Cherisse + Ashley's New Year's Eve Wedding in Upstate New York

Harry Potter Themed Wedding

New Year’s Eve will mark one year of marriage for Cherisse and Ashley and I am so excited to finally be sharing their stunning New Year’s Eve wedding with you. If you followed along with the story of our rebrand on Instagram, then you know that 2017 was both a year of incredible fortune and deep sadness in my life. I couldn’t have asked for a better couple to help us close out our 2017 season than these two amazing women.

Cherisse and Ashley had the most beautiful, calm winter day as the scene for their wedding. Upstate New York is one of the most peaceful areas I’ve ever had the pleasure of spending time in and their venue, Feast at Roundhill, was straight out of a fairytale. Fresh snow blanketed the grounds and the interior of the venue was cozy and warm.

Harry Potter Wedding - Getting Ready
Harry Potter Wedding - Getting Ready

These ladies have a deep love for Harry Potter so their big day was full of nods to both the books and the movies. From the winged key escort cards to the tables named after classes and spells, the details were thoughtfully woven throughout the wedding day without feeling cheesy or overwhelming. I absolutely love the challenge of bringing a themed wedding to life without creating an event that feels dated or expected. Lindsay, the planner and owner of Fancy Lou Designs, absolutely nailed it.

Harry Potter Themed Wedding - Floral Mantle
Harry Potter Themed Wedding - Floral Fireplace
Harry Potter Themed Wedding - Cocktail Table Arrangement

The brides had the most incredible first look on the snowy steps at the entrance to their venue. There truly wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

Snowy Upstate New York Wedding - First Look
Harry Potter Themed Wedding - Brides First Look
Snowy Upstate New York Wedding
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Fireplace Wedding Decor Inspiration
Moody Upstate New York Wedding - Floral Inspiration

The ceremony space featured a candlelit aisle leading up to a gorgeous, natural wood chuppah.

Harry Potter Inspired Wedding - Ceremony with Candlelit Aisle
Moody Upstate New York Wedding - Reception in Burgundy and Blush


planning & design: Lindsay Ekstrom // photos: Allison Markova // venue: Feast at Roundhill