Most couples will search and search for the perfect elements to pull their wedding day together, but for Kathleen and Stephen, it seems that things just sort of found them. They recalled to us how they fell in love with the imperfectness of Grassmere Farms in upstate New York. At the time of their first (winter) visit, there were no windows, running water, or lights, but these were mere details in the grand scheme of things. They knew that this was just the right kind of rustic, raw space that they could dress up and warm up for their big day. The band that was destined to play at their wedding also came from the most unlikely of place: the New York City subway. Kathleen heard the buskers while on her commute, and she knew she had found the right sound for the day.
Every element selected to be included in Kathleen and Stephen’s wedding day was special and meaningful to them, down to the release of Chinese lanterns, Kathleen’s family’s cottage tradition. But perhaps the sweetest of all was the presence of their adorable dog Olive, who got ready with the girls, walked down the aisle, and mingled with guests throughout the evening. She fit right into every part of the day as it unfolded, and there was no doubt about it: she belonged there.
Our congratulations go out to Kathleen and Stephen for not only tying the knot, but for doing it in such a wonderfully whimsical and unique way that was true to them. Well done, you two, and thank you for selecting Daniel and I to document it.