* Adina (Emergency Management & Writer at Gluten Free Travelette) & Zeke (Emergency Services) * Photographer: Claire Barrett * Soundtrack for reading: “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “All You Need is Love” from the Across The Universe Soundtrack (Originally performed by The Beatles)*
The Info—Dress: Amanda Archer / Suit: Al’s Attire / Venue: Point Lobos Ridge Home (Listed in APW venue directory!) / Caterer: Classic Catering / Coordinator: Beth from Amy Byrd Weddings / Pomegranate Cider (in lieu of champagne): Two Rivers Cider Company / Photographer: Claire Barrett
Other cool stuff: All of the food was gluten free and yes, it was incredibly delicious. Our tables were labeled by places we were going to visit on our honeymoon to New Zealand. Each table had custom menus that gave a bit of information about the place and what we planned to do there. Adina’s mom is amazing; she and Adina cut and sewed about 200 feet of burlap and jute bunting for the dance floor, she made the wedding quilt that hung as our photo booth backdrop, she made the guys ties, and she and Adina’s step-dad made chocolate bars as favors with custom wrappers commemorating the day. Oh and did we mention that she lives in New York, we live in Washington, and we got married in California? We designed and printed all of our stationary ourselves with artwork by our sister-in-law using the inkjet printer Adina bought in grad school, brown bag paper, and some sticky tape.
One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: Our wedding felt like one awesome mini-lifetime; a community was built amongst our family and friends, everybody seemed to just be bubbling up feelings of love, and there was a crazy dance party to end it all.
Favorite thing: The pleasant surprises: Adina’s grandmother seemingly channeling her Cuban husband in her cream suit and hat, seeing different sets of friends join in on a multi-part harmony and a skank-a-thon to the Reel Big Fish songs, meeting up with a gigantic horse while taking pictures, our friends saving the day by improvising a seal so we could tap our keg of pomegranate cider, and the delicious gluten-free corn muffins that disappeared in about 5 minutes.