Sophisticated Americana Wedding at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa in Upstate New York

August 2, 2019 | juliette

Phillip and Patrick’s autumn wedding at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa was as sophisticated as could be! The couple tied the knot with their nearest and dearest in an outdoor ceremony that overlooked the Hudson River and then danced the night away in an Americana-inspired reception inside the venue’s cozy barn. The grooms’ sophisticated style, along with their wedding party’s chic looks, elevated the feel of the entire day and took rustic elegance to a whole new level. From their sweet first look to all the romantic moments between the ceremony and reception, Eliza Jane Photography did a phenomenal job capturing the love and pure joy this couple felt on their special day!

The Couple:

Phillip and Patrick

The Wedding:

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, Milton, New York

A torrential downpour followed by the heavens opening up and blessing us with the crispest and most brisk, seasonal, sunny, and naturally beautiful day of fall! We felt like everyone was with us that day, near and far. The ceremony was the most memorable: the grace, humor, eloquence, articulation of our officiant, the sincerity of our vows, the beauty of the grooms’ parties and guests against the natural backdrop. The most impactful was the love and support of such a diverse group of family and friends.

Give yourself time to enjoy your engagement and provide an ample planning lead time! Make sure you are thorough with your vendors (especially your DJ/band). Manage realistic expectations; don’t overdo it. Leave the decisions to the couple and minimize any third (fourth, fifth…) party noise. Be courteous and gracious with your vendors — trust them to do their jobs but remain diligent with follow-up and direction. Hire a day-of coordinator. If you don’t have a fiancé who can plan between your busy schedules, get a planner! Be strategic with your budget and consistent in your savings; set a clear financial plan.

Processional – “Canon in D” by Pachelbel
Recessional – “Beautiful Day” by U2
First Dance – “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Eliza Jane Photography
Event Planning – The Day Of Company
Venue – Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
Floral Design – Viridescent Floral Design
Cake – The Cakery Fishkill
DJ – A Starry Night Music
Stationery – Minted
Makeup Artist – Flawless Image Makeup
Hair Styling – BW Bridal
Grooms’ Apparel – Brooks Brothers
Rings – Cartier
Transportation – JTR Transportation


Congratulations to Phillip and Patrick, and a special thanks to Eliza Jane Photography for sharing this wedding at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa! Ready for more fall wedding magic? You have to see this intimate autumnal Springfield, MO forest wedding at Rockspan Lodge!


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One Comment

  1. Their first look is everything. Everything.

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