The Sketchbook

An intimate backyard wedding at the Bride’s family farm

Behind the Artwork

I was SO thrilled to work with Nina and Mike on artwork for their backyard wedding this September in Bedford, New York.

The two doctors married at Saint Patrick’s church in a small safety conscious ceremony, followed by an intimate celebration at the bride’s family farmhouse, which dates back to 1757 (swoon).

During the design process, Nina and I discussed her vision for the wedding. She was most excited to celebrate with friends and family at her childhood home – a working farm in Bedford, New York. She wanted to highlight the natural beauty of the property with minimalistic decor. A few rustic and natural elements, tables under the stars, and of course, an abundance of flowers. Armed with Nina and Mike’s wedding mood board, created with Bedford-based planner La Maison Fete, I painted a series of botanicals for their wedding suite.

For the invitations, we went with hand-painted anemones and cascading ivy to frame the announcement – printed on Cranes Lettra paper with letterpressed text in navy blue (the same color the bridal party would be wearing).

Custom Wedding Invitation My Fathers Daughter Designs

I am so grateful to have worked with Nina and Mike and their team of incredible vendors. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look from photographer James Anderson….

Hang painted wedding invitations for Bedford New York wedding
Nina and Mike’s wedding invitation, shot by James Anderson
Bedford New York Wedding Invitations
Nina’s gorgeous wedding dress from Mira Zwillinger also served as inspiration for the couple’s wedding suite
Bedford New York Wedding Invitations

After working on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic, the two doctors decided to scale down their original wedding plans – opting for a small, socially-distant ceremony & outdoor reception that adhered to safety protocols.

Bedford New York Covid Wedding

Luckily for Nina and Mike, the beauty and sentiment behind their wedding location provided the perfect backdrop for a safe and spread out celebration.

Bedford New York Wedding Invitations
Flower by Hedgerow


Invitations: My Father’s Daughter Designs

Photography: James Anderson

Planning: La Maison Fete

Florist: Hedgerow

Bride’s Dress: Mira Zwillinger

Tent: Northeast Tent Co

Catering: ONTHEMARC Events

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