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My Wedding Story: Jenna Avery and Mike DeRose


We had a great many talented and creative people who helped make it such an awesome day. We got married at Fox Hill Farm, a perfect place for our late August wedding. The historic old barn, the gardens, the amazing view—this, along with the beauty, creativity and warmth that surrounds this farm—made it a truly special and unique venue.
I’m so grateful for the hard work our family and friends put into the entire process. We made a lot of the decorations. My mother grew all of the reception flowers from seed; a good friend of ours officiated our marriage; my brother-in-law (Billy Templeton) helped write our ceremony; and my dad made the ceremony arch, along with some other things that will be permanent fixtures for this venue (my favorite being cocktail tables made from cuttings of an old tree that had fallen at the farm). It was also very important to us to support the local community, minimize waste and provide food that was mostly locally sourced and responsibly raised.
All of our vendors/entertainers were amazing. Here’s a list of some of the people/farms/businesses that were involved: Mountain Wave (band), Crums Catering, Michelle Lee Photography, Berry Burcher (my cousin) and Laura Kortright (ceremony music), Faraway Farms, Rent Event, Mannings Farm, and Augusta Acres Farm (my family—we provided honey from its apiary as favors).
I’m not one to enjoy being in the spotlight, and I was a little nervous about having a large-ish wedding (both of our families are big, so it was kind of unavoidable). But I have to say, everything fell into place, I was calm (not nervous at all), the weather was beautiful, and we all had a wonderful time.


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