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What can I say about Erica and Frank’s wedding? It was A-MAZING. It was so fun. Their relationship began when they were working on an archeological dig at the Queens County Farm Museum, which, if you’re super lucky, you can visit on any given weekend and see Joel’s dad giving tours of the Adriance farmhouse. He’s the guy who looks like he just got off tour with the band ZZ Top. If you’re really lucky, he’ll introduce you to the chicken that supposedly “thinks it’s a turkey,” and force you to take my business card. Luckily, Erica and Frank didn’t hold that against me. When Erica saw me featured on Offbeat Bride and put all the pieces together, they asked me to shoot their wedding after they got engaged in Iceland last year.

Frank proposed in Iceland in this awesome Elven church, which was reflected in the gnomes that peeked out of their centerpieces, adorned their programs, and formed one of their cake toppers. (There was an entire cake buffet, with many toppers. I’m doing Weight Watchers again, so I can’t even talk about it. It looked delicious. I died a little, but they had delicious barbecue for dinner, so hey- I got some amazing mac ‘n’ cheese.)

Erica and Frank are animal-lovers, so we got lots of pictures with alpacas, sheep and their dog, Eva, who visited during cocktail hour just for pictures. I LOVED their burlap wedding favors full of alfalfa for goat-feeding. They literally thought of everything. There was an Elvis impersonator, a paper flower boutoniere, a special photo memorial on Erica’s bouquet, shiny purple shoes, and rubber animal masks. It. Was. EPIC.


Congratulations, you two! I am so much happier for you than I can say.

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Oh, my goodness! Emily and John’s wedding was gorgeous, you guys. They are a wonderful couple, and while this wedding had it all- romance, family, friends, music, laughter, dancing and toasting- it also had VISION. Emily and John worked for months and months on their rustic country wedding in the Barns at Wesleyan, making fabric banners, crafting personalized cigar box favors, planning the lighting (Oh, the lighting! The gorgeous custom mason jar chandeliers!), collecting kerosene lanterns for centerpieces, setting up interactive photo corners and a typewriter guestbook, hand-painting signs and boxes for pies on display, and so much more.

Now, I would be remiss if I didn’t give a shout-out to Houston and Beka, decorators extraordinaire who pulled all the details together and staged everything in the venue. The thing is, it was so clearly a labor of love, an act of friendship, that it just makes me smile. Seriously, when I think about all the unsung heroes behind the scenes of weddings everywhere (including at my own, thank you again, Andrea) who coordinate, decorate, fix and arrange… Hats off to you all!

Anyway, back to the happy couple: Emily and John are consummate caregivers. They are both nannies- well, maybe John is a “manny”- and their charges were a cherished part of the celebration. But above all else, there is a tenderness between this bride and groom that shines on everyone around them. May you have many happy years together, and thank you for having me be a part of your day!

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