I feel like I’ve been waiting forever to blog this wedding! I’m so happy the day has finally come! If Ben and I could go back and do our wedding over again, we would most definitely be borrowing ideas from Lindsey and Jason. I loved everything about their wedding from the awesome DIY decor, to the beautiful outdoor ceremony, to the way they centered their wedding around family and friends. Lindsey is a talented photographer. Jason is a talented musician, and they have the cutest little boy, Hunter. It was awesome to see how all three of their personalities were woven into every little detail of this wedding. It was one of those days that we were grateful to be a part of, and that we’ll never forget.
Lindsey was kind enough to share some of her personal thoughts and memories of their wedding day, so that we could share them with YOU, our readers! Look for Lindsey’s comments throughout the post. :)“Jason and I both got ready separately in The Red House. We had decided to have a first look before our ceremony. I am so glad that we did this. It was really nice to be able to share some time with Jason before our ceremony and I love the photographs that were captured during this time.” “Our ceremony was outside under beautiful tall trees, the sunlight fell softly through the leafs and onto our guests below. The weather was absolutely perfect and I couldn’t have been any happier with how beautiful our ceremony site turned out. Hunter, our son walked me from The Red House, through the yard to where Jason and all of our guests were waiting at the alter. It meant so much to have him be a part of our ceremony. I’ll never forget the wonderful hug that Hunter gave Jason after walking me down the isle. We worked really hard to put together a ceremony that would reflect us. It turned out so perfectly and was so meaningful for us. Since we didn’t have a wedding party we decided to include our siblings in our ceremony. Our sisters each read a reading and Jason and his twin brother played a song while our friends and family sang along. My favorite part about our wedding was our ceremony. It was so comfortable for us. The photographs that Jenn and Ben captured of our ceremony completely show the connection between Jason and I. I am so glad to have these images.” “Planning our wedding was a labor of love. I put so much time and energy into planning every last detail. I designed all of the save the dates, invitations, rsvp cards, I-spy cards, table numbers etc. I did it all! We also really wanted to focus on supporting local vendors and small businesses as much as we could. Our flowers came from a lady who grows them with her family in their backyard and sells them at the East Aurora farmers market. I gave her complete artistic control when it came to choosing the flowers and she did an amazing job! I bought my dress and jewelry from a locally owned bouqtiue called The Dress Shope, it’s not a typical wedding dress by any means but when I tried it I fell in love with it and it just felt like me. We decorated our tables using a roll of brown paper, book page table runners, heart shaped crayons, candles, mason jars full of wild flowers and decorated recycled jars full of fresh wheat grass. The tables were vibrant, laid back and unique just like Jason and I. After months of planning, list making and crafting the day had come! A great group of loving family and friends met us at The Red House first thing on the morning of our wedding. We all worked together to turn the barn into a beautiful reflection of Jason and I. We would not have been able to pull it all together without the help of our family and friends.”
“Our reception began with cocktails and appetizers in the downstairs of the barn. I loved this space and how it was so open to the yard so that our guests could also enjoy being outside on such a beautiful day. We served dinner in the upstairs of the barn. My goal was to have a wide variety of beautiful, plant based foods and really great beer. We wanted our guests to really enjoy themselves and to take advantage of the laid back format of our venue, and they did. Throughout the night our guests were able to enjoy the barn, the yard, as well as the Red House, itself. We didn’t want everyone stuck at their tables for hours and it worked out well!” “Following dinner, Jason and I had our first dance to the Bob Dylan song “Forever Young”. The lyrics in this song are so special to us. We ended the night around a bonfire in the backyard. It was the perfect way to end such a meaningful day. All the hard work and planning that went into making our wedding absolutely perfect was so worth it. We really loved every detail. It was a wonderful way to begin our life as a married couple and we are so thankful for the amazing photographs which we will cherish for the rest of our lives.” “We really wanted our wedding to be unique and a reflection of us and our personalities. When looking for a wedding venue I knew I wanted to get married in a more laid back setting and when Jenn recommended The Red House I knew right away that it was the perfect spot for our dream wedding. The Red House is a beautiful, unique, victorian style house with a great big barn and a beautiful yard. When Jason and I first went to see this venue we absolutely fell in love with the place.”
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