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Weekend Bash in the Country


Jessica F. Zimmerman & Jamie King
Mashomack Fish & Game Preserve Club
Pine Plains
May 17, 2008

On the day of his wedding, beneath his bespoke tuxedo, Jamie was covered in cuts and scrapes. This surprised no one, not even his bride. Two days prior, at a rambunctious “welcome gourmet barbecue,” his friends had thrown him into Halcyon Lake. “Our wedding felt like summer camp, but with grown-ups,” says Jessica. The rustic setting—a sprawling hunting preserve two hours from the city—lent itself to the convivial, intimate vibe they had in mind. “It was a fun, four-day wedding marathon; we wanted all our guests to bond,” she says, pointing out that most of Jamie’s friends had flown in from England. The group had the grounds’ clubhouse all to themselves for the weekend: “Every night we’d stay up drinking by the fire, pumping music, dancing—even going out in paddle boats at 4 a.m. These moments made our wedding that much more special.”

THE DETAILS


Bride’s Gown: Reem Acra
Groom’s Tuxedo: Rocco Ciccarelli
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Vera Wang
Junior Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Banana Republic
Hair & Makeup: Pam Baumgartner; Armando Guajardo for M.A.C.
Event & Floral Designer: Frank Alexander NYC
Planner: Ellen Kostman of SideKick Events
Music: D.J. David Chang

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