When Jessy + Matt began to plan their wedding, they knew wanted a laid back, bohemian garden vibe for their day. Since that is – obviously! – an idea we can majorly get behind, we’re excited to share their gorgeous celebration, captured by Daring Wanderer, today! All of the decor elements were crafted by hand by the two of them, and many of the items ended up coming straight from their own home. (Such a great way to save on decor costs + make sure the day has a very personal spin.) Matt, who is a talented graphic designer, tackled all of the wedding branding, from their fridge magnet save the date to all of the invitations and wedding signage. And Jessy spent countless hours collecting vintage vases, which Rockcastle Florist filled with peonies, garden roses + pretty greenery on the big day!
A majorly pretty bouquet was a must for a wedding taking place in a greenhouse! On their location choice, J + M tell us, We love plants! Our home is a mini greenhouse, filled with so much greenery. Sonnerberg Gardens is a beautiful greenhouse in upstate New York, near our hometown. No one had ever chosen to get married in front of the greenhouse before, but with a little bit of sweet talking they allowed us to exchange vows with the main greenhouse as the backdrop. If there was enough room inside, we would have married inside the greenhouse. The greenhouse venue was so perfect for us and of course our favours were mini plants.
We love, love love Jessy’s beaded Jenny Packham dress!
And don’t the bridesmaids look stunning in Jenny Yoo?!
There were so many memorable moments. We all sang Happy Birthday to Matt's Grandmother via a Stevie Wonder song. Chaz, our MC and James Brown impersonator asked her to shake her hips, it was hilarious! Exploring and getting our portraits taken inside the greenhouse and sneaking away at dinner to find some glorious golden hour light in the trees. Lastly, just seeing everyone's reaction to the photo booth, the food, the drinks, the entire event.
Stay calm. Getting married isn't about getting your panties twisted. Showcase who you are at your wedding and enjoy every moment with every single person all in one place at the same time.
photography: Daring Wanderer // venue name: Sonnerberg Gardens, Canandaigua, New York // florals: Rockcastle Florist // wedding dress: Jenny Peckham // bride's shoes: Badgley Mischka // bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo // videography: The Bride + Groom // catering: Sapori Cafe & Catering // desserts: Scratch Bakeshop // music: Play Something Good // suit: Brooklyn Tailors // invitations: Designed by Matthew McKeveny (The Groom) + printed by French Press // mc: Chaz Bruce