It’s finally starting to feel like spring, both outside and here on the blog, and Kate + JoJo’s Vermont wedding at the Edson Hill Manor feels equally seasonal. The bridesmaids’ sherbert-colored Jenny Yoo frocks and sweet boquets from the Stray Cat Flower Farm make me a bit giddy – they’re just so pretty! And I’m casting my vote now for my favorite groomsmen look for the March Monthly Round-Up: JoJo and his attendants (both young and old) looked dashing in black and white seersucker and matching vest. Be still, my beating (Southern) heart! Special thanks to photographer Jen Huang for making our morning a little brighter.
How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. (From the groom) I was living and working in Caracas, Venezuela running a program for an international human rights organization called Global Exchange. I organized delegations throughout the country, focused on grassroots movements and politics. Kate was finishing law school and came on one of our trips. We met, hit it off, and then stayed in touch. Our first date was about a month later when I convinced her to come back to South America. We spent a few days on a deserted beach in Colombia and fell in love. We maintained a long distance relationship for a year then I moved to NYC where she had recently moved.
Describe the proposal. (From the groom) I invited her to meet me at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for some wine and dinner. After about an hour, I asked her if she knew what day today was. She hadn’t a clue. I told her to close her eyes. When she opened them, I had laid out a bunch of index cards. I had written in crayon, “ TODAY IS THE DAY I ASK YOU TO MARRY ME.” She looked at me is disbelief and we cried, and celebrated. Then I told her that I wanted to take her out for a glass of champagne. We took a cab down to Brooklyn Farm and waiting on the patio were about 15 of our close friends to toast us.
Three adjectives that describe the day are: Exhilarating, inspiring and loving.
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: We held a big party the night before up in Stowe, VT, at a lodge. Friends made speeches, played music and had a got to know each other.