Encore Bride: Finding Love After 60

The couple tied the Knot at their charming Stone of Scone Farm

Public Relations Specialist Patricia Green and Bob Rodgers never imagined finding each other. Yet a meet at Starbucks in March 2016, led to their marriage on October 28, 2017. The setting was Bob’s 26-acre Stone of Scone Farm, in Littlestown, PA, five miles from historic Gettysburg. The farm’s name is associated with Scottish and British royalty.   Kings and queens were coronated while seated on the stone, now on display in Edinburgh Castle. Patricia says, “When you visit Stone of Scone Farm, you too will be treated like royalty.”

Bob’s and Patricia’s wedding guests definitely felt special from the moment they arrived. Cocktails and light refreshments awaited them. The ceremony was outside, facing the calming waters of a pond adjacent to the springhouse. Pittsburgh’s LaVerne Baker Hotep officiated. The reception was in the barn. “Patricia mixed European with African American and African cultures in her musical selections. She entered her wedding on Pachelbel Canon in D, performed by the Gettysburg High School String Quartet. Alvin Jones, Producer of Washington, DC’s Women’s Business Report, deejayed during the reception. Pittsburgh’s own Abafasi, an all-female drumming group, brought Africa to the reception. Led by founder, Kelly Parker, LaVerne Baker Hotep and Lori Russo joined her in celebrating Bob’s and Patricia’s union.

“The day was magical.” said Gettysburg businesswoman, Casey Dougherty. Baltimore fashionista, Caprece Jackson-Garrett echoed her view. “Patricia was a magical bride wearing a one-of-a-kind fairytale romantic layered ensemble by Mariam Heydari of Washington, DC’s Heydari Designs. Patricia is also the first bride that I know of to have a Step & Repeat at her wedding reception,” Caprece added. Richmond native, Brittany Bell said, “The scenery and venue were beautiful,” adding that “Stone of Scone Farm is great for a wedding of any kind or any type of party.” More than 100 guests attended the festivities that included excellent services, great food and plenty of libations poured by Gettysburg Brew House and Spirits of Gettysburg Distillery.

Pittsburgher Laverne Baker officiated the wedding.

Beyond enjoying the wedding, guests had questions about the farm’s restoration.   Bob shared that restoration began two years ago with replacement of the roof on the 200 year old farm house, registered as a Civil War Building. “We were meticulous to detail with renovation and consistent with the historic nature of the property,” Bob offered. “The barn, also 200 years old, and reflecting the architectural style of the farm’s original inhabitants, German immigrants, is registered as what’s known as Pennsylvania Barn. That term indicates that it is of a particular design utilized by German immigrants. The springhouse dates 200 years, however, the nearby spring dates back to Native Americans, evidenced by arrowheads unearthed nearby,” he concluded.

Expect a unique experience at Stone of Scone Farm. From tea and scones in the tranquil farmhouse or rustic barn to gazing at distant mountains and magical sunrises from the patio, screened in porch, or outside in one of many picturesque locations. Whether barn weddings, corporate retreats, fashion shows, wellness and cultural events, photo and video shoots, or any other activities, Stone of Scone Farm is the perfect events rental venue.

Contact Patricia at 301-526-1089 or patricia@stoneofsconefarm.com for additional information. Visit www.stoneofsconefarm.com to learn more about services. Stone of Scone Farm. Old World Charm. Modern Convenience.





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