Our reception was at the local restaurant and art gallery, Chase’s
Daily where our invitation invited you to a “feast of locally grown
and hand harvested goodies” . The menu used all local produce and
cheeses with hand made breads and seasonal salads. We had 3 types of
tiny savory pies all made in my kitchen. Root vegetable, Blackbird pie,
and my favorite The Boleta Tart with wild mushrooms hand gathered by
the grooms family. We also put together an heirloom tomato salad with
over 30 lbs of farm tomatoes!
We switched up the cocktail hour for ‘apple hour’ where all the treats served were apple inspired. Apple cider, apple tartlettes, candied apples.
Our place cards were apples picked from a local orchard with calligraphy leaves.
We wanted our tables to really bring home the woodland theme and decorated them with moss, Chinese lanterns, acorns and tiny pumpkins. The favors were sachets of rose hips from my parents garden.
We also invited guests to share their handmade favorites and to bring pies, tarts, cakes and the like to add to the bounty.
We knew pretty much every artisan involved except our cake decorations which were Wendy Kromers “Magical Marzipan Forest Cake Kit & Birds” our big splurge.
We were lucky to have our fantastic photographer Karen
who used both digital and vintage film cameras and made sure our day
translated so lovingly to print! At the end of it all it was so
wonderful to sit back and see what the hands of everyone we know and
loved had created for us…and our own hands too!
List of vendors:
Rings: Hannah Clark
Photography: Brownmouse Photo
Wedding Canopy: J Rusten Furniture
Venue: Chase’s Daily
Cake: Let Them Eat Cake!
Cake decorations: Wendy Kromer
Flowers: My mom
Boutonnieres, Flower girl wreath: Mosey Handmade
Jes, thank you so much for taking the time to put this together. Your wedding was beatiful and I admired the sense of community surrounding the whole day. Also, congrats on the arrival of your baby girl!
[Images c/o Brown Mouse Photo]