For Jolene and Brad, two schoolteachers from Glen Falls, New York, it was fitting to hold their wedding on their favorite day of the week, Sunday -- the day they reserve for spending time together and relaxing.
On a sunny summer Sunday (July 11, 2010, to be precise), the duo -- well versed in the lessons of love -- became husband and wife near their home in Saratoga Springs.
Florist Ariella Chezar created a bouquet of garden roses, fuchsias, hydrangea, phalaenopsis orchids, and foxglove. Its mix of blooms and various cascading ribbons brought together the Marie Antoinette-inspired pastel palette and feminine vibe. Jolene knew that she needed to involve the florist in order to pull off her dream wedding: "I kept telling everyone at the wedding that I believed Ariella knows what heaven looks like, and she brought it down to Earth just for our special occasion," said Jolene.
The Mansion Inn prepared a dinner that began with a classic caprese salad and fresh gazpacho. A trio of entree options followed: steak tagliata with garlic potatoes and seasonal vegetables; stuffed chicken with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and mozzarella topped with garlic sauce and served with wild rice; and braised sea bass with spicy tomato chorizo broth served over wilted spinach and Israeli couscous.