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Backyard Homegrown Wedding, Cheshire, CT : Emily + Tim : Part 1

Blog-catching-up is in full effect here at our studio and today we bring you one of our favorites from last year. (Of course we love all our couples dearly though : )  Today we feature the backyard homegrown wedding of Emily + Tim, with beautiful hand-crafted, heartfelt details and love that just shines through!

There is another special reason for featuring Emily + Tim’s wedding today as well.  When you look at the images below, pay special attention to the gorgeous hair accessories and bridesmaid jewelry.  Why you ask? Well, a few weeks ago, Emily launched her brand new business, One Day Designs, an handmade accessory bouquet for brides and their ladies!  You see, Emily hand-crafted her own headpieces and her bridesmaids headpieces and awesome chunky jewelry and, in the process, discovered a passion for dreaming up and creating these special pieces!  So, this past year, she worked hard on starting up her new venture, One Day Designs!  If you are getting married, or even if you are not, you must check out Emily’s beautiful handmade accessories, perfect for your “one day” or everyday wear!

I asked Emily if she could share with us her thoughts and memories of planning their wedding, as well of the wedding day.

How you guys met, the proposal…..what is your love story?

Tim and I met in our college Spanish class, we were dating other people at the time but we fell in love instantly. It took about a year later until we were officially dating and then we never looked back! We were dating for about two and half years when Timothy proposed, he brought me to the Bahamas for a long weekend before Christmas and it was awesome.:)We have been together for five years now and saying “yes” to him was the best decision I have ever made.

What was important to you as you planned?

I did not want to stress about the planning too much because I wanted to be able to look back at the engagement as a fun and exciting time. It was also very important to us that the wedding be special and unique to us, so I made sure I gave myself time to plan and create all of the special touches I knew I wanted there.

What was your inspiration?

Nature was our inspiration. Ever since we began dating hiking, camping and spending time out side with our dog Riley has been a big part our lives and I wanted that to be apart of the wedding day. We decided the theme of the wedding would be, “let love grow”, because as corny as it is our love grew and will continue to grow for the rest of our lives.

How did you made your wedding uniquely yours?

In going with the theme of “let love grow”, our wedding invitations were plantable, our wedding favors were grown by myself and my friend ( all different types of herbs), grass seed was thrown while we walked back down the isle and we planted potted flowers and distributed them all around the reception and around the wedding site. I made all of the napkins, table and seating charts, name tags and name tag holders. I collected vintage bottles and vases for months for the centerpieces, which I LOVED!

I also really enjoyed picking a DJ that new the type of music we liked, we made a very specific music list consisting of folk, jam bands, blue grass, and some old rock which really made the night special because all of the songs reminded us of fun times we have spent together. What really made our wedding unique was my father singing a song for us during the ceremony. It made the wedding even that more special.


You MUST, MUST, MUST watch this film by filmmaker Jeremy White, of Fairfax Films whom we HIGHLY recommend for your wedding day.  Emily + Tim were lucky enough to have Jeremy there capturing the magic of the day.  We LOVE working along side Jeremy, because our creative energies are so similar and I’ve never seen more beautiful, unique, emotional works of art of a wedding on film…

The Details:

The Planner : DIY by Emily
The Dress :  Allure Brides from The Great White Way
The Shoes :  Irregular Choice
The Accessories:  the talented bride…..her boutique One Day Designs
The Hair : Larissa Lake Makeup
The Makeup : Larissa Lake MakeupThe Jewelry : mother’s vintage diamond neclaces and earrings. Bracelet custom-made by Rumanoff’s Fine Jewelry and Design
The Rings :  Emily’s by Timeless Designs/ Tim’s by Lieberfarb  Rumanoff’s Fine Jewerly and Design
The Groom’s Attire : Calvin Klein
The Ceremony Site :  Emily’s parent’s backyard
The Invitations : Forever Fiances
The Reception Venue : Emily’s parent’s backyard
The Floral Design : Debra Kolb of DK Designs
The Food : Sweet Relief Catering
The Cake : bride’s cousin, Melissa
The Music : Power Station Events
The Cinematographer : the one and only Jeremy White from Fairfax Films


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