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three weeks ago today...

Scott and I got married. Our three-day Labor Day weekend celebration was put together entirely by us, close family and incredible friends. We didn't hire a caterer, florist, wedding planner, or any of the other professionals one comes to expect with a contemporary wedding – we were incredibly fortunate to come from a talented bunch, making everything that much more special. From the flowers that came entirely from my aunt's garden to the cake my mom decorated, my dress that was designed by a family friend to the invitation suite I designed, everyone brought their own expertise to the table. It was a true DIY wedding, but was worth a million bucks. Above are a few of my favorite images from the weekend, taken by a close family friend.

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oh jane, your wedding! so, so lovely. I can hardly believe that this is DIY! the flowers, the cake, the backdrop of the adirondacks.. it's beyond. bravo!

Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 4:45 PM | Unregistered Commentera lovely being

Wow. These photos are beautiful. Looks like a fairy tale wedding.

Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 4:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterMaddie

aah so gorgeous, beautiful details, congratulations!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 6:03 PM | Unregistered CommenterHelena - A Diary of Lovely

Oh, so beautiful Jane! Such a fairytale - everything looks divine!


Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 8:03 PM | Unregistered CommenterKate

oh what pretty images - I love the colours and the feel of your wedding!

Monday, September 27, 2010 at 12:02 AM | Unregistered Commenterannie

I'm totally of the opinion that diy weddings are better anyway - especially when they look as extremely freaking amazing as yours does! A few of my favorite details I can see in the pictures - the logs holding up the cake, the plaid bow tie, your shoes, the woodsy location, the books used to show the table numbers, the pile of bottles which are totally evidence of merry making, the flowers.... okay. i'll stop, because I'm basically naming everything, but SERIOUSLY. It looks like it was so awesome. I hope that when I get married someday I have a wedding that is equally as stupendous!

Monday, September 27, 2010 at 12:44 AM | Unregistered CommenterMallory

t-h-a-n-k you girls, it felt like a fairy tale:)
mallory - thanks for picking up on all the little details - labors of love... i'm sure you will have a wonderful wedding one day!!


Monday, September 27, 2010 at 9:48 AM | Registered CommenterJane

Jane... magic :) And just the thing to perk up a rainy Monday morning in DC! Love your latest collages, too. So glad you're back and posting!

Monday, September 27, 2010 at 9:52 AM | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

Stunning! I'm blown away! I'm guessing the table numbers were your touch too?;)

Monday, September 27, 2010 at 10:45 AM | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Dear Jane, you had me at plaid bow tie!!! Your wedding looks absolutely gorgeous! Every photo, every little detail, is amazing. I mean, books for table numbers? LOVE. Congratulations again!!

Monday, September 27, 2010 at 11:01 AM | Unregistered Commenterhip hip gin gin

Jane, the shot of your skirt at the bottom is just to die! What are those colors? And the croquet set, and the lake, and that cake and.... it all just takes my breath away!

Monday, September 27, 2010 at 11:55 AM | Unregistered Commentersasha

Simply stunning. I love every bit of it. I think it so wonderful that everyone came together to help make the event happen!! I love all the DIY touches.

Monday, September 27, 2010 at 12:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterCamila

I just realized I didn't comment yesterday. I kept coming back and looking at these gorgeous photos but I never left a super-gushy comment. Your wedding was beautiful, Jane. I really love how you decided to keep it small and do so much yourself. The cake your mom made was amazing. And flowers from your aunt's garden? Sigh...it all sounds like it was perfect. And I'm sure it was for you.

Monday, September 27, 2010 at 12:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterBrandi

I love every single little tiny detail, as I knew I would, after having gotten to know you and your incredible talent.

The fact that it was entirely DIY, and that you were surrounded by such wonderful support and talent, makes it that much more beautiful and inspiring:).

Monday, September 27, 2010 at 12:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterTorrie @ a place to share...

It looks like your wedding was absolute perfection! I am SO impressed by your flowers and cake...wish I knew such talented people!

Monday, September 27, 2010 at 12:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterShannon @ Sit.Relax.Gossip.

Jane - this is amazing! Honestly every detail is so beautiful, I want more pictures. And what a gorgeous setting, I want to pack up and live in the Adirondacks.

Monday, September 27, 2010 at 1:05 PM | Unregistered CommenterFrances

Oh the table numbers in books are fantastic. If I was planning a wedding I'd steal that idea. Love the flowers and the cake. Enjoy the memories....

Monday, September 27, 2010 at 2:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterJoan Hunter Dunn

Oh wow Jane, what a beautiful wedding!! And I can't believe you all did it yourselves - the cake, the flowers, the setting is just perfect. Plus I love that it makes it so special that things were created by friends and family - how lovely!!

Monday, September 27, 2010 at 3:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterPiper

Love the images! I can't wait to hear more about how you put it all together. I'm using profesionals, but prety much because I have to due to my venue. which is okay with me. I'm really hands on so that helps. Are you going to share you DIY projects with us?! and you have to share with me your dress. I know a friend of yours made it!

xx Kirby

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 8:56 AM | Unregistered CommenterKirby

aw what a colorful and beautiful wedding jane! you guys did an amazing job! you definitely know a rad group of people. amaaaazing! the food looks sooooooo yummy too. oh and i especially like the flowers! congrats!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 12:26 PM | Unregistered Commentermynameishailey

How special this is!! Congratulations on your wedding Jane! Thank you for sharing all the lovely details!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 8:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterYumi @ Natsukashii

So lovely and amazing! You were so lucky to have such an arsenal of amazing people to help you out! You look gorgeous!

Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 10:32 AM | Unregistered CommenterEmily

That must be some garden!
Everything is amazing.
Congratulations and all the happiness in the world,

Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 4:43 PM | Unregistered Commenternosideup

so beautiful! the lake is just lovely, and your flowers, and your pretty slippers....all so wonderful! congratulations again!! xoxo

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 12:21 PM | Unregistered Commenterjoanna goddard

i'm late to the party but just wanted to say congratulations! it all looks so stunning and personal and unique. the tiny details are the best, like those books as table numbers!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 7:28 PM | Unregistered Commenterbussbuss


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