...and I couldn’t be happier with how the day went (this is just a quick snap from my phone, which has already been posted to Instagram). It was a fairly wedding-y wedding, traditional and large and decidedly not the small picnic we had intended to have years ago, and I loved it. It was totally worth not eating in restaurants for nearly a whole year and giving up lots of other things to save up for it! Plus it was really incredible to be surrounded by so many people I love all day. Just so much love.
In case you’re wondering, here are some details. I have had details floating in my head for months so I want to share/spill them out! All of the people below were a dream to work with and I cannot sing their praises highly enough. I feel so lucky to personally know so many laid back, creative people that I could just email and ask, “Hey, you are a working professional who I respect. Are you free September 15? May I please hire you?”
My dress was designed by my friend Kristiann of Victory Patterns (you may also know her from workshops at The Workroom), and all 15 yards of silk chiffon + vintage beaded appliques were sewn by her. The back is my favourite part of it, so beautifully draped. I wore See by Chloe sandals and was comfortable all day long.
My headpiece was a custom creation from Lou Lou Loves You. It isn’t too visible here, but it has white and pale pink roses throughout and ties in the back. I have to admit that I nearly chickened out of wearing it because it is such a statement! But I loved wearing it and I got so many compliments. A little girl at the wedding pulled roses out of the centrepieces and put them in her hair because she wanted to look like me. I wore a pretty Twigs and Honey veil for the ceremony, though.
Geoff’s suit was custom made for him by Brooklyn Tailors, and it too was perfect. I highly recommend their suits, especially if you’re looking for a slim cut, modern suit. Daniel and Brenna are the kindest people; I hope we can meet them when we visit New York (which should be soon)! Geoff has never owned such a nice suit and we know he will get years of use out of this one. His shoes are Brooks Brothers and his tie is J. Crew Factory. I made the little pocket square. I had started to make the ties, but it was too time consuming, and the Factory ties were silk and only about $10. So yeah.
The flowers (bouquets, boutonnieres, centrepieces, etc.) were done by Alison at Coriander Girl. I trusted Alison completely, let her do her thing, and she went above and beyond with the flowers, which were one of the parts I cared about the most. I cried when I saw them, for real.
My hair was done by Ana Sorys and my makeup by Mary at Eye Love. I was thrilled with everything they did, and they are both so lovely. Everyone was so lovely!
Our photos were by Celine Kim, and this is probably the first time in my life that I am excited to look at pictures of myself! The cake was by Nikole Herriott, and it was so beautiful. So so beautiful (of course).
One last shout-out goes to our DJ, Justin from Indie Wedding DJ. Having a super fun dance party was really important to us, and we didn’t trust ourselves with an iPod playlist, equipment set up, etc. Justin was amazing (I really appreciated it when he would mix out songs that I had insisted he play that just were not working). Our friends who remained past 1AM booed when he had to stop playing. I made an 8tracks mix with some of the songs he played during dinner and for dancing. The first track was our first dance, chosen for prettiness/sentiment/short length/my history with it (I have loved Mojave 3 since they were Slowdive in the 1990s).
I guess I am married now! It doesn’t feel real yet. I love you, Geoff!