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Christmas Styled Shoot – Battenfeld Christmas Tree Farm, Red Hook, New York

Cutting your own Christmas tree is a big Hudson Valley attraction and Battenfeld’s Christmas Tree Farm, a family run business, has been providing fresh cut trees since 1956. What better place to host a winter-inspired shoot than on a Christmas tree farm that has been celebrating the most beautiful time of the year for decades!

The color palette for this styled shoot had to be rich yet natural. The styled shoot team wanted it to feel like the holidays but not scream Merry Christmas. Ruby red, evergreen and winter white with natural wood tones felt like a classic holiday card straight from Currier & Ives. The night before the shoot it snowed eight inches in Red Hook, New York. Everybody woke to a winter wonderland, and when they all arrived on site, the evergreens greeted them like stoic soldiers with a perfect carpet of white under their wooden feet.

This winter styled shoot started with a stunning vintage lounge, provided by North Country Vintage Rentals, in the barn where your cut tree would be tied and wrapped for traveling home. Cream couch, green velvet chair, vintage trunk with lots of plaid with furs, made for a warm and cozy setting. The Brides gown, provided by Chamonix, had pockets to keep her hands warm (we’re massive lovers of dresses with pockets!!) Topped with a red & black buffalo flannel shirt and mink stole, the look kept this bride nice and toasty. The glorious red rose crown, by Lavender and Lace, was the star of the show and the bouquet was just as dreamy with mixed winter greens, juniper berries and pheasant feathers for a woodsy look. Trestled hair and makeup with red lips, done by Allyson M. Gregory, pulled the entire look together. The Groom was dressed relaxed and ready to cut down a tree with lined cargo pants, flannel shirt, jacket and warm scarf. His deer boutonnière pin was sent by Better Fellow and couldn’t have been any more fitting. Tailgating and horse-drawn rides are a must when cutting down your tree!! A 1940 Studebaker truck made the perfect tailgate, and Coppola Creative made the ideal chalkboard wedding timeline to add to the styling. Fur pillows, skis, sleds, and blankets made it feel like you could hang out all afternoon. A bonfire with s’mores station and hot cocoa is a must at any outdoor winter gathering. And of course, ribbon candy, candy canes, and the most adorable winter shaped sugar cookies. The Wedding cake, done by On A Stick Bakery, was the most amazing edible winter piece. Realistic stump base, cozy cable knit sweater topped with a naked chocolate tier!! PLEASE, YES & THANK YOU!! Then off for a ride cuddled close and warm with more blankets and furs for a romantic trip to the farm-style dining reception.

Tailgating and horse-drawn rides are a must when cutting down your tree!! A 1940 Studebaker truck made the perfect tailgate, and Coppola Creative made the ideal chalkboard wedding timeline to add to the styling. Fur pillows, skis, sleds, and blankets made it feel like you could hang out all afternoon. A bonfire with s’mores station and hot cocoa is a must at any outdoor winter gathering. And of course, ribbon candy, candy canes, and the most adorable winter shaped sugar cookies. The Wedding cake, done by On A Stick Bakery, was the most amazing edible winter piece. Realistic stump base, cozy cable knit sweater topped with a naked chocolate tier!! PLEASE, YES & THANK YOU!! Then off for a ride cuddled close and warm with more blankets and furs for a romantic trip to the farm-style dining reception.

Upon arrival to the reception, greetings from a winter mannequin with stole & pearls, created by Monica Relyea Events, was adorned with tea stained escort cards in gold calligraphy. Vintage inspired sign from Coppola Creative welcomed you to the Wedding of Amanda & Brenden. Farm tables were set with bone china, brought in by Rhinebeck Rentals, and fashioned down a balsam tree aisle. Vintage silver flatware along with crystal glass in gem colors. Mixed wooden chairs adorned with plaid blankets and quilts to keep the guests warm. Endless evergreen and eucalyptus roping ran down the center of the table over a linen runner, and brass candlesticks with cream candles added that extra layer of metal. Overhead, beautiful Edison bistro lighting, done by Clifton Park Rental, gave a warm glow from above.

The night ended with the couple decorating a winter tree with white lights and vintage Shiny Bright ornaments.

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Photographer: Alicia King Photography // Venue: Battenfeld Christmas Tree Farm // Event Planer: Monica Relyea Events // Hair & Makeup: Allyson Gregory // Invitation Designer: Amber Maxfield Design // Floral Designer: Lavender & Leaf // Ring Designer: Zimmer Brothers // Dress Designer: Chamonix Bride // Cake Designer: The Cakery // Rentals: North Country Vintage Rentals // Horse & Cart: Gentle Giants // Calligraphy: Coppola Creative // Lighting Design: Clifton Park Rental

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