It all started when I dropped my coffee outside of Peter's dorm at SUNY Oneonta. The commotion sparked a never-ending conversation about books and a tradition of late-night coffee runs.
About a year after we started dating, we moved to New York City before ending up in the Capital Region. After six years of dating, Peter proposed during a private candlelit dinner at the Vischer Ferry General Store. I was blown away by the evening, especially by the book-shaped engagement ring. Two years later, we were married at the same location.
The store is near and dear to us; we run a book club there and it's such a lovely place to connect with other community members. It was the ideal venue for us and, though the pandemic delayed it by more than a year, we finally celebrated with everyone at the turn of the summer season.
We had the Haiku Guys & Gals writing custom haiku for guests on typewriters. There were board games from Bard & Baker and lawn games scattered throughout the venue. We gave away our favorite books as wedding favors to all our guests. We also created a custom book arch, with help from our local library and a metalworker.
Though planning a wedding during a pandemic came with a lengthy list of challenges, we were so excited to be able to get together with family and friends after such a long wait.
Wedding Date: September 18, 2021
Location: Vischer Ferry General Store
Photographer: Dave Bigler
Wedding Gown: Something Bleu Bridal, Saratoga
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Lily Saratoga
Groom's Attire: Mr. Formal Wear
Rings: N. Fox Jewelers
Wedding Planner: Maureen Donnally
Flowers: Posie Peddler
Caterer: Slidin' Dirty
Games: Bard & Baker
Personal Haikus: Haikuists (formerly Haiku Guys & Gals)
We created a book arch for the ceremony with help from our local library and a local metalworker.
Advice Indiana & Pete Would Like To Pass Along...
"Take photos before the reception. It gives you more time to enjoy celebrating with friends and family."