We wanted a whimsical, herb-garden inspired wedding weekend with an outdoor ceremony, a reception in a barn, a custom cocktail… and we knew we had to incorporate puzzle games into the proceedings, a big passion of ours!
I was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer two days after booking our wedding venue. Even though my chemotherapy would be completed by July and my immune system would be back to normal by September, the version of myself I envisioned on my wedding day was completely shattered.
This gorgeous DIY and vintage Thanksgiving wedding features a metallic pumpkin tablescape to the angel winged flower kids… and the bride wore a prom dress and crocs!
I knew from the beginning that it was important to me, as a bisexual woman and someone with scoliosis, that I felt beautiful and myself on my wedding day. I dressed like the queer elf queen of my dreams.
At our reception, we had thrifted board games available for people who didn’t want to dance, and some of our friends played Trivial Pursuit all night!
We had a celestial Art Nouveau wedding theme with lots of vintage elements. We wanted to evoke the essence of standing in a garden during the Harvest Moon under a million stars. I wanted to capture the romantic feeling of the Art Nouveau period, like an Alphonse Mucha painting.
Stephania and Jon wanted to fuse the traditional American wedding with a little Latin spice from Venezuela. What made it extra special was how they incorporated the Venezuelan tradition of the “Hora Loca” into their wedding reception.