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This Decidedly Non-Traditional Wedding Dress Is Perfect For The Remote Venue

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    Curating content that is both dreamy and approachable, OnceWed offers a visual feast of unforgettable weddings, inspiration boards, and DIY tutorials, as well as an online guide full of recommended vendors and thousands of pre-owned wedding dresses. The website's clean, elegant images and compelling content are meant to inspire you to tell your own love story, to dream beyond trends and tradition, and to create a day that feels symbolic of the love you share together.
    By Freda

    We hired three amazing film photographers for the wedding, both medium and large format, since I'm a fine art wedding photographer and really cared about this aspect of our special day. My husband happens to be a metal and wood worker, so we decided to style the wedding ourselves. We spent three days at the venue prepping the space, hanging lights, making wedding flags, and getting an overall feel for the space.

    The venue was beautiful, with rolling grassy hills, the forest on one side, and the ocean on the other. One of the photographers was a tintype photographer and took formal portraits of Jared, me, and our dog Talula the day before the wedding.

    The day of the wedding, we were both getting last-minute details in order, deciding where everything should going terms of decor and furniture, and of course, a bit of vow writing. Sean Hayes, one of our best friends — who happens to be a musician — married us. We read a quote from Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak and had Sean sing "Fall In" during the ceremony.


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