I’m a huge fan of Nancy Neil’s work. Not only was her gorgeous wedding one of my all time favorites, but she is also an amazing photographer and I always get a bit giddy whenever I see an email from her in my inbox. Lauren and Tyler were married at the boarding school where they met as kids in high school, and used the natural beauty of the grounds as their main source of inspiration for decor. So much about this wedding makes my heart happy, so I was thrilled when Lauren sent in a guest blog to accompany the feature…
Tyler and I are both so lucky have really creative family members. I never had a vision for my wedding so I really relied on the creative ideas and energy of my family members! It was a total DIY wedding and my sweet mom really took the lead setting the vision. She’s a designer and I love her taste so she set the course! Because I never envisioned a big fancy wedding, I wanted everything really simple and a true reflection of us. My mom is a collector of vintage chartreuse ceramic vases. I grew-up searching for chartreuse at flea markets with my mom and sister. We now have a pretty big collection so we decided to go with a random assortment of our vases for the main floral arrangements. It felt just like a normal table setting growing-up…I think that’s why I really liked it. We also potted lavender, bought some green (sea glass looking) cups and dishtowels for napkins (from Ikea and cheaper than renting!) and filled the tables with a bounty of fresh bread and grilled veggies.
Thank you so much again to Nancy for sending in this gorgeous wedding for a feature. And to Lauren and Tyler for sharing their wedding with us. We wish you two a lifetime of love and happiness!
Location: The Thacher School
Wedding Dress: Vena Cava
Suit: Built by Wendy, Steven Alan tie, and white converse
Flowers: Rose Story Farm in Carpinteria
Photography: Nancy Neil
Wedding Stylist: Gina Cerre
Flower Design: Jody Kennedy
Shoes: J Crew
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