Katie & Roei’s Wedding In A Friend’s Field

* Katie, Hair Stylist & Roei, First Aid Instructor * Photographers: Judy Wiebe and Leor Stanley * Soundtrack for reading: “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes or “5 Years Time” by Noah and the Whale *

One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: Sunshine, Daisies, Happiness, and Blessing.

The Info—Photographers: Judy Wiebe and Leor Stanley / Venue: Our friend’s field / Dresses: Modcloth / Lace-Trimmed Planters and Hanging Planters on the Chuppah: Ikea

Other cool stuff we should know about:I look at the photos, and it makes me think a few things:

  1. My dream worked. It’s possible. It wasn’t perfect, and I’m so very glad. It was perfect because we are in love and our family and friends felt welcomed, got to celebrate, and had a party with us. Success.
  2. We didn’t spend a fortune, I bought my dress online, we didn’t rent chairs or a tent, we had no sound system, our photographers were a good friend and a sibling, we didn’t feed the world. And still people walk up to me on the street of our small town and tell me it was the funnest or coolest wedding they’d ever been to.
  3. We planned it long-distance from home and each other over the span of six months while in school, save the week before wedding. It was crazy. It worked.
  4. If you don’t want to be crazy at your wedding, odds are you won’t be. The morning of my wedding I was probably calmer than when I wake up five minutes after sleeping through my alarm. It can be fun.
  5. I still love my husband. More than my wedding day. And if the wedding was completely different—in a cave, in the winter, with no one there—I would love him just as much.

Favorite thing about the wedding: Having a field full of daisies to park my VW in the sunshine and picnic with my husband, family, and friends.

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  • Cleo

    Beautiful pictures and postcard worthy setting! And I love your style?

    Just curious… based on the phrase, “Completeness in Christ” in the vows/note — is this a Messianic Jewish wedding or is the bride and groom an interfaith couple?

    • Cleo

      okay, it’s telling me I can’t edit the comment, so… the ? after I love your style should have been an exclamation mark (or really, like 5 of them)

    • meg

      Good catch. This was clearly one of those moments where we didn’t catch the text in the picture. (And as the jewish staffer, I didn’t edit this). So yes, I would assume interfaith. Regardless, we fixed the title of the post.

      • Katie

        Katie here – not quite interfaith… We are both Christians, as was the ceremony, but my husband is Israeli, so we wanted incorporate a few concepts of the Jewish tradition to our wedding as well. We had the 7 counterparts of our immediate families give us 7 blessings, and we had a chuppah, to signify God’s covering over our marriage and the ‘open walls’ of hospitality. Oh, and my vows are in partial phonetic Hebrew, as I am learning and wanted to surprise Roei during the ceremony :)

        • Cleo

          Thanks for the clarification, Katie. :)

          As an American Jew who is used to being the minority, it’s really cool to see a non-Jewish wedding that incorporates Jewish tradition in a way that’s not appropriation because it is part of your husband’s national culture. There’s something about it that feels liberating to me, personally (maybe just knowing there’s a place where I wouldn’t have to say, “but this is how it’s done for us” ?? I don’t know if I’m articulating it correctly, but I love it).

          And congrats on learning Hebrew!

        • Love this :)

  • I am in love with your dress, and how perfect is that final picture? Not that those preceeding are any less beautiful, but just – that picture is full of kismet, believe you me.

    Loved this. It all looks very full of a peaceful, joyous contentment :)

  • Aly

    I LOVE those bridesmaid dresses. Like, I am in love. Wish I’d thought of something like that for my wedding!

  • Daisies & sunshine- love! Looks & sounds like a simple, perfectly lovely wedding. Congratulations~


    I got the impression it was a mixed-faith wedding? Not sure if that’s the correct interpretation.

    edit: just saw your second comment below. Perhaps it was an interfaith wedding, and the post title is just wrong?

  • Rosie

    This is so lovely, thank you for sharing so we can all enjoy!! :)

  • Mer

    That last picture is perfection! And the bridesmaids dresses are lovely! Such a beautiful wedding.

  • k

    I hope you went on a long road trip in that van for your honeymoon! Love the dress.

    • Katie

      6 weeks – Banff, Jasper, and the Washington Coast… It was incredible. It was one of our best decisions to take the time off and just be gone for that long!

  • Ikea chuppah?! I must know more. And that dress/hair combo is so dreamy.

    • Katie

      Ah, sorry… Clarification: the hanging flower baskets are from Ikea. The poplar posts were Roei and his brother’s job the day before the wedding. I’m not sure how they set all that up. All I know is they returned telling me my ‘already crocheted’ canopy was too small, and I needed to make it bigger. To which ensued me frantically crocheting for about an hour, and then my mother in law found me, snatched my crochet needle, and finished the rest. And somehow, it all worked. That’s the chuppah story :)

      • /bursts into tears.

        beautiful anectdote. just – beautiful. thank you so very much for sharing all of this with us!

  • Seems so simple and pretty and fun and low stress. I love the guests sitting casual and picnic style on the lawn. Good reminder of all of the things that you don’t need to have a beautiful, meaningful day. Congrats!

  • Wow! So beautiful. I love love love the field and all the joy. Congrats!

  • What better way than to get married in such a beautiful flowery meadow! This is one wedding that looks so unique and tailored to the couples’ personality. We’d love an invite to your next picnic ;)

  • Beautiful! And I love the daisies! We used daisies too….