One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: It felt like us.
The Info—Photography: Little Bat Photography (APW Sponsor) / Venue: Forest Hill Club / Day-of Coordinators: Duet Design /Music: Austin Willacy / Catering: La Mediterranee / Cupcakes: Bi-Rite / Compostable everything: Green Event Shop / Anna’s Dress: L’arca de L’avia, Barcelona / Daniel’s Suit: Louis Suparerk Bhasaputra, Enlever Ses Vetements, Bangkok (He took measurements via e-mail and sent back an amazing suit.)
Other cool stuff we should know about: Our rule was, “If it feels too expensive, it probably is. Keep looking.” This kept our budget aligned with our priorities. Clothes and photography? Totally worth every penny. Chairs? Um…who’s going to remember chairs? Anyone? Exactly.
As for the wedding itself, we decided to emcee our own ceremony. We wanted to tell our own story in our own words to make it clear that marriage was something we were choosing to do, and not something that was being done to us. When Daniel’s father, a minister in real life, took over to do the actual legal marrying part, it felt perfectly natural: we never felt lost in the process, and we kept our audience laughing, not crying. And we followed it all up with really good cocktails.
Favorite thing about the wedding: Seriously, conducting our own ceremony—rehearsed for nobody but ourselves—was a blast. And then, of course, the actual moment of getting married was pretty fantastic.