Katie Greene & Dewey Schultz
May 31, 2014
Long View Farm
New Braintree, Massachusetts
One evening in 2009, Atlanta-bred Katie Greene—a newcomer to New York—was at a party with friends when a mysterious stranger approached and asked if she was single (she was). A few days later, the matchmaker, Carl Berz, introduced her to his pal Dewey Schultz, originally from Boston. “I didn’t know what to expect from a northern guy,” says Katie, who found herself drawn to his New England charm. “She radiated something different and stood out brighter than anyone else in the crowd,” Dewey says of the southern belle.
Their first date, over Thai food, led to several more, and before long, Katie and Dewey were inseparable. There was only one thing left to do: On a Friday morning in their Upper West Side apartment, Dewey bent down on one knee and proposed as he kissed Katie, still in bed, goodbye. After she realized she wasn’t dreaming, Katie said yes, and the couple spent the day picnicking in Central Park before joining friends for celebratory cocktails.
It turned out Katie already had a place in mind for their wedding day: Just minutes into her first visit to Long View Farm, Dewey’s family’s 72-acre property near Amherst, she had imagined tying the knot there. Last May, 95 guests joined them for a weekend-long celebration that included lawn games, comfort foods, and dancing in the family’s big red barn. “It was a place where we both felt at ease, a place where our guests would feel comfortable too, and one with a deeper connection to both of our lives,” Dewey says.
Dewey’s parents, both artists, purchased their 100-year-old farm more than a decade ago. After hosting Katie and Dewey’s wedding, they now plan to hold other events in the barn.
The couple’s signature cocktail, a “Tipsy Arnold Palmer,” was a mix of sweet-tea vodka, lemonade, and mint.
June’s Bakeshop created a marble cake with vanilla frosting.
Dewey’s father built the arbor for the ceremony from birch trees found on the property.
For the escort cards, Katie and her friends wrote guests’ names on leaves with silver paint pens.
Dewey’s sister, Molly Schultz, ordered blooms from a wholesale florist, then assembled the centerpieces in distressed coffee cans and mason jars collected by Dewey’s mother.
Katie wore a gardenia in her hair as a nod to the gardenias in her mom’s wedding bouquet.
The couple got a lift at the end of the night in a 1957 Chevy Apache truck as guests waved sparklers.
Audio/Lighting Design Dave Kahn, Ecast Productions
Bride’s Earrings BHLDN
Cake June’s Bakeshop
Catering Off The Vine Catering
DJ Brent Fierro
Gown Allure Bridals
Groomswear Calvin Klein; Brooks Brothers; Original Penguin
Hair Vici Hair Studio & Beauty Bar
Rings Baumgold Fine Jewelry
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