The amount of love we have for this wedding is out of this galaxy. Using farm to table elements for a rustic yet completely stylish and relaxed look, Ben and Dennis’ wedding wins us over at every glance. Of course, the images captured all too well by Pat Furey don’t hurt either!
From the groom, Ben: We were going for simple, masculine upstate elegance. We wanted natural earth tones; we avoided flowers altogether and focused on foliage and natural elements that would add texture; my favorite were the dried sunflowers that had been left in the field to dry for use at our wedding — they were odd but stunning…
I worked with the florist to design and make the table centerpieces; I found the lanterns over the summer at Target and ordered enough for use at the wedding. There were two sizes and the larger flanked our bars and our DJ table. We also used them to line our driveway for our dinner event on Friday evening before the wedding. We had valet at the top of our drive and folks walked down the candlelit drive to arrive at our home where a tent was in the backyard for our Friday evening arrival dinner and bonfire.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Have fun with it. There are no rules that you cannot break. Think outside the box (or mason jar as I joked with Kim at Flower Blossom Farm). And use your wedding as an excuse to try new arrangements, visit stores and day dream about ideas, try new foods, taste new drinks.
Processional: “The Man I Love,” George Gershwin (sung by one of our wedding party)
First Dance: “Someone Like You,” Van Morrison
Mother/Son Dance: “What a Wonderful World”