real wedding | Seth + Jennifer
“Seth clearly got a robust sense of humor from his parents… he has a way of making Jen laugh just about any time he gets the notion. Jen herself has quite a lighthearted nature, so I hadn’t expected such beautiful moments of emotion and gravity that I felt so honored to witness at this wedding. They way they spoke to each other during the vows was so sincere and sweet, after all their playfulness I was moved by how sweet and tender they really are towards each other. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house during Jen’s father’s toast– in which he himself got choked up while speaking of his love for his own wife and how deep love grows throughout a couple’s marriage. I was so pleased to be a part of this special couple’s big day!” – Sarah Tew Photograhpy
I absolutely love the creativity in Jennifer’s seating cards! She hand typed each guests name and seating information on library cards and also stamped dates that are special to her and Seth, to make the cards look used. They were displayed in an old library catalogue drawer which she purchased online. Terrific job of incorporating the theme of the venue into your event… adorable!
Reading our own vows and walking around New York City (in our wedding attire) and having so many people smile and wish us the best!
My place cards were my only DIY project. I purchased library cards and an old library card catalog drawer online. I also borrowed a coworker’s old Royal portable typewriter and typed each of the names on the card. I then stamped them with dates of significance, but still had the feel of an overdue book.
Pinterest and online blogs were invaluable to me. Also, try not to concede on the parts of the wedding that are most important to you or your husband, but be willing to compromise on those that are not. Also, don’t be afraid to delegate! My husband, Seth, was so helpful; we split up the planning and divided the phone calls, e-mails and scheduling. Since I didn’t have a bridal party, it alleviated a lot of stress! – Jennifer
photography: Sarah Tew Photography // venue: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe // catering: The Works Catering // florist: Kerry Quade // dress: Justin Alexander // hair and makeup: Sam Brocato Salon // shoes: Arturo Chiang at Lord & Taylor // suit: Michael, Michael Kors // rings: La Gravinese Jewelers of Pelham // officiant: One Heart Ceremonies // invitations: Papyrus