Homespun outdoor wedding: Lisa + Gary

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Another fabulous week checked off the calendar! Before we leave you to your weekend carousing, we’ve got a few last gems for you – first off the wedding of two of our favorite vendors from The Wedding Artists Collective, Lisa + Gary. With a budget of $12k this graceful bride and dapper groom, invited 50 of their closest friends & family to partake in their eclectic, laid back, homegrown style wedding. We’re excited about this one. It’s not everyday we get to share the wedding of the talented peeps behind the camera!

homespun outdoor upstate ny wedding

Gary hand painted all the signs using found wood. Between us, he’s the crafty one and from the very beginning said he wanted to take the creative lead on those. I was really happy to have a creative and interested partner in this project! I don’t know how most brides feel, but I can truly say this was a 50/50 collaborative effort.

homespun outdoor upstate ny wedding

For our invitations and rsvp’s we went through a vendor we found on Etsy, Aurelisas, who offers simple vintage telegram style invites. We then used decorative (air mail looking) tape to personalize them and used our G&L logo stamp on the outer envelope. We also made luggage tags as an invitation to the cocktail party we hosted the night before the wedding. All together for our save the dates, invites and rsvp cards, we spent under $250 for the paper, rubber and wood block stamps, antique postage stamps.

homespun outdoor upstate ny wedding

homespun outdoor upstate ny wedding

homespun outdoor upstate ny wedding

homespun outdoor upstate ny wedding

We absolutely love the way Josh captured the couple in these timeless prints! They have us dreaming about seeing an entire wedding shot in this format.

homespun outdoor upstate ny wedding

homespun outdoor upstate ny wedding

homespun outdoor upstate ny wedding

Gary also hand painted and assembled the mailbox at our “guest book” table. We asked everyone to type us a note and put it inside the mailbox. On our one year anniversary we’re going to crack it open and read the notes. Gary also made the board with chicken wire so we could include old family photos mixed in with Polaroids that had been taken by our friends throughout the week leading up to the wedding.

homespun outdoor upstate ny wedding

We wanted to have our wedding somewhere in upstate New York, and wanted to make it a wedding “week” not just a weekend. We didn’t want to use a proper wedding venue since it can be difficult to really make it feel like your own, not to mention, expensive, so we found a house on VRBO (big enough to fit a bunch of our friends), and the renter, though hesitant at first, decided to let us host the wedding there. Our families rented houses nearby so they could easily come out and spend time with us. It turned out great!

homespun outdoor upstate ny wedding

homespun outdoor upstate ny wedding

For his “speech” to the couple, one of their guests (esteemed Rock and Roll photographer, Danny Clinch) sang a duet with his daughter and three of their friends on guitar. They sang “Hey Good Lookin” by Hank Williams.

homespun outdoor upstate ny wedding

Thanks so much for sharing your wedding with us, Lisa + Gary! A million congrats to the both of you! And, get a load of this, Gary and Scott of the collective will be offering up their services to you in our Pop-up shop on Monday. Stay tuned for more details!

Photography: Josh Goleman of The Wedding Artists Collective / Catering: Allison Appleby Gubitz from Two Sisters Catering / Flowers: Native Farm Flowers / Rentals: Columbia Tent Rentals / Venue: Undisclosed private residence / Bride’s dress & sash: Saja / Bride’s earrings and bracelet: Viv&Ingrid / Bride’s headpiece: Powder Blue Bijoux / Bride’s necklace: Late grandmother’s / Groom’s suit: John Varvatos / Wedding rings: Round Design Jewelry

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Laura Whitney on Sep 16, 2011

Oh I love everything about this! All the vintage touches and the stationary is sooooo great!

Naturally Yours Events on Sep 16, 2011

Wow! I love the photo display and the vintage shots. So warm and natural.

cdmcake on Sep 16, 2011

Such wonderful attention to detail -- I'm completely impressed. I especially loved the wedding telegrams with their vintage feeling.

Victoria@Victory Paper on Sep 16, 2011

Oh I love a wedding with good rustic elements, and this one certainly takes the cake!

nicole on Sep 16, 2011

I love the idea of renting a house for a week of wedding fun!! Beautiful details and photographs.

Jacquelyn on Sep 18, 2011

Oh what beautiful photography! I love everything about this wedding!

Jodie @ Pink Frosting Wedding Shop on Sep 18, 2011

Absolutely stunning! The couple’s creative touches really compliment a simply beautiful wedding.

MBT Amali on Sep 19, 2011

Absolutely stunning! The couple’s creative touches really compliment a simply beautiful wedding.

Destinie Allen on Feb 22, 2013

I LOVE the rustic theme its beautiful. can someone please tell me where upstate this is I live upstate and i have no clue where this is;( i would love it as a honeymoon idea

Destinie Allen on Feb 22, 2013

please email if you know (heartstrong158@yahoo.com) , as a bride i would appreciate it sooo much

Julie Briggs on Jun 4, 2013

Gorgeous wedding and definitely "pinning" this. BUT doesn't having a "wedding week" kind of smack of narcissism?

Lisa {The Wedding Artists Collective} on Aug 2, 2013

To Julie Briggs, I was just looking on 100LayerCake to see if there were any good photos of my husband's hand (he unfortunately lost his wedding ring earlier this week ) and I saw there were a ton of comments since the post had first gone up. I got curios to read them and saw yours. Just so you understand, our families had never met each other so they were thrilled to be able to spend a lot of quality time together as opposed to just spending 1 or two action packed nights. And our friends who all lived in tiny apartments in hot and smelly NYC were completely stoked to have a house to escape to in upstate NY complete with a pool, outdoor deck and grill. Friends were invited to come if they wanted to but no one was expected to be there. We had no wedding party and there were no obligations. It was an amazing week spent with friends and family cooking dinners, hanging out by the pool and long talks into the night. There was nothing but love. And we felt very lucky. Best, Lisa

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