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Barn Wedding in the ADKs Featured

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Rebecca & Scott Brown

Our Story

After a friendly conversation over a few bottles of Maple porters at a birthday party in January of 2015, there was an instant connection between us. A few gatherings later, and three more attempts to go out on a date (Thank God for persistent men), we had our first date at Morgan and Co. in downtown Glens Falls.

We were scheduled for a trip to Italy /Portugal in April of 2017. We visited my family in Marsicovetere, Italy. Scott made several attempts to have some alone time with me (planning to propose), but there is never a quiet moment when socializing with Italians. Finally, as we were leaving Marsicovetere, he popped the question in the backseat of the car. In shock, I didn’t even answer. Immediately after, my cousin pulled the car over (unaware of what just occurred), we jumped out of the car, and wandered over to a nearby garden, in which a small church covered in vines appeared. Finally, alone, Scott knelt on the steps of the church and proposed the way he had planned to for so long. Spoiler alert, I said, “Yes.”

We had more fun planning and preparing for the big day than we did stressing about it. Our wedding was on a crisp October day. It was gorgeous, there was a double rainbow and we were surrounded by our closest family and friends at the most beautiful venue. Everyone worked so hard to make our day special, and we are so grateful for the love and time spent on us.

DETAILS:

Wedding date
October 13, 2018

Location
Burlap And Beams Wedding Barn

Photographer
Lauren McGarry

Event decorator
Bride, Owner of Barn and Day of Coordinator

Wedding gown
Custom made by Kim Vanyo in Saratoga Springs at Khymanyo Studio

Bridesmaids' dresses
Etsy.com (RenzRags)

Groom's clothing
Etsy, and other stores

Groomsmens' clothing
Vests from a Historical costume site, other items of their choice

Rings
Engagement ring custom made by Argento Laraine Fine Jewelry, Bride's wedding band: David and Lily, Groom: Etsy

Hair
Bride did her own, Bridemaids by Jennifer Wright, owner of Swagger in Saratoga Springs

Makeup
Bride and Bridesmaids did their own

Flowers
Dehn's Florist in Saratoga Springs

Wedding planner
Kate Taylor

Caterer
Deliciously Different

Cake
The Baker - Maria Pelton

Homemade pies for guests made by family and friends

Transportation
Best Limousine in Glens Falls

DJ
Ray Monroe, Sound Solutions of Saratoga

First dance
'Better Man' by James Morrison

Honeymoon destination
Aruba

Whiskey
Bar Owner

Shuttle service for guests
First Student Charter

Lavender for centerpieces and groom/groomsmen boutonnières
Lavenlair Lavender Farm

Special touches...
Father of the bride wrote and performed a song, family and friends made and brought pies for dessert (pie dishes collected from garage sales), rings brought out on a book (Pride and Prejudice), Bride and Groom made Limoncello for wedding favors (traditional drink where we got engaged), Bride made all groomsmen's boutonnières/flower girls' headbands, and most of the decor (signs, labels, centerpieces) was DIY, save the dates were wooden magnets.

Advice to pass along...
Your wedding day will not go as perfectly as you imagined it to, just remind yourself of the big picture.

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