A DIY Fall Wedding

Aug 24

I admit that the last couple of days of cooler rainy weather have me thinking about fall. We’ve had a beautiful, hot and sunny summer, but any local will tell you that fall in Upstate NY is just undeniably breathtaking. Which brings me to today’s real wedding, a gorgeous fall celebration photographed by my good friends at Clark + Walker Studio. The bride and groom, Lucy and Ben, cast tradition aside and planned a beautiful and personal wedding full of cute DIY touches that Lucy handcrafted herself. I love everything from the vibrant fall-inspired color palette to the cute stuffed animal table numbers that Lucy sewed for each table. For me, this wedding is the definition of a fun, festive celebration full of charm and love.





man-of-honor-fall-wedding-ideasLucy and Ben got married at her parents’ home in Germantown, NY. During the ceremony, Lucy and Ben stood on an oriental rug that was a wedding gift from Ben’s mother; that rug now plays a starring role in their new home. A woman after my own heart, Lucy asked her two best friends – both men – to be her men of honor and skipped a maid of honor altogether. Ben, the men of honor and groomsmen all wore jeans, Chuck Taylors and ties from Cyberoptix Tie Lab.



pez-dispenser-cake-topperTheir caterer used family recipes to create their menu and, in honor of Lucy‘s well known affection for Pez dispensers, a pair of Pez dispensers topped their cake. They chose bright colors of red, orange and yellow with bright polka dot linens and vibrant flowers in shades reminiscent of fall. In lieu of music and dancing, they put together a playlist on an iPod and skipped the dancing entirely. Their fifty guests enjoyed dinner and then spent the evening in the tent enjoying intimate conversation and sharing memories and laughs.



wedding-cake-cuttingLucy is an incredibly talented crafter and has an Etsy shop, Lucy Blaire Creations, where she sells handcrafted stuffed animals that made an  appearance at the wedding as table numbers. Favors were custom beer glasses printed with a little cartoon drawing Lucy made of herself and Ben with their wedding date from Grandstand. To hold the glasses, Lucy bought plain brown bags, a bunch of mismatched gift tags and a bag of random buttons. She then enlisted the help of family labeling each tag to get a variety in writing styles and attached the tags to the bags by stitching them with the buttons.


wedding-reception-sparklersA big thank you to Luke Walker and Alisha Clark of Clark + Walker Studio for allowing me the great pleasure of sharing Lucy and Ben’s amazing wedding. Anyone else feeling like fall this week?

Vendors –
Photography: Clark + Walker Studio
Flowers: Floral Fantasies
Table numbers: Lucy Blaire Creations
Ties: Cyberoptix Tie Lab
Rentals: Events Unlimited

{Photos by Clark + Walker Studio.}

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