Brad’s home of Oswego is the setting for this New York wedding, but it didn’t stop all Jared & Brads’s New Hampshire friends and family from making the trek and sharing in the celebration. Flanking Lake Ontario, their October fall wedding day surprised everyone by being 70° and gorgeous!

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Brad is basically every mom’s dream for their son-in-law, a tall, handsome Harvard grad originally from Oswego, NY. After his masters he joined Teach for America and worked in Mississippi for four years before landing as a math teacher in New Hampshire.

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Jared is affectionately known as the Energizer Bunny, and after seeing him on the dance floor you will believe that the pink fluffy mascot may actually have been named after him! His resume, aside from dance maniac, includes inspiring countless children with the gift of music and winning a Grammy for Music Educator of the year!

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These two are truly selfless individuals, from their commitments in teaching (at rivaling NH schools), to their devotion to their friends and family. It’s no surprise that they met through mutual friends one night in Boston at the Joshua Tree’s trivia night.

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Together Brad & Jared are not only an awesomely two-is-better-than-one couple, but inspirational in their joint commitment to the field of education, love for culture in traveling the world, trying new foods, attending symphonies (whether in the audience or on stage) and backyard BBQs. Their love for life is palpable and the world’s love for them is obvious by seeing the joy, admiration and smiles surrounding them!

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When we asked what the most important thing to them was about their wedding, they answered “we want the day to be about our family and friends.” All who were invited were asked to RSVP by including a picture in the envelope of them with someone they love.

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Brad & Jared remind us of what a wedding day is truly all about. Love. The love shared between them, and that between family and friends. Their day was a testament to this, a true celebration of the beauty created through two such loving people.

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And it was also, a really, really good time!! Remember how we said Jared is a force to be reckoned with on the dance floor? If the music is good, expect him to be on the floor, on your back, in a bear hug, and we promise your cheeks will hurt from smiling so much!

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The energy is completely contagious, and next thing you know you’re paddling your way around the dance floor or perfectly normal wedding night shenanigans.

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If there is a trivia team needing two amazingly intelligent, fun-loving participants these two are the ones they want. They are the kind of people that will make you laugh, remind you how fulfilling it is to live life with passion, make you want to eat sushi every week, hop on a plane at a moment’s notice to that bucket list destination, or stay home cuddling on the couch with a bottle of Tupper Lake wine. And we’re so lucky to call them friends.

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We love you both to pieces, wish you an amazing honeymoon journey to Iceland and Norway and can’t wait for many more sushi dates and stories of your latest adventures!!

New York Wedding Vendors

Alexandria’s Premier Lakeview Weddings – Venue
Maida’s Floral Shop – Flowers
Black Tie Entertainment – DJ
Adam Steel  – Officiant
J Crew – Brad & Jared’s Attire
Kenneth Cole – Tie Clips
Penguin Brand – Ties
J Crew – Wedding Party Attire
Alex’s On the Water – Catering
Port City Cafe and Bakery – Cake
Michael’s Custom Jewelers – Rings
Wedding Paper Divas – Invitations
Donations to the Human Rights Campaign – Wedding Favors

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