In September of 2011 we photographed the wedding of Marla Goldsmith to Sean Williams. It was a fantastic day of a million great pictures of as many great moments! I guess that the family agreed because when it came time for Marla’s brother Gary Goldsmith to tie the knot with Sarah Sommers, they called us again and in September of 2013, we found ourselves driving to Roxbury, NY to photograph their nuptials at the lovely Stone Tavern Farm! That’s where we met another handsome couple who were there as friends of the bride and groom, Brad Gallant and Katie Dittmer. As you may have already guessed, Brad and Katie loved all of those photos so much that they asked us to photograph their wedding in North Brookfield, NY on August 29th, 2015, exactly one year ago today… Happy 1st Anniversary Brad & Katie!!!
This adventure began with a 5 hour car ride and a hotel stay in the cute little college town of Hamilton, NY (home of Colgate University and one of the best little brew pubs I’ve ever been to). The next day, we found ourselves doing a bundle of our favorite things all at once… Seeing new and beautiful locations, taking pictures and seeing a lot of warm and familiar faces! Thanks for that, Brad & Katie!
The getting ready pictures took place in Hamilton and then it was off to the big event at Barnes Barn… The barn itself would be the scene for the reception later in the day but first of course came the first look, some family portraits and the beautiful ceremony, all atop a hill on the same piece of property but a full 5 minute ride from the barn, at the Barnes family home! The ceremony was amazing with the valley and hills as its backdrop.
Then of course it was time to party! A talented bluegrass band set the mood at the cocktail hour and even the groom chimed in with a serenade for his new bride… Go Brad! Brad was not bad!
Later friends and family settled into the barn for a family style dinner, a cookie bar and a good local brew or two while the DJ set quite a different mood…
Happy Anniversary Brad & Katie!!! Thanks so much for taking us along on your big adventure! We’re so glad we got to share a drink with you around the bonfire at nights end…
Ceremony + Reception – Barnes Barn, New York
Caterer – Michael’s Fine Foods + Spirits
Event Planning – Festive Planning
Flowers – Mother of the Bride
Wedding Invitation – KC Witherell
Reception Entertainment – DJ Joel Davis
Cocktail Entertainment – The Carolina Gents
Wedding Dress- Selia Yang (The Bridal Garden)
Bride’s Shoes – Nine West
Groom’s Wear – J. Crew
Make-Up + Hair – Amanda Morales
Transportation – Bernie’s Bus