A River Runs Through it …

So a blog begins…tales of old wood, stonewalls, weddings, vintage treasures and love.

Jay & Abby KLet’s start at the beginning. Since Jay and I met when we were in Kindergarten I share our picture of just that…Jay and I sitting right next to each other! Mrs. Maxwell was our teacher and we actually remember some of the year. Mrs. Maxwell took us to her farm on a field trip. Jay remembers forgetting his lunch and Mrs. Maxwell making him a sandwich.  I remember watermelon and a couple of boys “falling” in the river. The Little Delaware River that is, that runs towards Delhi. So I’ve been told I was one of Jay’s many girlfriends back then…but what I remember is helping coordinate a wedding between Jay & Lisa on the playground so needless to say we’ve been practicing for weddings our whole lives! We graduated together in 1988. We married in 1998 and moved away to seek our fortune.Jay & Abby Color Wedding

On a trip home one year we took one look at the mountains, rivers, and farm land and realized the Catskills and farming were in our hearts. So we jumped at the chance to move home and purchase the farm of our dreams. Fast forward to 2008 Jay & Abby Apple Treeand here we are in this barn wedding business in that same small town where we met in upstate New York years ago. We’ve been carving out a niche offering a one-of-a kind event venue and having lots of fun doing it! Did I mention the farm sits on the bank of the West Branch of the Delaware River? It meets the Little Delaware in Delhi where Jay and I attended school together. Maybe that’s why we are suckers for a love story…

We love meeting couples, hearing their vision, offering advice and then helping them pull off the wedding of their dreams. Maple Shade Farm is a historic farm in the area where farmland meets the mountains the beautiful landscape of the Catskills. The amazing views surround the majestic three-story yellow barn perfect for any size gathering. Sharing this property with couples has been a privilege. Every wedding here is unique just like every love story is unique.

We look forward to sharing our farming, fun, and love stories with you…