The day after Traver’s Day 2014, there was a message in my FACEBOOK inbox from this random guy named Dan Furman: ”Were you at the track yesterday?”
You know that feeling when you do or say something you wish you could dig a hole and hide from…yup, that was my exact feeling! I thought of every embarrassing scenario that could have unfolded in front of this handsome stranger.
Sure enough, he did notice me and wanted to approach, but chickened out (HA!) lo and behold Facebook has a "people you may know" feature that brought my husband and I together.
After our first date, it was off to the races! I gained a best friend and “my other half.” There is no other human who will ever make me feel as special and strong as does Dan.
When Dan proposed, he caught me totally off guard—which is super hard to do! I had spray tan running down my cheeks from happy tears.
Our starting gate as husband and wife was held on Travers Day 2019. It was a picture-perfect day with Lake George as our backdrop. My most cherished memory is walking up the fairytale, castle stairs to see my groom for the first time; the emotions I felt was everything you want love to feel like.
Every wedding guest left with a customized lottery ticket that read, “Wishing you riches from the new Mr and Mrs.” We wish everyone luck finding their “other half.” and maybe give that person in your inbox a chance!
wedding date: August 24, 2019- Travers Day
reception location: Top of the World Golf Resort -Lake George
1st look location: Highlands Castle, Bolton Landing
photographer: Matt Ramos Photography
videographer: Eunoia Visuals- Shane Hawthorne
stationery suite: Carol Jo Dufort
event decorator: Whimsical White Fox- Ballston Spa
wedding gown: Lily's Bridal; second dress bought from Something Bleu (customized by Beth Whitbeck)
bridesmaids' dresses: Saratoga Elegance
groom and groomsmen clothing: Men's Warehouse
rings: Northeastern Fine Jewelry
flowers: Felthousen Florist
hair: Juliet Smith
makeup: Cassandra McKenna D’Alberto and Amanda Pierce
cake: Villa Italia
music: New York Players
transportation: Royale Transportation
first dance: It was supposed to be "Dirt" by Florida Georgia Line -instead they played "Dirt on my Boots" haha
photobooth: Matt Ramos
honeymoon: Mediterranean Cruise: Italy, Greece and Malta
bridesmaids jewelry: Wits End --Kendall Scott earrings
tent rentals: Rain or Shine Tent Rentals
wedding concierge for furbaby: Canine to Five
ice cream station: Stewarts
special touches: We didn't want to trouble family or friends with our furbaby sharing our special day so we hired Canine to Five. They were fantastic, they created an amazing video that showcased our dog's perspective of the wedding. He literally had a gopro on him! Right before the party ended, we had a lantern release ceremony. And if the cake wasn't enough, we had a sundae bar with our favorite Stewart's ice cream flavor--Crumbs along the Mohawk. Whimsical White Fox created hilarious drink signs to go along with our signature drinks. These drinks were inspired by our alter egos and our beloved dog, Cesar. "Tipsy Mermaid" "Pick Six" and "All Hail Cesar" Instead of the traditional father daughter dance, my Dad and I surprised our guests with a performance inspired by the Little Mermaid's ending scene when King Triton gives Ariel her legs to be with her prince. My bridesmaids and groom were a part of the routine!
advice to pass along: I recommend first look, it was the most authentic experience in our entire relationship, such RAW emotion. I get teared up thinking about it. The details of your bridesmaids go far! I am so happy I didn't buy my bridesmaids gifts that weren't featured in the wedding. The Kendall Scott earrings will always remind my girls how much I appreciate them, and the earrings were a perfect accent piece! Please get the wedding videographer! You will want to look back on this day. And video captures the candids, the jokes and smiles. I can't wait to look back on our wedding for years to come.