Our e-love started with match.com where our cyber stars aligned. Our first interaction was when TJ initiated contacted with Casey after being stunned by Casey’s beauty in her profile. After Casey asked her sister’s thoughts, which she approved solely on the fact that TJ was a gallant gentleman wearing a bow tie in his profile image and nicknamed him “Mr. Bow Tie Guy”. Casey and TJ had a couple email correspondences before exchanging phone numbers. TJ, in his traditional manner, telephoned Casey as opposed to falling into the now “normal” texting. Needless to say, Jenna’s advice was right on point as Casey and TJ hit it off immediately.
The Proposal TJ is a traditional heartthrob who took the appropriate steps to inform Casey’s sister, and asked both her mother and father for their daughter’s hand in marriage along with his own family to get everyone’s blessing. Once everyone had said “go get her, you dear old chap” (Ok… maybe no one said it exactly like that), TJ picked out the ring that was sure to sparkle just as much as Casey’s glitter in her craft drawer. Once the ring was ready, TJ set his plan. On the night of January 8th, TJ carefully strung lights in their backyard, laid mason jars filled with candles in the shape of a heart in the snow while standing next to a table adorned with two dozen roses. Meanwhile, Jenna creepily hid in the bush to capture the once in a lifetime moment with her camera. As TJ waited outside, Casey was inside the house following a tactically drawn out scavenger hunt which would eventually lead her to the ultimate “treasure” in the backyard. Soon the rain began to fall as TJ and Jenna anxiously waited outside for the final clue in the rain, Casey started bellowing for the help of TJ inside the house followed up by texts of S.O.S. As TJ laughed his way through assisting Casey in her own proposal, she eventually made her way outside. Once outside, TJ turned on the string lights and took one knee. After a beautiful speech of his eternal love and appreciation of Casey, she said YES!
I had known for a long time that we didn’t want our wedding in ballroom. We wanted to find a place that had all the things that we wanted but also spoke to us. Bellevue Barn is that place. It has the rustic feel but the openness that is important to us.
We want our wedding to be very personal. We want our guests to look around and have the things we have put together remind them of us. We worked with a good friend of mine to come up with our logo. We are now calling it our family crest : ) We wanted it to describe us… and give the wedding a intimate camp feeling. I grew up spending time at my grandparents’ lake house (“camp” as we called it) and it is my favorite place on earth. We want our guests to have the same warm feeling I have about camp as they do about the wedding.
photography: Emilie, emilie inc. | venue: Bellevue Barn at Carlisle Place, Jefferson, New Hampshire | preparation: Jefferson Inn | guest accommodations: Mountain View Grand Resort | caterer: The Accidental Caterer | flowers: bride | dj: SKD Entertainment | sweets: Beach Pea Bakery and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream | hair: My Reis Salon | transportation: WW Berry’s Transportation | men: Brooks Brothers | ladies: Alfred Angelo | invitations: designed by the bride and Egg-a-go-go