Milk and Marriage: The Gilbertsville Farmhouse Blog
It is said that the book of life is divided into different chapters. Each birthday marks the start of a new chapter. What comes within that chapter depends on you.
October 4th, 2014 was our last wedding of the 2014 season. Every wedding this year has been special to us and each one had its own meaning. The best way to describe what our last wedding was for me, is to describe it as a learning experience. That description fits so appropriately since the bride and groom, Emily and Matt, are both very well educated people. Emily, who is an editor, is a Yale Divinity School graduate and Matt is currently working towards his PhD in Biology at Yale... talk about educated! But, that's not really the type of "learning" I am referring to. Their wedding on October 4th was a lesson in simplicity, faith and love.
Last Saturday was a very special day for us. It was Courtney and Kenneth Burgos' wedding day. Courtney and Kenny are a very special and significant couple for all of us at Gilbertsville Farmhouse. Not only are they wonderful people, but Courtney and Kenny are the very first couple to book their wedding at our venue. I can truly say that they are the ones that started it all. To say they have vision and faith is an understatement. They believed in our vision from day one and never questioned our commitment or ability to make our dream wedding venue a reality. For that, we are so grateful to them. At their wedding, we also got a chance to get to know them more intimately. We saw them with their families and friends and and learned that they are the true definition of what a country wedding should be... beautiful, fun, laid-back, welcoming, unpretentious and friendly. For us, Courtney and Kenny's wedding was like watching our first born graduate - it made us feel happiness, pride, love, accomplishment, humility and gratitude.
On the July 4th weekend, we had the pleasure of being part of a very special event. Elana, originally from the Albany area, hosted her 40th birthday bash at Gilbertsville Farmhouse. Any 40th birthday is special, but when you fly in from Japan to celebrate it with your family and friends, it is awesome!
What do you get when you only have three and a half months to plan a wedding?... you get an awesome time! That's what Emily and Nate's wedding celebration was this past Saturday. The weather, the decor, the details, the horses, the butterflies, the arbor, the dress, the pick-up, the beer, the honey-drenched roasted pig, the quail, the family and the friends - all of it was awesome and made this wedding so much fun.
Well, it finally arrived...Gilbertsville Farmhouse's very first wedding! Yesterday, on the first day of summer, and overlooking the majesty of the Catskill mountains, Elizabeth and Chris Johnson exchanged their vows in front of 65 of their closest friends and family and began a new chapter in their lives. We are so grateful to have been a part of that special moment and the celebration that followed. We too, began a new chapter in our lives as their wedding signifies the official opening of our new business.
Hey Everyone!...I'm Sharon, the owner of Gilbertsville Farmhouse and and I want to welcome all of you to my blog and inspiration board, Milk and Marriage. The purpose of this blog is to share with all of you my love of farm weddings and their rustic beauty and romance. I am a wife and mother of four beautiful children. I live and work in the city. Six years ago my husband decided he wanted to buy a property in the country. Being a city girl, I was hesitant at first but I went along for the ride (literally; a three and a half hour ride) and today we have a beautiful farmhouse on 125 acres in the country. My initial hesitation slowly became interest. That interest quickly became discovery. That discovery lured me in and unfolded into love. The country is nature, peace, freedom, warmth, creativity and love. My growing love affair of the countryside is becoming an intricate part of my life's journey. Throughout this blog you will come to know more about me and my love affair. As most true love affairs eventually lead to wedding bells, so has this one. My discovery of the charm, romance and natural beauty of the country has led to my passion for country weddings. I hope that you are inspired by this Blog and that you experience the lure of the countryside and the magnificence of a country wedding as " I do!"