I have known Leslie for ten years. We both swam our entire lives and she was actually my recruit at Duke! In fact, she was my very first recruit when I was 17 years old. As the younger sister in my household, I was so excited to finally be able to host someone and be the “big sis”. I even have a Facebook album that is titled “Leslie is coming to Duke”. Although we became fast friends, she ended up attending Princeton and thank goodness she did because this is where she met Mason.
These two didn’t actually meet like the usual college sweethearts because Mason actually attended Harvard! So how did they meet you ask? Three cheers for collegiate swimming! For those of you that don’t know, the swimming world is very small and the Ivy League swimming world is even smaller, so small that the teams sometimes will have casual parties that mix the teams after they compete. These two athletes met and fell in love in rival colleges.
After graduating, Mason was living in Boston but eventually moved to NYC to join the love of his life. In the city, Mason proposed to Leslie on the New York City Highline. He surprised her with a floor full of rose petals and all of her best friends standing by.
The two tied the knot on September 16th at Mount Hope Farm in Bristol Rhode Island. They got married in the garden outside the little farm home and had their reception in the seaside chic barn! They even got to hold the baby goats! The live band played exclusively 80s music and the newlyweds left in a white vintage car. I just adored this wedding because these are two genuine, amazing people. Here are my favorites from their day!
Photographer: Kir Tuben | Kir2ben Photography
Venue: Mount Hope Farm | Mount Hope Farm
Coordinator: Paige McKenny | Mount Hope Farm
Hair: Amanda | New Leaf Hair Studio
Makeup: Katelyn | New Leaf Hair Studio
Dress: The Bridal Garden
Florist: Sayles | Sayles Livingston Design
Catering: Paige McKenny | Russell Morins
Cake: Marie Soliday | Confectionery Designs
Bridesmaids Dresses: Joanna August & Amsale
Shoes: Kate Spade | Kate Spade
Suit: Suit Supply
Officiant: Dave Hendrie
Band: Brick Park Entertainment | Brick Park Entertainment
Invitations: Self Made