In keeping with our theme this week of eco-friendly (AKA Tu B’Shevat worthy) Jewish weddings we bring you a DIY tented wedding with rustic touches–and a Pink wedding dress. A Quintessential New England country wedding with personal touches.
The ceremony & reception was held on the grounds of their friend’s Iron Mountain Farm. The farm sits on top of a mountain with panoramic views. When guests arrived they walked down a winding stone road passing brown cows on one side and magnificent iron sculpture on the other side.
The sculpture became the logo for the wedding appearing on the invitations and the Jewish wedding program. At the bottom of the road, guests arrived to a hidden meadow with a glistening pond. Sailcloth tents were set up for the ceremony and dinner reception. A soft summer rain did not dampen the festivities. Bistro tent lighting and numerous white luminary bags illuminated the evening.
Tessa’s family made a hand-held chuppah from birch trees. Chuppah holders led the processional for the ceremony.
At the reception Tessa and Henry surprised everyone with a tango for their first dance. A family style dinner added to the farm ambiance. But, first guests had to find their tables that were named for old wooden bridges. The couple had a DIY photo booth to add to the fun. Adding one more DIY task, the couple gave away hand made bitters for their guests to take home at the end of the night.