Ask here if u need cash!

The Bride's Guide Blog

Real Wedding Follow-Up: Evan and Mark

Posted by

Did you love yesterday's "industrial glam" wedding of Evan and Mark?

As promised, there's more today, including some cute behind-the-scenes photos and even more scoop on the wedding. And if you loved all the glassware used throughout the reception and wish you had it for your very own, you're in luck! Evan is looking to unload a bit of it and you can contact her via etsy.

Back
1 of 39
Evan's grandmother's house on a sunny Florida day. These are the stairs Evan descended to meet her groom-to-be.

1 Evan's grandmother's house on a sunny Florida day. These are the stairs Evan descended to meet her groom-to-be.

Evan and Mark also chose these stairs as a spot to pose for their engagement photos, with Lexia Frank of Sugar Leaf Photography.

2 Evan and Mark also chose these stairs as a spot to pose for their engagement photos, with Lexia Frank of Sugar Leaf Photography.

Evan designed the save the dates, which were book marks.

3 Evan designed the save the dates, which were book marks.

Lexia and Dustin, from Sugar Leaf Photography--the duo behind the engagement photos and the wedding's Super 8 video.

4 Lexia and Dustin, from Sugar Leaf Photography--the duo behind the engagement photos and the wedding's Super 8 video.

Evan filled jars with dirt, sewed little envelopes with different seeds inside (depending on what each girl liked to eat), attached everything with twine, and clipped on a clothespin that said “will you stand by our side . . . [and then on the back read] on October 24th 2009?”

5 Evan filled jars with dirt, sewed little envelopes with different seeds inside (depending on what each girl liked to eat), attached everything with twine, and clipped on a clothespin that said “will you stand by our side . . . [and then on the back read] on October 24th 2009?”

Keeping with Mark's MIT cigar tradition, he purchased a full box of cigars and mailed one to each of the groomsmen, ushers, and readers. We actually used Martha Stewart adhesive labels as “faux” cigar labels and wrote everyone’s nickname on the front.

6 Keeping with Mark's MIT cigar tradition, he purchased a full box of cigars and mailed one to each of the groomsmen, ushers, and readers. We actually used Martha Stewart adhesive labels as “faux” cigar labels and wrote everyone’s nickname on the front.

The invitation and outer envelope.

7 The invitation and outer envelope.

A close-up of Betsy Dunlap's beautiful calligraphy.

8 A close-up of Betsy Dunlap's beautiful calligraphy.

A beautiful edge on the invitation--designed by Hello!Lucky and Betsy Dunlap.

9 A beautiful edge on the invitation--designed by Hello!Lucky and Betsy Dunlap.

Here, the invite shown with the sheer fabric that wrapped around it.

10 Here, the invite shown with the sheer fabric that wrapped around it.

And here, shown with the fabric pulled aside to reveal the calligraphed invitation, designed by Hello!Lucky.

11 And here, shown with the fabric pulled aside to reveal the calligraphed invitation, designed by Hello!Lucky.

A recycled box greeted guests at their hotel rooms. A label greeted guests (

12 A recycled box greeted guests at their hotel rooms. A label greeted guests ("It was so SWEET of you to come") hinted at the key-lime cupcake inside.

Groomsmen were gifted bow ties--paying homage to Evan's maternal grandfather who always wore bow ties to work.

13 Groomsmen were gifted bow ties--paying homage to Evan's maternal grandfather who always wore bow ties to work.

Evan's father swung by before the ceremony for a quick hello and toast.

14 Evan's father swung by before the ceremony for a quick hello and toast.

Evan peeked out the windows to see the guests as they arrived.

15 Evan peeked out the windows to see the guests as they arrived.

Evan's great great grandmother's wedding gown and shoes were on display inside the house.

16 Evan's great great grandmother's wedding gown and shoes were on display inside the house.

A calligraphed sign helped guests realize the gown's history.

17 A calligraphed sign helped guests realize the gown's history.

A precious moment at the ceremony.

18 A precious moment at the ceremony.

Another precious moment at the ceremony.

19 Another precious moment at the ceremony.

Mark and the groomsmen, out by the water, pose for a portrait (with photographer Missy McLamb). The furniture vignette offered a great setting for the group photo.

20 Mark and the groomsmen, out by the water, pose for a portrait (with photographer Missy McLamb). The furniture vignette offered a great setting for the group photo.

The bridesmaids, in their gray dresses and birdcage veils. Here, they hold the clutches they carried down the aisle (in lieu of bouquets).

21 The bridesmaids, in their gray dresses and birdcage veils. Here, they hold the clutches they carried down the aisle (in lieu of bouquets).

The newlyweds.

22 The newlyweds.

The cards that Evan designed (using Betsy Dunlap's calligraphy) for guests to sign and put in the wishing well.

23 The cards that Evan designed (using Betsy Dunlap's calligraphy) for guests to sign and put in the wishing well.

Evan and Mark at the wishing well.

24 Evan and Mark at the wishing well.

Another special moment captured by Missy McLamb.

25 Another special moment captured by Missy McLamb.

The drink tags, designed by Hello!Lucky, were filled out by guests as they put their drinks down to wander the galleries during cocktail hour. This guaranteed that they wouldn't be cleared away before the guest returned.

26 The drink tags, designed by Hello!Lucky, were filled out by guests as they put their drinks down to wander the galleries during cocktail hour. This guaranteed that they wouldn't be cleared away before the guest returned.

The drink tags and pencils were included in the reception program.

27 The drink tags and pencils were included in the reception program.

Some scientific glassware floral arrangements at the reception.

28 Some scientific glassware floral arrangements at the reception.

Two egg specimens, crafted by the bride.

29 Two egg specimens, crafted by the bride.

More specimens and unique glassware.

30 More specimens and unique glassware.

Evan's father bought a cornhead to wear when giving a toast to Mark's family--as a nod to his Nebraska roots. When he put it on the crowd went wild. Definitely a memorable moment.

31 Evan's father bought a cornhead to wear when giving a toast to Mark's family--as a nod to his Nebraska roots. When he put it on the crowd went wild. Definitely a memorable moment.

An amazing detail shot of the cake.

32 An amazing detail shot of the cake.

The guys enjoying the freshly-rolled cigars.

33 The guys enjoying the freshly-rolled cigars.

Though plans to rent a photo-booth didn't ultimately pan out, props had been purchased already and guests took advantage of them for some additional fun on the dance floor following the cake-cutting.

34 Though plans to rent a photo-booth didn't ultimately pan out, props had been purchased already and guests took advantage of them for some additional fun on the dance floor following the cake-cutting.

More guests wearing fun props.

35 More guests wearing fun props.

Evan's grandfather's Rolls Royce, complete with cans on a string.

36 Evan's grandfather's Rolls Royce, complete with cans on a string.

The happy couple look out the back as they leave their ceremony--married.

37 The happy couple look out the back as they leave their ceremony--married.

A sweet kiss in the getaway car.

38 A sweet kiss in the getaway car.

Evan and Mark used one of their favorite photos (and Betsy Dunlaps calligraphy) for the holiday cards they sent out a few months later.

39 Evan and Mark used one of their favorite photos (and Betsy Dunlaps calligraphy) for the holiday cards they sent out a few months later.

And here's a helpful tip from the bride: Evan lives in California, works part-time in South America, and planned a wedding in Florida. Needless to say, it was imperative that she manage all of the details and convey her vision and inspirations with the various vendors no matter where in the world she was. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, Evan scoured the internet for images that evoked a similar feeling (or were an exact match) of what she wanted and put them into Picasa galleries. Finding all of the images was not only fun for her, but they enabled her to effectively and comprehensively communicate with everyone to make her dream wedding a reality.

Another fun fact: Evan and Mark went on a mini-moon three days BEFORE the ceremony AND they went with their wedding party! They rented two houses on a super tiny island off the coast of Florida, took the boat shuttle over, and had a blast. They cooked out, played all-whites croquet, and sat by the pool. Not only did everyone have fun, but it was also a time for friends from different pockets of their lives to get to know one another. This ultimately led to Evan and Mark feeling as though they were surrounded by a real community of friends when they said our vows. Not to mention that it was a nice, relaxing trip before the excitement of the wedding weekend.

Comments (1)

  • Wowza! This is sooo ahh-mazing. I'm loving the vintage touches, like the calligraphy, the old gown, and the retro bottles. All such stunning touches!

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear on this weblog until the author has approved them.