Adrian: We met in college, but didn’t start dating until after we’d both graduated. We were part of the same large circle of friends, and we reconnected at a friend’s party in the summer of 2008. After that weekend we started visiting each other – he lived in Canada, I lived in Maine – and have been together ever since.
Adrian: Neither one of us officially proposed. We had been talking about marriage for a while, and reached the point where we knew we were both ready. We decided to go out on a fancy date to ‘make it official.’ Ben planned the whole thing, and before dinner he took me to the park, sat me down on a bench and told me all of the reasons why he wanted to marry me and thought we made a great team.
Adrian: Our wedding took place in Big Indian, New York at the Full Moon Resort in the Catskills. We live in Brooklyn, but knew we wanted to have our wedding in nature. I grew up going to the Catskills, so it has a special significance for me. We chose Full Moon Resort for a few reasons. One, it’s entirely beautiful. It has 100 acres of land to walk through and explore. It was also perfect because we wanted a venue we could take over for the entire weekend. Almost all of our guests stayed for two nights at Full Moon, and we hosted various events in all of their amazing venues onsite – including a barn, reception tent, outdoor ceremony location, and a ‘Roadhouse’ bar. We got to spend a lot of quality time with our guests, which was exactly what we wanted.
Adrian: I can’t choose one part. The whole day flowed so well. As most of our guests stayed at the wedding site with us, we got to have breakfast and lunch with our families, swim in the pool and play lawn games with our friends, and go for a long walk on the property. Despite having an already amazing day, the ceremony was truly special. Ben and I wrote the whole thing ourselves, and had our siblings and both of our mothers lead different parts of it. Looking out and seeing everyone we loved in one place sharing this experience with us was unforgettable.
Adrian: My favorite photos are after the ceremony, during the ‘magic hour’ when the sun is just so. The lighting is amazing. We were just walking around the property with our photographers and reveling in what had just happened.