One item that was important to both parties in the wedding? Beer. “Shelby and his best man, Dylan Short, started a hop farm this summer in Petersburg, New York, called Hop Hollar Farm,” she says. “They picked an early harvest and brought some down.” The hops worked their way into the décor, and there was a beer station during the wedding. “We also included a ‘beer garden’ for cocktail hour, with pretzels and pickles,” she says. “I lived in Germany for a while, my sister-in-law is German, and I was a German major at Columbia.” The wedding also featured 200 hand-labeled bottles of Wedding Day IPA.
Since the groom is a hops farmer, the wedding featured a custom Wedding Day IPA.
The menu included canapés like grilled cheese with gazpacho shooters, crabcakes with sweet corn salsa, and lobster rolls. Guests then proceeded to The Farmhouse, where they were served a choice of lobster fricassee or ribeye steak.
The bride is a trained pastry chef, and she chose a cake from Lulu Cake Boutique with buttercream frosting.
The music further reflected the couple’s personality, with a bluegrass cocktail hour and reception music provided by Mixtape: A Wedding Band for Hipsters. “Our first dance was to Bahamas' version of ‘Whole Wide World,’” she says. “We learned the rumba, and it went really well. I'm so glad we took dance lessons!”
Photography and Videography
Clark + Walker Studio
Bedford Post Inn
Little Flowers by Terry Ducey
New Vernon, NJ
Mixtape: A Wedding Band for Hipsters
Cherish the Moment
Lulu Cake Boutique
Liancarlo Spring 2014 Collection Style #5855
Elizabeth Johns Bridal Salon
Sabrina's Children's Boutique