Happy Monday, friends! We spent the weekend in the Albany area for my cousin’s wedding, and it was, without a doubt, the most gorgeous wedding I have ever attended. The M&D Farm describes itself as a rustic chic farm for barn and garden weddings, and every one of those words describes the exact atmosphere of Alyssa’s stunning day. Although it poured right before the ceremony and they had to move that part inside, the rain stopped just in time for cocktail hour and for the rest of the night, so we could wander around and check out the grounds. We also rented a house in a town near the ceremony that had a pool and lake and lots of land for the girls to run around on, so all-in-all it was a pretty successful and fun weekend.
So I’m back in upstate New York right now, and life has been hectic and totally laid back at the same time here … is that possible? I’m here for two weddings, to celebrate my mom’s 60th birthday and to get some stuff done for my sister’s upcoming bridal shower in August, so all of that is definitely hectic. But when I’m not busy running around, I’m pretty much hanging on the back porch as much as I possible can.
Here’s what I’ve been up to lately:
^^ A gorgeous Union Station the day before I left Denver.
^^ And an even more gorgeous Grand Central Station the day I arrived back in New York!
^^ Views from Mom’s porch.
^^ My mom and I had to make a pit stop into Newburgh Vintage Emporium for some stuff, and can I just tell you how much I’m loving this place? If you happen to be in the Hudson Valley, and you like vintage goods, this place is a must-see.
^^ More Vintage Emporium prettiness.
^^ Saturday’s wedding took place on a rooftop overlooking the Albany skyline. Not too shabby for a fireworks view, eh?
^^ Me and sissy.
^^ My sister and her fiancé — these two.
^^ With the gorgeous bride.
^^ Meeting my cousin’s baby for the first time was definitely a highlight of this trip, as well.
^^ Soon-to-be bro-in-law made me a delicious butternut squash risotto for dinner one night … yum!