See that smile on Michelle’s face? That’s the smile of a bride who just radiates warmth and cheerfulness. It’s the smile of a gal who chose her wedding color story based on what shades would make guests feel happy, and looked to her favorite childhood games, foods, and memories to set the tone. Pretty sure this must’ve been one of the most fun weddings ever for everyone in attendance. Thanks to Tin Sparrow Studio for sharing the photos with us!
Michelle says, I lived on a farm until I was 7, so that was a huge part of choosing our venue, The Kaaterskill. I loved the nostalgic feeling it gave me and tried to tie my childhood memories into the decor. We actually only looked at one venue and stuck with it because it had everything we wanted.
Michelle’s bouquet recipe: dahlias, pee gee hydrangea, spray roses, wheat celocia, white feverfew, thistle, lamb ears, hypericum, amaranthus, sweet William, and seeded eucalyptus.
Would you believe us if we told you that Michelle’s gorgeous vintage wedding dress cost a grand total of $150 including the veil? Yup.
I tried to add in fun and unique experiences where I could, and one thing that I was really excited about was our musical processional parade to the ceremony site and recessional parade to cocktail hour. We chose Bibio’s song “Lovers’ Carving.” We had a couple friends play it on banjo and accordion, and tried to get guests to join in on the singing, clapping, and ribbon twirling.
Wait, this wedding had a teepee and a painting station?! So fun.
Jared is an animator, and he hand-lettered all the pretty signage.
Jared + Michelle, we wish you a lifetime of happiness together!
Photographer: Tin Sparrow Studio / Videographer: Storymix Media / Venue: The Kaaterskill in Catskill, NY / Hair: Erica Stoy / Makeup: [email protected] / Florist: Edwina from Door Décor / Invitation Designer: Teagan White / Cake: Tara Tornello from The Darling Kitchen / Catering: Lindsey Case-Hayes from Lulu’s Confections / Rentals: Rent Vintage China & Events Unlimited / Bride’s Dress: 1960s altered vintage / Shoes: Mix No. 6 / Veil: Vintage / Groom’s Suit: Express / Patchwork Ties: DIY by groom’s mother / Shoes: Novacas / Bridesmaid Dresses: Custom / Ring Bearers: J.Crew / Flower Girls: Custom