Rebecca & Scott Brown
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.
October 13, 2018
Burlap And Beams Wedding Barn
Bride, Owner of Barn and Day of Coordinator
Custom made by Kim Vanyo in Saratoga Springs at Khymanyo Studio
Etsy, and other stores
Vests from a Historical costume site, other items of their choice
Engagement ring custom made by Argento Laraine Fine Jewelry, Bride's wedding band: David and Lily, Groom: Etsy
Bride did her own, Bridemaids by Jennifer Wright, owner of Swagger in Saratoga Springs
Bride and Bridesmaids did their own
Dehn's Florist in Saratoga Springs
The Baker - Maria Pelton
Homemade pies for guests made by family and friends
Best Limousine in Glens Falls
Ray Monroe, Sound Solutions of Saratoga
'Better Man' by James Morrison
Shuttle service for guests
First Student Charter
Lavender for centerpieces and groom/groomsmen boutonnières
Lavenlair Lavender Farm
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.