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Stacy and Jake | Engagement

This past February, Stacy and Jake bundled up for a walk with their dogs in East Rock Park, a short drive from their New Haven, Connecticut apartment. Wearing his “dress coat”, Stacy thought Jake was overdoing it for a hike in the woods. She questioned him several times about it, suggesting he wear his fleece. However, he assured her the dress coat would do.

At the park, they followed one of their usual paths, one that led them across a footbridge over a stream from Lake Whitney. They stopped to take in the yet-to-bloom trees and birds, the water moving lazily under the bridge. Then, Jake knelt down on one knee, a bit nervous, and asked Stacy to marry him. Now Stacy understood why he wore the coat; he wanted to look nice for such an important event in their lives.

Rewind seven years to Stacy and Jake’s freshman year at Cornell, where it all began. As chance would have it, they were assigned the same dorm and floor and they both loved The Grateful Dead. Well, Jerry Garcia was stirring up some magic from the heavens that day, a little Sunshine Daydream, because Jake just happened to have a collection of over one hundred live CDs.

The couple is planning a beautiful outdoor wedding at Candlelight Farms in New Milford, Connecticut this summer. A love of nature has been one of the “stitches” in the strong seam that binds them together. Candlelight Farms reflects this perfectly with horses grazing in open fields dotted with birch trees on Candlewood Mountain. Stacy and her mom are arranging all of the details for the big celebration, and with their powerfully creative forces combined, it’s certain to be a breathtaking event. The mom and daughter duo are even designing and making Stacy’s gown, and we know it’s certain to be exquisite if it’s anything like Stacy’s handcrafted jewelry.



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