Sorrel L. Hatch — Isaac A. Bingham
GILL — On Oct. 12, 2013 at one o’clock, Sorrel Lyman Hatch and Isaac Alexander Bingham were married at the crest of Barnard Hill at Upinngil, the family farm.
The wedding was conducted in the manner of the Society of Friends, in which the partners marry each other during a Quaker meeting for worship.
Over two hundred and fifty friends and family were in attendance, many of whom offered wisdom, stories and well-wishes during the ceremony. The marriage took place under the care of the Mount Toby Meeting of Friends.
After the ceremony, attendees signed the certificate of marriage and enjoyed a potluck meal and dancing. Music was supplied by Susan Conger, Van Kaynor and Ann Percival. At 5 p.m., the bride and groom changed clothes for the milking of Upinngil’s herd of Ayrshires. In the evening, guests gathered around a bonfire for singing.
For the ceremony, the bride wore a cream-colored linen-cotton dress and suede boots. The groom wore a linen shirt and trousers and a vest. Guests enjoyed a three-layer apple wedding cake made by the bride and cider pressed by the couple. Another highlight of the meal was the 24-inch crown of Brie handcrafted by the father of the bride, Clifford Hatch.
The bride is the daughter of Patricia Crosby and Clifford Hatch of Gill. She attended public schools in Gill and Turners Falls and holds a degree in entomology from Cornell University.
The groom is the son of Deborah and Laurence Bingham of Great Barrington and the grandson of Richard Bingham of South Hero, Vt. The groom is a graduate of Berea College and is a sculptor and boat builder.
Attending the bride were Susan Palumbo, Emily Streeter, Ayesha Nzeribe, Jodi Stafford, Jada Haas, as bridesmaids, and Zoe Ballou (cousin of the bride) as flower girl.
The couple honeymooned at Binghaven, the Bingham family homeplace on Lake Champlain.
They plan to make their home at Upinngil, 411 Main Road, Gill, where they will continue the tradition of working the family farm.
The bride will use the name Sorrel Hatch.