From Ashia & Mike:
Both bride and groom have a deep passion, love, and appreciation for craft production - whether it's beer, coffee, woven baskets or textiles - and so it was very fitting that the wedding had so many craft elements incorporated.
This was meant (just as craft has always intended throughout history) to help forge a meaningful connection with the process, each other and with all of our guests.
The most unique piece was definitely our wedding guest pen holder, it was made from the stump of our first Christmas Tree!
Here are some of the craft elements incorporated into the wedding:
Many global artisans from around the world, inspired by the Bride's work at Nest
Welcome & Better Together Signs, made by bride & sisters
Lace Table Cloths by artisans in Poland
Handwoven breadbaskets from Nepal
Handpainted Veil made in the USA
Handmade Wedding Guest Book from Lithuania
Ring Box, hand carved from North Carolina
Wedding Earrings, by Deepa Gurnani handmade by artisans in India
Mike and I took on the brunt of the wedding work. We had no idea what we were getting into but being able to use our minds to think through what would make the day truly us and then to rally our closest friends and family on the Friday before to help make it happen was actually one of the most memorable and special parts of the wedding experience.
Preparations: Shakespeare on the Hudson
Flowers: DIY via the Bouqs
Ceremony: St. Mary's in Coxsackie, NY
Reception: the Barn at Oak Hill
Catering: Simply Gourmet
Floral Headwreaths: Rosery
Hair: Lari Manz