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Barnyard Bacchanal

Charlotte Adams & Max Bertz

Grasmere Farm in Rhinebeck, N.Y.
October 1, 2011

Marketing manager Charlotte Adams and credit salesman Max Bertz, both 27, met as college co-eds in Allentown, Pennsylvania, ten years ago. Charlotte was first impressed with Max’s guitar-playing abilities; she had caught him jamming to Bob Marley in his dorm room and made a point of walking past his door every day until he asked her out. The couple dated throughout college and eventually moved to Murray Hill; Max later proposed at Charlotte’s parents’ Florida beach house (with them watching from the window). For their 220-guest wedding, the couple wanted a location that embodied their love of the outdoors: The 500-acre Grasmere Farm fit the bill perfectly. The cocktail hour took place outside the farm’s stone barn (guests warmed themselves with bourbon-and-ginger martinis); inside, votive candles and chandeliers illuminated the wooden dance floor, where an eight-piece band played Motown, Jay-Z, and more. “The whole barn was shaking from all the dancing,” Charlotte says.

The Details

Dress: Badgley Mischka
Suit: Brooks Brothers
Event Planner: Lauren Sozmen for Loli Events
Flowers: Matthew Robbins Design
Cake: Abigail Kirsch
Photographs: 1. Art Beauty Life


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