DIY Weddings/Modern Weddings

A Natural ‘After The Wedding’ Outdoor Soiree

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Marrying abroad and still want to celebrate with those that can’t make it back home? Real couple Brooke & Lee have the perfect inspiration for you with their natural, farmy ‘after-the-wedding’ soiree.

After what we imagine was a wildly beautiful South Korean wedding, our real couple of the day threw a dreamy, wedding-day-worthy outdoor party at Knox Farm in upstate New York. The attire, scenery, food & celebrations prove that an after-wedding reception can be just as festive as your destination wedding day.

The couple’s photographer Jenn of Ayres Photography describes the beautiful day: “The main party was held under a tent, with vintage chandeliers, twinkle lights and colorful flowers, greenery garlands and farmhouse style tables. Guests lounged outdoors on vintage sofas and armchairs. Inside, oysters were shucked to order and fresh seafood was abundant.”

 

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Our Love Story

We met in 7th grade when we started middle school together.

Our proposal was simple and sweet! I never wanted a grand proposal. Lee and I had travelled to Korea with my parents to meet Lee’s family.

One night, Lee took me for a walk on the beach when we were in Busan (southern coast of South Korea). We were about to walk back, and he grabbed my hand as I turned towards home, said all the right things, and proposed to me. It was so great to have it be just the two of us, but we could also celebrate with both our families over the next few days.

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The Dress & Wedding Style

My dress was definitely bohemian! Lee was classy and trendy in a blue suit.

Our ‘wedding-day style’ was boho garden chic! I don’t know how else to put it. Lots of colorful flowers, with rustic and earthy tones. We also wanted the venue to suit our style – elegant but casual. A place for all our friends and family to comfortably gather in an intimate setting.

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The Food

Food was definitely an important part – we both looooove food and wanted a good array of options.

We didn’t have a cake, instead, we had a donut display, cookies, macaroons, ice cream, etc. The more the merrier!

For our favors, we gave mini hot sauce bottles. They read ‘thank you for spicing up our special day’.

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The Flowers

I had the most beautiful bouquet I’ve ever seen- I’m going to use the word bohemian again haha. They were so colorful, free-flowing, earthy, and honestly a work of art

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Favorite Moments

Greeting everyone as they arrived! We felt so loved. Also, the speeches were lovely, and of course dancing the night away with all our favorite people!

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Advice to Other Couples

Get help if you can, it helps to have someone take off the pressure so you can actually enjoy the planning process. And don’t get caught up in the details. No matter how everything happens, it’s going to be the best day if your lives regardless.

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