Real Wedding | Lillian + William

Here’s a classic summer wedding with a few unique details thrown in – just to make it fun! I love Lillian’s natural color scheme, her simply elegant table settings, and the lovely cake adorned with fresh flowers. Her dress was classically beautiful as well. Lillian wore a traditional strapless gown with a sweet dotted fabric overlay, and her vintage cameo brooch at the bust line was the perfect accessory.

Now for the fun part…guests were treated to bottles of old fashioned Moonshine, brewed in a local distillery. And they celebrated into the evening at a karaoke after-party. A classic celebration with a few modern twists – how perfect!

Lillian + William | July 3, 2010 | New Paltz , New York

How they met

We met twenty years ago in college. We were friends all that time and kept in touch but only started dating in the summer of 2009.

The ceremony

An Episcopal service performed by the Reverend William Schnitzer.

The reception

A southern style dinner with Moonshine, dancing and heartfelt toasts from family and friends. There was a karaoke after party.

The moment that Lillian will never forget

The look on William’s face as I walked down the aisle, and of course, our vows.

How Lillian knew her wedding dress was “The One”

I tried on about 6. I thought I had my dress until I saw this one. The dotted swiss fabric and the sweetheart neckline gave it the perfect summer country vibe.

Why Lillian decided to sell her wedding dress

We have four boys between us and so no daughters to pass it down to so away it goes! Hopefully to someone who will love it as much as I did.

Lillian’s wedding dress: Melissa Sweet, Dora

Photography: Catherine Leonard, New York