September 28, 2019
Tony Shipani planned to surprise Cailin Fitzpatrick while on vacation: He envisioned proposing to her with an engagement ring that he had designed. Things took a turn when the ring got lost in the mail.
On a balmy summer day, Tony resorted to his back-up plan: bringing Cailin (and their dog Benny) to their favorite park. “I turned back twice because it was so hot,” says Cailin. “I wanted nothing to do with it.” Tony caught Cailin off guard when he sank to his knee and asked her to marry him. Cailin remembers the moment as perfect. The much-anticipated engagement ring, thankfully, did eventually find its way to the couple weeks later.
Cailin and Tony had a perfect image for their wedding day. “We wanted something more laid back, more rustic, but still elegant,” says Cailin. The Barn at Bradstreet Farm, “immediately caught my eye,” she says. “I love greenery and I was playing off the landscape of the barn.” The barn, which recently had been renovated, was surrounded by goats and pigs who tromped through
the grounds. Family members fl ew in from around the country for the couple’s special day. “We wanted them to be able to be a part of it all.” And their wishes came true. Tony and Cailin got married surrounded by friends, family, (and a few curious farm animals!).
• by Emma Kemp
Molly Quill Photography
The Barn at Bradstreet Farm, Rowley, MA
Wooden Spoon Catering
Sperry Tents Seacoast