When a Martha Stewart team member ties the knot, you can bet your bottom dollar crafty wedding goodness is right around the corner. Just take this Harvest Moon Pond affair. Filled to the gills with color and whimsy, it’s the kind of day that breaks all the rules in the very best way. Dani Stephenson snapped the whole shebang, and you can find every last giggly moment in the gallery right here.
From Dani Stephenson Photography… Valerie and I met last December over coffee at a roadside diner half way between us when she was home for the holidays. Valerie, originally from Wisconsin, went to college in Madison moved to New York, works for none other than Martha Stewart and met her love Glenn who works for a hockey team and is all New York, accent and all. I loved Valerie right away she was real, she was funny and genuine and I knew we would get along just fine.
As the year passed and I got some glimpses into her wedding plans I became more excited for this day to arrive. It was fabulous. The weather although, cold and rainy outside it didn’t change a thing inside. The Barn At Harvest Moon Pond was warmed with friends and family and a crackling fire. Valerie has this infectious giggle and a vibrant personality and Glenn you can see is her rock, her steady and they balance each other so well.
As a modern couple, they did not uphold most of the typical wedding traditions. But the traditions they chose to share in I feel meant the very most. Valerie really honored Glenn and his family with touches of New York and his Jewish heritage, and also showed off her home state of Wisconsin with so many special “Made in Wisconsin” touches.
This barn is not typical “barn” it’s the same shape and offers a beautiful rustic feel but its so much more. Then you add Valerie’s vision and resources for quite a special day at the barn. The colors, the flowers and greenery, the ribbons..it was spectacular.
Photography: Dani Stephenson | Wedding Coordinator: Beyond Elegant Events | Florist: Jay Penaflor | Brides Shoes: J.Crew | Caterer: Joel Chesebro | Calligraphy: Christie Simony | Band: Hidden Agenda | Bar Service: Bittercube | Custom Made Wedding Dress: Jackie's Bridal | Groom's Custom Suit: Rothman's | Hair And Make-up: Studio2827 | Invitation Suite: The Paper Source | Rustic Barn: The Barn At Harvest Moon Pond