CHRISTINA & MICHAEL : Romantic DIY Wedding at The Brotherhood Winery – Washingtonville, NY

Christina & Mike are one of those couples that when they look at each other – you can almost feel the love between them – as if it is floating through the air as a tangible object.  Christina is so so so artistic and talented and she created almost EVERYTHING for their wedding with her own two hands.  Her dress was the motivation behind my very own wedding dress – buying a dress that the top was beautiful and creating your own skirt for the bottom.  Michael has a smile that can brighten up any room.

From the Bride :

“Mike and I met in December of 2008 through a mutual friend. At times when I’ve met certain people in life, there has been this feeling of familiarity, a feeling that somehow lets me know that particular person is someone I was meant to meet. I don’t always know what exactly that person will come to mean to me, but I know they will be a part of my life for a long time in some capacity. I had this feeling with Mike immediately. At the time, I wasn’t looking for anything romantic so I took note of the “feeling” and we became friends.But there was just something about him that always made me want to be near him, and we quickly became inseparable and in love. Mike is one of the kindest, truest people I have ever met, he is one of those people whose heart shines right through and just draws people in, and he can always make me laugh. I think sometimes we go through things in life as people that change us and maybe make us forget how to just be happy and not so serious, and he reminded me of what that felt like and gave it back to me. He is my best friend and partner in life, and now soon to be daddy to our little girl coming in June <3 I know he will be just as amazing of a father as he is a husband and friend, and am looking forward to taking on this new life adventure together!”

Their wedding at The Brotherhood Winery was a heartfelt and beautiful dedication to one another.  The decor was nothing short of the most romantic thing imaginable and there were succulents a plenty, and when the sun went down they showed that they truly know how to party.

Some highlights from  their amazing DIY details:

  • “~Placement card succulents made by me: most of the succulents were grown in our garden and transported with us to NY :)”
  • “~Lace doilies made by me”
  • “~Invitations Completely created and designed by me, no templates or kits used
  • “~RSVP cards/directions/hotel info/Envelopes from staples and Diyed with gold glitter spray and stamped with a gold tree”
  • “~Clutches for bridesmaids and I were completely designed and handmade by me, the metal frames were purchased from Etsy”
For Christina’s full DIY list & her and Michael’s amazing case of Serendipity with a photograph to prove it – read below all the photographs.

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“Here is the picture I took out at a bar one night.  I was going through some old pics about a year into our relationship and came across this one: I was snapping a picture of two friends, and who do I see peering over the shoulder of one? Haha definitely mike!…looking right at the camera- this picture was taken 7 months before we ever actually met ❤️💫 I don’t think I ever noticed the mystery person in the background then, but after being with him for a year or so, I would know those eyes anywhere ☺️”

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From the Bride:
“DIY:
~Invitations Completely created and designed by me, no templates or kits used
    RSVP cards/directions/hotel info/Envelopes from staples and Diyed with gold glitter spray and stamped with a gold tree
~Programs designed and created by me, no templates or kits~ picture of the heart shaped tree on the back was taken about a year into our relationship in Poughkeepsie on one of our walks <3
~Centerpieces: Bird candle holders from Michaels- tequila bottle wrapped with twine and labeled with the same craft paper used for the invites. Leaf placemats from the Xmas tree shop and I spray painted them gold. Vintage glass bottles ordered online. Flowers: Lavendar and Leaf
~Gold Chargers from michaels
~Menus created by us both (food) designed and printed by me
~Lace doilies made by me
~table linens purchased online from linens.com
~Placement card succulents made by me: most of the succulents were grown in our garden and transported with us to NY 🙂
~All the music playlists: Ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner hour were created by us with some of our favorites
~Take home Cd’s for guests by us using a compilation of all playlists from the wedding..cases diyed with stamps and fingerprint hearts
~Hanging Succulent baskets for our ceremony arbor were put together by me and transported to ny with us as well~ succulents from our garden and Sara from Lavenndar and leaf added some of the extra roses and eucalyptus from our arbor décor on the morning of.
~All Signs, Decorative jars and votive candle holders DIY
~All desserts were homemade with me and bridesmaids made the wedding cake cookies, and peanut butter kiss cookies
~Cake was from Pastry Garden and I added the succulent décor
~Clutches for bridesmaids and I were completely designed and handmade by me, the metal frames were purchased from Etsy

Location : Brotherhood Winery

Florals : Lavender and Leaf Designs

Catering: Great Food and Company

Dress: Top: David’s Bridal Bottom skirt and flower/train: Handmade by the bride 🙂

Groom’s suit: Express

Groomsmen: Mens Warehouse
Bridesmaids: Assorted styles from the Dessy Group
Groom and Groomsmen shoes: Guess
Videography: Alex Kaplan Video
Chair rentals: Durants Party Rentals

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