a little update on my little wedding

This past weekend we made a lot of progress with wedding planning, so I thought I’d share some pictures and ideas. Of course sticking to a budget is very important to me, as always, but more important than that is trying to stay local. I feel like weddings are this big box business and that’s mostly what draws me away from liking them- I’m more interested in working with people I know and trust and embracing where we live.

So, our ceremony is at the college where we met. There’s a cute little gazebo and a few picnic tables, it’s very sentimental and it’s actually also in the same city we live in now.

the site for our little ceremony

the site for our little ceremony, which I promise looks much better in the summer time

Then after the ceremony we’re traveling about 30 minutes to the reception lunch. There’s only 35 total people attending the wedding, including myself and Matt, so we didn’t need anything huge or elaborate. We chose a restaurant that is delicious but also focuses on local produce… actually, most of the food comes from the farm they run right behind the restaurant. Perfect! The restaurant is a renovated barn and it is fantastically awesome.

We're having a little cocktail hour at the bar on the first floor, then everyone will move upstairs to this room for dinner. Look at the light fixtures! The beams! The chairs!

We’re having a little cocktail hour at the bar on the first floor, then everyone will move upstairs to this room for dinner. Look at the light fixtures! The beams! The chairs!

And here's the other side of the room- a gigantic fireplace. swoon.

And here’s the other side of the room- a gigantic fireplace. swoon.

We're going to have the tables set just as they are here, with just the little lantern in the middle. Well, the little lantern and some bottles of wine. It is a par-tay after all ;)

We’re going to have the tables set just as they are here, with just the little lantern in the middle. Well, the little lantern and some bottles of wine. It is a par-tay after all 😉

And for dessert, instead of a traditional cake, we’re going to have cupcakes made by my friend Tara at Twiinspiration Cupcakes. She’s hosting a tasting for us in a few weeks and I absolutely can. not. wait.

cupcake

Just this morning my friend Amy sent me a link to an article about 20 cute & quirky wedding bouquets , and to be honest I wasn’t planning on having one, but then I saw this one and so maybe I’m changing my mind. Especially because creating this bouquet would require some serious thrift store shopping.

this is a bit too extravagant for my wedding, but toned down it could be perfect.

this is a bit too extravagant for my wedding, but toned down it could be perfect.

So slowly but surely we’re making some progress. I actually ordered a dress online on Monday but it hasn’t arrived yet so I don’t know if it’s perfect yet. We’ll see!

We’re also planning to have a big backyard bash with all our friends about a week or so after we get married. Nothing formal or fancy, just a bbq with some dancin’ and some dranks. So expect lots of posts about shaping up my yard this spring!

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18 thoughts on “a little update on my little wedding

  1. Ahhh!! Ceremony on campus?!? Swoon! They started building the gazebo when Jeff & I were planning our wedding and we already had a site but wanted to do pictures there. Unfortunately, it was just a construction site then. Gibbett Hill is gorgeous, too! I went to a wedding there (for a fellow FSC grad) in January in it was perfect. I can’t wait to see what else you have planned!

  2. The pictures do not do justice to Gibbet Hill. It is actually even lovlier in person. Great vintage / rustic feel with beautiful surroundings! Summer at Gibbet Hill will be beautiful.

    • omg I am OBSESSED with that barn. actually as I was looking at the pictures this morning I thought to myself “man, Emma’s going to love all this natural wood.” hahaha.

      MAIL ME SOME PINS! I’LL PAY YOU CASH MONEY YO!

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