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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