I first saw Patrick in November of 2015 out the window from my desk. From a shared project to a shared cubicle, we first got to know each other as friends at work. Patrick grew up in Fultonville and returned to the area with his job. I grew up in Rhode Island but moved to Saratoga Springs after graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Not long after we began dating, work took Patrick from Saratoga to Virginia for seven months, and we dated long distance. For us we used it as an opportunity to meet in the middle for weekend trips. When Patrick moved back to the Capital District, we began to build a life together with our hound dog Zoe, and later a beehive as we took up beekeeping.
Patrick proposed on New Year’s Day 2019. After a relaxing morning of waffles on the couch, we went out for a snowy hike on a path not far from the house where we usually take Zoe for walks. We talked about the new year and our goals and what the next few years could bring. That's when Patrick got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
After a prolonged engagement due to postponing from our original date, our wedding was everything we had hoped for and more! We are so grateful to have celebrated with the ones we love and we appreciate the vendors that made the magic happen!
Wedding Date July 24
Location The State Room
Photographer Susan Blackburn Photography
Videographer Taylor Jarvis
Wedding Gown Mikaella Duchesse in Satin, Pearl - purchased at Angela's Bridal
Hair & Makeup Christopher at Complexions Spa for Beauty and Wellness
Bridesmaids' Dresses Birdy Grey - in Sage
Groom's Attire The Black Tux
Rings Northeastern Fine Jewelry in Glens Falls
Flowers Flowers by Pesha
Stationery Suite Minted
Caterer The State Room
Cake Cutting Cake from Coccadotts Cake Shop
Dessert Doughnuts from Cider Belly
Photobooth The Music Man
DJ or Band Saratoga Sound
First Dance Simply the Best by Noah Reid played acoustically by Saratoga Sound
Honeymoon Destination St. George's Caye Resort in Belize
- The grand entrance was to the song "Paper Chains" by Taylor Swift. The bridal party all had paper chains made by us (the bride and groom) building a bridge for us to run through.
- We are amateur beekeepers so the favors were little jars of honey.
- The ceremony included rituals of meaning to us, including hand fasting and a tree ceremony.
Advice to pass along...
After the ceremony but before you join the reception, find a moment for just you two to soak in the moment. The State Room had set up a room with champagne and food for us to catch our breath. The time was special to us.