Have you ever heard a love story that reads like it’s straight from a romance novel? Well, get ready, because Phoebe and Jacob’s journey to their “I dos” is a tale that’ll warm your heart. Picture this: a last-minute intimate wedding in upstate New York, a spontaneous love, heartful vows shared amidst the embrace of the surrounding trees and rolling hills, and a celebration that perfectly embodies their adventurous spirits. Buckle up, because we’re about to dive into the whirlwind of Phoebe and Jacob’s intimate wedding in upstate New York.
Phoebe and Jacob’s love story isn’t your typical meet-cute. They crossed paths through mutual friends just after high school, and from there, the sparks flew. “He rode a motorcycle (which I love doing – as a passenger, haha) and kept to himself for the most part but was always so genuine and kind. We hit it off one night and planned to go fishing at night; the rest was history. We couldn’t get enough of one another and were basically together daily from that point on.” Phoebe recalls. Their connection was swift, and their bond only deepened as they spent more time together. Their journey unfolded with buying a house, adopting two furry companions, and remodeling their space to reflect their personalities.
“We enjoy being outside, whether it be hiking, fishing, walking our dogs, or doing yard work. We also love riding the motorcycle and relaxing on the pond by our home. But, we do love traditions, almost every Friday night we stay in and have dinner and a movie together with our dogs,” Phoebe shares. Their love for the outdoors and their deep connection through shared activities set the tone for their intimate wedding in upstate New York.
With a proposal that swept Phoebe off her feet in April, the couple had dreams of a grand wedding in upstate New York. However, life’s unexpected turns led them to the decision that waiting wasn’t necessary. “With a few sick relatives, we thought, why wait? Let’s do this now!” Phoebe exclaims. And just like that, their plans shifted, and the whirlwind began. Organizing a wedding in under 4 weeks might seem like a challenge, but for the A-type personality bride Phoebe, it was a rather comfortable decision that fit her like a glove. She had envisioned her wedding as an upscale backyard event – something pretty relaxed, with a subtle garden theme, vibrant bridesmaid colors, and a pool party the following day.
What sets a wedding apart is often the choice of a venue, and Phoebe and Jacob decided to embrace the unconventional. They opted for an upstate New York Airbnb property, infusing their special day with the cozy intimacy of a backyard wedding and the laid-back charm of a vacation. “We wanted a backyard wedding but also a vacation feel,” Phoebe shares. Their chosen venue, Vic at Spring Hill, is a Georgian Colonial home dating back to 1790. Remodeled to blend modern comforts with historical elegance, this Airbnb property in upstate NY offers everything you need for an upscale backyard wedding with an estimated guest count of about 80. The home boasts large, bright, and airy rooms across three living spaces, which were perfect for capturing stunning photos. It also features an open kitchen, a formal dining room, a center hall entry, and a full bathroom on the first floor. Ample parking space is available for everyone, and the expansive grounds provide numerous picturesque locations for capturing great shots. Overall, the estate provided the perfect canvas for their love story.
With a summer formal dress code, the bride and groom set the tone for a celebration brimming with elegance and style. The bridesmaids added a touch of whimsy with mismatched satin gowns, a trend that exudes modern charm. Meanwhile, the groomsmen looked dapper in tan suits that perfectly complemented the summer vibes. Phoebe herself was a vision in a minimalistic mermaid wedding gown by Everthine Bridal, accentuated by her sister Anna’s skillful hairstyling and Joanna Romanzo‘s impeccable makeup.
Phoebe and Jacob’s wedding was a labor of love, with even the floral arrangements showcasing their personal touch. Wildflower florals, lovingly arranged by the couple themselves, added a rustic yet vibrant charm to the day. This hands-on approach wasn’t just a reflection of their commitment to making this intimate wedding in Upstate New York an authentic representation of their love story; it was a tangible manifestation of the emotional connection they had with every petal, every stem, and every hue.
As Phoebe prepared herself for the momentous walk down the aisle, her heart brimming with anticipation, she had orchestrated a unique and touching revelation for her beloved bridesmaids. This thoughtful act bestowed an additional layer of intimacy upon the already sentimental day, showcasing Phoebe’s affectionate nature.
In the midst of the whirlwind pace that characterized their wedding preparations, both Phoebe and Jacob remained resolute in their decision to forego the customary first look. In an era where haste often takes precedence, they deliberately chose to savor the heightened sense of anticipation that naturally accompanies that heart-fluttering moment when their eyes would finally meet at the altar. This deliberate choice to uphold tradition in the face of modern trends further exemplified the genuine connection they shared and their commitment to embracing the emotional richness of their intimate wedding in Upstate New York.
Their couple’s shoot was a celebration of their unique love story. As a photographer, I knew that Phoebe loved the documentary photography style, and we leaned into that. The result? A series of candid and heartfelt moments, with motion blur capturing the excitement and joy of the day. With the sun streaming through, we captured the essence of their love, adding an extra layer of intimacy to their photographs. The property’s expansive space, especially the big field that’s particularly beautiful during sunset, provided a stunning backdrop for their intimate moments.
As the sun dipped below the horizon and the day transitioned into evening, the celebrations took on an even more festive air. The cake, crafted by Down Cotner, was a delightful surprise. With rainbow sprinkles hidden within, it was a burst of happiness with every bite. Fresh flowers adorned the cake, adding a touch of natural beauty to the dessert table.
The reception was a dance of joy, thanks to DJ HB Monte, who had everyone on their feet. Phoebe and Jacob’s first dance was a heartwarming moment shared with their closest friends, a memory that’ll forever be etched in their hearts. And, just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, a Boozy Moo Ice Cream booth made an appearance, serving up alcohol-infused ice cream that added a dash of whimsy to the celebration.
Phoebe and Jacob’s wedding was more than just a ceremony; it was a reflection of their love, their spontaneity, and their adventurous spirits. Their last-minute decision to tie the knot brought them closer to the essence of what truly matters: the love they share and the memories they’re creating together.
In a world where elaborate weddings often steal the spotlight, Phoebe and Jacob beautifully demonstrate that the true enchantment lies within their profound connection. Their wedding day wasn’t just a recitation of vows; it was a poignant pledge to navigate life’s intricate journey together. From their effortlessly chic dress code to the meticulously curated floral arrangements and the utterly unique cake choice, each element adds another brushstroke to their heartfelt narrative.
Their wedding celebration was no mere gathering; it unfolded as a captivating odyssey, now etched as a cherished memory. It symbolized a vow to embrace life’s serpentine paths as a united front. As they embark on this exciting new chapter, they carry with them the ethereal ambiance of their intimate wedding in upstate New York. Beyond being a mere festivity, it was an embodiment of their profound love story. Each captured glance and shared smile speaks of a depth that can only emerge when two souls intertwine.
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