Mia and Jared had a lovely wedding, with beautiful photos by Katie Stoops, but as the bride says, “Creating a party where all of our friends and family would have the best time was the most important thing – our focus was always on the celebration rather than anything else.” An important thing to remember when planning a wedding!

Bridesmaids wore simple seersucker dresses.

Says Mia:  “Our ceremony was also really special to us. First off, being in the chapel on campus was very important to us. Jared’s cousin was ordained for the occasion and wrote such a sweet and beautiful script. We took readings from For Whom the Bell Tolls and our favorite My Morning Jacket Song and bagpipes played as we processed and recessed. We made it very personal and didn’t listen to any of the traditional ceremony must-dos which we were so happy for in the end. People we barely knew said they teared up during our ceremony!”

A calligrapher wrote guests’ names on kraft paper cutouts, which were pinned to napkins with tiny clothespins, purchased from Oriental Trading.

Congratulations Mia and Jared! And thank you to Katie Stoops for the lovely photos!



Photography: Katie Stoops / Ceremony venue: Hamilton College Chapel / Reception venue: Harding Farm in Clinton, New York / Bride’s dress: Anne Barge / Veil: Brideshead Revisited / Seersucker bridesmaid dresses: Reese Jacobs / Groom’s suit: J.Crew / Invitations: ellothere / Flowers: The Backyard Garden

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  1. Candace {Lovestru.ck}

    I think this couple focused on the most important aspects of their wedding. It looked like a beautiful celebration!

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  2. Lisa @ Scarlett Weddings

    Such beautiful photography!

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  3. Austin

    Where were the bridesmaids dresses purchased from? I googled Reese Jacobs but I can’t find them anywhere!

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  4. Josh Gruetzmacher

    Beautiful! I love the fun bow ties and custom belts. Great photos!

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  5. Liz

    I am dying to know what selections from For Whom the Bell Tolls they used!

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  6. lydia {ever ours}

    love the seersucker bridesmaid dresses!

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  7. Leila | Be Inspired PR

    The couple is so cute!! Love those invites and the colors are perfectly subtle and romantic!

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  8. Chloe

    Absolutely delicious!

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  9. Christine

    Everything is so fresh, bright and beautiful! Would love to hear what passage from For Whom the Bell Tolls was used!

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  10. Brigette

    Great post, feels so nostalgic while still staying young and vibrant like the couple. Loving the bridesmaid dresses and bow ties!

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  11. JAF Gifts

    Simple yet beautiful wedding. Love those kraft paper cutouts pinned on the napkins; so cute, and very personal! C:

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  12. best gift

    A wonderful wedding ceremony, thanks for sharing.

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  13. Photojournalistic Wedding Photographer

    What a lovely couple they are. I can see that the wedding is a huge success because all of them enjoyed being a part of the ceremony. I like the color combination that you guys pick. It compliments your wedding dress and all. Congratulations!

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  14. Megan @ Lovely Happenings

    I love that ring!

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  15. Marissa – afterflats.com

    very elegant wedding! It’s so romantic! I love it! :)

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  16. Barn Weddings

    Wonderful! I like that engraved sayings on the wedding ring, really amazing! :D

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