Real wedding: Jenn + Chris

I love brides that take a chance on their wedding dress…especially when its a gorgeous Carmen Marc Valvo number!

Chris and I had our wedding in my parent’s beautiful tree lined back yard in Fairport, NY in June 26th. There was some rain but it was a perfect spot for an outdoor wedding. We had a big tent with a small dance floor. We wanted the wedding to have a handmade kind of feel, and used paper lanterns, handmade origami objects we made ourselves, tea lights in pretty cupcake cups and wild flowers in vintage blue Ball jars to decorate. The flowers came from generous local friends who arrived with buckets of local wild flowers before the wedding. My sister Amy arranged the flowers and created bouquets with wild sweet pea flowers. My dress was a miracle, it was a gown by Carmen Marc Valvo found on sale (75% off!) at Bergdorf Goodman‘s in NYC. The color was perfect for me, I didn’t want a white dress and I loved the cut and tiered layers. Chris’s clothing and shoes were from Barney’s in Boston, his suit was by Jill Sander.

We really wanted live music for our wedding and found a fantastic band from Boston willing to travel out to Fairport. They played bluegrass and covered a few songs we requested, including a song during the wedding ceremony.

Our phenomenal photographer Levi Stolove did an amazing job capturing our wedding, his energy and eye for detail come through in his pictures.

It was a great day, we were really pleased with everything!

Vendors:

Tent – www.mccarthyevents.com/
Catering – www.fiddleheadconcepts.com/
Cupcakes, cookies – www.onegirlcookies.com/
Lanterns – www.asianideas.com/
Music – www.goldenbandweddingband.com/
Cake topper - http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller.php?featured_user_id=5062087
Letter press invitations, coasters – www.bigwheelpress.com/
Jewelry – www.lushmetals.com
Tea lights, platters, napkins – www.ikea.com

[images from Levi Stolove Photography]

Levi Stolove is a member of Brooklyn Bride’s preferred vendor listings

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5 Comments to “Real wedding: Jenn + Chris”

  1. Lucky In Love Says:

    Love her non-traditional dress!

  2. Crystal Says:

    This is exactly how I want my wedding to be! It looks like it was beautiful and totally garden-esque. I love the wildflower bouquets–brilliant idea to have guests collect them and bring them to the wedding! Everything looks amazing! Congrats!

  3. Melon, Mango, Sunshine, and Slate | Flights of Fancy Says:

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  4. knee-length wedding dresses Says:

    Your poem reading and happy faces made me tear up a bit. Lovely!

  5. tea-length wedding dresses Says:

    Amazing wedding one of my most favorite to date. You look incredibly lovely and those flowers are epic!

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