How did you meet your (now) husband? We met 13 years ago through mutual friends but then lost touch shortly after for 10 years, we reconnected via Facebook.
How long have you been together? 3 years
What was your wedding date? 11/7/15
Location (Ceremony and Reception)
Where? Blooming Hill Farm in Blooming Grove NY
What made you choose there? It’s beautiful with amazing food
How did you find it? My family has been going there for farmers markets and brunches for years
How was the weather on the day? Chilly but clear, perfect skies
What made you decide to get married on this particular date? We wanted to get married in October but the farm was fully booked, it was the closest date we could find!
Flower girls/Page boys – who/relationship? Grace’s nephews Dashiell & Finn Moe
Wedding Gown (the most important part!)
What made you decide to come into Karen Willis Holmes? I had the 'Caitlyn' dress on my pin board that I loved and wanted to try it in person
Where have you seen our gowns (if at all) before? Pinterest
How many gowns did you try? More than 30
Where did you purchase your gown from (which store or stockist)? NYC location
What did you especially like about your gown? It felt really special. It was completely not what I anticipated wearing, in fact when I went to try on dresses at another retailer they asked how I felt about sparkles and I said no way. Some friends picked out a sequined dress for me there that I ended up really liking but it wasn’t quite right.
Where did you get the groom and groomsmen’s suits? Bloomingdales
What accessories did you choose to finish your gown and also for those in your bridal party? I wore a flower crown made by Sprout NYC, although I did not have a bridal party, my sisters and best friend wore smaller flower pieces in their hair also. I wore a pearl bracelet that my grandmother, mother and sister all wore on their wedding days and a pair of pearl earrings my sister wore on hers.
Where did you get your shoes from? Bonbons
Did you wear a veil/headpiece? Where did you get this from? a flower crown from Sprout NYC
What advice would you give brides organizing their wedding? relax and have fun. I had just had my son 6 months prior to our wedding which I think helped me not get too crazy about the small stuff but I think it’s really easy to lose the enjoyment of planning a wedding by getting too stressed out.
What advice would you give brides searching for their wedding gown? Try on everything! Bring some friends and let them pick out a few things you never would have thought to wear, you might be surprised.
Florist - Sprout NYC - really reasonably priced for ala carte stuff. They just did the flowers for the wedding party, we had a woman who worked on the farm we got married on do the arrangements for the tables.
Photographer - Inbal Sivan - I have a background in photography so photos were really important to me and I wanted someone who was really skilled at capturing moments, Inbal is incredible at it. She was very kind and very easy to work with.
Music - Self made playlist
First Dance - “sweet avenue” Jets to Brazil
Celebrant - Rodney Wells - my stepfather performed the cermony
Stationery - Minted
Menu - Blooming Hill Farm
Cake - Pies from Jones Farm in Cornwall NY
Hair - AG Beauty Services in New Windsor NY
Make up - Self
Wedding Bands - Catbird and Featherstone Designs