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Rachel and Matt – July 13, 2013

Rachel and Matt were married in at Colgate University on July 13, 2013.  Their outdoor ceremony took place on the beautiful “Willow Path” at Colgate and their tented reception was also right on campus. Rachel and Matt both attended Colgate as did many of their guests at the wedding, so it was a truly fun, very spirited day! Rachel’s smile and laugh lights up a room and Matt is just as cool and calm as can be- put those two together and you have one amazing duo! 

We began the day at Colgate Inn, which is a quaint and cozy Inn located right in the town of Hamilton, less than a mile from the Colgate campus. Rachel and her crew were getting beautified while Matt and his crew were on a long bike ride. What a way to start your wedding day! There was great energy in the bridal suite yet everyone was so relaxed. Rachel and Matt chose to have a small bridal party with Rachel’s sister Sarah and Matt’s best friend Dave as attendants.  This was so nice and gave the whole day a very personal feeling. Final hair and make up touch ups were completed, beautiful floral bouquets were delivered and we headed to Colgate for the First Look!

After Rachel and Matt had their First Look, they signed the Ketubah and did all of their family photos. This worked out so well for them as they were truly able to enjoy their entire evening. The ceremony was simply stunning, it took place on a path lined with willow trees overlooking a pond. Once the “I Dos” were said, guests headed to a quaint outdoor cocktail hour. Rachel and Matt went for a very “clean” and elegant look for their wedding day; linens were all white and florals were all white with just a hint of  blush pink. Perfect for a summer tented wedding!

It was a pleasure to work with the true professionals that made this spectacular event happen. Mike Emery and his all star band the New York Players were amazing and kept the dance floor fully packed all night long! The very talented Matt Gillis was on site all weekend capturing every little detail. Matt is the best – his personality and style are unsurpassed. Sarah White, owner of Wildflowers, did a great job with all of the personal and reception florals. Hair and makeup was done flawlessly, by Gina Tarbell and Maria Sanchez, respectively. The catering was provided by The Colgate Inn, who not only produced delicious cuisine, but brought along a very talented and professional catering staff! I would also like to thank Morris Tent Rentals for a job well-done with all of the rentals, Bernie Bus for the shuttle transportation and Non Pareils Bakery for the beautiful and tasty wedding cake. Finally, a shout out to Maureen at Colgate University for being so kind and helpful!

This was a special day for Rachel and Matt and their family and friends. Thank you so much Rachel and Matt for choosing me as your wedding planner!  You guys are amazing people and I hope you have the time of your lives on your African safari honeymoon!!  xoxo

–  Erin Dewey



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