A Hippy Chic Family Affair

Rissy & Mike’s wedding was a real hippy and family affair. They involved everyone that was important to them in order to make it totally perfect. First off, Rissy carried their son, Casey down the aisle with her. “I was wearing Casey in a sakura bloom sling,” Rissy explained. “Wearing him down the aisle and during the ceremony was very important to us because we wanted him to be with us as we all became an even closer family. We also practice attachment parenting which puts a lot of emphasis on the importance of baby wearing.”

With having a young baby, it was hard for the couple to go out and buy everything they could for the wedding, therefore about 99% of their wedding supplies were bought online. “Clothes and decorations pretty much everything else as far as decorations I bought at Anthropologie  and World Market,” Rissy continued. “I didn’t want to hire a wedding planner as we didn’t want to pay for one and I really wanted the event to be “us”. I felt like I could do it best. The few things that were really important for us to have was an outside wedding on the water or in the woods and a dress that buttoned down the front so I could breast feed in my dress.”

The venue and vibe it created was also very important to the couple. They explained, “At first we wanted to get married on Assateaugue Island, this cool tiny island in Maryland where there are wild horses that just roam free. Originally we wanted to turn the wedding into a whole camping weekend but with resistance from the older generation and with complications with reserving campgrounds, we changed our plans. We wanted it to be outdoors and have some privacy so we searched online for vacation rentals on the eastern shore and found the most amazing beach house called Cambridge Beach House. It sleeps 22 people, has a great kitchen, a pool and bbq, a private dock and beach, it came with the use of three boats and five bikes, we had a blast there, and never wanted to leave.”

The couple added their own touches house to suit their own style and Mike organised a BBQ for the meal to keep with the relaxed, party environment.

Thanks to Rissy & Mike and their photographer Amber for sharing this wedding today