So…now that I’ve gone over what Mr. Llama is wearing, I thought now would be a good time to explain what we are having our groomsmen wear!
We knew we wanted to keep it low key—I probably sound like a broken record, but since everyone is already spending so much time and money getting to the wedding, we wanted to keep the attire requirements pretty easy.
Happy Monday, hive! We are super excited to intro our first bee from the Sea Creatures Part 2 generation! Miss Squid is marrying her high school sweetheart after 14 years of dating, and their Brooklyn winter wedding is sure to be an amazing party!
Miss Squid, NYC / Brooklyn Age & Occupation: 29, Assistant Controller Fiance’s Age & Occupation: 30, Healthcare Staffing / Future RN Engagement Date: September 2013 Wedding Date: December 2014 Venue: St. Charles Borromeo / reBar About Me: I’m an accountant by day ::snooze:: and a Zumba freak / semi-aspiring-but-not-really artist / couch potato by night. I enjoy the finer things in life, but only if they come at a discount. Mr. S is a future RN who loves his Xbox and ESPN. We are New Jersey high school sweethearts living together in a New York City shoe box. Our relationship will span a solid 14 years by the time we say “I do.” You can usually find us doing one or more of the following: spoiling our dog Chunk, entertaining friends in our little studio, marathon TV watching, cuddling, and/or enjoying all that NYC has to offer (this typically involves eating). We’re throwing a Brooklyn winter wedding par-tay for ~160 of our nearest and dearest. Our wedding key words are cozy, textured, romantic, a little bit edgy, and very dance-y. ::untz, untz, untz, untz::
As a designer, I like to think I have a pretty good eye for color and composition. But as a self-professed perfectionist, I have serious trouble making big decisions. I need to know that everything is going to work perfectly together (and perfectly with our brewery venue and fall season) before nailing down so much as a single shade of our wedding colors.
So Rooster and I remained blissfully in the dark about wedding style for the first several months of our engagement until eventually our save the dates would force me to decide. We were nearing the eight-month mark, and I knew we’d want to get information about our wedding weekend to our out-of-town guests as soon as possible. I also knew I wanted the save the date to coordinate with our wedding style as a whole. So it was kind of important that we knew what that wedding style would be, right?
When it comes time to break out the camera, Billie and I are not confident, comfortable models. We get bored, we start looking around, and we tend to fidget. So in the interest of making this photo shoot as painless as possible we decided to forgo the cutesy posing with props and such that some couples pull off so adorably. For us simple was better. Plus, this way we got to showcase the gorgeous surroundings and really just focus on each other. All photos in this post are via Inspired Wedding Studio.
Once everyone had their fill of dessert, people started to say their goodbyes and make their way out to whatever plans they had for the rest of the day. (There was a pretty big college football game going on in town that night, so some folks had tailgates to get to.)
Cruise and I made the decision early on that, because we were having a semi-destination wedding, we were going to open up our rehearsal dinner to all of our out-of-town guests. My family was traveling from NH to Asheville, NC, so most of them were there Friday night. His family was coming from other parts of the Carolinas, so some showed up that night while others made the drive the day of the wedding. Once the decision was made to include all of our guests, we switched gears from formal rehearsal dinner to casual BBQ in a park, complete with polish horseshoe, cornhole, and a game straight from Denmark! Hands down one of the best decisions we made!
We ordered food from Good to the Bone mostly off of price and reviews. Admittedly, I was a little nervous feeding 50 of our closest friends and family food from a place I had never tried, but as it turns out, there was nothing to worry about because Jerry (the owner) was awesome. We had so, so many compliments on the food about it being some of the best BBQ they had ever tasted. I wholeheartedly agree, and we’re big BBQ people
Rather than me explain every little detail of fun, I’ll let the pictures do the talking