Photos taken by me and Benjamin Colbath
Photos top to bottom:
Mom bakes pies for the dessert table
Our center pieces and table numbers ready to go
Bea, Emily, and Chelsea string up the ball jar lanterns
Chelsea letters the menu chalkboard
Escort cards and directions
My brother was extremely popular/ Jamie & Eric
Eric found some chains? / Me and beer
To say our wedding was DIY would be a total lie, while most everything was done by hand, it certainly wasn't done solely by me or Chris. We count ourselves extremely lucky to be surrounded by a community of creative (and hardworking) and extremely kind people, all of whom we owe way more than a simple "thank you".
The week of the wedding I drove up to my mom's house in Maine to start organizing everything and pulling the last few things into place. It was nice to be home again, but very stressful. I couldn't wait until that Friday, when my bridesmaids rolled into town. We spent most of Friday setting up, my mom baked the last of the pies, we strung up lanterns and twinkle lights, and decided where everything was going to go.
That evening we hosted what must have been the most casual "Rehearsal Dinner" ever: hotdogs, hamburgers, beer, paper plates. But you know what? I wouldn't have had it any other way! It was nice to finally be able to relax a little and enjoy the company of our friends and family. Do you see how dark the sky is in those last images? We missed torrential downpours by a couple of miles!