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Tasha and D.W.
Writer D.W. knows the finer points of personal expression, but when he met Manhattan restaurant owner Tasha, he could barely summon a sentence.
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The bride wanted her wedding to feel like a garden in the sunshine, so the invitation and itinerary (with perforated RSVP card) were letterpressed in moss-green and golden-yellow ink.
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The couple cleverly inserted subtle references to their work throughout the wedding. For example, the groom addressed each invitation on a 1940s Remington typewriter that he purchased on eBay.
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Mini-programs (the old typewriter's imprint was scanned and reproduced) tuck easily into a purse or pocket as a souvenir.
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Bridesmaids wear white silk and lace dresses with yellow sashes by Melissa Sweet.
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A young guest in pale-green tulle matches the garden theme.
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D.W.'s younger brother, Mark, officiates. He was ordained especially for the event and improvised a traditional Irish blessing at his sibling's last-minute request.
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Tasha and D.W. exchange vows before 115 guests on the lush grounds at Ledig House, overlooking rolling farmland and the picturesque Catskill mountains.
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Vodka gimlets served as the signature cocktail.
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Appetizers included cucumber-watercress and smoked-salmon finger sandwiches.
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Vintage typewriter keys, most of them from 1920s Smith Coronas and Remingtons, are set on place cards to direct guest to their dinner tables.
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The family-style menu, created by Tasha and catered by Tommy Carlucci, included some of the "greatest hits" from her Manhattan restaurant, Little Giant, as well as seasonal dishes and a few of the couple's childhood favorites.
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The perfect start to the meal: a refreshing chilled minted pea soup.
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Tasha wears a light-green cardigan to ward off the evening chill, while D.W. helps himself to seconds.
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For dessert, 16 freshly baked pies, including peach, blueberry, cherry, strawberry-rhubarb, lemon, and apple, were sliced and served on charmingly mismatched white-and-yellow plates.
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A jar of lemon marmalade and a few rich, buttery shortbread cookies were presented in tiny wooden baskets accented with patterned napkins and a wooden knife.
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Ceremony and Reception Venue: Ledig House at Omi International Arts Center
Catering: Carlucci Catering, 518-392-3663
Pies: Our Daily Bread, 518-392-9852
Flowers: Kathleen Rohlfs at Chatham Flowers
Stationery: Bella Figura
Wedding Gown and Gridesmaid's Dresses: Melissa Sweet
Veil: Wedding Atelier
Groom's Attire: Haspel
Party Rentals: Rhinebeck Rentals and Something Different Party Rental