Grazier Photography you did it again – another fabulously captured gem of a wedding so sweetly shared with the rest of us so we can drool over all the eye candy. And the couple of this gorgeous DIY Vermont affair, are just adorable in every way. They filled their once in a lifetime weekend with overly fabulous touches, and their love for entertaining shines through every detail. When you pair a darling couple like this one and the talents at Grazier Photography, it’s hard to go wrong, and you can see all the pretty that is oh so right in the full gallery of images.
From the Bride…Ian and I first met and fell in love over food. For over three years, our relationship grew over cooking and creating great meals together, hosting and attending dinner parties, dining out, eating in and breaking bread with family and friends. We wanted our wedding to be an extension of our lives at home together by creating a comfortable, intimate celebration of food, laughter and love. We added as many DIY touches as possible to ensure this was truly a reflection of us and our families. All the different elements of the wedding tied back to a simple play on words, “EAT. PLAY. LOVE.” which became the concept and essence of the entire wedding weekend.
All of the weekend’s events took place at Ian’s parents’ house in Vermont. We wanted our guests to feel as though they were just coming over for a party, but the gardens, pond, trees and wild lupine growing in the fields might have also had something to do with it. It is a very special place where Ian’s grandmother’s ashes rest and now three sets of family vows have been exchanged. We couldn’t have imagined sharing such a special day anywhere else.
We weaved personal touches throughout the entire weekend. We hosted a pre-wedding yoga session and a welcome BBQ the night before to include all our guests in lieu of a formal rehearsal dinner. We honored both of our families’ backgrounds with a modern, multi-cultural ceremony. Friends of the family, including our officiant surprised our guests with a fun-filled fiddle session during cocktail hour and we kept the food coming, ending the festivities with a farewell breakfast on Sunday. A table was set up under the chuppah during the ceremony to display objects in memory of each of our grandparents who passed away. Ian and I designed our wedding rings and had them made by a friend of the family. For favors, we gave out bottles of home-brewed beer that Ian and his cousin crafted and bottled in our kitchen in Philadelphia. Ian’s father constructed the chuppah, wooden dinner tables and even the Japanese style tea house that Ian and I had the pleasure of staying in during our time in Vermont. His mother, with a team of family and friends, arranged all the flowers for the wedding and played a huge part in helping to bring my entire vision to life. Ian tediously hung picture frames over the welcome table by wire. Family and friends pitched in throughout the week to get signs painted, ribbons tied, flags and lights hung, seating cards and programs made and everything in place. It was a true family affair full of togetherness, good eats and good times and it was certainly a weekend that we will never forget!
Wedding Photography: Grazier Photography / Caterer: Let’s Pretend Catering / Bar Service: Fluid Bar Service / Tent Company: Sperry Tents / Linens, Chairs, China, Glassware: Rentals Unlimited / Invitations + Beer Label Design: Smith Letterpress / Ribbon: M&J Trimming / Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza / Bride’s Hair + Makeup: D.D. Nickel / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew Wedding / Groomsmen Vests + Pants: J. Crew Wedding / DJ: Toner Sound – Brian Latocha / Lighting: Evention Productions – Rian Winther / Cocktail Hour Fiddle/Strings: George Ainley & Friends / Rings: Dana Chase / Lace Parasols: Lace-Parasols / Papel Picado: Mexican Sugar Skull / Popcorn Boxes: Good Things Wedding Favors / Glass Bottles, Paper Parasols: Luna Bazaar / Table Number Picture Frames and Glass Votives: IKEA / Flowers + Terrariums: Mother of the Groom / Wooden Guest Tables: Father of the Groom / Event Design: Bride / Frames, Vintage Bottles, Tins and Lace Doilies and Cloths: Antique