I had the recent pleasure of coordinating a wonderful wedding for Beth and Rob who were married on August 1, 2015 at Hamilton College and Harding Farm.
The event was held in Clinton, NY and Beth and Rob live in NYC so a ton of the planning was done remotely, which can be tough, but these two handled it like champs. Beth and Rob are both very detailed oriented and this shows in the great details of their special day.
The day began with the bride and her girls getting ready at Harding Farm, which also is where the reception was held. I loved this part of the day, it was very cozy and all of Beth’s girlfriends were on hand to keep her relaxed and enjoying this time. The majorly talented Tina Commisso Barbato of Flawless by Tina was on hand for makeup and the also seriously talented Gina Tarbell was making everyone’s hair so beautiful. These ladies did a fantastic job!
Once everyone was beautified, Beth slipped into her absolutely jaw-dropping gown and had her first look with her Dad, a moment that brought tears to many eyes. Then we headed over to Hamilton College, which was where the ceremony was being held, for the First Look for the bride and groom. Beth and Rob met at Hamilton so this was just so perfect, the First Look in the gorgeous gardens right on campus. After that, some family photos were taken (there were lots of cooperative children in the group!) and then the ceremony took place in the chapel at Hamilton College.
One element I really liked was that Beth and Rob both had “Friends of Honor” partake in their ceremony. As Beth put it, it was a way to include all of their close friends without having a million bridesmaids. Very cool, I love the way modern day brides and grooms can totally put their own spin on the bridal parties!
After the ceremony everyone loaded into school busses and headed less than a mile to Harding Farm, where a beautiful tent awaited for the reception. I should mention that the weather was absolutely perfect on this day! Guests were able to enjoy an outdoor cocktail hour and some lawn games as well as some delicious cuisine provided by Colgate Inn Catering. Jana and crew, you were amazing! Thank you! Once guests were seated in the tent, they enjoyed some wedding formalities, a fantastic dinner, beautiful table décor and then the amazing Dexter Lake Club Band. This band is absolutely thrilling and did just a spectacular job!
The evening would not have been complete without an ice cream truck that pulled up and surprised the guests, or the pizza/beer pong party that was held post-reception. Such a fun time!
I want to give special shout outs to the wonderful vendor team we had this day starting first with Caly Doran at Calypso Rae Photography who knocked it out of the park with these photos! I also worked with Jana and the staff at Colgate Inn Catering, Becky at Harding Farm, Rachael at Morris Tent, Jamie and the Dexter Lake Club Band, Laurie at Chester Florist, Stephanie at Stone Industries, Father Cuddy, Tina of Flawless by Tina, Gina Tarbell, Joanne of Knot Just For Weddings, Gloria’s Ice Cream Truck, Danelle and staff at Hamilton College, Pya Cope Seidner, Tammy at Serendipity Cakes, and Tony’s Pizza. Everyone was so amazing and made a very memorable day for Beth and Rob!
Beth and Rob, it was a pleasure to get to know you and work with you on your wedding day! I wish you a happy and blissful marriage!
best of luck of your matrimony life 🙂