Congratulations, Brooke and Andrew on their gorgeous backyard wedding. Photography by Cappy Hotchkiss.

So tell us, how did you meet the love of your life?

On a communicate free week on meetingmindful.com 

Was there a moment you knew they were the one? Tell us how they won your heart.

He was consistent & caring & proved over and over to be the kindest person I know.

Tell us the story of the proposal ❤️

I was married before & divorced. I never wanted to get married again…. But then one day it just seemed like it made sense & we decided together… hey bebe do you think we should get married? Yea we should get married 😻

What was most important to you when choosing your wedding dress

I wanted to feel comfortable in it above all…but I also wanted to look gorgeous

What aspects of your wedding were most important to you when you were planning?

We had an intimate wedding of our closest friends and family at our new home. We both love hosting & being able to bring our favorite people together was very important to us. We are also foodies so having a local chef make a farm to table feast was incredible & I also made all of my own flower arrangements which felt very personal & I loved it. We also love music & a close friend (DJ Tabu NYC) gifted us the event. It was about 65 people at the wedding. And it was perfect. 

Did your wedding have a theme or a specific style?

It was very personal, both of our personalities were definitely in there. Neither of us like “wedding-weddings” . We avoided farmhouse like the plague. We walked down the aisle to inna-gadda-da-vida by iron butterfly. To set the tone ❤️

What advice do you wish you could go back and give to yourself when you were in the early stages of planning?

Don’t stress. Set up the big ticket items dress, music, food, bar, flowers, photography & the rest is gravy

Let's show your wedding venue some love! What is the name of your venue, and why did you choose it for your special day?

It was in our backyard. We live in the Catskills which is basically wedding venue central. But we decided to go with our home to keep it personal intimate and to avoid having our wedding pics look like stock photos

What was your favorite moment of the day?

We have two. My best friend officiated the wedding & the moment she announced us as husband and wife. Also when another best friend performed a live song she wrote for us that week & my brother played guitar

How did you feel spending the day in your wedding dress?

I loved it. I felt beautiful & sexy & comfortable. Everyone is still telling me how gorgeous I looked in the dress & Andrew said I looked like a supermodel from the 90s who got married in a music video… I take this as the highest compliment.

Who was your photographer?

@cappyhotchkissphotography

Would you like to shout out to any of your other vendors?

Chef: @food_master_flex Music: @djtabu (Tasha Guevara) Flowers: @alderswholesale

What has been the best part so far about being married?

Knowing I get to spend forever with my best friend. And referring to our home as “the house Tarpinian”

Congratulations, Brooke! Brooke is wearing Ayla with nude lining and a 10 in sweep train.

Rachel Ferreira

Hi there! My name is Rachel, and I adore all things bridal. Here at Wear Your Love, I assist our wonderful brides with ordering their dresses. When I'm not helping brides find their dream dress, I enjoy camping, vintage shopping, and fantasy books.