Relaxed New York Garden Wedding at M & D Farm

May 17, 2020 | brooke

Maggie and Kevin’s relaxed New York garden wedding at M&D Farm makes us believe there’s nothing better than intimate, simple backyard vibes with your closest people! We love how this sweet couple chose to keep the focus on the stunning venue by keeping their decor minimal and timeless. The touches of color were perfectly places in the beautiful arrangements Native Farm Flowers put together for their day. If you love romantic couples portraits, fun candids, and everything in between, you’re sure to swoon over the images Nicole Nero Studio documented from this adorable day at M & D Farm!

The Couple:

Maggie & Kevin

The Wedding:

M&D Farm, Westerlo, NY

I wanted my look to be classic and romantic. I had always loved lace dresses and when I saw the dress online, I knew it was the one. My makeup was natural and had my hair in soft romantic curls and added some babys breath to match the gardens of the venue. I wore blush colored shoes to match my bridal party.

Nicole Nero is one of the sweetest people we have ever met. She made sure we had enough alone time to take photos together and the pictures came out amazing. She took photos so quickly that we did not even know she was there. She took the best candids.

Our vision was a relaxed, garden wedding that made all our guests feel like they were in our backyard. M & D Farm is surrounded by a lush bucolic estate, covered in market lights with a Mediterranean feel. We wanted the wedding to have a Tuscany vibe but didn’t want to burden friends and family so this was the perfect place for us.

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We did not want to take away from the beauty of the venue so kept everything muted. The bridesmaids wore different shades of blush with my maid of honor in a floral dress. The flowers were handpicked from the garden of our florist, Native Farm Flowers. The flowers were mostly shades of blush with a pop of yellow.

We wanted to make sure the wedding felt like ‘us’. We wanted it to be a fun celebration, rather than a formal occasion. It all started with the perfect venue and everything came together from there. We prioritized the food and music, so we did a lot of research to find the best. I am an event director in NYC and plan many events for others so wanted to be as involved as possible in the process for my big day.

Our caterer, Lily and the Rose is a farm-to-table gourmet catering company so all the food was organic and picked from gardens in upstate New York. To go with the casual backyard vibes, we had a beautiful Charcuterie Station with local cheese and fruit. For the main meal, our guests enjoyed steak with chimichurri sauce and mac and cheese. For dessert, we had a simple wedding cake decorated with flowers along with a fruit platter, cream puffs, brownies. To end the night, we had late night ‘Maggie Cheeseburgers’, the brides favorite food!

All the vendors were absolutely amazing. Mario and Daniel, the owners of M & D Farm were a dream come true. They answered any questions I had, helped me pick out my vendors. They truly feel like family. The photographer Nicole Nero not only takes the best photos we have ever seen, but is as sweetheart and so great to work with. Our caterer, Lily and the Rose made sure the food matched the vibe of the wedding. Alex and Kate from Bridal by Alexandria made the bride and the bridal party look absolutely beautiful while making us feel so comfortable and relaxed while we were getting ready. Barbara from Native Farm Flowers handpicked each bouquet and table setting from her garden upstate. She even brought babys breath to my hotel (which is out of the way of the venue) to make sure they were fresh for the bride’s hair. Last but not least, the band ‘East Side Stories’ were amazing. Our contacts were so easy to work with, nothing was too much of an ask and were happy to learn new songs that meant a lot to the bride and groom. The dance floor was packed the whole night.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Nicole Nero Studio
Wedding Venue – M&D Farm
Floral Design – Native Farm Flowers
Catering & Cake – Lily and the Rose
Live Music – East Side Stories
Makeup Artist – Bridal by Alexandria
Hair Styling – Ring Concierge
Wedding Dress – Lovely Bride
Bridal Accessories – Brideside
Groom’s Apparel – Suit Supply
Groomsmen’s Apparel – The Black Tux
Transportation – Premiere Transportation


Congratulations, Maggie and Kevin, and many thanks to Junebug member Nicole Nero Studio for sharing their day with us! For more of Nicole’s amazing work, be sure to check out her page in our directory of the world’s best wedding photographers.


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