our wedding.

October 22, 2012

Erin-and-James-fencefence post & flowers, bailing twine & mason jars.Erin-and-James-bottlescedar posts & bottles.Erin-and-James-mom-and-dad-kissmom & dad.Erin-and-James-wedding-bandthe spectacular, the genius, the perfectly wonderful, roosevelt dime.Erin-and-James-fence-flowersmore flowers from the farm.Erin-and-James-benchesbenches & doilies (teetering on the edge of grandma-dom, but not quite getting there).Erin-and-James-standinghearts a-flutter.Erin-and-James-erin-laughing

fishing for a wedding band.Erin-and-James-marriedsmooches.Erin-and-James-post-vowsmurried.Erin-and-James-erin
my dress, made by the beautiful, the talented, the amazing nayantara banerjee.Erin-and-James-peaches
liuzzi mozzarella with roasted peaches, grilled onion, pepperonata & chili paste by the inimitable river tavern.Erin-and-James-table-settingErin-and-James-tent
tent & tables
newlyweds & chickens.Erin-and-James-sassy
not posing, just being my usual sassy self.Erin-and-James-shoes
shoes & shoes.Erin-and-James-sister-hug
sitters.Erin-and-James-tattlys wedding tattlys.Erin-and-James-flowers

Someday I will write more about about this day. But I don’t know where to begin and I’m afraid to eclipse what really matters. For now, here are too many beautiful photographs of a beautiful day for which I am incredibly grateful. Thank you to Alice for taking them.

And there’s also this poem that my sister, Laura, read during our ceremony. I wish I could share all of our wedding readings here, but I’m afraid there were too many (I didn’t get the memo that weddings aren’t supposed to be literary symposia, and I’m glad of it):

They were in the air on chairs,
the bride and groom, when of course
they needed a table so we lifted

a table, a dishwasher
and our shoulders were strong enough,
a sofa and I began to understand

the demands of Judaism
when we let go and they stayed, decades,
their children balloons

who’ve risen even higher
O love, that makes us want to live
in the sky with hawks,

the clouds, the pollen, the dust,
the planes, the satellites, the moon,
the clear, the clear, the blue

 – Cultural Studies by Bob Hicok

Special thanks to Kelly and Kingsley Goddard for allowing us to celebrate on their farm; to Jonathan Rapp, Kathy Stephenson and their Farm Dinner team for preparing an exquisite meal; to Alice Gao for capturing it all on camera; and to our friends and families for making a celebration of this magnitude possible in the first place. We are forever grateful. More thank yous, here.

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  • Reply Jill October 22, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I LOVE these pictures! I love that your wedding is both gorgeous and so consistent with your aesthetic in your everyday life (at least the way its presented in this space.) Congratulations!

  • Reply Amanda Jane Jones October 22, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! what a beautiful bride.

  • Reply Daniella Ciotti October 22, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Oh, so lovely Erin! Looks like you two had a beautiful day! Gorgeous photos.

  • Reply Laura Marie October 22, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    So, so incredible — obsessed with all the lovely little details! (Especially the altar backdrop… the best.) So happy for you!

  • Reply holtkamp October 22, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    absolutely gorgeous! you were a stunning bride!

  • Reply Inge October 22, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    It looks gorgeous and, most of all, like love.

  • Reply Tidy-Up Gal October 22, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Oh my word. Gorgeous wedding. So not over the top like I see all the time.

  • Reply Sarah @ Two Blue Lemons October 22, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    So lovely and romantic. Wishing you decades of health and happiness!

  • Reply Vivian October 22, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    What a beautiful wedding…. you look absolutely gorgeous and all the little details were so lovely. Congratulations and lots of happiness xx

  • Reply Kristen October 22, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    So simple yet lovely! You looked georgeous!

  • Reply Nicole October 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    simple, romantic, lovely, perfect

  • Reply Sarah October 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Oh my gosh! What a perfect wedding! You look stunning. Best wishes to you!

  • Reply Abby October 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Looks like such a beautiful wedding, simple and lovely. And you and James look so happy. Congratulations!

  • Reply Noelani October 22, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    What a beautiful wedding. So simple, yet full of such character – congrats!

  • Reply Amielle October 22, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    These are all such gorgeous photos. And I LOVE your dress so much. It's stunning.

  • Reply Jacquelyn | lark&linen October 22, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    I could not envision a more perfect wedding. Absolutely fabulous! You look fantastic!

  • Reply Milynn {Love + Whimsy} October 22, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Such a gorgeous bride you are! Beautiful celebration, congrats to you two lovebirds 🙂

  • Reply Liane October 22, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    love love. love that poem too.

  • Reply Robyn October 22, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    all beautiful. just beautiful.

  • Reply anabela / fieldguided October 22, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! Love the flowers, love the chickens, love the POCKETS! x

  • Reply IndiaMorgan October 22, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Sucha beautiful couple you two make. Love how very simple and very YOU this wedding looks. Congrats again, guys!

  • Reply Debs October 22, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Simply lovely.

  • Reply rebecca October 22, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    soaked up every second of that. gorgeous darling!

  • Reply Hannah Margaret Allen October 22, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    SHe is BEAUTIFUL. And the flowers to the dress…All perfection. Xoxo

  • Reply Rachel October 22, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Such beautiful photographs! They captured all the love (and loveliness!) so perfectly!

  • Reply janis October 22, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    love the setting, the flowers, your hair, your stylish husband… it's all so good! congratulations!

  • Reply Junaluska October 22, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Congratulations! You look absolutely gorgeous. The whole wedding looks amazing, actually.

  • Reply Hwasoon Kim October 22, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    This is beautiful! Congratulations. 😉 Wish you happiness, joy ,warmth in your marriage life always.

  • Reply jodi October 22, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    You two could not possibly be more darling… congratulations 🙂

  • Reply leyla. October 22, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    congratulations! every single thing look charming and i just love the simplicity of it all. truly beautiful.


  • Reply Lucent Imagery October 22, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Amazing. I love the details. You look beautiful. I too wore flat shoes for my wedding and it was such a good decision. I was so comfortable all day! It's been five years since mine and we still marvel at the special day and think of the small moments. I'm not sure you'll ever know where to begin in talking about it. And that's ok. It's the beginning of something so there is never a conclusion, just a wonderful journey of life together that just gets richer and richer.

  • Reply Libellula Jewelry October 23, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Beautiful and simple! I love that nothing was overly frou frou and seemed so heartfelt.

  • Reply Kayla Poole October 23, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Okay, so now that I'm CRYING…

    Alice can do no wrong. And you have impeccable, exquisite taste. All of it, stunning, truly.

  • Reply Sal {Daniel and I} October 23, 2012 at 12:40 am

    A beautiful wedding. I love seeing the faces of people saying "I do" – always so special.

    Sal x

  • Reply Mae of Longfellow October 23, 2012 at 1:30 am

    You guys are the cutest couple EVER! Congratulations to you both 🙂

  • Reply TheBantuGirl October 23, 2012 at 2:09 am

    This is Lovely + Beautiful + Organic, I just love it.

  • Reply Mandy October 23, 2012 at 3:27 am

    Your wedding is just amazing! Love it!

  • Reply Azrakun October 23, 2012 at 5:09 am

    This is simply beautiful! How incredibly happy it all looks…


  • Reply dervla @ The Curator October 23, 2012 at 5:17 am

    Wow, congratulations to you both. You look stunning and those images are something you'll cherish forever. The band is my favorite, what a group of handsome men!

  • Reply Niken October 23, 2012 at 5:42 am

    your wedding is so beautiful. you look gorgeous too. love.

  • Reply Anonymous October 23, 2012 at 10:21 am

    what a special day!Love all the natural simple details.

  • Reply Erin October 23, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    thank you friends, for all of these sweet notes. so glad i could share these in this space. xo.

  • Reply Heather October 23, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    hi erin! i love your blog and it was such a treat to see photographs from your beautiful wedding. it looked so full of warmth and love, thank you for sharing it!

  • Reply Anonymous October 23, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    I've been enjoying your blog very much since I think I linked from A Cup of Jo a while back. Finally seeing your wedding photos was such a treat. You and your husband are gorgeous, and your wedding looked dreamy, rustic, perfect. Here's to a happyily ever after for both of you.


  • Reply sweet harvest moon October 23, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Erin, what a dream wedding! So beautiful!

  • Reply Lynne October 23, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Beautiful! Your mum has such fabulous hair! I love the poem – would love to know what the other readings were.

  • Reply Anonymous October 24, 2012 at 1:47 am

    I love to read all of ur entry…and this! Ur wedding is really awesomeeeeee!

  • Reply Anonymous October 24, 2012 at 2:05 am

    So beautiful and sweet and personal! You two did a wonderful job.

  • Reply Vanessa {Vanilla and Rose} October 24, 2012 at 3:52 am

    Wow, it was absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Adriana F October 24, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    So beautiful… makes me so excited for my own wedding!

  • Reply Rose Fern October 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Congratulations! I hope you'll always be happy!
    Gorgeous setting!

  • Reply saradowle October 24, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Wow. What a beautiful wedding, every little touch just lovely! Many congratulations 🙂

  • Reply Jursvi October 25, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    so simple & so nice. so romantic & so lovely! you are wonderful 🙂 wish you long & happy years together!

  • Reply Shoko October 26, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    you look beautiful – i love your shoes!! congratulations and happiest wishes 🙂

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  • Reply Michelle Justine December 6, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    I'm obviously just catching up on my reader feed.

    These pictures are so amazing. What a beautiful day! You look lovely. I understand how you feel about writing about your wedding. I'm gearing up to write about my own on my blog. It's daunting and exciting to relive the day.


  • Reply Ashley February 1, 2013 at 7:37 am

    I can't believe I missed this post. Of all the ones to miss. SUCH a beautiful couple, beautiful day, beautiful everything! Just so stunning!!

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  • Reply Chelsea December 28, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Erin, your wedding was so beautiful, thank you for sharing!

    I am currently planning my own nuptials and I am very intrigued by the layout you went with for your ceremony – where you and James stood together without the officiant between you. I can't find anything on the interwebs about this and was wondering if you just made it up or got the idea from somewhere? Would love to know how it played out! Thank you!

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