Opposites attract with this lovely couple from a small town in Central, New York. Ben- a true backwoods boy, avid hunter and former Navy man married Jen- a self-proclaimed girlie girl, vegetarian with a love for anything that glitters. With dreams of a winter wedding incorporating Ben’s love of camouflage and adding just the right amount of soft blush pink, Jen tackled her wedding décor and brought her dream to life in their February wedding.
The bride paid homage to her father and Ben by using duck feathers, bullets and fly fishing materials straight out of her father’s tackle box for the boutonnieres.
Jen’s favorite moment of the night was walking into the reception hall, not only seeing it filled with her friends and family- but most of all seeing her vision played out. She had decorated the night before but was not able to see the candles lit and the lighting change; really creating the romantic feel she had hoped for.
“Seeing what I had worked so hard on finally come to life was an amazing experience. During the dinner Ben leaned over to me and said, You did it.”
200+ paper flowers made by the bride and her family, transformed the dark brick walls of the reception hall.
Aren’t these deer precious? Jen spray painted a plastic buck and doe silver to add some shine to their cake.
A S’mores bar was a huge hit!
Ben’s grandma knitted adorable koozies for guests as favors, perfect for a winter wedding.
Venue: Maggie’s on the River, Watertown, NY
Photographer: Jessica Burt, Jovial Photography, Richland, NY
Floral Design: Leaf and Stem, Central Square, NY
Catering: Maggie’s on the River, Watertown, NY
Dress and Veil: The Wedding Bell, Tacoma, WA
Shawl and Sash: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Hair: Felicia Whitmore, Seattle, WA
Makeup: Ulta Salon, Watertown, NY
Thank you Jen & Ben for sharing your wedding with us!