Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Our Wedding (Finally)


Finally sharing the pictures, not that it finally happened.  Yes, we've been together a decade, but that doesn't mean that either of us were in a rush to have a ceremony.  We waited until the time was right for us, and it ended up being perfect.  It really was.  I think if our pictures show nothing else, they certainly capture our joy.  Our wedding was joy-filled and moving, and so very truly us.

Feel free to read the ceremony we wrote here

Also, if you haven't seen it yet, you should go see the lovely slideshow our photographer, Shyla, made for us.  It captures the whole day in about 2 minutes.  I've selected different pictures below since I know many people have already seen the slideshow.

And here are some snapshots of the day.

There are too many pictures of all the details of the day that everyone helped to create to include them all individually here, so I am including a few collages of many of them.  
The Bar Table

My sisters were completely in charge of the tables and the flowers, while my cousin took care of our wedding (ice cream) cake.  My dad repaired the croquet set and made sure everything made it up to NY.  My mom took care of the chalkboard and all of the plates (though we all got a little caught up in buying them.) 
The Flowers

My grandmother let us borrow her table linens and napkins.  My aunt contributed the silverware and the jars for the flowers; not to mention she and my uncle (and many of their friends) made sure their backyard was the most magical place to hold a wedding, landscaping and planting a good portion of the flowers in the days before the wedding.  My uncle and my sister's fiance made sure the stereo worked. My sister's boyfriend created the playlist.  

Another uncle hand-carved both sets of birds that topped the cakes.  It was a wonderful way to have everyone's involvement in the preparations for our day, and it was really nice not to have to worry about many of the details. 

The Wedding (Ice Cream) Cake and the Dessert Table


  1. I can't wait to see ALL the pictures. I'm just amazed every time I look at the slideshow and what you've posted because the shots make it seems like we decorate for weddings all the time.

  2. Hanna, these pictures are absolutely beautiful. I love(!) the uniqueness and the special touches. This will be a day I am sure you and Nate will always remember. Congratulations, again!

  3. I love, love, love your pictures!! They capture your happiness and joy perfectly!

  4. The photos are just gorgeous. They shout bliss! And kudos on the vodka gimlet selection; it's one of my all-time favorite cocktails.

  5. Congratulations! What a lovely wedding and beautiful day for both of you and your families. You look great :)