When I first met with Becky and Tets I instantly loved them and knew their wedding was going to rock! They were so untraditional and so much fun! Planning their wedding from afar (they lived in Boston) wasn’t going to be the challenge, the challenge was that they were both architects and they wanted a heaven and hell them – for food (i.e. heaven for vegetarian and hell for the carnivores)…the concept amazing…the challenge – pulling it all together.
However that’s where we came in! I knew right away that La Cuisine would be the caterer to pull it all together. And given the uniqueness of them both being architects and the specifics they wanted in their tent that Durkin Party and Tent Rental was the perfect tent vendor for them.
Both the ceremony and reception was held at Edgarton Park in New Haven. Which was a perfect venue for their pre-ceremony, lawn games party. The bride and groom hand made and painted their very own corn hole boards-one with the Boston skyline (where they live) and one with the Seattle skyline (where Tets is from). They also hand picked (aka drank) whisky bottles to use as their ring toss game and had bocce to round out their lawn game pre-ceremony party.
This was definitely one of our favorite weddings, not because we absolutely adored the Becky and Tets, or because their accent color was orange (Heidi’s favorite color), or because they had all of our favorite vendors, but probably because we got to do so much fun detail work!
Becky and Tets loved wooden accents, so we recommended doing distressed wooden signs to mark all the fun game areas, as well as signs to indicate how to get around the park, bathrooms and the wedding day schedule. So we broke down a few pallets and after several trips to Home Depot, we found the right wood and then distressed it with apple cider vinegar and steel wool (magic). It was the perfect amount of distressed and then we stenciled, so much fun!
Here are some amazing photos from their amazingly talented photographer Alicia from No Eye Has Seen
Wine barrels rented from General Eclectic helped to finish off the wooden theme
We grabbed these wooden frames from a house that was installing new windows and hung them from the tent to showcase family photos and photos of the couple – one of our favorite ideas yet!
Rentals from Party Rental Ltd. helped finish the look we were going for with the pop of persimmon
One of our awesome distressed, hand-made signs
Our awesome couple – and cannot forget the insanely talented Christine from Azalea Floral Design