I know it's hard to believe that I absolutely adore every wedding that I am lucky enough to share with you but I really, really do. This next wedding by Gwyneth Colleen is no exception! I have a special place in my heart for Block Island as I often visited there with my family. This wedding totally embodies the fun and carefree feeling that I remember from those trips. The mix of colors and the quirky centerpieces against the backdrop of a cloudy sky is just dreamy! Go to the full gallery to see even more!
From the bride, Brittney, -
"Our wedding involved several DIY projects with a professional florist and Sean from the Sullivan House to help facilitate each idea. It was important to me that my Mom and I actually worked on putting items together for the wedding as we have always loved arts and crafts projects. I wanted everything to go together but didn't necessarily want it to match. I've never been one to buy an entire set of anything let alone 110. I also couldn't let someone else have all the fun of putting the wedding together!
Given that the wedding was on Block Island we wanted to keep it beach shabby chic (we even decided to forego traditional wedding cake and instead had strawberry short-cake and petit fours) . We purchased or borrowed everything on our own from chinese lanterns to starfish. We used small starfish for seating cards, hundreds of yards of mis-matched ribbons and antique wooden boxes that my mother turned into sand boxes to hold all of the seating cards. We used large spiney starfish which became table number holders after hours of patient and skilled sawing from my husband and various silks and handmade papers to create the table numbers. We also purchased large jars for sangria to be displayed and created our donation in lieu of favors cards through wedding paper divas.
A very close and gracious friend became an ordained minister in order to marry us. She created our vows based on questions she asked us in private and made it more personal and special than we could have ever hoped for. Finally we had our amazingly talented photographer, Gwyneth Colleen, who captured the day in a beautiful and candid style that was in-line with every part of our wedding. While Gwyn's photos are stunning and perfect in every aspect, it was her ability to capture those moments that I have in my mind from the day, that is truly amazing. She is amazingly in-sync with her clients and helped to make the day magical. It truly came together as the result of amazing friends and family. For which I will forever be indebted for their days and days of arts & crafts."
Venue: The Sullivan House / Photographers: Gwyneth Colleen + Tracy Tesmer / Dress: Vera Wang / Bridesmaids' Dresses: J. Crew + Nicole Miller / Shoes: Kate Spade / Florist: Mum's Atelier / Ring Bowl: Paloma's Nest / Band: The Ryan Montbleau Band / Caterer: Block Island Gourmet / Invitations: Paper Source / Favor donation cards: Wedding Paper Divas