Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sari and Holly























I love everything about this wedding.

There, I said it. I think it's beautiful, sweet, romantic, perfectly styled and it makes me think of Labor Day, which is right around the corner. It has all the warmth of the few rays of summer sun and all the pedigree of an East Coast seaside celebration, and I am smitten.

Sari and Holly are professors at Skidmore College, and spend every summer at the tip of Cape Cod in Provincetown, MA. They chose The Red Inn, a small restaurant and inn close to the water and planned a wedding with "nautical, romantic and modern" in mind.

Sari bought a floor length Amsale confection that she promptly shortened to increase its twirl-ability, and a pair of low-heeled Christian Louboutin peep toes. Simple drop earrings and a lush bouquet of peonies, garden roses and sea star fern by Bow Street Flowers completed her bridal look, while Holly chose a traditional navy suit and tuxedo shirt from Hickey Freeman. Anchor cufflinks from Fine and Dandy were a cheeky reference to the celebration's seaside location and traditional notions of "tying the knot", and caramel brogues from Cole Haan with the most darling cherry striped socks finished her wedding day look. For a really powerful conversation about their wedding style and shopping experiences, take a peek at their interview with dapperQ.

They exchanged rings from Stuart Moore during their tented ceremony and toasted their new marriage with cocktails overlooking the water, followed by a gorgeous supper. Gold flatware on linen tablecloths and vintage grain sack runners gave the tables a well-worn look, and they chose nautical navy and white menus with pink accents to match their invitation suite, all designed by Float Paperie.

The divine duo, Weddings by Two, photographed this gorgeous celebration, first spotted on 100 Layer Cake, and Hello Super 8 filmed it in gorgeous, grainy goodness (take a peek at their wedding video on Style Me Pretty). Thank you so much for letting me feature Sari and Holly's beautiful wedding, Laura!



I know planning a wedding is tough, but I've heard from some dear friends that trying to find inspiration for a same sex celebration can be downright impossible. I hope this joyful wedding has inspired all of you, gay or straight, marrying or not–and that one day, a wedding will just be a wedding, no matter who's getting hitched.

39 comments:

  1. what a gorgeous wedding! they look great together and i am glad they were able to celebrate their big day. xo

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous... and who cares who's marrying who as long as they're happy? That's how it should be!

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  3. oh this is heaven..pure heaven.

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  4. There's a dreamy quality to these photos that I just adore. Beautiful.

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  5. Love this...every detail, especially those socks!

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  6. So enchanting. Love is love. Thank you for posting this.

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  7. So, so sweet... i love the feeling of each and every one of this images...

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  8. Oh goodness this has to be one of my favorites that you've featured. Hands down. I agree, everything about it is perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  9. "Sari bought a floor length Amsale confection that she promptly shortened to increase its twirl-ability."

    Um. It sounds like Sari and I need to become besties, immediately.

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  10. This wedding is so beautiful. Love, no matter what form it is in is always simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Lena. Your blog is a true inspiration as always xoxo

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  11. Awww love this!! Sari's dress is just gorgeous - she shortened it to the perfect length!

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  12. I love those socks and the name Sari. I'm putting it on my baby name list. Beautiful wedding, thanks for sharing!

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  13. Holy shit, this wedding is gorgeous! And that last paragraph you wrote? Amen.

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  14. This is one amazing wedding ♥

    It has been one of my favorites for quite some time and I even linked it to some of my closest friends that are gay to 'get the ball rolling' :)
    They have been engaged for like 4 years now - and I for one think it is about time with that grand party soon!
    Am I right? :)

    Hugs,
    Signe

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  15. That tea-length wedding gown is to die for. These photos are stunning!

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  16. they make such a cute couple. I adore her tea length dress...it makes me wanna get married again.

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  17. you described it in a marvellous way!!! congrats!!! you are an inspirational source to all brides- to-be!!!! a big kiss

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  18. Marvelous + beautiful! I adore that short frilly dress. What fun! {A}

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  19. Love. Love. Love. I want to see same-sex weddings hit the blog scene with full force, not just be cast off into gay wedding blogs. Thank YOU for posting this lovely wedding!

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  20. LOVE the dress :) this looks like such a sweet wedding.

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  21. I love how she shortened her dress for the "twirl-ability"

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  22. Such a beautiful wedding and a lovely couple! I love the dress.

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  23. Lena, you know me too well!
    tulle + twirls + blush pink bouquet + gold flatware = heaven. your goal to inspire is accomplished : )
    xo
    ana

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  24. Utterly beautiful shots. It looks like such a wonderful wedding. xx

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  25. they are professors together!? GASP! adorable.

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  26. gorgeous! love the flower shot on the bed - something so calming and peaceful about it.

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  27. I love her dress! Although my cankles would never allow me to pull it off.

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  28. beautiful wedding, i love that it's nautical inspired without crossing the too-cheesy line. lovely!

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  29. What a picture perfect wedding! I adore the outfits and location that they chose. Congrats to the happy couple

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  30. As someone who hopes to marry my own girl one day, I'm so excited you posted this!

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  31. OK, that's so awesome. :) All of it. Every bit.

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  32. Proper Paige sent me this link as I am a Skidmore alum. Lovely post, gorgeous event!

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  33. gorgeous wedding, dress, theme, EVERYTHING! luvs it. x

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