Dress - Jenny Yoo
Groom's Outfit - Suit: John W Nordstrom,
Shirt: Linen Long Sleeve by Just a Cheap Shirt
Bike Pin - Golden Ram Metalsmithing
Bike - Schwinn Twin Deluxe (1960's or 70's we are not sure) - Ed and
his dad fixed it up.
Flowers - Flowerful Events
Table Numbers - Bride and Groom
Flower Boxes - Bride and Groom - we gave them to the florist to use
Signs - Bride and Groom
Place Card Holder - Bride and Groom
Girls Dresses - Everyone bought their own, the only requirement was
that it was blue.
Guy's Shirts - J. Edwards Vine Cabana
Kids Outfits - Boys shirts: Target
Ruby's dress: Juicy Couture
Officiant: Jeddah Vailakis - Interfaith Ceremonies
Hair: Kevin Holbritter (Le Grand Salon, Hillsdale, NJ)
Makeup: Rupa Patel (MAC, Paramus, NJ)
How we met:
Ed's friend, Steve, and my friend, Shannon, work together at a local
radio station. Ed was in charge of recycling at the local Oyster
Festival and met Steve for a beer in the VIP tent on a Sunday evening
and Shannon was there. She texted me "I met your husband" to which I
responded "?" I lived right across the street, and with a little
pushing, I went down to meet him. He was getting a large 65 gallon
recycling bin and I knew it was called a toter. He says now I had him
at toter :) We went on our first date the next Saturday. It lasted
32 hours, and we have been together ever since.
I had a crappy night's sleep. We went kayaking with his family for a
few hours. When we got back I needed a nap, which is odd for me, I
never nap. He went and picked up the ring from the jeweler while I
was sleeping. He came into the bedroom wearing white and carrying
wine glasses. I kind of saw him, but closed my eyes because I was
pissed off that he woke me up, so I didn't really see him (you know?).
He laid down on the bed next to me and I opened my eyes again and the
ring was in front of my face. We popped a bottle of Veuve Cliquot and
went on a motorcycle ride. Perfect, intimate, private . . . lovely.
He said he would do it while I was in bed or in the kitchen, whichever
came first. So simple, so us.
While planning I never got caught up in the little things. I just
took it as it came and was pretty loose with the whole thing. Day of,
I didn't have to let anything go to enjoy myself because I wasn't ever
holding onto it. We just had THE BEST time! We danced our asses off
(despite the oppressing heat under the tent). I felt surrounded by so
much love, it was overwhelming and beautiful. It was a dream come
true. I wouldn't change a thing (except for maybe a little
ventilation under the tent). We wanted it to be beautiful, relaxed,
and fun, and that's exactly what it was.