Another 2 year anniversary couple !! Arianna & Damian now have the most adorable little boy! Let's start with they had the absolute coolest grooms cake EVER ! It had the sorting hat from Harry Potter! I love Harry Potter ! Arianna & Damian got married at one of my favorite locations to date. Twin Lakes Lodge in upstate NY. The venue was perfect. Outdoors, in the mountains, and the guests all got to stay in these adorable cabins! They had their ceremony right on the shore of the lake under the most beautiful arch made of twigs and flowers!
How we met: We worked together and became friends. We were friends for almost 10 years before we actually started dating.
First date: Hiking and sushi
How he proposed: On a camping trip with friends. He used a ring pop. He told me later that he was planning on proposing later with a real ring, but decided to do it the weekend we were away instead.
What went into planning the wedding: We planned the wedding during my winter break from school. I tried to stress as little as possible and we were really lucky with amazing vendors that made everything pretty easy. I found my dress on Pinterest and a lot of the decor ideas that I had came from there too. My mom is super crafty and helped us by making a lot of the decorations.
Favorite wedding memory: The reception. For our first dance, a friend of ours was there to sing our song, so it was really special. Our deejay was amazing and played all of the 90's music that we wanted to hear. I don't think we sat still the whole night.
Advice for future brides: Relax. Take some deep breaths and enjoy the day. It goes by too fast to be stressed about every little detail, and everything will fall into place.
Venue: Twin Lakes Lodge
Florist: Belles of Ireland Floral Design
DJ: Stylez Entertainment
Cake: Cynfre's Bakery at Fred's Place (They did a gluten free, vegan cake for us!) Damian's groom's cake was a Harry Potter cake made by a friend of ours, Christine Fulton.
Dress Designer: Watter's Bridal, purchased at Lovely Bride. Headpiece was made by Twigs & Honey, purchased from their Etsy site.
Suit Designer: No suits. Pants came from Express Men, shoes were Converse, and ties were ordered from The Tie Bar.
Wedding Coordinator: None
Bridesmaid Dresses: BariJay
Jewelry Designer: None. I wore a vintage watch that belonged to my grandmother and a pair of earrings that belonged to my mom.
Lighting: String lanterns, made by my mom.
Where you got anything extra you used for your wedding day: We had a lot of DIY projects. My mom made the programs, place cards and table numbers. She also put made the easel that we used to put out the place cards. I made the menu board from a chalkboard that we picked up at Michael's.