* Robin, Elementary Special Education Teacher & Rob, Middle School Music Teacher/Photographer/Wedding Band Guitarist * Photographer: Hart & Sol East * Soundtrack for reading: “Sifters” by Andrew Bird *
One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: Our wedding was relaxed, fun, warm, and sweet.
The Info—Photography: Hart & Sol East / Videography: Bleu Studio / Venue: Home of Robin’s mother and stepfather / Catering: Shore Fresh Seafood / Robin’s Dress: David’s Bridal / Robin’s Veil: Made by her grandmother / Bridesmaid Dresses and Robin’s Reception Dress: J.Crew Bridal / Groomsmen: Tommy Bahama
Other cool stuff we should know about: There are so many special memories from that day, but I will always remember slow-dancing barefoot, while one of our friends was singing “At Last” and looking around and seeing everyone dancing, talking, kids running around, and people sitting with their feet in the pool. It was exactly what we wanted.
We are so blessed that our family helped to make our day what it was. My grandmother made my veil and the beautiful rug that we put on the altar. My dad made the backdrop for the “stage.” My stepmother made sixteen gorgeous pies for dessert. Having the wedding at our family’s home, a place that was special and comfortable for us was such a gift. We partied well into the night, and were able to have the relaxed, intimate event that we wanted. Rob works in a wedding band, so he was able to set up an amazing sound system for our guests to play music, read speeches, etc. We asked everyone to come prepared to sing a song or two, so all night we had different guests get up and perform. Oh, and the food! Our caterer is a long-time family friend and owner of a fantastic seafood restaurant in town. We had live lobsters! People are still talking about our food. Overall, we wanted our wedding to reflect us, and we added tons of personal, special touches that were reflective of our personalities.
Favorite thing about the wedding: Everyone was themselves and comfortable, and the relaxed vibe actually let some pretty cool, special things happen organically.