Lauren and Dean wanted their wedding to be a big party for everyone, but mostly one that they’d really love to go to! They handmade pretty much everything (“I think I burned off my fingertips with hot glue over those few months” Lauren laughed) and hosted it on a private properly in Granville, MA.
The wedding was full of personal touches, starting with their officiant who was one of Dean’s childhood friends. They had another friend make the cake and Lauren designed the stationery. The flowers were pulled together in their hotel rooms the night before the wedding!
“I have to say, the day is a huge blur at this point”, wrote the bride. “I just know Dean, myself, and anyone we spoke to since had a great time. We spent most of our funds on our photographers, because we really wanted to capture everything in the day. And still we wish we had more friends and family take a thousand more pictures. We made and found EVERYTHING including the flower arrangements and all the décor. Our antique china settings were found at various yard and estate sales and estate sales all over New England – we needed enough for 200 guests!”
“The only thing we would have changed would have been to make it a three day weekend instead of just two”, she concluded. “We weren’t done enjoying ourselves and our guests when it was time to go home.”