It should be illegal to live in the city of Boston and never ever have heard or stepped foot on Thompson Island. Yet here I am; oblivious city dweller marveling over the gorgeousness of this harbor island wedding a mere hop, skip and a jump from my home. And the philosophy behind this celebration is something we can definitely get behind. Instead of DIY, it’s a Do It Together kind of affair – community built and wholeheartedly celebrated. Have a look at all the pretty captured by Paper Antler with even more right here in the full gallery.
From the Bride…Hugh and I met in San Francisco but had recently relocated back to the Boston area where we both grew up. When it came to planning the wedding it was important to us to stay local in every sense so community became our focus and inspiration for our wedding weekend. I had grandiose DIY intentions, but quickly realized my wants, ideas, and pinterest boards were no match for the reality of my skill level and lack of free time. We recognized how important it was to make everything a team effort, or DIT (do it together), if you will. We turned to talented friends, family and our community for creative guidance and support.
Our venues for a Friday night cocktail party, Artist For Hummanity EpiCenter, and for the big soiree, Thompson Island Outward Bound, both had missions that aligned with our values, additionally both are fabulous settings! We were also thrilled that the timing worked in our favor to be a part of the Fifty Nifty, Paper Antler’s impressive 2012 adventure. We enlisted an incredibly talented and dear friend, Elayna Feltus, of Brick and Petals, to help us organize and stay on task (this is a must for future brides). She located an up and coming local designer, Luke Aaron, who made my dress, which I did fall in love with! Everything else, from invites to guestbook to bowties, was done by friends and family. The one DIY project we stuck with from the beginning was homebrew! Hugh is a talented brewer and together we brewed seven types of beer to fill 250 bottles of beer and used them as escort cards. We never felt closer as a couple, or more loved and grateful to have such a large supportive network of family and friends to pull off what was a magical weekend.
photography: Paper Antler | Location + Catering: Thompson Island | Floral Design: Bunker Hill Florist | Invitations: Meaghan Murray | Cupcakes: Concord Teacakes | Bowties: Durian and the Lyon | Band: Them Apples Band | Dress: Luke Aaron Boston