Is Whiskey The Secret To Writing Magical Vows? (Hint: Yes.)

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Believing that weddings ought not bring out the bridezilla in each of us, Stone Fox Bride — a high-fashion boutique in Manhattan — was founded on the principle that planning a wedding is also a process of self-discovery. Molly Guy, creative director at SFB, is our source for the nontraditional bride. This article was originally published on October 4, 2013.
I met Simon through a friend of mine from college. They were in a band together at the time called Stylofone. I was totally mesmerized by his long hair and amazing guitar skills. I remember thinking he might be a bit of a handful, but I was still impressed by his head banging. We were pretty wild in our early days of dating. I remember we drank a lot of whiskey and went to a Megadeth concert. It was my first time I got up on a dude’s shoulders during a show.
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Simon has an incredible sense of humor, which for me is probably the most important thing. He also has a really big heart, is intuitive and incredibly compassionate, not to mention that my friends completely adored him. It was pretty early on when I realized that he was “the one.” There were so many times when my face literally hurt from smiling and laughing so much after hanging out with him. We were so into each other that he almost even said those three magic words way too soon…like within a couple weeks.
Click through to see Andrea and Simon's beautiful wedding.
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"We had been looking for a super long time to find the right place to get married, and one day and we drove up to the Catskills on a whim because I had a feeling that this spot I had found was the one. It ended up being totally magical."
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"We knew we wanted an outdoor ceremony and a place that felt very connected to the land. We were married right next to a bubbling creek."
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"There was this gorgeous little tiki bar for the reception and big beautiful old red barn where we held dinner and the dance party."
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"We both come from Irish families and wrote our vows over lots of drinks at the Irish bar around the corner from our apartment. We kept them secret from each other until the ceremony."
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"Both my mom and dad walked me down the aisle to an acoustic version of 'Julia' by John Lennon played by two of our friends."
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"We had a really big wedding party. I had eight bridesmaids and Simon had eight groomsmen."
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"The dudes looked really classic in slim black suits and the girls were totally dreamy in hand-dyed dresses of soft lilac, pink, blue and sage that were custom-made by Stone Fox Bride."
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"For dinner, we had a simple, delicious farm-to-table meal along with toasts fueled by lots of wine and my favorite rose champagne."
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"We have a ton of friends who are amazing musicians that gave live performances of songs by artists like Big Star, Bjork, Nirvana and Sade and later, a DJ started a crazy dance party. I was on the dance floor until three in the morning and then we all went down to a bonfire by the river to mellow out."
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"For me, the craziest moment came at the end of the party, when I found myself alone with Simon by the bonfire and realizing the sun was coming up."
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