Hitched! Lauren & Jonathan
Lauren Hill & Jonathan Dowler
September 9, 2011
There’s a special kind of magic when a wedding is held at a family home. The depth of emotion is often greater; the intimacy of detail is stronger; the ability to let loose, relax, and live in the moment of the day is definite. There’s so much beauty in Lauren & Jonathan’s wedding celebration. Held at a family farm in Somerset, an already joyful occasion is transformed into an otherworldly moment. Thank you Sera Petras for sharing this blissful wedding with us!
Our love story: We met while working in a “delightfully tacky yet unrefined” restaurant down in North Carolina. Then spent the next 6 years on the east coast helping family, enjoying the adventures.
Cute flower girl alert! I love when the dress style is tailored to the personality of the mini attendee!
Design inspiration: There is so much out there today it was hard not wanting to do everything. Family and history were important to us; my grandmother’s century old farm is where my parents also got married. We wanted simple and colorful, fun and comfortable. Our theme grew into ”hand crafted”.
Groom’s favorite moment: My favorite moment from our wedding was seeing Lauren’s vision of the surrounding family and history at her Grandmothers farm coming together with a beautiful execution of her great modern ideas and how happy it made her.
“Wow” moment: Wow– uh oh– I almost forgot the vows I had written. But my favorite wow was sitting in the back of our old ford pick up with my new family and our two best friends (my favorite kind of family), watching the sun set over my home.
DIY: I couldn’t decide on table cloths so my dad collected old doors and built miniature saw horses for our tables. Family and friends hung a ribbon wall that grew into a living rainbow. My best friend made s’more kits for the late night campfire (which I fell asleep before eating, but my dad and I enjoyed for breakfast!). Another good friend painted paper coasters and news paper flags for a festive banner. I also made flower girl aprons out of napkins, thanks to Martha Stewart of coarse.
What’s next? Just trying to enjoy the ride, taking one adventure at a time until we can retire someplace warm.
images by Sera Petras