A Buttermilk Falls Inn Wedding in Milton, New York

Instead of sticking to specific colors, Erica and Doug kept their décor neutral, allowing the seasonal flowers and foliage of their venue to provide t

Instead of sticking to specific colors, Erica and Doug kept their décor neutral, allowing the seasonal flowers and foliage of their venue to provide the day’s color.

We just wanted to have a blast and dance the evening away with our friends and family, the couple says.
Mason jars, jam jars and vintage bottles held low and eclectic centerpieces. Long wooden farm tables with linen runners finished the look.
We kept them simple and playful—two cute llamas (prominent residents at the inn!) graced our save-the-dates as well as our kraft envelopes. We especially loved the quirky and sweet little map that included places we love to visit in the surrounding area of our wedding, Erica says of her invitations.
Erica drew little ink portraits of each guest that served as escort cards and cute favors. “I wanted to give our guests something personal and fun that they would actually want to keep after the wedding,” she says. “Everyone had so much fun picking out their portrait and checking out their friends’ as well!”
I decided on a strapless Reem Acra gown with a draped tulle skirt and sweetheart neckline. I loved the lightness of the dress and its slightly peachy color. It is whimsical and romantic without being too formal or embellished, and was perfect for our simple, personal ceremony outdoors under a willow tree, says Erica.
Erica carried a rustic bouquet of dahlias, garden roses, grasses, succulents and herbs tied with a natural burlap ribbon. “It was wild and joyful,” she says.
Low centerpieces of poppy pods, garden roses, Queen Anne's lace, snapdragons, dahlias and hydrangea along with grasses, herbs and fruits sat atop long wooden tables with linen runners.
Erica gave her four bridesmaids a range of blues and told each to pick her own dress. “They all looked amazing and like themselves, which is exactly what I wanted for my special ladies!” she recalls.
“Doug and I love, love, love pie, so it only seemed natural to serve an assortment of pies and tarts instead of a wedding cake,” Erica says. The couple cut an apple pie—their favorite—and enjoyed it with homemade vanilla ice cream.
Navy blue polka dot plates and natural linen napkins with square menus were a fun but elegant look.