Upstate NY Barn Wedding | Lindsey & Kyle

Bride and groom stand in a field of sunflowers during golden hour by Syracuse wedding photographer

Welcome to Lindsey and Kyle’s upstate NY barn wedding blog post!  I cannot even tell you how beautiful the day was!  For a Saturday in mid August, the weather was about 70 and partly sunny… totally perfect for a barn wedding!  Everyone knows how hot it can get inside a hay barn in the middle of the summer! But rather than continue to try to describe it with my words, let me just show you some pictures from their gorgeous wedding day!

Lindsey wore the most AWESOME cowgirl boots I have EVER seen!

Bouquet of wedding sunflowers and roses in cowgirl boots in Upstate NY barn

Wedding invitation with burlap and lace for upstate ny barn wedding

Engagement ring and wedding bands on cowgirl boots for barn wedding

Lindsey’s grew up on her family’s farm, just next door to her grandparent’s house.  So she and her bridesmaids got ready at her grandma’s house which worked great for being close to their wedding venue!

One of the things Lindsey really loves is sunflowers and so she incorporated them into everything that she could!  Her cascading bouquet by Bonnie’s Custom Creations in Elbridge is absolutely gorgeous!

Bridal portrait with bouquet of sunflowers for upstate ny barn wedding

This has got to be one of my very favorite pictures of the whole day!  The breeze was definitely blowing which made it interesting for keeping hair out of the bride’s face but also was perfect for adding some life to her wedding veil!

Bride holds her veil as breeze blows during her Upstate NY barn wedding


Bride swishes wedding dress during portrait session by Syracuse photographer

The bridesmaids were so fun to be with all day!  Lindsey asked her sister to be the Maid of Honor, her best friend from high school, her girl friend that introduced Lindsey and Kyle and her two nieces to stand up with her that day!

Bridesmaids laugh at each other by Syracuse wedding photographer

This flower girl!… oh my heart!

Flower girl holds box that says Here Comes the Bride for Upstate NY barn wedding

Kyle and his groomsmen were definitely a hoot!… so much fun!  Andrew first got photos of them over at their reception venue, Owen Orchards, and then they headed across the street to the barn for a few more pictures!

Groomsmen in cowboy boots and hats stand casually in apple orchard

Groomsmen sit in upstate NY barn on hay bales for wedding portrait session


Groom looks into barn in Upstate NY where his wedding is held


Groom sits on hay bale at upstate NY barn wedding for Syracuse photographer


Then it was time to head up the road in the hay wagon to the barn for their wedding ceremony!  Now their barn isn’t a wedding venue, but it certainly was representative of barns in Upstate NY!

Bride gets out of hay wagon on her way to Upstate NY barn wedding


Groom waits for bride to walk down aisle at their Upstate NY barn wedding


Lindsey’s dad had us all laughing as the pastor asked, “Who gives this bride to be married?”  There was a pregnant silence while her dad pulled a notecard out of his back pocket, paused, and then announced loudly, “I DO!”

Bride laughs as father gives her away at Upstate NY barn wedding


Their first kiss at the altar as husband and wife!  I also LOVE the way she decorated her trellis with sunflowers!


Bride and Groom kiss at the alter under their white birch arbor in their barn in Upstate NY

We made sure to do all the family pictures right after the wedding ceremony so we didn’t have to go find them at Cocktail Hour and then headed off to get pictures with the full bridal party!

Bridal party watch as bride and groom kiss during their Upstate NY barn wedding

Bride and groom smile at each other as bridal party looks on during their portrait session by Syracuse wedding photographer

And all I keep thinking when I see these pictures is that country song, “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy”!

Bride leans against barn door as groom smiles at her during upstate ny farm wedding


The wildflowers growing in the fields around the barn made for the perfect backdrop!

Bride and groom stand close together in farm field of purple wildflowers during Upstate NY barn wedding

Bride and groom stand close together in farm field of purple wildflowers during Upstate NY barn wedding

Bride and groom pose as he makes her laugh in a field of purple wildflowers

I think I should title this picture, “Goofing Off”. I think that wedding photos should be timeless and romantic BUT I also think that they should also showcase other aspects of marriage, like friendship and laughter.  This photo also fits in my top ten favorite from their wedding day!

Bride and groom do a candid pose that looks natural during Upstate NY barn wedding by Syracuse photographer

Bride and groom wear cowboy and cowgirl boots at their farm during Upstate NY barn wedding


I love the different eye and creativity that Andrew brings to Team Hawkins!  This one was his idea to give variety to Lindsey and Kyle’s gallery… a GQ type pose!

Bride stands next to groom sitting on hay bale in their barn in Upstate NY after wedding ceremony

Bride and groom share a kiss in front of Upstate NY barn with two silos and tractors

Across the street at Owen Orchard they had all the country fixin’s!

Table number made of white birch and flower centerpiece for Upstate NY barn wedding

And pa-lease check out this amazing cake made by Kyle’s aunt!

White birch Wedding cake with sunflowers, rocking chairs and cowboy hats for Upstate NY barn reception

The new Mrs. & Mrs.!

Bride and groom enter reception during Upstate NY barn wedding

Their First Dance as husband and wife

First dance shared by bride and groom during Upstate NY barn wedding captured by syracuse photographer

Speeches by the Best Man and Maid of Honor!

I love these dancing pictures!  Waaay too much fun!

On their way over from the barn to the orchard, Lindsey spotted a few sunflowers and asked if we could do a few “golden hour” photos.  I am SO glad she did!

Bride and groom stand in a field of sunflowers during golden hour by Syracuse wedding photographer

Bride pops her leg and kisses the groom in a field at Owen Orchard

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Lindsey and Kyle, we were so honored to be able to celebrate with you guys on your wedding day!  I love that after all our years of friendship, I could be there on that day as well.  We wish you two the very best as you enter married life!

Lots of love, Hannah and Andrew (aka Team Hawkins!)

Bride and groom stand in a field of sunflowers during golden hour by Syracuse wedding photographer

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