Tori + Devon: a beautiful nuptial in Naples, NY

By Bridget Photo

Tori and Devon’s wedding day was…incredibly beautiful. Truly, words can’t express how magical this day way.

And I know people are still drooling over this perfect day. As always, I would be remiss if I didn’t give you a peak into their journey planning with me…

As most couples in 2020, Tori and Devon didn’t know if they should have their celebration or not. Tori reached out to me in June and I could tell that she so desperately longed to marry the man of her dreams. On our call I gave them a little reminder, a reminder I like to give all of my couples. “At the end of the day, you’re marrying the love of your life. Your wedding day is about you guys and will be just as beautiful with 25 guests as it would be with 200 guests. Don’t let that affect whether or not you marry the person of your dreams.” So, without much hesitation at all, they booked!

At the beginning, it was difficult to hone in on a venue. With so many tight restrictions and guidelines, it was difficult finding a venue that would suit their vision. They decided to host their wedding at Wrens Roost Barn in Naples, NY and from there we locked in a date and the fun began.

We worked together over the course of the next 3 months (crazy, right?!) planning and detailing every single element of their big day. And we made it happen! On Sunday, October 18th, 2020 the day finally arrived.

Let’s start with set up.

The Set Up

Before I headed to the venue to start setting up, I stopped by the bride’s Airbnb to check-in and say hi to her and the beautiful wedding party. We grabbed all of their décor and quickly headed to Wrens Roost Barn to begin set up.

By Bridget Photo

This wedding was unlike most. We only had 1.5 hours to set up. But I’m a miracle worker (as most know by now) so we made it happen! With all hands-on deck and a little bit of help from other vendors, we set up the entire wedding, from ceremony to reception, with some spare time to breathe before guests started to arrive.

It was an extremely windy day. There were so many external factors effecting much of the design, so we had to improvise. Menus and place cards were blowing everywhere! Signage was falling off easels. It was difficult to say the least. But we made it work as we always do and it turned out beautifully.

While we were setting up, Tori and Devon were getting ready and formal portraits were being taken offsite with the incredible photographer and videographer we hired to capture their magical day.