Well, I had every intention of getting some of our wedding photos up on the blog earlier this week and it just took a lot longer than expected, with over 800 photos to go through- all taken by the lovely (and talented) Jeanne Ciasullo. But here are a few to start… We were married in a park called Treaty Oak, under an over 200 year old oak tree. It is even more massive than it looks and some of its branches actually touch the ground. So, it felt very enclosed and intimate.
Of course, there were MANY (probably too many) diy projects that I took on for the wedding. One of the things we made was the fabric banner that hung above us during the ceremony. It was really fun and easy to make, and it didn’t take very long either (a couple of hours). So I may do a tutorial next week for the blog if anyone is interested. Our colors were white, golden yellow and charcoal gray, with hints of grayish-blue, and a kraft-colored brown. We stuck to those colors pretty loosely and tried to just have fun with it.
We decided to order all of our flowers from Whole Foods and I did all of the floral arrangements and bouquets myself. My mom made all the boutonnieres for the groomsmen and Jeff. I think they turned out really nice- I was going for a woodsy romance vibe. I love arranging flowers, so I knew I would want to do it myself from the very start, but I will say that it was a lot, and I do mean a lot, of work. I found vintage handkerchiefs at a thrift store to wrap around all the bouquets and tied them off with craft string and then secured a pendant to each.
I made personalized clay pendants for each of the bridesmaids and myself…unfortuanately, I lost one of the pendants, so the image on the right shows a vintage pin that I already had, that I used for that bouquet at the last minute.
Jeff designed the programs and we printed them off the computer and cut them to size. Very easy! But the simplest project of all was the holder for our rings, which was a book with a cut out “cubby hole” and some ribbon. So simple. Our reception was held at the rooftop atrium of library, so we tried to tie the book theme into the ceremony. And Jeff’s brother-in-law (now mine too), who married us, used an Andrew Wyeth book as his “binder” for the ceremony script.
Since both Jeff and I wanted to make sure our personalities were represented, we decided to write the ceremony and our vows ourselves. We had no music during the ceremony, except for a guitar. Jeff played a song (even brought an amp but didn’t use it) as I walked down the aisle with my parents to meet him and then my brother played a song as we walked out. It was one of my favorite parts.
After the ceremony, we took some pictures on the train tracks, which was fun! Made for some time to just relax and hang out by ourselves before the reception. So, now that I have rambled on and on, I think I will stop myself before I make this the longest post ever created. I will post more next week.
*All photos taken by Jeanne Ciasullo