We Love the Blue Watercolor Theme of This DIY Catskills Wedding at The Beaverkill Valley Inn

December 9, 2018 | juliette

The intimate backyard feel and the modern summer color palette of Katey and James’ wedding at The Beaverkill Valley Inn have us feeling a whole different kind of blue today! Rather than choose just one shade of blue for their wedding, the couple channeled the watercolor effect of their invitations created by Rachel Marvin Creative onto their hand-dyed table runners, their hand-painted escort cards, and the bridesmaids’ mismatched gowns. Then The Green Cottage added a complementary pop of light pink in the florals to create the prettiest summer feel. We’re completely in love with the laid-back yet elegant vibe that Charmed Places helped bring to life and the way photographer Caroline Ro captured every angle of this charming New York wedding! Seriously, though, is it summer yet?

The Couple:

Katey and James

The Wedding:

The Beaverkill Valley Inn, Livingston Manor, New York

When planning our wedding our two biggest priorities were finding an outdoor space that felt unique and beautiful where family and wedding party could stay onsite with us to make an experience of the whole weekend, and having the end result really feel like us.

It is so difficult to pick just one most memorable part of the day, but being with each other at the altar is one that we recount so often. Also, immediately following the ceremony we had a private champagne toast with our wedding party as they acted as our witnesses for the signing of our marriage license. It was something we thought up last minute, but, wow! What a memorable moment surrounded by best friends and the happiest sip of bubbly we’ve ever had!

We hand-dyed all our table runners in my parents’ backyard a month before the big day! It was so fun to have the whole family involved and a memory we’ll have forever. We also made all our signage, including a huge sign that read, “Well my heart went boom when I crossed that room” from The Beatles song, “Saw Her Standing There” (a groom favorite). We installed it on the far side of the pond (slightly in the distance) with a spotlight and enjoyed it all weekend long! Another big DIY project was our escort card display. It was a large free-standing wood frame on legs, with hand watercolored cards made by the bride’s uncle and then calligraphed by a very talented best friend. Each card was hung on wire rows with a mini clothespin.

Our best advice: Be sure to stay true to you! There are so many opinions of what a wedding should be and should look like, but as long as you are over the moon about the plans everything else will fall into place. That, and CUT A RUG!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Caroline Ro
Event Planning – Charmed Places
Venue – The Beaverkill Valley Inn
Floral Design – The Green Cottage
Catering and Cake – The Beaverkill Valley Inn
DJ – 74 Events
Stationery – Rachel Marvin Creative
Hair and Makeup Artist – La Tua Bella Beauty Bar
Wedding Dress – BHLDN (top and skirt) and Honey Pie Bridal
Groom’s Apparel – J. Crew
Groomsmen’s Apparel – The Black Tux
Rentals – Clifton Park Rental
Transportation – Rolling V
Favors – ForYourParty


Congratulations to Katey and James, and a big thanks to photographer Caroline Ro for sharing this gorgeous wedding at The Beaverkill Valley Inn with Junebug! Looking for the perfect way to incorporate blue into your wedding palette? Here are the prettiest blue bridesmaids dresses in every shade!

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