Chloë + Adam | Mark Zunino Real Wedding From Ash Carr Photography

This New York wedding is brimming with amazingness.  You can feel the couple’s innate sense of style and fun (they started their vows with rock, paper scissors)! And the decor is beautiful and romantic. But the bride’s Mark Zunino dress is really the show-stopper.  Elegant, sophisticated and unique, you’ll fall in love with it the minute you see it.

Chloë +  Adam | August 14, 2016 | Hudson Valley, New York

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The Ceremony
Our Ceremony took place at Pioneer Farm, in Warwick, NY about 55 miles north of NYC.  Originally a dairy farm, it’s now grounds to several unique rentals, with rustic and modern details, and a pool! We had originally planned an outdoor ceremony under a tree on the property, but due to the crazy heat wave and rolling thunderstorms, everything was up in the air until the day before! We ended up using the front porch of the Main House, which was built in the 1800s, which worked out much better than our original plan!

Our ceremony was nonsecular with a hand fasting ceremony at it’s center.  After a quick Rock, Paper, Scissor to see who would go first, Adam and I opened the ceremony by sharing privately written “letters” relating what originally attracted us to each other, and how we knew we’d found our person.  Hearing Adam’s letter for the first time was by far one of my favorite memories.

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The Reception
Our reception was held at Blooming Hill Farm, a vegetable farm in Blooming Grove, NY.  They serve delicious farm-you’re-currently-standing-on-to-table-food, using all their own produce and locally sourced meat and fish. The cocktail hour was in their restored barn, complete with passed wood oven pizzas, pork sliders and Aperol Spritzes, with the dinner under a sail tent set up on their field, surrounded by rolling hills.

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Chloë’s Wedding Dress Search
I must have gone to 10 different bridal Salons, both in Michigan, where my family lives and in NYC where I live.  I cast a wide net, searching the whole gamut from sample sales and used dress shops, to independent Brooklyn designers, to higher end salons like Kleinfeld.  I definitely perused PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com as well, but had a had time finding a dress that was both long enough and fit my style. It was on my third visit to Kleinfeld, specifically to see the recently released 2016 lines, that I finally found my dress.

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How She Felt In Her Mark Zunino Gown
Unique, Regal, Stunning!

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Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Dress
I had so much trouble finding something that spoke to me and I’m so glad I was able to find something so unique.  I love the idea of providing the same opportunity to another like minded bride.

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Credits
Weding Dress: Mark Zunino | Photographer: Ash Carr | Ceremony Venue: Pioneer Farm | Reception Venue & Food: Blooming Hill Farm  |  Florist: F.H. Corwin Florist & Greenhouse  | Dessert: Pie Lady & Son   | Event Planning: Bride