Writer and editor Megan Nicolay couldn’t have crafted a better romantic comedy: The first time she met her brother’s college roommate, Luke Janka, he asked for advice—about another woman. Four years later, she was at a New York City grocery store, loaded down with bathroom supplies, when she stumbled into Luke, who had become a high school English teacher. This time, Cupid hit his mark. When they decided to marry four years later, they chose New Hampshire, where Megan grew up and still had plenty of connections. The couple exchanged vows beneath the boughs of a massive oak tree, then headed to a nearby barn, which had recently been transformed into a party space, to dine on a locavore menu and dance under the rafters. The barn’s entrance featured a clock that used to hang in Times Square: a little slice of the Big Apple in New England—just like the wedding couple themselves.—Jennifer Goldstein

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A Cooler Bar: Megan propped her family’s canoe on bales of hay and filled it with beer from Delaware (where Luke’s family lives), Brooklyn (the couple’s home), and New Hampshire.

Child’s Play: Most guests stayed in local inns, where the couple welcomed them with bags containing maple sugar candy, crayons, and an activity book designed by Megan.

Music That Matters: Megan’s brother composed the processional music and did an arrangement of the Clash’s “London Calling,” which was played during the recessional.

All Keyed Up: Instead of a sign-in book, guests “typed in” on a paper scroll fed through a vintage typewriter that Megan’s grandfather had given to her dad on his graduation day.

A pair of city slickers head to the bride's rustic hometown for a rockin' good time

Writer and editor Megan Nicolay couldn’t have crafted a better romantic comedy: The first time she met her brother’s college roommate, Luke Janka, he asked for advice—about another woman. Four years later, she was at a New York City grocery store, loaded down with bathroom supplies, when she stumbled into Luke, who had become a high school English teacher. This time, Cupid hit his mark. When they decided to marry four years later, they chose New Hampshire, where Megan grew up and still had plenty of connections. The couple exchanged vows beneath the boughs of a massive oak tree, then headed to a nearby barn, which had recently been transformed into a party space, to dine on a locavore menu and dance under the rafters. The barn’s entrance featured a clock that used to hang in Times Square: a little slice of the Big Apple in New England—just like the wedding couple themselves.—Jennifer Goldstein

Creative Customizing

A Cooler Bar: Megan propped her family’s canoe on bales of hay and filled it with beer from Delaware (where Luke’s family lives), Brooklyn (the couple’s home), and New Hampshire.

Child’s Play: Most guests stayed in local inns, where the couple welcomed them with bags containing maple sugar candy, crayons, and an activity book designed by Megan.

Music That Matters: Megan’s brother composed the processional music and did an arrangement of the Clash’s “London Calling,” which was played during the recessional.

All Keyed Up: Instead of a sign-in book, guests “typed in” on a paper scroll fed through a vintage typewriter that Megan’s grandfather had given to her dad on his graduation day.

Guests gathered in the barn, where the buffet dinner and dancing took place.

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