My name is Ian and I heard about your farm from my girlfriends family (who live in Skaneateles and Marcellus) and mentioned that your grounds are beautiful. In fact, last time we were up there earlier this summer, one of her cousins was going to a lavender picking fest at your farm I believe.
I'm writing to see if you'd be willing to help out with a strange request - I'm taking my girlfriend on a surprise trip up to Skaneateles (we live in Pittsburgh) at the end of this month, and I want to ask her an important question on a picnic. Question is - where to picnic? In secretly brainstorming ideas with her cousin, she suggested that I talk to you guys to see if you'd be willing to allow us to have a picnic on your grounds. It would be on Saturday Aug 27th, perhaps around 1pm-ish.
So what do you think? I'd be more than happy to pay a fee for us to picnic on your grounds for an hour or two. Let me know what you think - and thanks for your time.
Of course I knew what the important question was. And being true romantic's, Gary and I couldn't refuse. And after a few back and forth emails we had a plan. Ian's thought was to have a secluded place on the farm overlooking Skaneateles Lake. So after a month of preparation and one of our fields of alphalfa cut we had a spot. We kept our fingers crossed that the weather was going to be perfect.
Ian had the whole weekend planned. He surprised Elizabeth with this trip to her grandmothers in Marcellus, NY by arranging for her to get Friday off from work, planned a Hot Air Balloon ride over the Finger Lakes region and stayed at one of the best places in the area, Hobbit Hollow Bed & Breakfast in Skaneateles. This is one lucky girl!
Herbs bring centuries of tradition, loving sentiments for the bridal couple, and wonderful—some say therapeutic—fragrances to the wedding day. During the middle ages lavender was considered to be the "herb of love".
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