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Christy and Jason
After meeting up at a magazine-industry event in 2010, Jason Knell, who works for a media software company, and Christy Sheppard, an art director, dated for a year and a half without discussing marriage. But when one of Christy's friends got engaged, the new Yorkers picked up the pace. Jason "souped up" Christy's great- grandmother's antique ring setting by having the diamonds replace, then invited her over, where the ring -- and a bottle of dom Perignon -- awaited. The rest was history.
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The duo decided to plan an intimate beach-inspired wedding in South Berwick, Maine. The Christy–designed stationery incorporated colors with significance: gold (for her engagement ring), blush (her wedding gown), and blue (Jason's favorite color). She scanned a retro postcard from York, Maine, a nearby coastal resort town where the bride's grandmother lived, and printed it with gold foil for the save-the-dates.
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The Welcome Bags
Silk-screened totes held Cape Cod potato chips, water bottles, and a list of local must-sees for wedding guests coming in from out of town.
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Christy, flanked by her 'maids, carried dahlias, peach stock, roses, and ranunculus.
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The Bridal Gown
Of her Robert Bullock gown, Christy says, "I knew I didn't want stark white. This one was so original and subtle, everyone thought it was antique white, but it was a light pink with a soft white tulle overlay."
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"We spent a whole lot of time together crafting!" notes Christy of her and Jason's wedding prep, which included assembling their pink and gold programs.
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The pair's furry friend posed with the couple before they joined their 100 guests for dinner and dancing.
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"I'm really into ombre,” says Christy, who glitter-ized numerals in a graduating color scheme for the reception tables.
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The tiered vanilla cake, with fondant “ruffles,” echoed the layers of tulle on Christy's ethereal wedding gown.
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An instant camera and washi tape encouraged party-goers to get crafty when it came to leaving a message for the bride and groom in the guest book.
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Candy Wedding Favors
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Location and catering: The Red Barn at Outlook Farm
Flowers: Emily Carter Floral Designs
Photography: Shannen Natasha
Officiant: Julie Draper
Calligraphy: Anne Robin
Cake: Let Them Eat Cake
Bride's gown: Robert Bullock Bride
Bridesmaid dresses: Donna Morgan
Groom's suit: Michael Bastian for Barneys New York
Stationery: Christy Sheppard Knell
Groom's tie: Pierrepont Hicks
Groomsmen suits: J.Crew
Favors: Goldenrod Kisses