Real Wedding: Lilia + Douglas – Photography by Falcon Griffith & Daniel Orren
Lilia: I am a photographer and Douglas is in digitial imaging. We are entirely far too obsessed with our dog, T.J. who completely stole the show at our wedding. Anyone who knows us will tell you that Douglas and I are a certain special type of weird. There isn’t a person on this earth that can make me laugh the way he does, nor a person that makes me feel more at ease with being myself.
Douglas: I think since we left our home town and basically had to make it in NYC on our own together, with few people we knew to rely on we very quickly developed an intense special type of bond. Everything I’ve ever needed, Lilia has provided, and vise versa. Lilia: We got married at the August Moon House, which is a magical place. Neither of us are from Massachusetts but as soon as we set foot on the property we knew it was where we were going to get married. Jill, the owner gave us a tour and then left us alone in the field and suggested we took some time to walk around alone. It was so beautiful I immediately started crying, Douglas hugged me and picked me up and said “So… this is where we are going to get married!” A unique element to our wedding day was that my grandfather officiated the ceremony. Neither Douglas or myself are religious, and the question of who would marry us came up pretty quickly. I am extremely close with my grandfather and he holds such an incredibly special place in my heart. Once the idea came to me, there really wasn’t any other option but to have him marry us. Our food was another highlight and wedding guests still rave about it. Heirloom Fire Catering cooked all of our food on location over open fire, it was then served on beautiful wooden planks that were seamlessly worked into our table decor. Everything they did was unique, beautiful to look at, and even better to eat, from our freshly pressed apple cider and Berkshire Bourbon signature cocktails to the Chemex coffee service at the end of the night. During our vows one of the things we promised to each other was to “share life’s simplest but most enduring pleasures while honoring each others growth and freedom” I think as long as we can do our best to live by those ideals and continue to love and support each other the way we currently do, we have a pretty good shot of making it.
Photography—Falcon Griffith & Daniel Orren at Chellise Michael Photography | Bride’s dress—Martina Liana at RK Bridal | Groom’s tuxedo—J. Crew | Groom’s shirt—Hugo Boss | Celebrant—Richard Cretcher (Bride’s grandfather) | Venue—August Moon House, Sheffield | Styling—Magdalena Events & Design | Bridesmaids dresses—Dessy | Catering—Jim Gop, owner of Heirloom Fire Catering | Bride’s makeup—Maria Jones of Charolette Tilbury | Hair & bridemaids’ makeup— Jenna Lanphear | Flora—Crocus Hale