When I first stumbled upon this wedding, I immediately knew it would be such a wonderful fit for Once Wed. Not only are the bride and groom are just about as sweet as they come, but their entire wedding was a collaborative effort between family and friends which in my opinion is the best kind of celebration. Yota, the beautiful bride, was kind enough to share some of the details behind their whimsical wedding…

Joe and I were married on the 11th anniversary of the day we first met.  We wanted to have a simple outdoor ceremony and a small backyard reception, but my side of the family is Greek and doesn’t do small.  So we compromised and had a big backyard wedding. We were married by a pond at beautiful Larz Andersen Park in Brookline, MA.  A local Boston gypsy jazz band, Sinti Rhythm, led our procession of guests to the ceremony site.

pink boutonnieres

papercut wedding invitation

billy button boutonniere

pink ring bearer pillow

pink wedding bouquet

wedding parade

wedding headband ideas

romantic wedding kiss

garden wedding

Stay tuned for Yota and Joe’s adorable backyard reception coming up next!

Photography by evs media


Comments (19)

Jaime | Reply

Shoot, I can’t see these pictures either! I’m using IE/Windows 7.

Bailey@peppermintbliss | Reply

LOVE the lace of her dress, these are so dreamy!

Bridecow | Reply

Wow, she has got to be one of the most gorgeous brides I’ve ever seen!

Meg Sylvia | Reply

What a beautiful bouquet!

Debs | Reply

Please tell me who designed the stationery?! It’s so pretty!

Leslie | Reply

I agree, her bouquet is perfect! I also love that pink umbrella.

forget.me.knot.weddings | Reply

love the stationery and the flowers are amazing! Such a beautiful wedding!

Juliet | Reply

Oh, how I love backyard weddings!!! Can’t wait to see the reception!

Tonia | Reply

Beautifullll! I love the fiddle! This looks like one of those weddings that goes down in people’s history books as “one of the most fun weddings I’ve ever been to.”

monica | Reply

this is exactly where my fiance and I were/are thinking about doing our ceremony. Problem is we have 150+ people coming. How did the band sound without amplification?

Those are my only two critiques of the spot… but this has made me re think doing it there…

Elizabeth @ Dapper Paper | Reply

very sweet! love the flowers and that shot with the “sunbrella”!

Yota | Reply

Thanks for all the kind comments! Debs, I did the layout and printing of the invitations myself. The artwork on the invitations is by the amazing papercut artist Rob Ryan and was used with his permission.

Nisha | Reply

That pink umbrella is adorable. Where did you find it?

Debs | Reply

Hey Yota – Great work with the stationery! I thought it looked very Rob Ryan :) Just looked at your reception photos too. Such a beautiful wedding!

Vanessa | Reply

Nisha – I’m pretty sure she got the umbrella from http://www.bellaumbrella.com. We were so happy as photographers to have such beautiful “props” to work with :) And for those of you who loved her bouquet, Yota created it herself! (Along with all of the other floral design)

didi | Reply

beautiful! i especially love the cotton field landscape

hk | Reply

i love the tea length dress! is it a one of a kind find?

Katie | Reply

Beautiful!! Who made the dress? It’s amazing!

Bryan Agoncillo | Reply

We are just about to cater to a wedding venue like yours… I hope everything works out with ours… This is our first wedding project….