Wolf Oak Acres | A Rustic Bridal Expo

 What could be more fun for a country girl who happens to run her own wedding photography business in CNY, than to participate in a Bridal Expo at the most GORGEOUS country venue she’s ever seen.  Yup!… that country girl would be me and that rustic, yet elegant wedding venue would be none other but Wolf Oak Acres in Oneida, NY.

Central NY Bridal Expo

Not gonna lie… I was pretty excited.

I had gathered everything I needed a week ahead of time but set about putting the final touches on my display and creating a mock set up the night before.

Wolf Oak Acres Wedding Expo                                                     

                 H Hawkins Photography Bridal Show Display


The morning of, my super amazing second photographer (who is my husband!) loaded everything into the car.  So glad it all actually fit!

Mad packing skills right there!

Mad packing skills right there!

I punched 6470 Creek Rd, Oneida, NY 13421 into my GPS and off we went.  As we arrived that morning, I was REALLY  impressed for my first glance around the property.  Now before I go any further, you must know that I was neither asked nor paid by Katrina at Wolf Oak Acres to show you all these… I am just super impressed myself and had to share!  If you’re a country girl and you’ve always dreamed of having your wedding ceremony and reception at a barn you MUST at least visit Wolf Oak Acres!!!  Check them out at www.WolfOakAcres.com!

Wolf Oak Acres Wedding Venue

The first thing you actually see when you pull in is this adorable covered bridge, with whispy white curtains that float about and rustic lanterns that swing from the ceiling!

                                                                           Wolf Oak Acres Covered Bridge 

Wolf Oak Acres Rustic Lanterns

And THEN you come to the barn.  This is no ordinary barn.  While all you can see in this photo is the front side of the barn, there is an additional backside and deck that wraps half way around the building.  There are two levels inside that include a kitchen, two staircases, an elevator, four bathrooms and rooms for both the bride and the groom to get ready in.  

Wolf Oak Acres Barn

The barn!


Rustic Wooden Pallet Wedding Decorations

The details are so perfect for the setting!


Ok, now check out the inside!

Rustic Chandelier

Inside top level

Wedding Fireplace Rustic

A ceremony can be held inside at the fireplace if you wish (fireplace to be finished soon!)

Bride's prep room

Changing area in the Bride’s room


Bride's Vanity

Bride’s Vanity

Groom's Prep Room

Groom’s Room


Anyways, soon Andrew and I had my display set up and then we were ready to mingle and meet that host of brides, grooms and families that came out that day!

                             H Hawkins Photography Bridal Show set up

Wedding Chalkboard                                                                                                            Wedding Photos Wall Art                                         wedding ceremony space inside barn


Have I ever told you how much I love meeting people and chatting with them about their weddings?  Its glorious!… I just love weddings!!!

Bridal Show Meeting groom

Wedding expo meeting bride

wedding cake

Uh… I may have taken a coffee break and had a cupcake sample! Sshhh!


After the show was over, I was able to explore the property a bit more!  While I wasn’t able to get to the ceremony site by the creek, I was able to check out their site by the pond!  This particular setup with all the decorations and flowers were done by Balloons and Blossoms (www.balloonsandblossoms.com)!  I asked Andrew if we could get married again here… but I’m afraid the answer was the same as usual… “But Sunshine, we’re already married!”  *Sigh*… maybe next time!

Pond wedding ceremony

outdoors rustic wedding ceremony

mason jars wedding flowers


In the end, not only was it a gorgeous day at this rustic, chic venue but it was also successful for H. Hawkins Photography as I booked more weddings than I can count on one hand that day!  I just love my job!  Much thanks goes to Katrina and her husband at Wolf Oak Acres for putting it on, to all the other vendors who showed up and put lots of work into the day, and to all the brides I met and those who booked with me!  If you’re looking for a wedding photographer, or even a senior or family portrait photographer, I’d love to hear from you!  Shoot an email to Hannah@HHawkinsPhotography.com, check out more of my work at www.HHawkinsPhotography.com or “like” my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HHawkinsPhotography!  Also if you enjoyed this blog, click the follow button on the bottom right hand corner!  

Keep your eyes open in the near future for another post featuring a bridal portrait session at Wolf Oak Acres!


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