Two Lives Become One in Upstate Manhattan

On the day that two successful NYC magazine professionals expressed their desire for a rustic, country wedding upstate, Bowen & Company was charged with joining two lives into one. Thus, a charming, pastoral setting in upstate New York was infused with chic, Manhattan elegance. We hand-picked an event team that included a local caterer and band, while importing top talent from New York City to handle the design elements, tenting, and the all-important wedding cake.

Guests arrived to an intimate ceremony in a well-appointed picturesque country church. The couple then welcomed guests to their 18th century farmhouse, where they dined on the bounty of local farmers and artisanal producers. A custom-built tent contained wide plank wood flooring, exquisite country florals, and rustic elements such as warm candlelight, raw linen table cloths, and an array of antique silver collectibles from the designer’s private collection. Large square family-style tables created a casual, conversational atmosphere, and the gorgeous grounds surrounding the tent—featuring multiple lounge areas and specialty lighting—beckoned guests out into the moonlight throughout the evening.