Jane + Stephen • August 18, 2018 • Questroyal North, Private Horse Farm • Stillwater, NY (Saratoga County)
Photography by Jamie Watts

A labor of love….the perfect way to describe the planning that went into this extravagant Saratoga Springs wedding. It all took place over a full weekend of events in August of 2018. Of course it had to be during the Saratoga Race Course meet given that the brides father was once the head of NYRA and owner of the horse farm where the wedding ceremony and reception took place. Full-Service planning doesn’t quite explain the level of detail, especially when the brides mom wanted to “recreate The Plaza at the horse farm”. Big shoes to fill!!!

We started with meeting floral & event designer, Samantha Nass and owner of Rain or Shine, Pember Dupras at the farm. The first thing we noticed was, in order to get all 250 wedding guests to the area where the tent was going to be erected we were going to have to build a road. Yes folks, there’s a first time for everything. We had a local excavation company come in and build up an old farm road that hadn’t been touched in years. After that, the company excavated an entire paddock on the farm so we could have flat land to build the tents upon. This took some serious planning and coordination with all the vendors involved. We needed to make sure that the 10 buses used to transport guests could easily turn around, that there was room for the valet company to park cars and an additional parking area for the 20+ vendor cars & trucks. Not to mention all of the kitchen, generators & and HV/AC equipment we needed to “hide” so that guests didn’t see the inner workings of the event!

The wedding week finally arrived and we were all blessed with beautiful August weather. Our week began with delivering the gorgeous gift bags to all of the local hotels (The Brentwood, The Adelphi, Saratoga Arms, The Pavilion Grand and The Malta Hyatt) and Airbnb’s who were generous enough to supply the couple with room blocks in August (pretty much unheard of during tourist season!)

Friday’s festivities began in the VIP suite at the Saratoga Race Track, pre-post time. We, along with the help of the brides dad, set up a groom’s race right on the historical horse track. The grooms lines up and ran 1/4 mile to the finish line! An experience that they will never forget. The wedding party enjoyed

The amazing pro’s we worked with:

Florals + Wedding Design | Samantha Nass Floral + Event Design

Venue Management, Rentals, Tents | Rain or Shine Tent Company

Caterer | Kim Klopstock’s Lily & The Rose

Photography | Jamie Watts Photography

Detail Photography | Dave Bigler Productions

Videography | Dave Bigler Productions

Venue | Questroyal North Farm

Entertainment | The Barnstorm

Bride’s Dress | Oscar de la Renta

Stationer | Paperdolls of Saratoga

Hair & Makeup | Blush518

Welcome Gift Bags | Wendy Lawrence Events

Valet Company | CQ Valet, Dave Cherry

Wedding Party VIP Reception | The Saratoga Race Course

Rehearsal Dinner + Welcome Reception Venue | The Historic Canfield Casino

Rehearsal Dinner + Welcome Reception Catering | Hattie’s Restaurant

Welcome Reception Entertainment | Hot Club of Saratoga

Bride’s Get Ready Location | Private Residence, North Broadway, Saratoga Springs

Groom’s Get Ready Location |
The Adelphi Hotel