We met on St. Patrick’s Day 2013. I was in grad school at Boston College and couldn’t convince any of my college friends to go out, but I knew my new friend Kyle was out celebrating with “the guys”. I walked into one of the diviest of dive bars in Boston to meet him and wound up spending most of the day and night talking with his best friend Mike. Little did I know that was the day I would meet my future husband.
We went to watch the sunset on the Naples beach with my family. After watching the sun set in the most brilliant colors, Mike asked to take a picture down by the water. After a sweet kiss he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him in front of my parents, sister and grandparents. After asking if he was serious about 5 times I said YES!
We wanted our day to be filled with love, family and friends and this venue was big enough to hold everyone, look gorgeous and provide the most beautiful views. our goal was to provide rustic elegance with a great party and Old Hickory Farm paired with all of our amazing vendors really made this vision a total dream come true!
We used the Knot a lot, but also utilized Facebook to find local businesses with great reputations. This was super helpful for planning a wedding from Boston.
We watched one of our friend’s wedding videos and knew we had to have one too! After seeing Gavin’s work and tearing up over complete strangers wedding videos we knew we had found our perfect match for capturing our day. After speaking with him on the phone we knew we couldn’t book with anyone else!
We decided to start taking dance lessons before the wedding and surprised our guests with a little more than “the junior high slowdance”. Thanks to Patrick Piazza, our guests were totally wowed by our first dance that included a death drop and a lift!
Take time to enjoy the planning process with your spouse and celebrate the little tasks as you complete them. Try not to stress too much and remember to always have Prosecco on hand!
The ceremony and first look both hold a special place in our memories. They were sweet and emotional and so full of love. We also both loved spending the day with all of our closest friends and family. Another favorite part was running away together with the video and photo team to get some beautiful images right before the ceremony.
Try to breathe. It is easy to over stress during the process. Everything will be fine and the big day will be great.
Remember that the wedding day is about you. All your friends and family are there for you. Take time to enjoy the moments you have together.
Edith by Rebecca Ingram for Maggie Sottero