“Nothing Fancy, Just Love” Fall Elopement Shoot // Ferncliff Forest, Rhinebeck, NY

It was a beautiful Fall day at Ferncliff Forest in Rhinebeck, New York.  The leaves had specks of morning dew on them, the sun had just risen, and the pond was still and quiet- the perfect ingredients for a successful Fall elopement photoshoot.  We had the pleasure of teaming up with extremely talented local vendors such as Michael Polito Photography, Bliss Events for incredible rentals, Zimmer Brothers Jewelry, Annabelle’s Bakery for a deliciously wonderful wedding cake, Jenn Martin Spa for hair and makeup, and The Local Flower Market for some of the prettiest fall floral arrangements we have ever seen.

These vendors helped us showcase how with the right dress, and right backdrop, a small intimate wedding or elopement can be just as beautiful!

The Sophia Tolli “Aquarius” fit & flare gown fit the elopement vibe perfectly with it’s simple yet incredibly detailed crocheted lace.

This “water-front” picnic table served as the perfect sweetheart table!

Mokihana, the owner of Bliss Events, created the most unique cake-cutting station in one of Ferncliff Forest’s lean-to shelters.  With apple crates from Migliorelli Farm, a vintage Persian rug, and cascading curtains of chiffon, this lean-to was totally transformed into an absolute bridal dreamscape.

Ferns and plants gathered from nearby trees made for the perfect wedding cake garnish!

Dottie (Store Manager Laura’s Labradoodle) was the best maid of honor!


Photography: Michael Polito Photography

Jewelry: Zimmer Brothers

Venue: Ferncliff Forest

Styling: Bliss Events

Wedding Gown: Sophia Tolli at Chamonix Bride

Hair & Makeup Artistry: Jenn Martin Spa

Florals: The Local Flower Market

Cake: Annabelle’s Bakery