The Info—Photography: Christina Richards (APW Sponsor) / Venue: Morris County Golf Club / Officiant: Erica’s brother, Douglas / Invitations: Designed by A Printable Press (APW Sponsor) and letterpress printed by Mercurio Brothers / Programs and Menus: We made them! / Flowers: Bloomers Designs / Band: Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra / Dress: Ann Taylor / Hairpiece: BHLDN / Pin: Family Heirloom / Shoes: Vera Wang Lavender / Hair & Makeup: Plaza Salon and Spa / Suit & Shirt: Michael Andrews Bespoke* / Tie: Pink / Shoes: Mezlan
*Yes, my husband had his clothes custom made and I bought my dress on sale off the rack less than a month before the wedding
Other cool stuff: We wrote our own non-religious ceremony. The readings were from Margaret Marshall’s decision in Goodridge v. MA DPH and Margery Williams’s The Velveteen Rabbit. The ceremony and vows were based on Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet on Marriage.
One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: We worried it would be “country club stuffy” but it ended up feeling relaxed and joyful, maybe a tiny bit elegant, for the first really sunny day of spring.
Favorite thing: I thought it would be the food, or the dancing, or the photographs (and I loved all of those things) but it was actually the ceremony. I had thought of the ceremony as something we were doing for our parents (I would have been happy to elope at the county courthouse) but it was solemn, and funny, and beautiful, and completely us and I’m so glad we actually got married in front of as many of our family and friends as we could.