A New York couple -- she's a fashion editor, he's a graphic designer -- creatively blend rustic, preppy, and nautical details into one chic wedding on a farm in the Berkshires.
Susan and Rob bask in their newlywed status.
Susan, a fashion editor at Glamour magazine, and Rob, a partner in the design studio Project Projects, approached the wedding-planning process as a joint creative venture. "We're constantly sharing things we love visually, and that really shaped the look of our wedding," he explains. So, too, did an illustration created by two friends of a rope forming an R and an S, which appeared on decorative flags, among other elements.
When it came to her wedding gown, the bride's keen eye for design helped her pounce on the perfect dress -- three times in a row. First, she unearthed an impeccable 1950s number for a song. Then she remembered a modern 3.1 Phillip Lim gown she'd seen on the runway several years back and miraculously spotted it at a sample sale. But as the overall plans for the event began to take shape, she found herself gravitating toward yet another look. She put the first two dresses into rotation in her wardrobe, and on July 10, 2010, Susan walked down the aisle, past 125 of her nearest and dearest, in a Grecian-style J. Mendel gown.
Rob and Susan's save-the-date introduced guests to their motif. In lieu of traditional invites, they sent booklets containing pictures from their travels and the details of their day. Susan addressed each one with a vintage typewriter. "It was time-consuming, but it made me stop and think about each person we invited," she says.
The pair was drawn to Gedney Farm in Massachusetts's Berkshire Mountains. And when Jenna Lyons, president and creative director of J.Crew, heaped praise on the venue -- the location of her own wedding -- they were sold. "We didn't want anything fussy, and we loved its simplicity," says Susan.
Location, Catering, and Cake: Gedney Farm
Wedding Photography: Ingalls Photography
Gown: J. Mendel
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Anthropologie
Groom's Attire: Martin Greenfield
Bride's Hair: Mark Johnson of Seven Salon Spa
Rentals: Mahaiwe Tent, Inc.
Welcome Tote: E-Promos
Sunglasses and Panama Hats: Oriental Trading Company
Typewriter Paper: Jam Paper & Envelope
Fans: Pearl River
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