The Wedding Album
Luise Stauss and Nicholas Blechman
April 30, 2005
|The Location: Nicholas’s parents have an old farmhouse about 100 miles north of New York. Bobolink, as the farm is called, sits on a hill surrounded by rolling fields and a pond. It’s our version of paradise.|
|The Moment: The experience was filled with extraordinary moments. Seeing our two families together, one from New York, the other from the former East Germany; skinny-dipping under moonlight; watching theatrical reenactments of our courtship. Our families and friends arrived with the most beautiful speeches, performances, and ideas: Luise’s mother and sister hung 54 postcards of couples on a string between the trees. Every guest took one and sent it back to us, one each week, throughout the year. Dancing on the grass, eating local food, sleeping in a tent—it was three days of summer bliss with all the people we love.
The Advice: Keep it small—we almost broke up over the guest list!
|Gown: Jim Smiley Vintage Clothing (forties cocktail dress)
Suit: Costume National
Caterer: The Farmer’s Wife
Music: Metropolitan Klezmer
Photographer: Kira Pollack