going for a colorful, welcoming, rustic, DIY feel with a mix of Southern hospitality and Northern warmth. In doing so, they kept things simple and heartfelt by reusing or repurposing things they already had access to – quilts, used furniture, signs and lanterns, yards of fabric, canning jars and the cheerful labor of many friends and family who pitched in and turned the wedding prep into almost a barn raising type of event.

upstate new york diy wedding

upstate new york diy wedding

upstate new york diy wedding

Allison wanted a vintage dress but had no idea she’d find it so close to home. Like, in her grandmother’s attic close. Without thinking twice, Allison wore her grandmother’s party dress that her mother (Allison’s great grandmother) made for her. The shawl she wore during the ceremony belonged to her other grandmother’s grandmother, who wore it in her wedding in 1870 (wow!). All the other goods, leather belt, headpiece, petticoat crinoline, and their rings were found on Etsy.

upstate new york diy wedding

upstate new york diy wedding

upstate new york diy wedding

upstate new york diy wedding

upstate new york diy wedding

The bridesmaids’ dresses were made by Louise of sohomode, who makes tea dresses out of vintage fabric. How cute are they?

upstate new york diy wedding

Wooden apples, made by a friend who runs a wood shop in Buffalo using reclaimed wood from green demolition projects, were sweet favors that were also secretly fun bottle openers.

upstate new york diy wedding

upstate new york diy wedding

upstate new york diy wedding

upstate new york diy wedding

This is what generations of wedding bliss looks like. Congratulations Allison + Kevin!

Photography: Jessica Claire / Venue: Deer Hill B&B Inn  / Florist: Flowers on Main Street (Cazenovia NY) / Catering: circa restaurant / Rentals: Ralston /Music: Joe Davoli / Favors and vases: Rusted Grain / Bride’s dress: vintage /Shoes: Vivien Westwood Anglomania + Melissa / Belt: Mano Bello /Petticoat: Dawn’s Atelier / Headpiece: Hair Bows Wonderworld / Necklace: Dannijo / Bridesmaid dresses: sohomade / Bridesmaid shoes: Toms / Groomsmen shillelaghs: eBay / Rings: Seababe Jewelry

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Eden on Nov 29, 2011

The decor is really great :) Nice, home-based wedding.

Tracy Thunderbolt on Nov 29, 2011

Everything about this wedding is so cute. Apparently late November is adorable wedding season. :)

Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark! on Nov 29, 2011

I love this! The decoration with fabrics is amazing and the bunting is so fun. It looks such a fun, happy wedding!

Melissa at MasterPiece Weddings on Nov 30, 2011

Those teadress bridesmaid dresses are adorable! This entire wedding is so personal and lovely. I bet it was so much fun- so cute!

Clover Chadwick on Dec 24, 2011

Yum yum yummy! So great!

Gayle Schutrum on Jan 17, 2012

What a beautiful wedding! I wish you both the best that life has to offer!

real wedding blog on Jan 31, 2012

Breathtaking wedding pictures!

real wedding ideas on Jan 31, 2012

I loved everything about this wedding

AC on Apr 29, 2012

I love her shawl!

Jo on Sep 24, 2013

I'm sorry but men shouldn't wear jeans to weddings, especially their own.

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