Emily & Nate

* Emily, Graphic Designer & Nate, Non-profit Manager * Photographer: Jessie Gladin-Kramer * Soundtrack for reading: “Your Hand in Mine” by Explosions in the Sky*

One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: A fun, urban, arty party with a few romantic moments thrown in.

The Info—Photography: Jessie Gladin-Kramer / Venue: Artists for Humanity EpiCenter / Emily’s Dress: Aidan MattoxDay-of-coordinator and planning consultantMagenta Special Events / DJ: Beat Train Productions / Catering: Summer Shack (Despite serving mostly seafood in their restaurants, they prepared a 100% vegetarian menu. It was really good!)

Other cool stuff we should know about: We had help from amazing and creative friends and family members. One friend designed and built a photobooth, a few helped bake and decorate a huge “cross-stitch cookie” display (the went along with our wedding invitations that I cross-stitched), and about ten planned a surprise flash-mob/choreographed dance to “Call Your Girlfriend” by Robyn. The flash-mob also included surprise giant heads of my husband and me as little kids and us now. My Dad wrote and played a song during the ceremony, with other family members singing harmony.

We had vegetarian food-stations and open seating because we wanted it to be more cocktail-party in feel rather than a formal sit-down dinner.

Since I’m a graphic designer I was able to make the invitations, the website, and the marriage certificate. Besides those details, I tried to avoid Pinterest so I wouldn’t feel pressured into going crazy with DIY decor, favors, etc. APW was a huge help to stay grounded.

Favorite thing about the wedding: The dance party! And seeing our friends and family meet each other and have fun hanging out.

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  • Rebekah

    That whole thing was AMAZING! My personal favorite was the shirts with the super fashionable kid screen printed on them, although the giant heads were so beyond anything I had ever imagined.

    Also, your dress. Times a thousand. You’re just so jaw-droppingly gorgeous and glowing.


  • carrie


    That is all. Oh, except congrats!! :-)

    • This is basically all I wanted to say, too. Dead.

  • Kelly

    Are those t-shirts with an embarrassing picture of your husband on them? I must share this with our best man immediately…

    Gorgeous day! It looks like an absolute blast and your dress is incredible.

    • Brytani

      Risky business, those t-shirts. I love them but I have feeling that if it had been my man, our wedding grad post would have read something like: “In short, here is a picture of Hubs undressing a man at our wedding. Not what it looks like doesn’t even begin to cover it.”

    • emily

      yep his friends made those, they were pretty amazing, now I can wear it all the time! :)

  • I need a minute to gush about that dress. OMG that dress, it is so ridiculously beautiful!!!

  • HolidayJen

    Oh my goodness. Small world – I’m pretty sure I walk by you often on my East Cambridge commute near the MOS!

    THAT.DRESS. And those giant heads! What a blast. Congrats!

  • jordan

    that’s our wedding venue too! makes me so very excited for next june :)

    and that dress…i know everyone else has said it, but it’s just gorgeous!


  • Kcaudad

    Saw you in the comments in dress post earlier… Love the follow-up and seeing your whole wedding event!

  • This is so cool. SO cool! Holy crap. And your dress!

    Congratulations to both of you. :)

  • SJG


  • Your dress is gorgeous, but the GIANT HEADS stole the show, and now I’m giggling at my desk.

  • I love the urban vibe you get from this wedding. The industrial art is great as well, I can’t get over the huge heads! You can tell everybody had a blast!

  • Sexy Mama

    Oh that reverend is good-looking! Does he do parties??

    • emily

      he is so hot isn’t he?? I think he is available.

  • KATE

    It’s already been said, but I know I wouldn’t get tired of hearing it: amazing dress!!! I love the sparkle and that you chose to go with color instead of the traditional white.

  • Your wedding just looks so FUN and loving. And your dress? That is some dress.

  • April

    Dress? HOT. Party? ROCKIN’! Congrats!

  • Jen

    I LOVE those giant heads! They look so awesomely ridiculous! And you look stunning in that dress! Wow!

    I also really like your design work!

  • AKA

    Hope this gorgeous dress serves as a great example to all your gals out there planning your wedding. Your wedding dress should be something you love that fits like a dream and not some cookie-cutter, over-priced frock that someone tells you is the right thing to wear.