DIY fall Catskills wedding: Katie + Jeff

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Cleo & Clementine wedding dress

If you’ve been digging all the dreamy fall wedding inspiration we’ve had up lately, you’ll die for K + J’s Catskills wedding. We mean, it rained the morning of and left clouds lingering over the valley all day. Jeff even had hand warmers waiting for Katie when she met him at the altar! Carina of Love Me Do Photography was there (with soaked boots and frozen toes) to capture their vintage eclectic style—plaid jackets, vintage décor, Etsy finds, and all.

Invitation suite

Invitation suite

Invitation suite

So fun.

Wedding party portrait

Bridal bouquet

Groomsmen portrait

They both have creative jobs and love to design, so they took on most projects themselves. Katie says, Jeff and I are both collectors of random things, so creating a visual system of seemingly unrelated patterns and textures was a natural choice. Jeff has always loved all things vintage and the majority of his wardrobe consists of vintage plaid shits. When he dresses up, a vintage plaid jacket is always part of the ensemble so we knew plaid would be a big part of the theme. My taste tends to lean towards the modern geometric and bold. While I am a lover of all things midcentury and modern, I am drawn to human elements that add warmth and personality to otherwise clean materials.

Outdoor wedding ceremony

Ceremony decor

Wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony

Outdoor wedding ceremony

Wedding portrait

Doesn’t their style fit in flawlessly with the fall scenery at the Spruceton Inn? They’re both from upstate New York, currently living in NYC, so this was a weekend getaway for them + their guests.

Wedding florals

Bridal portrait

Wedding party portrait

Rustic wedding signage

Modern wedding invitation

Guest book

Wedding party portrait

Sweetheart tablescape

Wedding florals

Wedding entertainment

Rustic wedding cake

Outdoor wedding portrait

Btw, Katie’s lovely short wedding dress is from Cleo & Clementine… You might’ve seen them on Etsy.

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Katie shared a few fave moments…

• We did a whiskey ceremony by pouring un-aged corn whiskey into a 2-liter barrel. We completed that activity with a high five before our vows.

• It was an unseasonably cold day (thanks to a cold front brought by hurricane Joaquin). When I got up to the altar and took Jeff’s hands, he had a hand warmer in there. We held hands the whole time.

• Before the ceremony as the guests were being seated (there were campfires and hot apple cider with rum served to keep everyone warm) I was sitting in my dad’s truck with him, and my 4-year old nephew (one of the ring bearers) joined us to keep warm.

• Seeing my 90-year old grandmother wrapped in blankets during our ceremony.


PS: See the wedding website K + J designed together here.

Photographer: Carina of Love Me Do Photography / Venue: Spruceton Inn in West Kill, NY / Bouquets & Boutonnieres: Molly Marquand / Other Floral & Décor: Bride & Groom / Day of Coordination: Meg Hotchkiss of LVR Events / Hair & Makeup: Lari Manz / Invitations & Programs: Katie Mangano / Cake: Friend, Angie Schmitz / Catering: Lekker / Rentals: Big Top Rentals / Paper Garlands: Various, Etsy / Vintage Glasses: North Country Vintage / Bride’s Dress: Cleo & Clementine / Shoes: Fendi / Hair Piece & Cape: Both from Etsy / Jewelry: Line & Label / Lipstick: NARS / Wedding Bands: Bario Neal / Engagement Ring: Lola Brooks from Love Adorned / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Eliza J. from Nordstrom / Groom’s Suit: Rue St Denis / Tie: Suit Supply / Shoes: Cole Haan / Groomsmen’s Ties & Pocket Squares: The Tie Bar / Ring Bearer’s Bowties & Suspenders: Littlest Prince Couture / Flower Girls’ Dresses: Pink Princess

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Susan Padgham on Nov 15, 2015

Even the rain could not hide the love that shone brightly between Katie & my wonderful nephew Jeff. Beautiful day & one for the memory books for sure. So happy to have been a part of their wonderful day! HUGS to them both!!

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