Before we dive into the wedding, we have to share with you that Melanie is wearing her something blue wedding gown designed by Project Runway’s leanne marshall. How fun is that? Thanks to Heather Espana Photography for sharing this laid-back wedding with us.
About the day, in the bride’s words:
“David and I aren’t very formal people, so we set out to have a sweet, silly, homegrown, do-it-together wedding. we were married at queens county farm museum, which is one of our favorite places; it’s the only working farm within new york city limits, and it was the perfect mix of rural and urban for our laid-back wedding.
Below is a list of all the DIY’s that Melanie and David did for their wedding.
veil & bridesmaid’s flower fascinator
favors (we wrapped chocolates with patterned paper & made heart cutouts)
guest book (i took a leather photo album, glued tiny envelopes into it, and guests were asked to leave us notes on small cards, which are now tucked into the envelopes)
napkins (we used striped, herringbone-patterned bar mops)
flowers (my sister rebecca did all of the bridesmaids’ bouquets & reception flowers on the morning of… phew!
eating tags, flags, table numbers (made using great patterned paper found at paper source, kate’s paperie and paper mojo)
Paloma’s Nest is a preferred vendor and proud sponsor of the Wedding Chicks.
photography: Heather Espana Photography
dress - leanne marshall
veil & bridesmaid’s hair flower – one little dove (though technically DIY!)
shoes - shannon britt
necklace – j.crew
venue – queens county farm museum
catering – luigi’s
cake – veniero’s
bouquet & boutonniere – nicolette camille floral design
bride’s hair & makeup – chris newburg
cake topper - BROOKLYNrehab on etsy
ring dish – paloma’s nest