It’s hard for me to pinpoint what made me the most excited when I first saw this wedding by Dave Robbins Photography. My love for horses would be the obvious pick – a wedding involving those stately steeds was a wedding I dreamed of as a little girl growing up. However, I think what really sent me into a tizzy of excitement was how the couple used SMP and the SMP readers as a resource. With the Little Black Book as their guide they booked some fabulous vendors, and even borrowed the horse stamp they used throughout the wedding from this adorable couple. Now that just makes me smile from ear to ear. Their gorgeous wedding video from Hello Super 8 makes me smile even harder if that’s possible – so don’t forget to stick around to see what all the fuss is about! Click here for even more!
From the videographer…Megan & Ciaran celebrated their wedding in Megan’s hometown of Goshen, NY at the historic Harness Museum and Race Track (in the Hudson Valley). It was a truly unique setting where wedding party had a ball taking photos on the old racetrack. Megan handled all of the DIY elements and executed all of her details to perfection… from her vintage milk glass collection to the adorable potted succulent place settings to their fun sparkler send off. And the love between the lovebirds of them was just the sweetest! Dave Robbins photographed the day and Hello Super 8 created the super 8 wedding film.
From the Bride…Ciaran and I live in Boston but chose to wed in NY where I grew up, and his family flew-in from Ireland and Australia. Choosing a location was the easiest decision for us; the Harness Museum is ten minutes from my family’s home and a local landmark. The museum is set around an idyllic track with a beautiful grandstand and stables in the background. There are still races to this day and a few jockeys were practicing during our wedding, which made for some fun photos and film. While neither Ciaran nor I are equestrians, it felt natural to use the museum as an inspiration for planning the wedding. That is where SMP became my essential wedding planning blog. We found three of our vendors in the SMP vendor guide: Dave Robbins, the DJ Solution, and Hello Super 8. Even a lovely bride and groom, Alicia and Ian, from A Denver wedding with DIY charm allowed us to use Ian’s horse stamp on all of our paper goods used throughout the wedding. The camaraderie found throughout the SMP community is inspiring and fabulous.
Apart from other details in the wedding that included my sister making our invitations as a wedding gift, my cousin drawing our “wedding tree” guest book, trips with friends to the infamous Brimfield Antique Fair searching for every piece of milk glass in western MA, and a now solidified obsession with Etsy. Choosing to film our wedding was a serendipitous decision and one of the best ones we made. After watching films featured on SMP (especially San Ysidro Ranch Wedding) I fell in love with the idea. I contacted Megan Hill from Hello Super 8 five months before our wedding and our date was open, but I was concerned with the expense and spent weeks contemplating hiring a cinematographer. While it wasn’t something we originally budgeted for I finally decided it would be an amazing treasure to have after our wedding. I once again contacted Megan about 3 ½ months before the wedding and to my surprise our date was the only opening she had remaining that summer. Besides sharing a first name I took this as a sign that it was meant to be…we booked Hello Super 8 immediately!
Venue: Harness Museum / Photography: Dave Robbins Photography / Cinematography: Hello Super 8 / Dress: Reverie by Melissa Sweet for Priscilla of Boston / Groom’s Suit: Alfani / Flowers: Floral Cottage / Succulents: The Succulent Garden / Caterer: Pamela’s Traveling Feast / Cupcakes The Pastry Garden / Music: The DJ Solution