Muted pink and orange tones, rustic decor and roses complement Vermont wedding venue


By Ann Luongo

Caitlin and Jason met during the fall of 2008 at Colgate University, in Hamilton, New York, when he was a senior and she, a sophomore. “We were introduced by a mutual friend,” says Caitlin, “and with the help of our shared love of family, good friends, travel and especially food, the rest is pretty much history!”

Colgate holds a very special place in the hearts of both of their families. Jason’s father and brother are alums, and Caitlin’s parents, sister and brother-in-law all went to Colgate. “They all found each other at Colgate,” says Caitlin, “so it felt very natural when we began falling in love there as well.”

The couple decided on Riverside Farm, in Vermont, as the place to have their August 2015 wedding. “The reason we chose Riverside Farm was mainly because it was important to us that we get married in a place that is special to both of us—not just one of our hometowns, which wouldn’t necessarily mean as much to the other person. We are both avid skiers and have been going up to Vermont for 24 or 25 years with our respective families, so not only were we excited about getting married in the beautiful state of Vermont but our parents were thrilled as well.”

Aside from the farm’s obvious beauty and scenic setting, there’s an intangible spirit that the farm carries with it as well. “We both knew it was the place we wanted to officially start our lives together,” says Caitlin. “In planning the wedding, we really tried to stick to a theme of rustic elegance. I wanted to ensure that we complemented the farm with all of our [décor] decisions and, with the help of our vendors, coordinators and wedding planners, it all started coming together. I loved that both of the barns on-site had this dark wooden, rustic feel, and we had a really fun time livening it up with florals, dainty string lights, chandeliers and candles. Pinterest also helped us create a visual landscape for the event, and many of the finishing touches were inspired by décor I had pinned.”

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