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Handmade Weddings: Ticket to Ride

Dec 2, 2010

by MenoKnits

MenoKnits_bio.jpgSo You’re EnGAYged seeks to match LGBT and allied couples with wedding vendors who actively support LGBT rights and freedoms, including, but not limited to, same-sex marriage. By highlighting voices from within the LGBT community, So You’re EnGAYged works to build a supportive source that can dispense advice, recommendations, and support to couples in the wedding planning process. As a writer for So You’re EnGAYged, Ms. Sparrow is delighted to share the handmade details of her own special day.

Before I proposed, I had no knowledge of anything wedding related. I thought all weddings were like those in Bride Magazine or on Oxygen. Then I discovered wedding blogs, and all of a sudden I had a spreadsheet with 200 crafts that I needed to make for the wedding. Yes, agonizing for a month over our invitation design — because maybe our names would look better one millimeter to the left? — drove me a little crazy, but I kind of miss it now. My fiancée, Jen, would joke fun that I viewed our wedding as a craft show, and sometimes I think she was right.

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I really wanted our wedding to be the best party our guests had ever been to, as opposed to just a bit of dinner and dancing. Our theme clicked after I saw a wedding on Green Wedding Shoes with a carnival theme. After that, things started falling into place.

 

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I spent a year crafting for the wedding. No joke. I was crafting at least five nights a week, for multiple hours every night. I made all of the tent decorations: pennant flags, origami balloons, centerpieces, pom pom flowers, paper lantern covers, Gocco cocktail napkins, and pinwheel escort cards. I made Gocco canvas bags and mason jars for the favors, and ribbon wands and pomanders were used to decorate at the ceremony. My mother made the table runners, and we had friends who made our bouquets, cake, cupcakes, and cake garland. The one heirloom craft we used was the wedding canopy that my grandmother made twenty years ago for my uncle’s wedding. We bought our rings from Adzias Jewelry Atelier.

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Our venue was our biggest splurge. When we saw the Hubbell Homestead, we fell in love with it and knew we had to get married there. It had everything we wanted: a bonfire pit, an outside tent, a hot tub, pool, and a beautiful view of the Green Mountain National Park. Our biggest splurge after the venue was the amusement ride, but it was totally worth it: going on a ride as many times you want with no wait might just be the best thing ever!

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We made up our ceremony from bits and pieces we found on the Internet, but it was really important to us to include the Goodridge v. Department of Public Health decision, which allowed same-sex couples to be legally married in Massachusetts. We walked down the aisle to “Sea of Love” by Cat Power and walked back up to our song, “Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa.

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To keep our budget in check we used our iPhones to DJ the wedding, we only served beer and wine, Jen and I both wore bridesmaid dresses, and we used a restaurant to cater an Indian food buffet. Spice Root was wonderful, easy to work with, super tasty, and really helpful.

My favorite detail of the wedding was our photo booth. I made myself wait until the night after our wedding to look at the pictures. It made both of us so happy to see how much fun everyone had and the sweet notes that they wrote to us.

HW_Engayged_8.jpgWant to learn how to make your own pom poms, drink flags, or fairy lights? Head over to So You’re EnGAYged where you can find DIY wedding projects from Ms. Sparrow and others. Also, the Related Items below are from pro-gay Etsy vendors who have met the rigorous standards set by So You’re EnGAYged.

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224 comments

  • DevineCollectible

    DevineCollectible said 6 years ago

    So happy for you both, peace out

  • withachanceof

    withachanceof said 6 years ago

    what a perfectly lovely wedding! such a great theme i'm so jealous. congratulations! best wishes <3

  • jeniferglagowski

    jeniferglagowski said 6 years ago

    I've been to about 25 weddings now, 4 times as a bridesmaid. Over the years, though I've never wanted to get married myself, I've collected ideas that I've liked from all the weddings that would add up to a super party. I must say, your wedding had some great features. That ride is right on and the cake looks so fun! Congratulations!

  • EmmieBean

    EmmieBean said 6 years ago

    OMG that rainbow cake is genius!! SO happy for you both.. what a beautiful couple.

  • BijouxOdalisque

    BijouxOdalisque said 6 years ago

    the cake, the cake, the cake!!! WOWeee!!!

  • VintageEye

    VintageEye said 6 years ago

    What a fantastic DIY wedding! Wishing you both years of happiness!

  • PeacockInvitations

    PeacockInvitations said 6 years ago

    Love this... congratulations!

  • habituate

    habituate said 6 years ago

    Looks like it was so much fun! Congrats!

  • PoleStar

    PoleStar said 6 years ago

    Love the cake, you both look so cute together. What a fun theme. Looks like you had gorgeous weather as well.

  • Annare

    Annare said 6 years ago

    Wow, what a beautiful wedding - it looks like so much FUN! Which is what a wedding should be, right? Celebration! All your hard work really paid off, well done! I hope you both had a magical day :D

  • elinart

    elinart said 6 years ago

    Awesome cake! :)

  • monkeyandsquirrel

    monkeyandsquirrel said 6 years ago

    eeeehehehe... love the cake!!! such a beautiful fun wedding, congrats!!!

  • SweetMoonlightShop

    SweetMoonlightShop said 6 years ago

    biggest congrats! wishing you many years of fun and happiness and love. what a beautiful wedding, thank you for sharing.

  • electricbluebird

    electricbluebird said 6 years ago

    What an awesome, awesome wedding. Simply gorgeous, tastefully elegant beyond words.

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural said 6 years ago

    congrats! what a beautiful wedding, thanks for sharing some photos with us. (and that cake is fabulous, by the way!!)

  • KeepEvolving

    KeepEvolving said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous!

  • GeeZees

    GeeZees said 6 years ago

    great collection to be in with - great post!!

  • FunInABox

    FunInABox said 6 years ago

    Congratulations, your wedding looks like it was so much fun!

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat said 6 years ago

    That cake... fabulous! Wishing you both a very long & happy life together!

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 6 years ago

    im glad to learn about what So You’re EnGAYged is doing. your wedding looks like it was a blast. awesome article.

  • Ilexica

    Ilexica said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful article and a beautiful wedding. Inspiring! Thank you for sharing, and congratulations!

  • J2Jewelry

    J2Jewelry said 6 years ago

    May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future, All the best to you both!

  • doveandflower

    doveandflower said 6 years ago

    Looks like it was a really great time. Pictures are gorgeous. Love you on the ride!

  • lauraprentice

    lauraprentice said 6 years ago

    I LOVE that wedding cake!!!

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 6 years ago

    Great article!

  • whatnomints

    whatnomints said 6 years ago

    Congrats!! That cake looks positively delicious ...

  • ErinaSachi

    ErinaSachi said 6 years ago

    This looks like one of the funnest weddings I have ever seen! Congrats!! =)

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Many years of happiness to come. Inspiring article!

  • 2Martinsinanest

    2Martinsinanest said 6 years ago

    This is an awesome wedding! So much detail!!! I can't imagine crafting for a whole year leading up to it! I would have changed the theme and colors at least five times in a year! LOL

  • FiligreeCreations

    FiligreeCreations said 6 years ago

    Wow! Beautiful! Very elegant party! :) Congrats to happy and beautiful couple!!! :)

  • oneviciouslife

    oneviciouslife said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your beautiful wedding Ms. Sparrow! Looks like it was a really fun time :)

  • thelittlereddoor

    thelittlereddoor said 6 years ago

    that looks like the funnest wedding in the world! best wishes to you!

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose said 6 years ago

    what a fun collection for weddings! Congrats Ms Sparrow!

  • AZCreativeStudio

    AZCreativeStudio said 6 years ago

    Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SpindlingSpiderwebs

    SpindlingSpiderwebs said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your amazing wedding! It sounds/looks like it was greatly joyous and I absolutely loved your cake! Best wishes for the future!!

  • uglyyellow

    uglyyellow said 6 years ago

    Indian food and Rainbow cake!...perfect. All your hard work turned out lovely. Congratulations.

  • elizabethwrenvintage

    elizabethwrenvintage said 6 years ago

    So so so sooo wonderful! Congratulations :-D

  • atouchofvintage

    atouchofvintage said 6 years ago

    amazing theme! you both look gorgeous and it looks like a lot of fun for your guests! congrats!

  • MerCurios

    MerCurios said 6 years ago

    OMG! so lovely. ...it reminds me of my grandparents. MY grandpa was a carnie & operated the Ferris Wheel. My grandma was at the carnival with her brother, they got on the Ferris Wheel; my grandpa was so smitten that he did not let her off until the carnival closed. Needless to say they were married... That was 1944. Wishing all the best, health, love & happiness always. xoxo, MJ

  • corrnucopia

    corrnucopia said 6 years ago

    Incredible! Love the total diy aspect (what a huge endeavor but great labor of love). What a wonderful, memorable event. Thanks for sharing!

  • zebracakes

    zebracakes said 6 years ago

    Beautiful, just beautiful! Congratulations!

  • youmakeyou

    youmakeyou said 6 years ago

    I wish I could have been there! How fun!

  • honeyblossomstudio

    honeyblossomstudio said 6 years ago

    I'm terrified of traditional weddings, but I sure would have loved to have been at yours! What a beaufiful day it must have been! I'm very happy for you!

  • wristcandycreations

    wristcandycreations said 6 years ago

    what a fabulously crafted wedding! loved the cake picture! Yum.

  • LoveHonorUpcycle

    LoveHonorUpcycle said 6 years ago

    What an amazing wedding! Love the cake...and so many other wonderful touches. Congrats!

  • dahlilafound

    dahlilafound said 6 years ago

    This may be the cutest wedding I've ever seen. And all that crafting! Amazing. You both look adorable. Congratulations! dahlila xxoo

  • WoolnFelt

    WoolnFelt said 6 years ago

    I cant stop looking at that CAKE yum yum freakin yum

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 6 years ago

    Beautiful wedding! It looks perfect and so fun. Congrats to you both.

  • zwzzy

    zwzzy said 6 years ago

    This is so simply sweet, such charm! And that CAKE!!

  • AlphaDogPhoto

    AlphaDogPhoto said 6 years ago

    Congrats! This is a fantastic idea. My family travelled with a carnival for nine years and I always assumed I'd get married there. Yours looked much lovelier than the one in my dreams. Hug each other every day!

  • coalacawaii

    coalacawaii said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding! I love all the colors, especially the inside of the cake :) Congrats to the inspiring couple!

  • StylesbyHolly

    StylesbyHolly said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! Great article and looks like such a fun wedding!!!

  • birchandbird

    birchandbird said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! Now that's a bash!

  • amradesigns

    amradesigns said 6 years ago

    That looked like so much fun and sooo beautiful!!! Congrats and may you have a lifetime of happiness!

  • IslaNewYork

    IslaNewYork said 6 years ago

    I love that picture of the cake! Such a lovely story! Congrats on a beautiful wedding!

  • rubyrockwell

    rubyrockwell said 6 years ago

    Wow, congratulations on your marriage AND your beautiful crafting! Every detail was beautiful, from the pinwheels to the inside of the cake. Well done :)

  • livingstonandporter

    livingstonandporter said 6 years ago

    It's very clear, my dear{s} that this wedding was full of love, clever creations and whimsy. I am certain that this topped the FUN chart for your guests. Mission accomplished and Congratulations!

  • clarissalynn88

    clarissalynn88 said 6 years ago

    that looked like so much fun! congratulations!

  • roberal

    roberal said 6 years ago

    So happy to live in the great state of Massachusetts where people who love each other can get married. Wishing you many years of happiness and congratulations from a happily married straight lady from Massachusetts whose marriage is strengthened by everyone being to married the man or woman they love. What the world needs now is love sweet love... Dionne Warwiok

  • PicturePerfectProps

    PicturePerfectProps said 6 years ago

    Love, love, love the wedding! Congratulations ya'll, may you be as happy in 50 years as you are now.

  • SuperflyLullabies

    SuperflyLullabies said 6 years ago

    dang, I did my wedding in the wrong decade, man. beautiful stuff, ms. sparrow. congrats! xo

  • hannahestymcewen

    hannahestymcewen said 6 years ago

    So Fun!! Congratulations to you both. It looked like a perfect day!

  • geschichtenvonkat

    geschichtenvonkat said 6 years ago

    what a gorgeous wedding and cute couple, thanks for sharing! also love the service So You're EnGAYged is providing!!

  • heartsinasia

    heartsinasia said 6 years ago

    How awesome is your cake?! Congratulations.

  • opendoorstudio

    opendoorstudio said 6 years ago

    wow...super creative ... no matter how you look at it! Congrats to you both on your lovely day and your happily ever after! oh.. and I love the food choices too...cupcakes, spicy indian food and that CAKE!

  • rachelhardy

    rachelhardy said 6 years ago

    This looks like the best wedding EVER! I love that cake, what a great idea. :)

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    Congrats! What an unique, clever and fun wedding!

  • 11m2

    11m2 said 6 years ago

    I especially love your venue must-haves. A hot tub! Who would even have a wedding without a hot tub?! :) My bro is getting married next year, and they are going for a handmade wedding... so I can't wait to start helping with that. Your cremopny has some awesome ideas, and I hope you will remain that happy for the rest of your lives. Looking at you two, that should be a breze, though. You look perfect together. Hugs from Hamburg, Gila

  • 11m2

    11m2 said 6 years ago

    Eek - need to update spellchecker. That was meant to read ceremony and breeze.

  • thetimetravel

    thetimetravel said 6 years ago

    what a cheerful wedding :)

  • AlphabetCityStudio

    AlphabetCityStudio said 6 years ago

    Wow! You spent a year crafting for your wedding?!? That's awesome! ..and all your hard work paid off! The decorations and details look great!.. and I've never seen such a colorfully-layered cake!

  • doodlekreations

    doodlekreations said 6 years ago

    Gosh. all that work ! Its fabulous. I love how you have it all well tied in together. I love your DIY instructions. Thank you for sharing and congratulations to the both of you! You did a fabulous job with all the crafting !

  • genevas

    genevas said 6 years ago

    So happy for you both..

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 6 years ago

    I honestly never thought or even heard of a wedding with a carnival type theme, that is awesome...hmmm, whom do I know that is getting married??? Nicely done!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    Beautiful wedding, I love your multicoloured cake. Sounds like your special day really was a labour of love!

  • ImSoVintage

    ImSoVintage said 6 years ago

    What a fun wedding. Congratulations.

  • ImagoMundi

    ImagoMundi said 6 years ago

    Congrats! You look perfect together! We wish you many beautiful stories together!!! ; )

  • greeniebeanrecycle

    greeniebeanrecycle said 6 years ago

    absolutely fantastic and dream-filled! love it!

  • ExQuisiteInVitation

    ExQuisiteInVitation said 6 years ago

    Lovely, I wish you both "Wedded Bliss"!

  • peppermintpink

    peppermintpink said 6 years ago

    amazing idea for a wedding! And it turned out so cool! Congrats!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 6 years ago

    Great fun! What a day to remember!! Congratulations. I will borrow some of your ideas when my daughter gets married.

  • enhabiten

    enhabiten said 6 years ago

    aw, great looking wedding and fun! having the ride was a bit of genius!

  • KcSoapsNmore

    KcSoapsNmore said 6 years ago

    This is by far the most creative wedding I have seen-Love it. Congrats.

  • BGBJewelry

    BGBJewelry said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! Many years of happiness to you both! Thank you for sharing your labor of love, all the wonderful details - and love the cake what a great surprise!

  • marysgranddaughter

    marysgranddaughter said 6 years ago

    Congrats!

  • ALovelyThingHappened

    ALovelyThingHappened said 6 years ago

    i love everything about this. the beautiful wedding, that etsy is showcasing a same-sex wedding, that you had indian food (which a cousin of mine did) and especially the rainbow cake! congrats on your special day and the love you have for one another :)

  • artlife

    artlife said 6 years ago

    wonderful article! congrats!

  • inkwhimsy

    inkwhimsy said 6 years ago

    Oh my gosh I LOVE that cake!!!!

  • audreytolove

    audreytolove said 6 years ago

    Congratulatons!!! Great wedding! Thanks for your sharing!

  • lucky0girl0racer

    lucky0girl0racer said 6 years ago

    Congrats! That's like the coolest cake ever!!!

  • DaSSanaDeZines

    DaSSanaDeZines said 6 years ago

    I can not express enough how much I Love Love Love this.... everything about it is perfection! Beautiful! Congrats to you both!

  • KikiLaRu

    KikiLaRu said 6 years ago

    Fantastic!!! That cake is amazing, along with everything else!

  • ModaMama

    ModaMama said 6 years ago

    I wasn't even there and I can tell it was the most fun wedding anyone had ever been to. Simply beautiful, congrats!

  • LollyBopBaby

    LollyBopBaby said 6 years ago

    What can be more special than veering off a commercial wedding and having exactly what you want and so personal! love it!

  • kellyjsimpson

    kellyjsimpson said 6 years ago

    Fun! Beautiful! And soooo sweet.

  • HulaGirl1922

    HulaGirl1922 said 6 years ago

    so Magical ♥ so Lovely indeed .... Thanks for sharing :) best wishes ♥ "May your coming years be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing ... live as only you can." — Neil Gaiman

  • PixieDust

    PixieDust said 6 years ago

    Congratulations!!! What a fun and beautiful wedding!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 6 years ago

    What a fun wedding! Congrats ladies!!

  • Kaori13

    Kaori13 said 6 years ago

    Whow that's gorgeous and everything looks so fresh!!! You two are two beautiful brides!!! And your hapiness is great to see...Thank you for sharing this authentic moment of joy. I wish more gay couple can have the right to wed. Because true love has no gender. I wish you two a life of hapiness. Congratulations. PS: Oh my godness that cake!!!

  • LoveNaturally

    LoveNaturally said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding and sooo fun! And yes,,, that cake is amazing!

  • DinoMiteBows

    DinoMiteBows said 6 years ago

    I love everything about this! Gorgeous! Many congratulations to you both!

  • shannondzikas

    shannondzikas said 6 years ago

    Oh, adorable. You made me want a wedding some day. Now, to find the person willing to marry my crazy craft obsessed ass...

  • pulpandpaisley

    pulpandpaisley said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous!! Incredible details:) Best wishes to both of you!!

  • PetalPetal

    PetalPetal said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding and amazing memories! It is obvious you put so much of yourselves into your big day! All the best!

  • arsniccandy

    arsniccandy said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! The rainbow cake looks fabulously....amazing!!:)

  • inawe

    inawe said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this. You make a beautiful couple and you celebrated with a beautiful wedding. Now go forth and have a beautiful marriage!

  • theVintageSideShow

    theVintageSideShow said 6 years ago

    Love the song choices, and wedding ideas!

  • novaofsweden

    novaofsweden said 6 years ago

    Congratulations!! I LOVE all of your wedding ideas. I am sooo jealous of the amusement ride!! We are getting married in our backyard so it would be hard to fit that in LOL

  • MargiesGifts

    MargiesGifts said 6 years ago

    Loved everything about the wedding and the cake was awesome. Congrats and much happiness

  • HECart

    HECart said 6 years ago

    Everything was amazing! Wow!

  • ginkoandbutterfly

    ginkoandbutterfly said 6 years ago

    Is this the craftiest wedding ever? The level of craft-commitment and attention to detail is amazing! Lovely story, great couple - wishing you many years of happiness together.

  • stellaranae

    stellaranae said 6 years ago

    OMG! YOU REALLY DID AN AMAZING JOB, YOU SHOULD DO THIS FOR A LIVING, WOW! SO HAPPY FOR YOU BOTH, CONGRATS!

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago said 6 years ago

    this is so cute! oh my, the rainbow cake! brilliant. congrats!

  • TheUntamedHeart

    TheUntamedHeart said 6 years ago

    Congrats! I love the theme!

  • happyserendipity

    happyserendipity said 6 years ago

    wow. crafting the decoration for a year is impressing. but it turned out fabulous. the rainbow cake as a wedding cake is such a great idea. love it!! and congratulations to you both!

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 6 years ago

    Absolutely awesome looking wedding! Every bit of it. Here's to years of happiness. xo

  • honeydipjewels

    honeydipjewels said 6 years ago

    Whole lotta love going on here!!! Absolutely fun, beautiful, romantic and unique just as love should be. Thank you for sharing and I wish you an eternity of happiness together. Keep it beautiful. K

  • mistgrove

    mistgrove said 6 years ago

    I love these stories! What great ideas and tips! I think I will also have an electronic device DJing my wedding. Who knows my music tastes better than myself? Lovely wedding you two, and have a great life together!

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 6 years ago

    Amazing! Many Congrats :)

  • leannbutler

    leannbutler said 6 years ago

    I'm glad you were able to do so much crafting for your wedding! And that cake is awesome! Very fun theme too!

  • miguez

    miguez said 6 years ago

    I love it! Thanks for sharing and Congratulations to you both!

  • LionLambStudio

    LionLambStudio said 6 years ago

    Fabulous! Sooo much crafting. Congratulations!

  • malizga

    malizga said 6 years ago

    What fun to read this entry and look at your fantastic pictures and crafts! Mazal tov!

  • tonicofwildness

    tonicofwildness said 6 years ago

    Your love shines through these pics... Best and brightest wishes to you both! Amazing crafting Ms. Sparrow!!!

  • gemboxjewelry

    gemboxjewelry said 6 years ago

    Congratulations!

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 6 years ago

    Super fun idea! Happy Journey's

  • loosethreads2

    loosethreads2 said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful and fun theme! Congratulations! May you have a long and happy life together!

  • 2007musarra

    2007musarra said 6 years ago

    Fantastic both of you..just imagine your 25th, what will you make for that? So lovely everything the cake, all of you extraordinary work and the love. Conrgrats and let us know when you start planning for the next big event!

  • bigshedglass

    bigshedglass said 6 years ago

    You both look beautiful! The cake was a really nice touch! What great ideas, I did most of the crafting for my wedding as well so I can appreciate the hard work you put into making it a huge success.

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 6 years ago

    So awesome! I wore a bridesmaids dress as my wedding dress as well! Best of luck to you both!

  • NutfieldWeaver

    NutfieldWeaver said 6 years ago

    This has such a happy, fun feel about it. Congratulations to you both! Stay happy!

  • mousesong

    mousesong said 6 years ago

    ! I have been wanting to see that surprise rainbow cake used in a wedding ever since I first saw one online. Wish could not have been fulfilled more amazingly--the whole wedding was absolutely gorgeous, as were the brides. Wow! Congrats :D

  • PaintedHorse

    PaintedHorse said 6 years ago

    So sweet and so charming. Thank you for sharing. Be happy, love each other!

  • shannonbatescreates

    shannonbatescreates said 6 years ago

    Love it! This looks like it was an absolute dream wedding. Fun and fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing, and congratulations! :)

  • okaySK

    okaySK said 6 years ago

    so colorful so beautiful.

  • FeltShmelt

    FeltShmelt said 6 years ago

    Congratulations!!! And thank you for sharing all these special details!! I especially love the photo guest book! :)

  • MazzyMo

    MazzyMo said 6 years ago

    Love it! Congrats to you both.

  • Marvidrio

    Marvidrio said 6 years ago

    Wow, look at that cake!!!! Best wishes to you both!

  • shizendesigns

    shizendesigns said 6 years ago

    You two look so cute together (and SO happy!) Thank you for sharing your wedding with us. :)

  • topwaytrade

    topwaytrade said 6 years ago

    great!(www.handbagsorder.com)

  • happyfamily

    happyfamily said 6 years ago

    What a sweet wedding! Thanks for sharing!

  • nikkoblue

    nikkoblue said 6 years ago

    All your hours of crafting really paid off! What a wonderful atmosphere you created!! Congratulations to you both!

  • nikkoblue

    nikkoblue said 6 years ago

    All of your crafting hours really paid off............what a wonderful atmosphere you created!! Congratulations to you both!

  • shop1848

    shop1848 said 6 years ago

    Absolutely enchanting! Congrats!

  • flowersbythevase

    flowersbythevase said 6 years ago

    Beautiful theme!!!! full of fun!!! love the pin wheels :)

  • LilyElena

    LilyElena said 6 years ago

    so inspiring! i always wanted a circus theme wedding. i love that you were so involved with making everything!

  • Ffotograff

    Ffotograff said 6 years ago

    one of the coolest weddings I've ever seen, Congrats!

  • fakemidnight

    fakemidnight said 6 years ago

    Love, love love the cake!!!!

  • MenoKnits

    MenoKnits said 6 years ago

    Thank you everyone for all of your comments. It made me smile all day.

  • kimmchi

    kimmchi said 6 years ago

    wow, lovely

  • Morado

    Morado said 6 years ago

    i want to eat the rainbow cake! :o)

  • PrettyNeurotics

    PrettyNeurotics said 6 years ago

    What a great theme wedding! So cute and fun! Congrats to the lovely couple!!

  • NotYourGrandmothers

    NotYourGrandmothers said 6 years ago

    EVERYONE deserves to be able to marry whomever they fall in love with - so happy for you both!!! (and yes, I'm another fan of that CAKE!)

  • BellaBeads4U

    BellaBeads4U said 6 years ago

    So very happy for you both. Many years of health and happiness ahead. Such a sensational party for you and your guests. WELL DONE!

  • ArleenDesign

    ArleenDesign said 6 years ago

    That cake looks so YUMMY! Congats and my best wishes...genius!

  • luzrivera

    luzrivera said 6 years ago

    OMG!!!! I'm getting married in 5 months and Im gonna do all the decorations and stationary, and I totally sacared when I read "I spent a year crafting for the wedding." really!???????? I have a lot to do, I begin to tremble... :S Anyway... I loooooooooooveeeee the colors of your wedding, Im thinking seriously use for mine. Great job with this I cangratulate you. My best wishes for you and Jen ---L. R.

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your marriage. The thing I like about a handmade/ homemade wedding is that you can really make it your own. I think it's great the way people are really getting into doing that these days. I wish I had thought about that when I got married 32 years ago. I think that's what really makes it so special is that you've made it your own. I love that cake it's so pretty!

  • elmstreetmarket

    elmstreetmarket said 6 years ago

    What a fun and beautiful wedding! An amusement ride, really?!! Doesn't get more awesome than that. I wish I could do it all over again and steal... ahem I mean incorporate some of these ideas.

  • MeadowbelleMarket

    MeadowbelleMarket said 6 years ago

    Congrats, ladies! The faces of your guests having fun really is priceless. The colors are fantasic. What an excellent surprise pop of color inside the cake! I'm glad it didn't rain on your oudoor wedding, what luck :)

  • perebags

    perebags said 6 years ago

    I love it!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your wedding!!

  • TheYearningRobot

    TheYearningRobot said 6 years ago

    This made me so giddy while reading! It sounds like a real blast. Love the cake and the little touches. It looked wonderful!

  • PinkBakenBoutique

    PinkBakenBoutique said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Love the colors. How fun and creative~

  • jaipuronline

    jaipuronline said 6 years ago

    Very interesting.......

  • WyvernStudio

    WyvernStudio said 6 years ago

    Congratulations. I am getting married next summer and get so excited to see photos of great receptions and ceremonies. Thanks for inspiration and your story.

  • landandseaglass

    landandseaglass said 6 years ago

    All the best you two, LOVED the rainbow cake and the tiny golf . Live long and prosper.

  • stampgirl45

    stampgirl45 said 6 years ago

    Love and happiness always! Congratulations!

  • Scully107

    Scully107 said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Love your dress Ms Sparrow!

  • BrightSpotDesigns

    BrightSpotDesigns said 6 years ago

    What a great theme! Beautiful, fun wedding, a great day to remember always. Wishing you both all the best!

  • jaipuronline

    jaipuronline said 6 years ago

    Great Finds!!!......

  • thewOOlyOwl

    thewOOlyOwl said 6 years ago

    The cake is absolutely rad!!! Congrats ladies!! I am planning on a high-tea wedding out in the country...do you have any DIY decor ideas?

  • GracefullyGirly

    GracefullyGirly said 6 years ago

    That looks like such a fun event! Fabulous carnival theme and great rainbow cake touch. Congrats and best to you both.

  • PersonalizedGiftsbyJ

    PersonalizedGiftsbyJ said 6 years ago

    Congrats!

  • BeaverBrown

    BeaverBrown said 6 years ago

    CONGRATULATION!!! The wedding looked like fun. I am happy for the two of you. That cake was awesome and how cleaver.

  • auctionjunkies

    auctionjunkies said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! The pictures are incredible, how fun. What a fun way to celebrate a very special day.

  • fashionL

    fashionL said 6 years ago

    Awesome cake!

  • quirkybeauty

    quirkybeauty said 6 years ago

    Beautiful bride. Lovely wedding. Congratulations!!

  • BridalBeads

    BridalBeads said 6 years ago

    HOMERUN!!!!!

  • RoseOnTheBay

    RoseOnTheBay said 6 years ago

    A lovely article and a beautiful couple! I got married this spring, and I have to admit that I'm suffering from a certain amount of cake-envy right now : )

  • reuzed

    reuzed said 6 years ago

    How awesome! LOVEEEE the theme and decorations. Congrads! :)

  • chia83

    chia83 said 6 years ago

    I just love that rainbow cake! Lovely wedding and I love all the crafts they made. That is definitely how I would want my wedding to be like if I planned on a ceremony, having the majority of my decorations handmade!

  • artsybutterfly

    artsybutterfly said 6 years ago

    Love this wedding! What fun! I know how much hard work crafting your own wedding can be, kudos to you!

  • BunacatVintage

    BunacatVintage said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful wedding. A long happy life to you both! I am dying to eat that cake and am wondering what color my tongue would turn!

  • vintageminx01

    vintageminx01 said 6 years ago

    This wedding was so lovely and inspiring to watch. I have been bisexual for a long time though I am happly engaged to a man who has been my best friend for three years but I totally support LGBT pride!!! I am also really excited as I have a dear friend who is hoping to plan a lesbian ceremony of her own and I hope this will inspire her as musch as it did me!!! P.s I think your handmade decorations were really great, and you are a very beautiful, and loving couple. Congratulations and best wishes!!!

  • elleboudreau

    elleboudreau said 6 years ago

    What a wonderful post - and I LOVE Spice Root! I grew up in Manchester, VT, and love love love that part of the country. Congratulations on your beautiful day!

  • maidavale

    maidavale said 6 years ago

    This is so beautiful and fun! =) Congrats!

  • urbanlightsfilms

    urbanlightsfilms said 6 years ago

    Congratulations, Really its amazing wedding i love it. Great Wedding Video Perth

  • iheartnorwegianwood

    iheartnorwegianwood said 6 years ago

    The ride idea is GENIUS! Great job, looks like it was super fun!

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    vivaahabandhan said 6 years ago

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  • IrisEyes

    IrisEyes said 6 years ago

    Loved the entire story and all the great pictures! Congrats for a long and happy life together.

  • margaretgm

    margaretgm said 6 years ago

    looks really fun yet totally classy. wow. well done!

  • tousleddolly

    tousleddolly said 6 years ago

    amazing and grats to you both! <3

  • coucouheart

    coucouheart said 6 years ago

    Congrats to you both - I love the theme of your wedding, and that cake is fantastic!

  • hooliganruth

    hooliganruth said 6 years ago

    i want to get married all over again! so inspiring! congratulations!

  • MasonRabbitsPaperie

    MasonRabbitsPaperie said 6 years ago

    Your wedding looks amazing!! The only thing that would have made it better is actual carnival food, mmmm,m and That cakes looks absolutely delicious!

  • tdonnelly87

    tdonnelly87 said 6 years ago

    Really great ideas! Love the cake and the amusement theme! Congrats!

  • tdonnelly87

    tdonnelly87 said 6 years ago

    Really great ideas! Love the cake and the amusement theme! Congrats!

  • charlotteskywalker

    charlotteskywalker said 6 years ago

    Wow what amazing idea. All the best on your beautiful partnership

  • sunkae

    sunkae said 6 years ago

    ***Lovely things!***

  • CrystalLuLLaby

    CrystalLuLLaby said 6 years ago

    awesome wedding, amazing cake. loved all the pictures.

  • laurenorris

    laurenorris said 6 years ago

    That cake is so awesome!

  • HickChicks

    HickChicks said 6 years ago

    So sweet it made me cry. Best to you both!

  • QueenMod

    QueenMod said 6 years ago

    THE SWINGING CHAIRS!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEST IDEA!!!!

  • retroreclaim

    retroreclaim said 6 years ago

    WOW thx etsy for featuring queers getting crafty at their weddings! YEAH! super srafty, grogeous, fun wedding, makes me ...almost...want to get married too! congrats and best of luck!

  • ElegantPartyBoutique

    ElegantPartyBoutique said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing all the ideas and pics. I will have to share the cake idea with my son, LOVE IT!!!. Many years of blessings to you both!

  • AFarmersDaughter

    AFarmersDaughter said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding. I love all the things you did...Clever ladies Clever!!!

  • LittleMissDressUp

    LittleMissDressUp said 6 years ago

    Way cool wedding! The interior of the cake was awesome!

  • alsweetgum

    alsweetgum said 6 years ago

    You both did a fabulous job creating what looks like an awesome and fun wedding. Wow, a carnival ride! I would never have thought of that. I think weddings should be fun affairs, not too stuffy or fancy. Congratulations!!!

  • kristenknits

    kristenknits said 6 years ago

    What a fantastic and beautiful wedding! Thank you for sharing the photos and ideas!

  • naomipearl

    naomipearl said 6 years ago

    I LOVE carnivals!!! What an amazing idea for a wedding. Looks like an unforgetable day! I want that cake!

  • naomipearl

    naomipearl said 6 years ago

    I LOVE carnivals!!! What an amazing idea for a wedding. Looks like an unforgetable day! I want that cake!

  • tammylabar

    tammylabar said 6 years ago

    so amazing!

  • dementedsnowflake

    dementedsnowflake said 6 years ago

    Wow, amazing wedding, well done! :)

  • Loveybyisha

    Loveybyisha said 6 years ago

    This is beautiful! I love that Sea of Love by Catpower was your song to walk down to ♥

  • laralewis

    laralewis said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your marriage!! What a beautiful wedding; so creative!

  • dslookkin

    dslookkin said 6 years ago

    Wow this so very beautiful! You are so creative! Congrats!

  • candyd66

    candyd66 said 6 years ago

    Congratulations, peace and love to you both. What a wonderful experience for everyone. You both are role models to the world.

  • nowvintage

    nowvintage said 6 years ago

    What gorgeous details! You have really put your heart into this and it sounds like it will have a huge place for everyone who got to be a part of it! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing so much of it with us!

  • heidiadnum

    heidiadnum said 6 years ago

    Congratulations, ladies! Your story and photographs are gorgeous. Especially love that fabulous cake!

  • SewEnglish

    SewEnglish said 6 years ago

    Yay! Looks like it was a FAB time. Wishing you both happy years together--Many, many congrats.

  • AleciaWesner

    AleciaWesner said 6 years ago

    Awesome! Congrats! And the cake absolutely rocks! LOVE it!

  • SpackleTheGap

    SpackleTheGap said 6 years ago

    Aweeeee Thank you so much for sharing your amazing day with everyone. It looks like everyone had so much fun and truly enjoyed themselves! congrats on a job well done!! I just got married in May so I KNOW thosse long nights of preperation very well!!

  • savannahsimona

    savannahsimona said 6 years ago

    This is such a beautiful and fun wedding. Everyone looks so happy and joyful. I love the theme (its so unique) and the cake (which I totally want when I get married)!!!!! You did a magnificent job and I am so glad you shared it with us.

  • jgrumbling

    jgrumbling said 6 years ago

    Beautiful, fun wedding! Congratulations and best wishes!

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