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Shea Shoemaker
Shea Shoemaker August 09, 2017

DIY Wedding | Eric + Heather

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“Heather and Eric’s mountaintop wedding in the Catskills in Cambridge, NY was one I’ll never forget. The wedding was on Eric’s Grandmother’s property. Since everything was at her home, this wedding was full on DIY. While the girls were in hair and makeup in the house down the hill, the guys were setting up the wedding on the main property overlooking the Catskills.

After the ceremony, they shared their first kiss as husband and wife and the wedding party shot off confetti and surrounded them with joy and love. We all went up for family formals, and then enjoyed a 2-hour cocktail hour where everyone played lawn games, enjoyed some more delicious cheese and wine, and took in the beautiful views as the celebration began.

We moved under the tents for the reception, where the party got started and we danced the night away for more than 5 hours and still didn’t want it to end! They kicked off the dancing with a sparkler dance where the whole wedding party surrounded them with sparklers. It was so fun! And this was my cue to get changed, and be a guest on the dance floor.” –Laura Lee Photography

What is your favorite wedding day memory?

My absolute favorite wedding day memory was when my husband and I read aloud our vows that we had hand written to each other. It was the most sentimental and special touch that we put on our wedding and definitely the most memorable!

What did you DIY for your wedding?

Our wedding took place at my Husband’s Grandmother’s house so we literally had to DIY everything! After we got engaged, I spent the year antiquing and collected a unique assortment of treasures to use for the wedding {most of these items were used for the centerpieces}. We made hand painted signs, built and painted lawn games, built our own bar, built the platform we stood on during the ceremony, set up all the tables and chairs, strung all of the twinkle lights, created and assembled the program fans and cooked/baked all the food for the cocktail hour and the dessert table. I kid you not when I say we DIY’d everything!

Did you have a something old, new borrowed, blue?

Yes! My something old was my Husband’s Great Grandmother’s diamond ring. He surprised me with it on the day of our wedding and it is truly the most sentimental item I now treasure. My something new was my jewelry {I wore classic diamond and white gold jewelry for the ceremony and switched to a multi colored Kate Spade necklace and bracelet for the reception}. I wore my Maid of Honor’s daisy ring for my something borrowed and I had a blue garter for my something blue.

Any advice for brides currently in the planning process?

When you and your significant other are sitting down to eat, take a moment to look around and appreciate that everyone that you care about and love is there for you in one room…to celebrate and share all the love, happiness and good fortune to you. -Heather, the Bride

Event Credits

Photographer: Laura Lee Photography // Florist: Renaissance Floral Design // Catering: Dinosaur BBQ // DJ: CT Productions // Ceremony Music: Spa City Duo // Transportation: Upstate Transit // Rentals: Pretty Little Vintage // Bride's Attire: Karen Willis Holmes // Bride's Jewelry: Kate Spade // Bride's Shoes: Miu Miu // Hair + Make-up: Timeless Updos // Groom's Attire: The Black Tux

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