Please welcome Kacey and Doug who were married on September 18th at the Woodend Mansion in a very green wedding!
CL: My favorite question is always my first! How did the two of you meet?
K&D: We met through a mutual friend in high school; however, we were both moving to opposite ends of the country at that point in time so we didn’t actually begin dating until 2006 (almost 6 years later!).
CL: Share some of your favorite details about your wedding day.
K&D: We really tried to make our wedding as unique (to us) as possible. Our main theme and color was Green so we tried to be as eco-friendly as we could! We created our entire menu around family recipes and had friends prepare all the food with local ingredients from Waverly Farmers Market. I made all the desserts and the wedding cake (which was covered with concert tickets that served as ribbon around each layer of the napoleon “cake”). Kacey’s dress was made from organic silk and her bridesmaids each chose their own little black dress that they could wear again and again. Kacey also gave her bridesmaids each a unique piece of jewelry from a local silver company. We used recycled glass for the centerpieces and worked with Floral Couture (a family friend) to choose all local flowers.We had our Aunt and Uncle play a short acoustic set during the cocktail hour for which Chris provided the speakers. The programs were printed on recycled paper as well as the CD favors. There is actually a lot more unique little details but this would get far too long…
CL: You both were so thoughtful and creative in finding ways to have a sustainable, personalized event. How did you choose your first dance song?
K&D: Over the years, I won Kacey’s heart with long distance mix CDs. Our fist dance song was a special track on one of those CDs.
CL: The mix CD! We are no stranger to those!
CL: Did you take dance lessons for your first dance?
K&D: Yes! We took three lessons at Studio DNA in Pikesville. It was great fun!!!
CL: So, which of you was the better dance class student?
K&D: I would say we were both equally horrible. To be honest, we nailed it on our wedding day and I have no idea how we did it!
CL: You guys did an excellent job! Did you dance all night? What was one of the best moments you remember on the dance floor?
K&D: Yes, we danced all night! There were so many great moments: Our grandparents danced, someone started a conga line, at one point there was a Thriller dance off, and even some soca music too. However, our favorite moment was when Chris played ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ by Oasis at the end. Everyone was hugging and swaying (cheesy, I know) but it was a great moment!
CL: Those are the best ones…
CL: Was your wedding ceremony held at Woodend?
K&D: Our ceremony was held at Woodend; we chose the site because of its commitment to sustainability and environmental education. It was a great setting for our relaxed outdoor wedding and reception.
CL: Did you write your own vows?
K&D: We did! They were genuine and from the heart! Our friends have since made shadow boxes for us memorializing several items including our original vow/cheat sheets.
CL: Who were some of your favorite vendors?
K&D: We loved Chris Laich! He did a great job with our outdoor ceremony and then really got the party going when it was time to dance!
CL: Thank you! It was a lot of fun. Who designed Kacey’s gown?
K&D: Maggie Sottero was the designer; however, Kacey had her dress changed to remove a tie up and replace it with buttons in the back (reminiscent of her mother’s dress).
CL: Where did you honeymoon?
K&D: We headed off to the Greek Isles for two weeks; we aren’t big fans of cruises so we chose to backpack. The islands were perfect for us because they provided both the relaxation and the history that we desired. It was a great trip and we can’t wait to continue traveling together.
CL: What a wonderful honeymoon. It must have been hard to come back after that!
Thank you both for taking the time to answer our questions and share part of your day with us. It was a pleasure working with you both!