Real Wedding: Emily Stachurski and Erik Anderson

July 30, 2011


Names Emily Stachurski and Erik Anderson Live in Shoreline Occupations She owns a floral design business; he’s an electronics engineer First date They got lost in a corn maze at a pumpkin patch—right before a downpour Their approach to wedding planning She did most of it; even with her experience, she was overwhelmed by all of the décor options—which she continued changing a week before the wedding Wedding-day weather Perfect Wedding time 3:30 Number of guests 175 Theme Whimsical but industrial, with a family-picnic vibe Flowers Long, low arrangements of roses, handmade yarn poufs and paper flowers, and hydrangeas; her bouquet was a natural, asymmetrical cascade, and the bridal party carried hand-tied bouquets with fuzzy gray dusty miller Processional song “Amen” by Jolie Holland Favorite ceremony moment A parade of nieces and nephews began the procession with kazoos and streamers Dessert Pies including raw chocolate mocha, which suited Emily’s food sensitivities Favors for guests Homemade lavender-apple butter sourced from a family farm Unexpected event Their state park venue closed early, so a group from the wedding took over a nearby pub; Erik even borrowed a guitar and played a song for his new wife How their wedding was different than they’d imagined She was blindsided by the intensity of emotions and found herself laughing and crying without reason If they knew then what they know now They would have hired a day-of coordinator The day in three words Luminous, comfy, thick-with-love Honeymoon Antigua, Guatemala

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Local Vendor list

Ceremony and Reception Manchester State Park Torpedo Warehouse
Catering Le Garmache
Officiant Annemarie Juhlian
Photography Red Sparrow Photography
Reception and Décor Flowers Lola Event Floral and Design
Bouquets and Boutonnieres Aria Style
Dessert Jodee’s Desserts, High 5 Pie
Reception Music Country Dave Harmonson
Rings Isadora’s
Gown Pronovias from A Princess Bride Couture
Veil and Accessories Champagne Taste Consignment
Bridesmaids’ Dresses TJ Maxx
Alterations Lorraine’s Bridal
Formal Wear The Tux Shoppe
Hotel for Guests Comfort Inn, Reflections Bed & Breakfast
Registry Macy’s, Traveler’s Joy, Target