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Barn weddings can be a challenge… whether you need to bring in all of your own rentals, there is no power source, or it’s so “rustic” that the cows just vacated the barn yesterday (there is only so much fresh flowers can cover up). Hayloft on the Arch in Vernon Center, NY is in it’s very own category for a “barn” wedding. The owner and event manager, Alisha knew what she was doing when she and her husband renovated the barn to accommodate weddings. There is a bridal suite, built in bar, catering space, really awesome bathrooms (when do you ever rave about the restrooms?), and overall just beautifully decorated. If you are looking for a barn space for your wedding – you need to check this place out.  It is officically a favorite #kowevenuepick!

Nicole and Sam came into our office for their initial consult and we just clicked. Nicole is a teacher and Sam is a designer who moonlights in a band (just the beginning of their awesomeness). Their planning process was so fun – tastings with Patrick at A Moveable Feast, floral appointments with Coriale, and site visits with Alisha out in the middle of NY. They were always full of laughs and bags of chicken (sorry inside joke). So of course their wedding day was just as fun!

Katie O’ says:  I feel truly blessed and lucky to have the opportunity to work with so many amazing couples each season.  Nicole & Sam were no exception.  They were both so awesome when we met for our initial consultation and totally in love.  They are the perfect balance for one another and I knew from the start that they were a #kowecouple.  Thank you both for sharing the planning and coordination of your special day with me.  I am honored to now call you both friends and can’t wait to see what the future holds for you (in Beantown-“Go Red Sox!”) as Mr. & Mrs! xoxo

Nicole and Sam say: “There are just not enough words to express the love that we have for Katie and her team! They are simply the best! Not only are they some of the most SPARKLY people you will ever meet, they genuinely love what they do and it showed throughout the almost 2 years that we worked with them. Katie and Casey truly took the time to know us as a couple. I truly believe that the time invested by Katie and Casey to get to know us is the reason why our wedding was such a success. From the vendor selection to events of the day-we were overjoyed with our “team” and how they all worked together to make our wedding day so special. We said it from the first week of working with Katie and Casey and we’re still saying it a month after the wedding-having Katie O Wedding and Events as part of our day was the best decision we made throughout our wedding planning. We just love them!”

Check out the day below and for more images check out Andrew Franciosa’s full blog here: http://andrewfranciosa.com/2016/hayloft-arch-wedding/

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There are always  “getting ready” pictures of the bride but we love this “getting ready” picture of the groom! How cool is our groom?

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Sam’s best man was his dad (awww!)

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When the venue is so cool that your dress looks good hanging anywhere!

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Nicole had hair and makeup done at the hotel but got dressed at Hayloft – how stunning is this shot of Nicole?  We LOVED the back of her dress from Angela’s Bridal.

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@Coriale – this bouquet is stunning. A mix of greens, succulents and pops of white.

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First look time!

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How sweet are these two love birds?

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The “pre-ceremony” set up before mother nature decided to down pour. BIG shout out to my amazing husband and the catering team for moving this arch inside for their Plan B ceremony set up with moments to spare. hayloft-on-the-arch-wedding-18

A wedding day essential for #teamKOWE: Umbrellas

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Our plan B ceremony was just as beautiful as their plan A!

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One of my favorite images – Andrew you are fantastic!

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We love all the little touches of floral around the barn…

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A little sparkle never hurt nobody!

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Hayloft on the Arch is stunning.

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Our neighbors Slidin’ Dirty came to the wedding for a late night snack!

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Nicole & Sam’s Sparkly Vendor Team:

Ceremony and Reception: Hayloft on the Arch 
Photographer: Andrew Franciosa
DJ: Metro Music
Caterer: A Moveable Feast
Late Night Food: Slidin’ Dirty
Florist: Coriale Flowers
Dress: Angela’s Bridal
Hair: Brook with Ambiance
Makeup: Erica Sherman