September 27, 2014
Lisbon, New Hampshire
The first thing Sarah Robinowitz noticed about her future husband, Corey Descheneaux, was his sense of humor. “That first night we met, we just laughed all night to the point where I was almost crying,” Sarah says. “He still makes me laugh harder and more than anyone else ever has.” Introduced in January 2012 by their respective siblings over drinks at Lir, the two became fast friends and, eventually, more. Fifteen months and many laughs later, Corey surprised Sarah by asking her to be his wife during a visit to Larz Anderson Park, in Brookline. “I should have seen it coming, but I had no idea,” Sarah recalls. “It was perfect.”
In planning their wedding, the Cambridge couple looked for rustic venues where they could create a “fairy-tale experience” for their guests. They quickly decided on Bishop Farm, a restored 20-acre property in New Hampshire’s White Mountains that Sarah describes as magical. And so last September, the couple said “I do” during a sunset ceremony that was officiated by the bride’s brother, Jameson, who was with Sarah and Corey on the night they met.
Fittingly, the couple agrees that the best part of the day was their time together on the reception barn’s dance floor, where they could let loose and share a few laughs. “Sarah was so excited all night and had the biggest smile while we were dancing and being goofballs,” Corey says. “That was what I wanted.”
On the way to the ceremony, guests passed by a freestanding white door, which the couple says served as “the point where people were leaving the real world to come be with us in our fairy tale.”
The couple wed under a birch arbor adorned with olive branches and the same roses and orchids used in Sarah’s bouquet.
A woodworking enthusiast, Corey created the table numbers by attaching doorknobs and key holes to blocks of wood to complement the reception’s lock-and-key theme.
“Signature Foxtails,” a reference to Sarah’s love for foxes, were served at a bar fashioned out of hay bales.
Sarah’s bridesmaids wore cranberry dresses from the Dessy Group. “I wanted them to let their personalities come through,” Sarah says of her decision to let each ’maid choose her own style.
The bride and groom swapped original vows after Sarah, escorted by both her father and stepfather, walked down the aisle to an instrumental version of “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”
Bride’s Dress Amy Kuschel, Flair Boston
Bridesmaid Dresses The Dessy Group, Flair Boston
Cake Jacques Fine European Pastries
Catering Maple Street Catering
Ceremony Music Vitamin String Quartet
Chalkboard Calligraphy Yennygrams Calligraphy + Custom Design
DJ and Photo Booth Sowa Entertainment
Florist and Planner Whim Events
Hair and Makeup Fresh Salon & Day Spa
Programs and Invitations Ladyfingers Letterpress
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