Jessica & Rob had the most beautiful summer wedding at Hayloft on the Arch in Vernon Center, NY! Every detail of their rustic barn wedding was absolutely breathtaking! Jessica shared a very special first look with her and then just moments later had an amazing first look with Rob who was anxiously awaiting to see his bride for the first time! Wishing nothing but lots of love and happiness for many years to come to the new Mr. & Mrs. Decker!
Jessica & Rob wrote vows to each other and read them together in private!
I loved getting to know Jessica & Rob and learning more about their love story! Here's what they had to say about their relationship and wedding day:
How did you meet?
"We met through mutual friends. It’s funny because we grew up 2 miles apart and probably crossed paths many times over the years but never knew each other. We went out to dinner for our friends birthday and met there. The rest is history."
Jessica, what made you fall in love with Rob? What do you love most about him?
"Rob has always been my number one supporter. He makes me laugh every single day. He’s always pushed to do the things I want to do. I love that he tells me he loves me multiple times a day and that he loves this life as much as I do."
Rob, what made you fall in love with Jessica? What do you love most about her?
"As soon as I met Jessica I knew my life was changed. She’s the best thing that ever happened in my life. I love how passionate, caring and funny she is."
How did you get engaged?
Jessica: "We were at home and going downstate to visit family that day. I had turned around and Rob was on one knee holding a ring. It took a few seconds for my brain to understand what was going on because I was so surprised. I cried! I wasn't expecting it and I was so happy that all the emotions came out."
Jessica, what was your favorite part of planning your wedding? Least favorite?
"My favorite part of planning was taking an image that I had in my head and bringing it to life. I’m pretty crafty so the designing of things was my favorite. My least favorite was second guessing decisions but in our case everything worked out perfectly."
Rob, what was your favorite part of planning your wedding? Least favorite?
"Favorite- sampling food. Least favorite- chasing people down to rsvp."
Jessica, what was your favorite part about your wedding day?
"Seeing Rob for the first time and walking down the aisle."
Rob what was your favorite part of your wedding day?
"The first look"
Jessica, what advice would you give to engaged couples?
"Really slow down and enjoy the whole experience. It goes by so fast so try to be present and soak it all in."
Rob, what advice would you give to engaged couples?
"Listen to the bride!"
The Dream Team
Wedding Planner: Alisha from Hayloft on the Arch
Ceremony Venue: Hayloft on the Arch, Vernon Center, NY
Officiant: Bob Brucato
Reception Venue: Hayloft on the Arch, Vernon Center, NY
Brides Dress: NY Bride & Co, Syracuse, NY
Bride's Dress Designer: Stella York
Bridesmaid Dresses: Davids’s Bridal
Brides Shoes: Kohls
Brides Jewelry: Kohls
Brides Veil: NY Bride & Co, Syracuse, NY
Bride’s Engagement Ring: Mayfair Jewelers
Brides Wedding Band: The Goldmine Jewelers, New Hartford, NY
Groom's Tux: Kohls
Groomsmen Attire: Kohls
Grooms Wedding Band: Brilliant Earth
Caterer: Michael's Fine Food & Spirits, Waterville, NY
Cake: Honey Brook Bakery, Herkimer, NY
Hair: Tangles Salon & Boutique, Rome, NY
Makeup: Tease & Makeup
DJ: Sound Selection, Binghamton, NY
Check out Jessica & Rob's engagement session here!
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