My Dream Day

So since we are coming up on 14 months of being married (so crazy how fast that went by!) I thought I would share with everyone our special day since I haven’t yet!

I married my soul mate and better half on August 23rd 2014.  Thomas and I got married at a beautiful private lake house in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.  The date we picked was special because it was our 8th anniversary.  It is so crazy how things work out sometimes!  To say our day was a dream come true is an understatement.

I love being crafty and creative so I took on the job as not only bride but also as wedding planner.  It was a lot of work and maybe more than I thought it would be but it was totally worth all the hard work and Thomas was such a huge help! I made a lot of things myself to try and capture more of our personalities.  Our wedding was anything but cookie cutter or traditional.  It was one of the most beautiful moments in my life and I am so happy to be able to share it with you.

Invitations were created at foreverfiances.com on recycled paper
Invitations were created at Forever Fiances on recycled paper
Hair and makeup are done, now just waiting to get into my dress!
Hair and makeup are done, now just waiting to get into my dress!
Floral Kimonos
LOVE the robes I got my girls. I ordered them on Etsy from a woman in India and she makes each one to order. You can choose from a number of different patterns and colors
My amazing crochet dress
I was one of those girls who tried on about 100 gowns. I had such a vivid image of what I wanted and found a lot that I liked but always wanted to keep looking. This is one of the last dresses I tried on. When I had it on I knew INSTANTLY that it was everything I was looking for. I wanted a different dress and not traditional lace but something with a little more boho uniqueness to it. I basically chose my dress and the vibe of my dress based on my grandmothers head piece that I was going to wear no matter what. The dress needed to compliment it and this dress was it. It is a crochet lace by Coco Anais. Simply amazing.
My beautiful mother and sisters helped me get dressed. My two sisters were both my Maids of Honor
My beautiful mother and sisters helped me get dressed. My two sisters were both my Maids of Honor
I actually had a really hard time finding shoes that were wedges and not overly dresses. The wedding was outside and I wanted to be comfortbale and I thought anything too glitzy would just not compliment the dress. I found these gems at Journeys actually. I went in there not expecting to find them but I did!
I actually had a really hard time finding shoes that were wedges and not overly dresses. The wedding was outside and I wanted to be comfortbale and I thought anything too glitzy would just not compliment the dress. I found these gems at Journeys actually. I went in there not expecting to find them but I did!
So this is the beautiful head peice that I planned my dress around. My maternal grandmother had this made for her and she wore it on her wedding day. It is over 60 years old! I knew that wearing this had to happen so finding a dress that went with it was my mission. I feel so blessed to have worn this and hope to keep passing it down.
So this is the beautiful head peice that I planned my dress around. My maternal grandmother had this made for her and she wore it on her wedding day. It is over 60 years old! I knew that wearing this had to happen so finding a dress that went with it was my mission. I feel so blessed to have worn this and hope to keep passing it down.
Getting ready to see my man!
Getting ready to see my man!

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We decided to take pictures before the ceremony, nontraditional I know, but I am so happy we did. I wasn't as nervous since I got to see him before and we were able to get SO many great pictures. This was our first meeting that our photographer captured.
We decided to take pictures before the ceremony, nontraditional I know, but I am so happy we did. I wasn’t as nervous since I got to see him before and we were able to get SO many great pictures. This was our first meeting that our photographer captured.

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I was very laid back with our bridal party. I let all my girls pick their own dresses in the peach family and I wanted my two sisters/MOH to wear a floral peachy print. I asked them to get nude wedges and let them wear their hair and makeup however they please. Turned out just as I hoped it would!
I was very laid back with our bridal party. I let all my girls pick their own dresses in the peach family and I wanted my two sisters/MOH to wear a floral peachy print. I asked them to get nude wedges and let them wear their hair and makeup however they please. Turned out just as I hoped it would!
I wanted Thomas to be in a full suit so and light grey. For his guys we were also super laid back. We asked them to get a pant in a grey shade and then add suspender buttons to it. We wanted them to wear tanish colored shoes and an Ivory shirt and then we provided the rest.
I wanted Thomas to be in a full light grey suit. For his guys we were also super laid back. We asked them to get a pant in a grey shade and then add suspender buttons to it. We wanted them to wear tanish colored shoes and an Ivory shirt and then we provided the rest.
All of us together..
All of us together..
My dad walking me down the Isle!
My dad walking me down the Isle!

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My padre giving me away..so sweet!
My padre giving me away..so sweet!
Mr. & Mrs!
Mr. & Mrs!
We are clearly pretty pumped to be married!
We are clearly pretty pumped to be married!
and now the party begins!
and now the party begins!
Cake time...We don't like traditional cake so we did a bunch of cheese cakes instead!
Cake time…We don’t like traditional cake so we did a bunch of cheese cakes instead and a huge dessert table.
Thomas' family is from Denmark so we incorporated some different traditions to honor his family and upbringing. In Denmark they make up words to the tune of a song and my father in law, Fred, made up a song for us (it was a total surprise too!) they passed out scrolls and had everyone sing along..it was great!
Thomas’ family is from Denmark so we incorporated some different traditions to honor his family and upbringing. In Denmark they make up words to the tune of a song and my father in law, Fred, made up a song for us (it was a total surprise too!) they passed out scrolls and had everyone sing along..it was great!

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My after party dress! I had a wonderful woman that I work with who is from Ecuador and an amazing talented lady, custom make this dress for me. I told her what I was thinking and showed her pictures and we bought the fabric and just like that I had a masterpeice to wear at night!
My after party dress! I had a wonderful woman that I work with, who is from Ecuador and super talented I may add, custom make this dress for me. I told her what I was thinking and showed her pictures and we bought the fabric and just like that I had a masterpiece to wear at night!

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Now here are some pictures of Thomas and I that I just love:

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And here are some up close details

Our memory table. My mother in law passed away a little less than 3 years before our wedding so we wanted to honor her as well as all of our grandparents who were with us in spirit. It was such a nice way to have them with us that day
Our memory table. My mother in law passed away a little less than 3 years before our wedding so we wanted to honor her as well as all of our grandparents who were with us in spirit. It was such a nice way to have them with us that day.  And of course we need to have Danish flags around as well.  You are not Danish unless you rep the flag 🙂
under our BEAUTIFUL tent..just love how it all came together!
under our BEAUTIFUL tent..just love how it all came together!
Gorgeous bridesmaid bouquets from Chesters Flowers
Gorgeous bridesmaid bouquets from Chesters Flowers.  Our favors are in the picture as well.  They were plantable paper which read in honor of Birgit (my mother in law) and then our names and date.  We thought it was such a symbolic way to honor her.  Our guests would be able to plant the paper and grow wild flowers in their garden and have a way of always remembering our day.
Love him.
Love him.

Ok, well that is not nearly as many photographs as we have but I think that shall do for now!

I have to give credit to all the AMAZING vendors who made our day so special:

Dress: Coco Anais

Photographer: Emily Curran Photography

Invitations: Forever Fiances

Day of Coordinator: Tanya Keller with Marry Me

Flowers: Chesters Flowers in Utica, New York

Desserts: New Florentine Bakery in Utica, New York

Hair: Jackie Martello

Makeup: Shayna Selkowitz

XOL

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11 thoughts on “My Dream Day

  1. I love the quote on your invitations! (Such a good song!) And I love the robes! And your dress! And the nature! And the lights at the reception! And everything! Obviously I’m super single and living vicariously right now… 🙂

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