An Old Fashioned Love Affair

September 17, 2009

Anna & Ryan’s wedding was marvelously simple, rustic, old-fashioned romantic affair. Think prairie flowers, wheat, fabric streamers, ball jars and parasols. The round barn that was host to the event belongs to Anna’s family.

Anna’s dress was made by her Mum and was closely based on a design by an independent Italian designer named Mirit Weinstock who sends her clothes out to girls around the world to wear in self portraits to promote her clothing (check out the ‘birthday’ video on her homepage – it’s fab). Her hairpiece was by the always fabulous Which Goose.


After the ceremony (in which both Anna & Ryan only had one attendant each) there was a picnic lunch and after the picnic, everyone went to the couple’s studio (they are also both photographers) to mingle.

The reception was in a place called the Forum… an old theatre converted into a bar/event hall which was right across the street from their apartment/studio. Photographer Mysi described the reception vibe as being very much like a movie:

amazing people… loud, happy and not a bit of drama.
there was a moment during the last song of the night where about 30 of us danced while joined together in an enormous group hug (hard to breathe in there) and screamed the song … when i realized i should be taking a photo of the spectacle, but i was too happy to watch from the outside.
the best part of that was it wasn’t forced or annoying or drunken or awkward. it was just joyous.

I couldn’t share the whole set here (although I wish I could!) go check out Mysi’s flickr for more including their awesome engagement session!

Thanks so much to Mysi for all her hard work on this feature – she has also given me a sneak peek of her own wedding (they just got back from their honeymoon themselves) and it is beyond adorable so I hope I will be able to share those too soon!

Credit: Soda Fountain Photography