* Sarah, Artisan and Owner of The Small Object & Dawn, RN in the Medical Intensive Care Unit * Sarah’s Wedding Undergrad post “Everyone Deserves A Moment” * Photographer: LeahAndMark.com (APW Sponsors) * Soundtrack for reading: “Anna Sun” by Walk The Moon *
One sentence to sum up of the wedding vibe: A weekend in the woods with forty awesome people, five log cabins, three late nights, and one damn good wedding.
The Info—Photography: LeahAndMark.com (APW Sponsors) / Venue: Mistletoe State Park in Appling, GA / Food: El Burrito and handmade / Sarah’s Dress: Free People / Sarah’s Shoes: Vintage Bastad clogs / Dawn’s Shirt: Diane Von Furstenberg / Dawn’s Jeans: J.Crew / Dawn’s Shoes: H by Hudson / Custom Cake Topper: The Small Object, made by Sarah / Cakes: Icing Cake Design / Ring Pouch: Mimi Pong / Invitations: Racing Snail Press / Plants and Flowers: Pike Nursery / Gold Glitter Heart Pins: The Small Object, made by Sarah / Canoe Decoration: Handmade by Sarah’s sister Beth (she surprised us!) / Temporary Wedding Tattoos: Printed by Sarah & Dawn, using this paper
Favorite thing about the wedding: We had all of our guests walk down in a single line to meet us for the start of the ceremony to create a circle with us. That was hands down our most favorite moment. We were overwhelmed. We cried. We couldn’t get it together and had to stumble through the beginning of the ceremony as we continued to cry. That is what made it awesome. Not our flowers or our clothes or our decorations or the location. We didn’t have a dance floor, we didn’t have a reception, we didn’t wear veils, we didn’t carry flowers, we didn’t do a toast, we didn’t have a honeymoon, we didn’t have a bridal party, and we didn’t have a marriage license. But we had a wedding. We made a commitment to each other that did matter. We asked each of our guests to celebrate, acknowledge and bless our marriage at a time when our government does not. That moment was so empowering and so full of joy.
Other cool stuff we should know about: We were married on both Cinco de Mayo and Vesak (celebration of Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death) with the Supermoon that night. Seeing that moon come up over the lake on our wedding night was ridiculous and so full of good energy. The weekend was pure magic.