Brandon and I grew up in New Jersey and met in high school through a mutual friend. We instantly connected through a shared love for outdoor adventures, and animals, especially horses. We stayed together long distance through college, while I was at Boston University and Brandon at University of Connecticut. After years traveling to visit each other, we finally both lived in Boston, where I went to medical school at BU and Brandon went to veterinary school at Tufts. Even though our schedules were busy over the years, we spent every bit of free time we had together exploring outside, backpacking in the mountains, cycling and running with our triathlon and cycling teams.
We share a love for National Parks, and during a trip through the Pacific Northwest, Brandon proposed on top of a mountain in Olympic National Park. It was a magical moment surrounded by mountain views, deciding to spend the rest of our lives together.
When we found The Wedding Barn at Lakota’s Farm, with its beautiful open space, stunning draft horses, and perfectly restored barn, we immediately knew it was the perfect fit for us. Kimberly is also an incredible wedding planner and venue manager, making sure every detail flowed seamlessly, so we could focus on enjoying the best party of our lives.
We got married two weeks after Brandon graduated from veterinary school and I graduated from medical school. We now live in Seattle, where Brandon works as a horse vet, and I’m a resident doctor in Internal Medicine.
wedding date: May 27, 2018
ceremony & reception location: Wedding Barn at Lakota's Farm
photographer: Heather Bohm-Tallman
event decorator: Kimberly Finney
wedding gown: BHLDN Wedding Dresses
bridesmaids' dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
groomsmen clothing: Blue suit with bowtie matching bridesmaids
rings: Kay Jewelers
wedding planner: Kimberly Finney
flowers: Ten West Events
hair& makeup: Lipstick and Lashes
caterer: Hudson Valley BBQ
music: Stolen Moments
first dance: Cowboy Take Me Away
special touches: Brandon hand made a wooden archway for our ceremony that we were able to get married under at the farm! It was such a sweet touch and it looked beautiful with the flowers draped across it too.
advice to pass along: Try not to get lost in the little details, and soak in every moment of the wedding day!