From the Bride: “For inspiration and ideas, I looked to the internet, browsing wedding blogs and making use of tools like the inspiration board builder on SMP’s Style Circle. To keep with Round Hill’s elegantly quaint charm, I made all sorts of things with lace/doily accents: paper bag luminaries spelling out our names, hand-stenciled monogrammed doily tote bags for my bridesmaids, and our LOVE banner (which i made the day before the wedding — i originally wanted to make a THANK YOU banner but ran out of steam and chose a shorter word!). I loved picking out fonts for our paper goods. Some wonderful friends (along with several bottles of wine) were enlisted to help with the more intensive DIY projects: decorative labels and packaging for our tea favors, dinner menus, various signs, accordion-style ceremony programs, and stamped ribbon drink stirrers in pastel rainbow colors. Doing arts & crafts together while having wine and cocktails was also definitely memorable and I’m thankful I had such fun company during stressful times. My husband got into it as well and made all of our table number signs himself, choosing to pick stops along the NYC subway that represented neighborhoods in the city where we fell in love and grew as a couple.
The wedding day itself went by in a blissful blur. Our families are large and spread out and although many people could not attend, we still had guests from all over the US, Toronto, London, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Malaysia. One of the uncles was on his iPad for practically the entire event, skyping to Omar’s cousins in Pakistan so that they could take part in the celebration oceans away. It was amazing to be surrounded by so much love and generosity leading up to that day and to be able to celebrate with so many special people. We were thrilled by our photographer and videographers who captured on camera many memories that we will cherish for years to come — worth every penny if not more! And we were excited recently to open up the first set of anniversary cards that guests had written for us at the wedding — another guaranteed way to relive the hopeful joy of the day again and again!”