D+D Wedding II

❤ Happy Valentine’s Day ❤

I’m elated that this week’s wedding post falls on Valentine’s Day since today’s image gallery is of our ceremony (the most important part of the big day, right??). Well, besides the cake. Haha.

If you missed last week’s slideshow and want to start from the beginning, you can check it out here. Next week I’ll be showing you some of our reception details–definitely my favorite part of the day style-wise. So, stay tuned!

Our ceremony has a really hilarious story behind it (now), but certainly wasn’t very funny to me back then. We originally planned to have our ceremony at The Banana Factory in Bethlehem in their art gallery. We signed our contract almost two years prior to the wedding date to secure the location not knowing what type of art would be featured during June of 2011. Well, four months before the wedding date, the summer calendar was released with the artist’s name who would be featured in the space. I couldn’t Google their name fast enough. Well. The image gallery of this artist’s work appears and all I see is…genitalia. Yes. Genitals.

Cue the tears. Enter Bridezilla.

Now, I grew up with artists around me. I can appreciate art. Any kind of art. However, this artist’s style of portraying the human body, albeit “artsy,” was not something I wanted to surround us while exchanging our vows.

Needless to say, our coordinator at ArtsQuest was amazing. After hubby navigated me through a meltdown, she came up with a wild plan. She proposed that we move our ceremony to the new (as in not even finished being constructed) SteelStacks venue down the street. What?!?! So–we took a tour. In hard hats. Even in a state of total construction chaos, the space was insanely gorgeous. I couldn’t pass it up. It felt perfect. So–four months out from our wedding date, we switched our venue and started re-planning the ceremony. In the end, it was even more incredible than I think either of us expected.

I wish you so much love and happiness today and welcome you to be a belated guest.

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{Ceremony Details}

Photography: Alyssa Andrew Photography
Floral: Allium Floral Design
Venue: SteelStacks
Programs: DIY
Aisle runner: DIY — Instructions: I purchased this runner. I printed a logo on poster paper and put under the runner and traced with a paint sharpie and filled in the letters with a blue paint sharpie. SO EASY!
Dictionary Heart Confetti: The Etsy shop I used is no longer in business, but check out all of these.
Music: Wedding Playlist


Post Script:
Look at the stars
Look how they shine for you
And everything you do
Yeah they were all yellow




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