Before I start posting pictures of our wedding, I first have to give a huge thanks to the vendors that made the wedding so relaxed and fun.
Full Moon Resort was the perfect site for our wedding. We wanted a place that was relatively close to NYC, but still felt really remote. Since there’s no cell service there people were forced to really take the weekend off. All of our guests stayed for the weekend in little cabins scattered all over the mountain. We had a BBQ and bonfire the night before the wedding which really set the tone for the weekend. Full Moon helped us plan everything down to the second so that I didn’t have to worry about anything on the day of the wedding. It was one of the main reasons why we had so much fun!
Everyone kept asking us how we found the place, it felt so hidden, but the truth is it was the first venue we found when I did a google search for weddings in the Catskills. I looked at the website and knew it was perfect, but I kept looking just to be sure. When I realized that I was comparing everything else to Full Moon I knew it was the one.
Jim Williams of Elderberry Flowers was a pleasure to work with. He made these delicate centerpieces that looked like wildflowers growing in the woods. I thought it fit the venue to a tee! He made certain that we were always on the same page and gave me great advice.
We ordered these from James Christian on Etsy. I was a little worried about ordering our wedding rings online, but we wanted to buy directly from the artist. They were really good about expediting the delivery (because we kind of did it last minute). We inscribed the rings with lines from our wedding song, It’s Only Time by The Magnetic Fields. Mine says “Walk your lands” and Mike’s says “Swim your seas.”
My friend, and bridesmaid, Mandi, did my make up. We spent a few weekends at Sephora picking out the rights shades and look. Ren, my other bridesmaid, was on hand for making jokes.
It really felt like one big sleepover!
Choosing an officiant was a no-brainer. I grew up going to Ethical Culture and the leader of our chapter, Bart Worden, has been a close family friend since I was a baby. He gave us a beautiful personalized ceremony.
This was one of the only things Mike and I disagreed on: I can’t stand wedding bands – I don’t want to pay extra to hear the karaoke version of my favorite songs. Mike is a musician so of course he wanted to employ as many live musicians as possible. Eventually I won! Alex Mazur did such a great job. he really kept the energy up, and he played all the songs we requested (and none of the songs we hate).
My hubby really knows how to move!
No dance party is complete without props!
Mike and I are big cookie fans. I could eat them for breakfast lunch and dinner. A special thanks to Mike’s mom and Aunt who baked over 300 cookies for the wedding! They were delicious. The best part was we could eat them while we were dancing. They even made us a giant cookie so we could do the traditional cutting ceremony.
Elizabeth Unterman was amazing at capturing every moment without ever getting in the way. She was so calming whenever we spoke on the phone and helped us get organized. I loved the creative pictures she took, as well as the photobooth we set up during the after party.