Happy Friday, lovelies! What are you doing this weekend? This is the first weekend that I’ll be spending at home since August, so I’m looking forward to doing a whole lotta nothing. Maybe cleaning out our closets or something exciting like that. I’m hoping it will start to feel a little more like fall, and am trying to usher in the new season with dishes like roasted acorn squash and apple crisp. Do you have any favorite fall recipes?

by Irene Suchocki (available for purchase here)

 

I’ll have a little write-up about Mighty Summit for you in a couple hours, but I thought I’d post some of my favorite links from around the web first…

 

Groom style inspiration.

Mirit Weinstock’s wedding dresses are amazing, via Little Winter Bride.

LOVE this suite that Betsy Dunlap created for her sister.

If I was rich I’d have a serious sunglasses problem.

I already tweeted about this, but in case you missed it… s’mores in a jar!

These deco-inspired earrings from Honeybee would look beautiful on a bride, via coco + kelley.

How lovely are these bathing hydrangea?

So much inspiration in these vintage menus.

Fun notebooks from Inky Co., via Eat Drink Chic.

I love pretty containers, like this perfectly pale blue box, via Lonny.

Oh letterpress, you’ll never get old to me.

Picked up some of these new Edward Hopper Forever stamps.

I want these rose gold earrings. Badly. (via Mrs. Lilien)

Pears in bottles.

 

Also, congratulations to Emily Barkakati, the winner of the Newlywish giveaway, who said, “Aah want it all! I really want a Saeco Burr Grinder though…”

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There’s always something so lovely and intimate about a backyard wedding (and I love this bride’s unique style!)…

Andra’s mother handmade this unusual head piece with tarnished gold lace from the bride’s grandmother’s gown.

Instead of separate seating for the ceremony, guests were invited to sit at the dinner table and enjoy antipasti during the traditional Romanian Orthodox ceremony.

Andra shared some details about the day…

Why did you choose this for your wedding?  Our primary goal was to have a welcoming and elegant event that would also end up being a great party. As a result we focused more on the elements of a great party, and less on the trappings of traditional wedding. Once we decided to have the ceremony and the party at Chris’s grandfather’s home, then the design aspects seemed to come together. We took advantage of the glorious garden at the home, and hosted a rustic dinner-party with slight influences from the 1920’s.

What kind of music did you play?  We put together a personalized soundtrack for the entire event, starting with church choral music and bells for the ceremony. After the ceremony, we combined a variety of folkloric music from Romania, Italy, Ireland, and Eastern Europe to reflect our families’ backgrounds. We also mixed in jazz from the 1920’s-1940′s, French chansonnettes and Italian canzonette. For the dancing portion, we had a mixture of modern music with classic rock ‘n’ roll. Chris and I danced our first dance to Leonard Cohen’s “Dance Me to the End of Love.”

Is there anything else that helps tell the story of the day? In keeping with our wish for a rustic dinner, all guests, family members, and members of the wedding party sat at one long dinner table. As an icebreaker, upon the guests’ arrival, we started out with large, country-style breads, cheeses, salami and other hors d’oeuvres shared at the dinner table. To maximize ease and comfort, guests were seated at this same table for ceremony, which took place under a large oak tree directly across from the dinner table. After the ceremony ended, the rest of the event focused on enjoying dinner and dancing together with our guests, so we left the afternoon to develop on its own without any set timetable.

 

Vendors

Photography: Julie Mikos / Venue: private home in Los Altos Hills, California / Bride’s dress: custom / Gold ballet shoes: Chloé / Point-toe shoes: Manolo Blahnik / Groom’s suit: Cesare Attolini / Groom’s shirt: Ermenegildo Zegna / Neck tie: Brioni / Cake: Cake Divas / Rentals: La Tavola Linen

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Are you ready to smile? Because these photos from Julie and Dan’s wedding are so full of joy and love and happiness (and smiles and hugs!) – they show exactly what matters most about a wedding day.

How amazing is Julie’s smile?!

Says Julie, “We did the traditional first dance and father-daughter dance, but for the mother-son dance Dan danced with his sister because his mother passed away five years ago. Dan’s dance with his sister was a very emotional moment, and it allowed us all time to quietly remember his mother.”

Julie shared some of the details about the day…

What’s the story behind the tractor?  When I was in grade school, my dad would wake me or my siblings up around 5:00AM to drive the tractor and flatbed through the fields as he and other farmhands picked corn. My father had asked me how I would like to get to the ceremony site, and I joked that he should polish up the old, red International tractor, knowing the tractor was no longer operable and 100 miles away. Ten minutes before the ceremony, he surprised me with a shiny, antique, red International tractor. He had posted an ad on Craigslist and had found one within a day – only in Ohio! Needless to say, I was overcome with emotions and laughter when I saw it sitting in the driveway.

What was your favorite part of the day?  My favorite part of the wedding was the ceremony. I felt more confident in that moment than any other time in my life. For someone who doesn’t like to be the center of attention, I felt surprisingly safe and loved with all of those eyes upon us. And of course, linking hands with my new husband completed the moment.

What is the best advice you received as a bride?  The best advice I received was to stop, take a step back and really take in the day. Several times throughout the ceremony and reception I remembered this. Those moments helped me appreciate everyone around us, and I was able to take mental photographs that I will always keep with me.

 

Vendors

Photography: Summer Drew / Venue: Old Homestead Beach Park in Huron, Ohio / Bride’s dress: WToo by Watters / Groom’s suit: Jones New York / Flowers: Corsos

 

Congratulations Julie and Dan! And thank you to Summer Drew for sharing these photos!

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