Jason and I met many years ago, casually chatting here and there but nothing major. Then one day something just felt different between us. As we tried to explore what this was, it was difficult for us to accept what we were feeling. With so many differences between us, surely this could not be right. Once we finally stopped fighting it and trying to deny our true feelings an undeniable bond was formed. We became best friends, true loves, and soul mates.
I never thought I would get married, not that I was against it, I just didn't see marriage as something that solidified a relationship. Then one day in our kitchen, when I turned around and saw Jason down on one knee, with Jason's son AJ standing nearby, I knew immediately I wanted to marry him and have these wonderful boys in my life forever.
Saratoga was the only option for our wedding, we both were born and raised here. With so many beautiful locations and endless possibilities, it is easily the most magical place to have a wedding. Our friends own a farm and kindly let us use it as our venue. With the sun setting during cocktail hour and all the candles twinkling upon entering the reception tent, it was nothing short of a dream come true!
wedding date : September 21, 2019
ceremony and reception location: The Bovee Family Farm (Charlton)
photographer: Niki Rossi Photography
stationery: Zazzle and Paper Dolls of Saratoga
Officiant: The Reverend Joy Burke
event decorator : The bride and groom!
wedding gown: RK Bridal NYC
tuxedo: Mr. Formal Wear
rings: Cartier (groom) and NYC Wholesale Diamonds (bride)
flowers: Dehn’s Flowers
hair & makeup:: Kassie at Rumors Salon and Spa (Latham)
caterer: Lily and the Rose
cake: The Cupcakecakery
dj: Platinum Entertainment, DJ Eric Cooper
first dance "Die a Happy May," Thomas Rhett
honeymoon: The Bahamas
miscellaneous: Rain or Shine Tent Company, napkins/place cards holders - Etsy
special touches... Jason's son AJ walked me down the aisle, this wedding was the joining of the 3 of us so it meant a lot to me to include him as much as possible and have an important role. Jason made a beautiful speech that mentioned those who were not able to join us on our special day (his Dad and a guest’s mother both recently passed away).
advice to pass along... Trust your heart and do what YOU want to do. This is YOUR day, you do everything the way you want to do it, it is all about YOU today (maybe the groom too, but just a little bit). Enjoy every single moment, from the little ones to the big, from the planning to the big day, it really will be over in a blink of an eye!