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Rustic Country Celebration

Barrie Gordon & Jared Gruner

The Circa 1799 Barn, Ancramdale, New York
June 26, 2010


Barrie Gordon and Jared Gruner hit it off instantly when they met a few years back at a lively dinner with mutual friends at Upstairs at Bouley. The only hitch: Jared, 30, lived in San Francisco and Barrie, 28, in Chelsea. A few dates and many texts, e-mails, calls, and cross-country flights later, Jared relocated to New York; two years after that, he proposed. They looked at venues in the city, but “nothing felt like us,” Barrie recalls. Then, during a weekend upstate, they drove down a dirt road in Ancramdale to see a big Dutch barn that was built on a cornfield in 1799. “We’re not religious,” says Barrie, “but it felt like a religious experience to step out onto the grass. The place just overcame us.” Guests had cocktails served in Mason jars while they waited for the outdoor ceremony to begin. “It was lightly raining as people were arriving and throughout the beginning of the ceremony,” says Barrie. “But just as my dad and I were walking down the aisle it stopped, right as he said good-bye.”

The Details


Bride’s Gown: Judd Waddell
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Groom’s Tux: Paul Smith
Caterer And Flowers: Creative Edge Parties
Cake: Calico Restaurant & Patisserie
Hair: Stacy Pitt
Music: Vali Entertainment
Bride’s Ring: Cathy Waterman

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