Cragan + Rita are married! Gilbertsville Farmhouse | South New Berlin, New York

C & A Event Planning, Floral Design, Real Wedding


As the summer season draws to a close, we find ourselves reminiscing about the bustling energy and joyous celebrations that typically define our wedding season. While this year has brought its share of challenges and uncertainties, we take solace in reflecting on the unforgettable moments of weddings past. Today, let’s cast our gaze back to a particularly stunning wedding from last year—one that reminds us of the beauty and resilience inherent in love.

Cragan and Rita’s wedding day was nothing short of magical. In the days leading up to their celebration, relentless rain and unseasonably cold weather threatened to dampen their spirits. However, as if by divine intervention, the skies cleared and the sun emerged just in time for their special day. It was as if someone above was watching over them, ensuring that their wedding day would be nothing short of perfect.

Despite the initial challenges posed by the weather, Cragan and Rita remained undeterred in their determination to celebrate their love in a meaningful way. They made the decision to hold their ceremony inside the milking barn, embracing the cozy intimacy of the space and transforming it into a breathtaking backdrop for their vows.

As we witnessed Cragan and Rita exchange their heartfelt vows surrounded by loved ones, it was clear that their love and commitment illuminated the space with a warmth that transcended any external conditions. Their resilience in the face of adversity served as a powerful reminder of the strength and fortitude that love can inspire.

Looking back on Cragan and Rita’s wedding day fills us with a sense of gratitude and hope. It serves as a poignant reminder that, even in the face of unforeseen challenges, love has the power to prevail. As we eagerly await the return of bustling wedding seasons and joyful celebrations, we hold onto the memories of moments like these, knowing that love will always find a way to shine through.

Here’s to Cragan and Rita, and to all the couples who continue to inspire us with their unwavering love and resilience. May your journey together be filled with endless joy, laughter, and cherished memories.

From Cragan + Rita – “Working with Ashley and her mother was absolutely wonderful! Ashley was full of ideas to helps us achieve the perfect floral designs all while staying within our budget. She was organized and readily available during the planning process. Her mother, Cathy, was just as wonderful to work with! They both made sure everything was exactly the way we envisioned, and it ended up being everything we hoped for and more! We couldn’t be happier to have worked with C & A Event Planning!”

Venue: Gilbertsville Farmhouse
Florals + Planning: C & A Event Planning
Photography: CS Photography