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Today we want to share a peek at our Rockabilly Romance shoot from V3. This fab slice of inspiration was the brainchild of Kristy Rice of Momental Designs and Caroline Vasquez of Paloma’s Nest. Fun fact? They actually hatched the initial idea when they met at our V2 release party in Atlanta in the fall of 2009!

Caroline and Kristy imagined a shoot celebrating young love and handcrafted details in the eclectic city of Austin. There’s so much more goodness in the gallery — take a look!

The talented vendors involved:

Design and Styling: Caroline Vasquez and Kristy Rice // Photography: Jesse Ryan // Location and Catering: The Salt Lick // Floral Design: Pollen Floral Art // Dresses: Jessica Audey // Ring Bearer Bowl and Bouquet Charm: Paloma’s Nest // Stationery Suite: Momental Designs // Design Assistants and Planners: Barbara Hearne and April Orr // Hair and Makeup: Noemi Esquival of J. Buccio Salon // Ceremony Location: Mercury Hall // Vintage Vehicles: Transportation Consultants // Linens: Marquee Event Group // Pies: The Saucy Tart

emily Written with love by Emily
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Every now and then, a wedding pops up that looks more like a photo shoot than a real-life wedding – and Cheryl + Collin’s celebration from Duston Todd Photography is one of those gems. I mean really, folks: could this wedding get any cuter? I’m head-over-heels in love with the newlyweds’ cozy-chic fashion choices: his + her argyle + striped socks, the bride’s Durango Boots and the ladies’ hunter green wraps.

Describe your wedding flowers: My friend Alyse is a triple threat. She makes amazing jewelry, constructs incredible flower designs, and makes delicious gourmet chocolates!
Describe your wedding cake: The wedding cake was also a homemade creation – but this time it was of our friend Sashie Misner’s mind. She and her husband Mike are close friends of Collin’s family. Mike worked for Bob Del Cuore for years and Sashie moonlights as a master cake chef! How lucky we were to have her dream up such an awesome creation – it had photos and little details with such personalization. It was great.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? How everyone would get there. The Del Cuore “compound” is about an hour from Portland, ME, and three hours from Boston, MA. Most people had to fly into Boston and rent a car and drive up. Finding the town of Norway is one thing, but you have really accomplished something if you found the house.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? I don’t think one thing could be deemed “most memorable” – the whole weeklong extravaganza played out just as our wildest dreams had manifested (minus the preceding rain). We planned a renewal of vows for Collin’s brother Tobin and his husband Michael to take place on our deck, overlooking the lawn and garden. Collin’s mother did the honors, and her wit and charm were out of this world. Her “consummation” of “you are now un-lawfully wed” was a breath of fresh air, and it really added to the magical quality of the day.
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? We wrote our own vows. Is there any other better way than to speak from our own hearts? I loved repeating something he said to me: “I feel empowered by you, empowered by us.”
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? Starting a family, and our own empire!

Written with love by Katharine
  1. avatar libby reply

    alright sw ladies – how, how, how do you get the grey suits? do the guys alllll have to buy them? or do rental places offer the suit option now instead of the tux? i want the grey pant and vest option, just like the guys above. help a southern sister out!

    thanks – libby

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Libby! Great question! Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of great suit rental options out there. I did do a quick Google search, and found one — Jim’s Formal Wear — that supplies to 6,000 retailers, but they only offer navy, black, and khaki! I don’t think it’s necessary to make all of the guys buy a new gray suit, however, as I think a range of grays looks nice (and means they can wear what they have, if they already have something in gray). One of my favorite weddings ever did it that way, and it came out great: Hope that helps a bit!

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I have a soft spot for Cheryl + Collin’s wedding, and I think it’s because of these sweet images of their families working side by side to piece together their big day. That, and the gorgeous weather, remind me so strongly of my sister’s wedding last summer.

Though Cheryl + Collin’s wedding has a Southern sensibility to it, the two were actually married in Maine, on 200 acres of land owned by Collin’s family. Friends and family helped out with almost everything, including bailing the hay the guests sat on for the ceremony, baking the cake, arranging the flowers, and fashioning the bride’s jewelry! Cheryl’s dress, which she paired with Durango boots, was from Ann Taylor, and her bridesmaids wore David’s Bridal.

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. We met through Collin’s brother, Tobin. Tobin & I danced together for years with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. I met his parents before I had met Collin! He was the icing on the cake.
Three adjectives that describe the day are: Timeless, untouchable, magic.
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: The sun and perfect air. It was a torrential downpour for three days straight prior to that Saturday, giving Collin a mini-stroke each further minute it rained. He glued himself to the Doppler, making hour-by-hour predictions of when it would let up. Alas, it did, and the day’s weather could not have been more perfect. It’s a small detail in reality, but certainly a favorite.
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? I grew up in Knoxville, TN and when I was 11, we moved to Orlando, FL. Every Christmas we would drive to Cuthbert, GA, to visit my dad’s family farm. We loved being outdoors and were raised to appreciate the land and all living things. Collin was raised in the mountains & fields of Maine, so he has a deep affection for the same things. His family lives on 200 acres of land in Maine, and we felt it was important to celebrate the land, and the world that they have created there. His father built the house they grew up in, and everything that goes with it. His mother tends a garden unlike any other. They eat what they grow. It’s a beautiful life. We used the pickup truck to house the stereo system, and backed it into the tent. Collin’s family built the trellis that we stood under for the ceremony, which was free standing in the field. Our guests sat on hay bales that Collin’s family friend had baled. Everything was hand made by us…as it should be!
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: Well…I had tried a few different things. I found a site called Light in the Box, which is located in China. It was a bad idea because if you don’t like it or it doesn’t fit, they won’t take it back. Then I tried David’s Bridal, but I got a bit cold towards the dress once it arrived. Finally, I was sitting next to my mom, who had decided to shop online a bit, and said to me, “What about this dress?” It was from Ann Taylor and it was perfect. I called them and there was a full refundable guarantee. They were amazing to work with.

HUGE thank you to photographer Duston Todd for sending these images our way. What a gorgeous day! Check back soon for Cheryl + Collin’s homespun reception!

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  1. avatar Sophie Delaveau reply

    I love the mood of this wedding.

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