Justin + Dan
pump house bed & breakfast
7 july 2018
catering: mayberry hospitality | suits: J.Crew
shoes: J.Crew + Grenson | rings: ken & dana design
cake: bella's bliss bakery | venue: pump house bed & breakfast
entertainment: must be the music djs | shirts: ministry of supply
The sun had been blazing all week with hot air and humidity so thick you could feel it. But, on Saturday morning there was a coolness, a much needed and much anticipated break from the heat. The perfect weather came just in time for Justin and Dan's intimate day making promises in the woods. It was truly a special occasion watching these two say "I do" in their own unique way.
There were so many personal touches that made Justin and Dan's wedding day one of love and one so full of warm fuzzies. Their close friend, Molly, graciously officiated the wedding, but not without shedding a tear or two. Their friends sang during the ceremony, a fun little surprise for their guests. Handwritten chalkboards and signs guided everyone from ceremony to reception and even the flowers were made by the bridal party and loved ones! The Pump House b&b was the perfect spot for these two to have their rustic DIY wedding in the woods. The space allowed the couple and their families to stay the weekend and gave them time to decorate and make the space unique to their day. The ceremony, set under a canopy of trees, donned a handcrafted archway that was beyond romantic as it overlooked the babbling stream below. Their reception was in the old pump house, a space that used to house the boilers that produced the steam for the oil pumps, had a rustic industrial feel that still retained an intimate ambiance.
Justin and Dan met at a house party in Philly when their friends were diligently trying to play matchmaker between the two. It was an instant connection! Seven years later, Dan asked Justin to be his husband on a surprise kayaking trip in Barryville, NY. They pulled up together in separate kayaks, Dan pulled out a silver button (an important symbol of love in their relationship), and asked Justin to be his forever!
Because of their love for nature and their history getting engaged on the water and in the woods, they wanted their wedding day to reflect those same feelings of summer. They wanted a whimsical picnic in the forest with the ones they loved most! Their vision for their day definitely came true! We loved Justin and Dan’s J.Crew tuxes and that they both decided to wear different colors with a formal flair! Justin went with a classic black tux, whereas Dan decided to get a little funky with a tan summer tux jacket from J.Crew with Grenson semi-platform shoes. The duo looked dapper as anything as they walked hand in hand through the forest greenery.