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This is our second annual I Do wedding magazine. Think of it as a guide to help you with your wedding planning. The whole process has a lot of parts, and it can be difficult to fit them all together. From the fashion to the food, from the venue to the color palette, we provide ideas to inspire and guide you.
Everyone loves to eat, and the food at a wedding is so important. Around here, there aren’t many catering options. Luckily, favorite restaurant The Heron is here to step in. Not only do they offer their restaurant amenities for all kinds of wedding parties, they also cater off-site to pretty much any kind of venue (even if it’s in a field). They bring their down-home cooking with gourmet touches and provide a unique menu catered to what each client likes, and they offer homemade cakes and fried chicken! Linda Drollinger speaks with owners Marla Puccetti and Paul Nanni about their catering adventures.
Finding the perfect wedding dress means you are willing to travel. Blush Bridal Boutique in Kingston, NY may be out of our area, but it’s worth the drive. Owner Emily Glass DeGasperis has worked in the fashion and wedding industry, so she is an expert who can offer a lot of advice. Her shop carries a wide variety of dresses, and she will help you find the right one.
Figuring out your color palette is a crucial step in wedding planning. Our guide along with color graphics, will help you decide. Think about what kind of wedding you are having: outdoor/indoor, the season, and the style, and let these options inform the colors.
Finally, we hear a personal account of a wedding, in the bride’s own words. Want to know what it really feels like on your wedding day? Read Jenna Avery’s story. She also offers ideas and inspiration on how to use our local resources to create a home-grown wedding.
I hope this issue of I Do inspires you and you glean some helpful tips. Try not to stress out too much during the planning process, and remember, have fun on your big day!

Section Editor

PS: This photo is from when I was a bridesmaid in my friend’s wedding.


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