Hearing from readers after their weddings is just about one of my favorite things in the world! Hannah and Jonah’s wedding was a totally DIY event, from the invitations to the flowers – and it turned out just as charming and fun as can be. Their planning motto was “Sweet and Simple,” and it looks like it steered them in the right direction. Even though the couple lives in Brooklyn, they spend time in Cape Cod with their families, and knew that’s where they wanted to get married. Jonah was responsible for finding the caterer, music and venue, and the Pamet Harbor Yacht Club was the perfect spot for a clambake with 50 guests…
Inspired by an old card, Hannah used RubberStamps.net to create custom stamps with artwork she uploaded herself, and stamped save-the-dates and invitations on paper purchased at Kate’s Paperie in New York.
A local florist, Flowers by Mary, made Hannah’s simple bouquet of baby’s breath.
Since it looked like it might rain, the ceremony was moved indoors. That morning, Hannah and her friends collected greens along the side of the road, and one of her friends (who plans weddings in Los Angeles) made the garland to hang over the couple during the ceremony. Can you believe that’s a last-minute creation!? Two friends played acoustic versions of the couple’s favorite songs by Lefty Frizzell and Karen O songs.
Hannah wore a vintage hair accessory she found for $10 at California Millinery in Los Angeles, that carries all kinds of old stock ribbons, millinery flowers, feathers and supplies. The marzipan cake, topped with porcelain figurines, was purchased at The Danish Pastry House in Boston.
Since Jonah is a home pickler, homemade pickle beets were a fitting, and unusual, favor for guests. Hannah wrapped them with newspaper, echoing the newspaper table runners. She also collected cans for the year before the wedding, and with the help of friends, arranged all of the centerpieces.
Cosmos in Cape Cod catered the intimate wedding with a clambake, lobsters, and a raw bar served our of a cute red boat. Pimm’s Cups were the signature drink during cocktail hour. Hannah says one of her favorite parts of the day was seeing all their friends and family in lobster bibs!
Check out Hannah’s fab something blue – shoes by Loeffler Randall. And you can see her gold bow cuff by Alexis Bittar in the previous pic. She says, “I wanted to splurge on accessories, so I knew I was going to wear a vintage dress. I found it at the Pasadena City College flea market for $50, then cleaned and altered it myself.”
Congrats Hannah and Jonah!
Photos by Brad Fowler, Song of Myself Photography.