Happy Friday everyone! I think this happy + colorful wedding is so perfect for a Friday. Loving the rainbow colored bridesmaids dresses + matching grooms with suspenders – all 24 of them!!! So fun. Lisette + Ryan started early enough to hand-make or hand-pick every aspect of their wedding – from the invitations to the music to the ceremony text to the 130 potted basil plants to the general design of the reception. It was a weekend wedding and during the day on Saturday there were lots of activities for people to participate in like lawn games and a large communal painting they set up. Super fun! Thanks for sharing your day with us and thanks also to Tiffany Arment for the photos.
Most memorable moment of your wedding day? We didn’t actually witness it. The bride’s mother was playing a song on the keyboard that she had written. While she was singing, a blue heron flew up from the creek-bed behind us, and everyone in the crowd gasped. It apparently flew over our heads, and no one caught it on camera. We found out later that in Native American lore the blue heron symbolizes “strength of individual spirit and commitment to partnership.” We both later got blue heron tattoos.
What song did you walk down the aisle to? Bridal party processional = Sigur Ros, Hoppipolla; Bride processional = The Beatles, All You Need is Love; Bride & Groom / Bridal party recessional = Flaming Lips, Do You Realize?
Any advice for those planning now? Take your time. Make spreadsheets. Buy stuff online… use Etsy. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. It doesn’t take that much effort to turn something that could be a generic event into a very personal one with a bit of thought and dedication. Putting together a wedding isn’t something you can do overnight. It’s supposed to be fun — if you’re stressed out, take a deep breath and remember why you’re doing it.
Photography: Tiffany Arment Photography // Venue: Full Moon Resort, Big Indian, NY // Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal // Hair and Makeup: Bridesmaid (Lauren) & Bride (did her own makeup) // Shoes: Miss Moos (Bride’s were red strappy sandals with wooden heel; bridesmaids all wore their own black shoes as did the groomsmen.) // Bridesmaid Dress: Handmade by Etsy designer Michelle Tan for each bridesmaid (Damask pattern); maid of honor wore the same design but tye-die and each bridesmaid wore a different color // Hairpieces: Handmade by all bridesmaids (headed by Campbell) the day after the bachelorette party; daisies // Groom Suit: Topshop // Floral Design: Jarita’s Florist, Woodstock, NY // Invitations/Paper Goods: Bride & Groom (paper from Paper Presentation, printed at Kinko’s, assembled by bride, groom, and bridal party) // Cake: Fantastic gift from Sue and Dave Cole (bridesmaid Tierney’s parents) // Music: Sound run at ceremony by groomsman Duncan; ceremony performances by bride’s mother Karen and groomsman John; reception DJ’d by friend Michael; reception playlist handpicked by bride and groom (special thanks to the iTunes store) // Catering: Full Moon staff