You know how every single week I have a new favorite wedding? Riiiggghhhtttt. Well, welcome to my new favorite. Bernie wrote me a sweet email about how my blog and her wedding style totally mesh, and heck yes they do! This wedding isn’t about the detail shots, or the favors, or the monogrammed aisle runner. This wedding is about wanting to leap through the screen of your computer so you can BE THERE, celebrating with them, right now.
And for all you planning couples out there, Bernie wrote that it was a long hard slog to figure out how to do a wedding that was totally “them,” but, boy did they ever. Which is to say, we all can do this thing! They did this whole fabulous wedding for $6,000, including renting a summer camp in Vermont for a whole weekend, so their friends and family could stay and hang out for FREE! What was the magic cost saving secret? Lots of hard work and research, of course, but also having family and friends pitch in and help with everything.
Their friends made the wedding cake, took the photos, and helped them decorate with farmers market flowers and fairy lights.
Bernie and Adam met as rock climbing instructors, and they wanted to have a wedding that really reflected who they were, their personalities, priorities, and values, which clearly included having a bunch of fun. The morning of their wedding everyone gathered to play croquet and bocce, and the couple encouraged people to wear old bridesmaid dresses, old prom dresses, or generally ridiculous outfits. That’s the bride in pink!
And here are the bride and the groom dancing.
Then the bride and the groom changed into wedding attire and headed down to the waterfront for the wedding.
You know how you’re suppose to give your photographer a shot list? Now I’m considering adding “David eating Meg’s nose” to ours.
Their rings were made by a friend of the family, Fire & Metal Jewelers, and I’m in love with them. The line on the rings is the outline of a mountain range that they hiked together.
Bernie and Adam were married in a Quaker ceremony. Afterwards, in keeping with the Quaker tradition, everyone present signed the marriage certificate, signifying their support for the marriage.
And then they partied long into the night. Which is my idea of happily ever after.