“It was really important for Jason’s daughters to feel a big part of it," Kelly says. "It was as much their day, too. They talk about it all the time.”
The couple went to yard sales and antique shops searching for vintage and DIY touches, which became projects like colorful signage or a seating chart featuring guest names written on clothespins. For their table numbers, Jason cut logs into tree rounds and Kelly did the painting. For that DIY project and many others, “He did the construction part and I did the decorative part,” she says. To get the guests involved, the couple used Jenga game pieces as a guestbook.
The bride’s favorite wedding details were the ethnic food stations, which served dishes such as Mediterranean-style fish, create-your-own pork shoulder tacos, Asian food, and a carving station. “It’s what made it feel more like a party instead of a formal sit-down,” she says.
Kelly and Jason honeymooned in Thailand. They live in Newburgh, where those Jenga pieces are in a jar in their living room. “They’re something I can see and touch all the time,” says Kelly.
The Details: Photographer: Natalia Squilla of Photography by Natalia, Beacon (845) 545-0710; www.photographybynatalia.com. Ceremony and Reception Venue: Benmarl Winery, Marlboro (845) 236-4265; www.benmarl.com. Caterer: Lola’s Cafe and Catering, Poughkeepsie (845) 471-8555; www.lolascafeandcatering.com. Cake/Dessert: Calico Restaurant & Patisserie, Rhinebeck (845) 876-2749; www.calicorhinebeck.com. Florist: Angela Bumstead (845) 262-3680. Music and Entertainment: Jamel Watkins, Shine Events, West Nyack (845) 535-3100; www.shineevents.com. Invitations: Minted; www.minted.com. Favors: Succulents, designed by florist Angela Bumstead. Wedding Gown: Theia (www.theiacouture.com), purchased at Lovely Bride, New York, NY (212) 924-2050; www.lovelybride.com. Shoes/Accessories: Shoes: Jimmy Choo; www.jimmychoo.com. Accessories: Norma Jeans Closet via Etsy; www.etsy.com/shop/normajeanscloset. Jewelry: Pippin Vintage; www.pippinvintage.com. Hair vine: Twigs and Honey; www.twigsandhoney.com. Bridal Hair: Alyse Camara from Hair By Alyse at Salon 52, Poughkeepsie (845) 483-1177; www.hairbyalyse.weebly.com. Bridal Makeup: Danee Lynn at Makeup By Danee; www.makeupbydanee.com. Bridesmaid Dresses: Maid of Honor dress by J Crew, multiple locations; www.jcrew.com. Flower Girls’ Dresses: OliviaKate Couture via Etsy; www.etsy.com/shop/OliviaKateCouture. Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse, multiple locations; www.menswearhouse.com.