Its not every day you see a wedding with practically no flowers used…but thats just the case with Amber + Joe’s wedding! They had some pretty talented family and friends helping them out, but Amber can explain it better…
us: We met in our first class in the graduate program in anthropology at The New School for Social Research. We were casually disinterested friends for two and a half years before we were in a study group together and realized we were in love. We decided to get married because we love each other so much, and a wedding seemed like a really good way to celebrate that with the people in our lives. We both love books (ok, we’re nerds), our friends, and don’t care for impersonal wedding traditions, so we decided from the start that we could make our wedding whatever we wanted it to be. When things got stressful we would just say to each other, “At the end of this we get to get married!” Most of all, we wanted everyone to have fun.
Our parents helped us so much, but as struggling anthropologists, we still had a very small budget to work with, so we and our friends constructed, created, wrote, and made every part of our wedding. It was truly collaborative, and truly us.
You guys really impressed me this year with your fabulous cards! Lots of great ideas for DIY projects that can be translated into wedding project…and these are only SOME of the cards I received! My mailbox was packed for days!! Stay tuned and I’ll be showing some behind the scenes behind MY holiday card!
[images from my hubby Chad]
Maddy from Inspired Bride just sent me the loveliest gift…in honor of her upcoming 1 year blogaversary, she’s sending out some custom postcard files to bloggers for the holidays. Since this time of year is all about sharing, feel free to download the file and send it out to your own friends! Thanks Maddy, and congrats on 1 year!
[image from Inspired Bride]
[images from flickr]
You guys have been so patient…so here are some more shots from the wedding. I’ll be taking Monday off for Memorial Day (we’ll be in Louisiana this weekend having a mini-wedding reception for Chad’s family), but next week, I’ll be starting vendor reviews, while finishing up with my coverage of NSS. Have a great weekend!!
[images by Belathée Photography]