One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: Our wedding was exactly ours: free of extraneous frills, noise, and distractions—just us, celebrating our love with those we love, surrounded by nature and the city.
The Info—Photography: Hart & Sol Photo (APW sponsors) / Accordionist: Bob Goldberg /Wedding Dinner: Beacon Restaurant / Rehearsal Dinner: The Spotted Pig /Aubrae’s Dress: Blush by JLM (with some custom modifications) / Joel’s Suit: Jos. A. Bank in Olive/Navy Stripe / Favors: Reusable canteen-style water bottles filled with cold water / Flowers, Boutonnieres, Placecards: Handmade by Aubrae’s mom
Other cool stuff we should know about: A good friend designed our invites and the signs that we had people holding in the park and then she and I printed/painted them. We planned the whole wedding in very little time—once we’d decided on the location and parade, it all came together really quickly. We were thrilled with almost every detail about it. (We didn’t really love our officiant. But that’s what you get when you book someone sight unseen from the internet, I guess.)
Favorite thing about the wedding: We adored the well wishes and cheers we received from random passers-by in the park and the city. We had a crowd witnessing the ceremony from across the pond and had many snaps and kind words as we paraded. In many of our photos, several of the people pictured are just people in the park, who had nothing to do with our wedding, yet were sharing in our joy.