We went to college together and were the same major, so we met in class. We graduated and each moved back to our hometowns. Seven years later we randomly reconnected, thanks to our good mutual friend Dan, who is now our officiant.
We knew instantly it was right this time and we’ve been together ever since.
We went to the New england aquarium in Boston, and it was so special sharing our love for all things animal and ocean related. We both majored in Zoology, and are having live clownfish incorporated into our centerpieces.
Before we even got engaged, Kris mentioned that when we eventually got married we should use a piece of white birch bark as our guestbook. I loved the idea, but told him good luck finding a big enough piece of bark that was a perfect scroll for people to write on. When the time came to propose, he was hiking with our dog, Kona, and sure enough found a perfectly rectangular piece of white birch. He painted “Will you marry me?” on the back of it, and we are using it as our guestbook as he originally envisioned.
The autheniticy of the barn at Allen Hill and the uniqueness of the venue. We love that it’s a working Christmas tree farm, giving it absolutely stunning views. After booking, we even went there to get our Christmas tree that year.
During the reception there was an Ukrainian bread dance tradition where all the men dance for the bride and groom with the bread, and it was hilarious since the majority of guests do not know how to do Ukrainian dancing!