I almost feel like I should start this post with "Once Upon a Time" because this lovely wedding venue looks like it is straight out of a fairy tale, and the wedding was just as dreamy. Each and every touch came together to create a finished product that looked so seamless it was as though the TableArt talents waved their magic detail wands. John and Kim of Sanderson Images were right behind them to capture it all, detail by detail. It also doesn't hurt that the stunning gown was designed by Dame Couture and the veil hand knitted by the bride's mother. You'll also see that the couple is absolutely in love - a fairy tale romance for sure. For more romantic goodness, check out the gallery.
From the lovely bride, Dante ...
We wanted our wedding to be beautiful, fun, down to earth and delicious. We picked the venue, the John J. Audubon Center at Mill Grove, PA because it captured the combination of outdoor simplicity and vintage elegance that we love so much about our family home in Vermont, and we picked colors of blues, whites, greens and soft browns to reflect the venue. Wherever possible despite our busy schedules (throughout the planning process, the bride was studying law in New York City while the groom was in medical school in Philadelphia), we tried to create details that were handmade, and include our loved ones' talents. The veil was designed by Dante and her mother Lisa, and Lisa hand knit the veil in cashmere and silk over the course of an entire year. The veil was inspired by Shetland lace knitting, in which the traditional wedding shawl is supposed to be so fine that it can fit through a wedding ring. The dress was custom designed in collaboration with the bride, and hand made by the amazing Holly Greenhagen of Dame Couture in Evanston, IL. The stationery was sourced at Papersource, and was inspired by the theme of a tree since the ceremony took place in a pear orchard. Several details were found on Etsy.com, such as the vintage croquet set and custom rubber stamped table numbers which also carried through to the place cards featuring each guest's entree of choice in picture form, hand stamped by the bride. The bride also made the favor labels and boxes, which included the couples favorite candy, gummy bears, with Jordan almonds as a nod to their shared Italian backgrounds. The bridal party made the ceremony decorations by hand of loose lavender in brown paper to toss. The band was Via Audio, who are friends of the couple. Wedding bands were handmade by Beth Cyr, and the engagement ring is a family heirloom from the bride's great grandmother. The wedding party wore dresses and suits by J. Crew, with the flower girls in Little Angels. Photography by the wonderful John and Kim Sanderson, and catering by Jeffrey Miller (including the made-to-order donut stand, which was a huge hit!). We loved every single vendor we worked with, and we are so grateful for the beautiful day we enjoyed with all of our family and friends!
Venue: John J. Audubon Center / Flowers and Decor: TableArt / Photography: John and Kim Sanderson of Sanderson Images / Catering: Jeffrey Miller / Wedding Dress: Holly Greenhagen of Dame Couture / Bridesmaids: J. Crew / Wedding Bands: Beth Cyr / Stationery: Paper Source / Band: Via Audio