A Whimsical + Fun DIY Wedding: Alexis + Evan

And now for a complete 180 in wedding style from this morning’s Halloween wedding we have Alexis + Evan’s bright and colorful wedding photographed by Matt + Angie Sloan of Sloan Photographers. Alexia + Evan wanted their wedding day to feel lighthearted, colorful and fun. They rented a private estate and the entire bridal party stayed at the house for the weekend, so it was basically a weekend of swimming, bbqing and partying – so fun! They put a lot of thought into the little details that they both love. From handmade pin wheels to colored sun glasses and wishing stars in the ceremony, little monsters in the flower arrangements, and the family style food and a candy bar, they incorporated all of the things they both love. Congrats to Alexis + Evan!!

farmhouse wedding

bride and groom in staircase

bride and groom farmhouse

bride and groom farmhouse

bridal party by lake

sunflower ceremony

What song did you walk down the aisle to? Yoshime by the Flaming Lips. We exited to Nothing But Our Love by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

sunflower ceremony

bubbles after ceremony

brightly colored paper lanterns

The reception really looked like a magical wonderland! I love all the bright colored globes (and if you are looking for paper lanterns like these, check out Luna Bazaar) sitting on the grass – what a fun idea and different way to use the paper globes! Oh, and this is pretty amazing – Evan’s mother created a magical world in a Wedding Yurt to spend their wedding night in!! They placed it out on the edge of a cliff with an amazing view for their first night as husband + wife.

yurt tent

brightly colored paper lanterns

brightly colored paper lanterns

orange chairs

turquoise vases

turquoise vase with flowers

red and orange paper lanterns

candy bar

bride and groom at sunset

bride and groom first dance

paper lanterns bride and groom

bride and groom jumping in pool

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

There are so many. We loved the dancing the Hora, jumping in the pool in our wedding clothes, and slip ‘n slide at the brunch!

Sloan Photographers also sent over some photos from their rehearsal dinner at the property which I loved too, so here's a peek into their rehearsal dinner the night before!

Sloan Photographers also sent over some photos from their rehearsal dinner at the property which I loved too, so here’s a peek into their rehearsal dinner the night before!

dinner rehearsal

groom in white tux and red bowtie

picnic dinner rehersal

picnic dinner rehersal

picnic dinner rehersal

Evan is a bit obsessed with bow ties (I love that!) so they bought bow ties for everyone and he taught them how to tie them so they could all wear them to the wedding the next day. :)

bow tie wedding

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

We had so many friends and family involved. All of the little details they created made the wedding so special. We had friends make mixes for brunch and late night dancing, create a creative guest book to sign, buy our favorite candies for the candy bar, play guitar as we came down the aisle, create and tend a bloody marry bar full of our favorite ingredients, hang pictures as people took their escort cards, and decorate the pool with lights for a late night pool party.

Oh, and be sure to check out their adorable wedding film from Esy Casey – Congrats to Alexis + Evan!! We wish you both all the best. :)


photography: Matt + Angie Sloan of Sloan Photographers // venue name: private estate in New York // wedding dress: Twiggy by Adele Wechsler Eco Couture // bride's shoes: Christian Louboutin // bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo // hair stylist: Face Time // makeup artist: Face Time // groom attire: Astor and Black // paper goods: John Kneapler Design // catering: Oliver Kita // music: Band: New York Orchestra - Central Park Band // event: In Between Greens // floral design: In Between Greens // cinematography: Esy Casey // invitations: John Kneapler Design