Sitting on the edge of both summer and fall, September’s end is such a lovely time of year. The greens are greener, the light is golden, and a crisp undercurrent spikes the air.
Married the very first weekend it was officially fall, Meghan and Tim’s classic, upstate NY wedding highlighted all that good stuff with a lovely outdoor ceremony, deep emerald bridesmaid dresses, blushing florals, and warm, rustic décor. Shining like stars amongst it all were our over-the-moon bride and groom, whose brilliant smiles said it all!
When choosing a wedding dress, Meghan knew exactly the vibe she wanted—and found it in our Violet gown! Get the scoop on her dress search, how Tim proposed, and some great wedding planning advice from our bride below.
How did your sweetie propose?
“Tim surprised me with a weekend away to Lake Placid, one of our most treasured places to visit. We had breakfast at our favorite diner and headed north. Before we pulled into town, Tim took a turn down a road that lead to the base of Mount Marcy and Algonquin Mountain and we took in the breathtaking sights. As we got out of the car to admire the stunning view, Tim dropped to one knee in the middle of the field and asked me to be his wife. It was one of the happiest days of our lives!”
How did you choose your gown?
“I knew I always wanted a “Classic, American” wedding dress. My mom, my sister, and future mother-in-law joined me at Something Bleu Bridal in Saratoga Springs to help me find the perfect dress. Lea-Ann’s Violet gown was the very first dress I tried on! It was beautiful and it brought everyone (including me!) to tears. The other 9 or so dresses I tried on afterward didn’t hold a candle to Violet. It was THE one.”
Tell us about your day! Did you have a theme or style in mind?
“We got married at the Saratoga Polo Association in Greenfield Center, NY. We wanted a classic, yet modern wedding with some rustic elements.“
What’s your funniest wedding day memory?
“Getting ready with my maid of honor, Julie. She always knows how to make me laugh!”
What was your favorite wedding day moment?
“Tim and I both agree that our favorite moment was the first time we saw each other in Congress Park. We had such a special moment and felt like we were the only people in the park that day.“
What was your first dance song?
“Sam Cooke – “When I Fall in Love” – Live at the Copa“
Describe your wedding day in 5 words or less:
“It is so cliche, but it truly was “The Best Day Ever!””
What was your something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue?
“My something old was given to me by my mother-in-law. It was her grandmother’s engagement ring. So special. My something new were the earrings I purchased for my wedding day. I borrowed my mother’s tennis bracelet, and my something blue was the lining of my shoes!”
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“We took a mini-moon to Lake Placid where it all began! We plan to go to Kauai in July 2019.”
Any advice for future brides/grooms?
“Have fun with the wedding planning process. It goes by so fast! Also, try to spend as much time together during the wedding as possible! It’s so nice to greet your guests as a newly married couple!”