NY Noteworthy News | Fiddlehead Concepts Garden Wedding

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Photographer(s): Lauren Kennedy

To call Leah & Jonathan's wedding beautiful would be the understatement of the year!

This beautiful outdoor wedding was held at Leah's childhood home in Lima, NY. When the photographer, Lauren Kennedy, walked to the back of the house to meet Jonathan's sister-in-law she was taken back by the beauty.

The wedding was held in the garden, where Leah's bouquet was made that morning by her mom. When Lauren finally found Leah she was glowing with excitement. Her dress & coat were stunning, made by her good friend Brooks Ann Camper.

During cocktail hour guests could type a note to the happy couple using typewriters. The guests headed to the tent along the candlelit pathway to enjoy a meal made from locally grown ingredients from Fiddlehead Concepts.

Before dining, the guests had to locate the table at which they were seated - labeled using herb packets. Instead of a traditional cake Leah & Jonathan had a cake & pie table. Each cake & pie had it's own individual antique "cake topper".

Another one of our favorite aspects of Leah & Jonathon's big day is that it was a three day event - with a North Carolina BBQ Welcome Dinner & A Goodbye Brunch. Here are some fun & creative ideas the couple incorporated!

{1} Jonathan's mother made the pickles in North Carolina from a family recipe & brought them up to Lima.

{2} Leah's friend, artist Matt Brackett, drew the chalk board signs. The typewriters used for the guestbooks were also his.

{3} Leah's mother made Grape Pies for the wedding - a Finger Lakes region specialty.

{4} The cake stand was made by Leah's friend, sculptor Robin Mandel for friends Matt Brackett & Karley Ausiello's wedding. It has been used in at least 4 other friends' weddings since then.

{5} The vintage cake toppers were collected by Leah's friend Karley for her wedding & loaned to Leah.

{6} The "garden pews" used for the ceremony were old pews from a local church - made garden-ready {by adding staiblizing runners} by Leah's parents' next door neighbor, Paul Fleming.

{7} The vintage seed packets used instead of table numbers, Leah found at a lobster and craft festival in Maine.

{8} The ball jars, which the couple hung in the lilac trees & used for table lighting were reused to line the walkway to the tent for the wedding. Most of the jars Leah & Jonathon found in their basement & at yard sales.

Congratulations Leah & Jonathon! {& thank you for sharing your beautiful day & creative ideas with us!}