July 5, 2011
Behind the Scenes: Lilly and Charlie's Real Wedding, Part 2
Posted by Shira Savada
Lilly and Charlie's wedding was a field trip for us: Naomi, Lauren, and I all flew to Martha's Vineyard to capture the wedding with photographer Jessica Antola. Our journey was a wild one: We flew to Boston, then hopped on a tiny Cessna plane that had less than a dozen seats -- definitely not for the claustrophobic. I snapped some behind-the-scenes photos to document the weekend from our (elevated!) perspective.
1 Here, our Cessna plane to Martha's Vineyard.
2 This was the first time I'd ever seen luggage loaded into a plane wing. It was actually really cute.
3 Naomi is ready to board! Can you tell how little this plane is? It's maybe seven feet tall.
4 Me, all excited with no flight fright.
5 Finally, Lauren's turn to pose with the plane.
6 I got to sit right behind the pilot.
7 Naomi and our photographer, Jessica, sporting their cool shades.
8 Check out our view.
9 I was glued to the window the whole time.
10 And this was why. . . .
13 Lauren took a few photos of the propellers -- we're still trying to figure out where these lines came from. Maybe we'll just leave it to physics.
14 More pretty views.
15 I saw this control panel to one side of the pilot. I find a few of these buttons quite interesting: cigar ltr, stereo, and flush toilet?
16 I also thought this tiny window was really neat.
17 Getting ready to land. How's that for a bird's eye view?
18 Our house! Coming from apartment living in New York, we were delighted to have a lawn, cars, and lots of floor space in this Victorian.
19 Check out its backyard.
20 Naomi enjoyed the porch.
21 Here's the view through the window screen in my bedroom upstairs.
22 On the way back to Boston I actually got to sit in the front next to the pilot. It was hard to resist touching all the buttons!
23 I tried to play it cool...
We stayed in a wonderful house just a few miles away from the wedding's location. For out-of-town guests, renting a house is a great option -- a bunch of them can bunk up and split the costs! The kitchen makes it easy to prepare meals, and its homey feel turns a wedding weekend into a relaxing vacation. Bed-and-breakfasts, hotels, and inns are fab options, too, but being from NYC, we enjoyed the luxury of spreading out all of our stuff and lounging in spacious common areas.
Interested in offering your guests something similar? Check out sites like Vacation Rentals By Owner. Type in the zip code or city name, the dates, and the budget, and you'll get a list of potential houses.
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