October 3, 2011

Hitched <-I Gotz It

I can finally share why new posts on Holyoke Home have been so sparse as of late. I got married. To Mr. Man.
This isn't a wedding blog, so I'll keep it brief. But I want to share: I worked really hard to keep everything about our super small gathering *super* local. Nothing was purchased from a chain, and some things were actually hand-made right here in western Massachusetts. I am really proud of this. My dress is from Tiny Crush Society, a western Massachusetts based clothing company. I worked with owner Dre Rawlings to pick out a 'wedding-y' fabric for a one of a kind version of her 'Pie Dress'. Comfortable. Flattering. Simple. And did I mention comfortable?
My shoes were handmade by a local shoemaker.......I'm going to give you some space to let that last sentence sink in............my shoes were *hand effing made* by Daphne Board. Daphne asked what I wanted, and I said, "Oh, I don't know, maybe some red leather strappy sandals? With a T-Strap and something three dimensional on the vamp?" She nodded and measured my feet. And THESE are what she created. Totally amazing.
Mr. Man's ensemble is from Jackson and Connor in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Ribbons on my bouquet and dinner place cards are from Essentials in Northampton (Possibly the most ironically named store in the universe. Because NOTHING there is actually 'essential'.) Instead of seating arrangements, our place cards each had a fact written on them, and guests had to guess if the fact was about me or Mr. Man.
My earrings and headpiece are from Pearl Bridal Boutique at Open Square in Holyoke, Mass.
Our flowers are from Cary's in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
The only thing I couldn't find locally is my shrug. My shrug is from Seattle Etsy member OkaySK.
We had an amazing dinner at Blue Heron in Sunderland, Massachusetts with a few of our very very very closest friends.

So - does this make me Mrs. Man? No. I am keeping my name. Hi. My name is Maggie.

41 comments:

  1. Congratulations! You look beautiful and the shoes are fantastic. Best wishes!

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  2. Congrats! You look beautiful!

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  3. Ok fine, I forgive you for the sparse posts recently. Now get back to work blogging!
    Oh, and by the way-- the wedding looks awesome. Some amazing little details and touches. And your outfit? Spectacular.

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  4. Congratulations! You look beautiful! And, I love your flowers :)

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  5. Congratulations! It looked like a really lovely day. Love your outfit and those shoes are fab. I wore red on my wedding day as well so kudos to you for such a fine choice of color, haha! ;) It was also nice to see some pictures of you finally. For a while there, I thought Morgan was actually doing all the blogging.

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  6. You look beautiful! CONGRATULATIONS!

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  7. GORGEOUSNESS! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Aaah! Congratulations! It looks like it was a beautiful wedding! And I definitely admire the dedication to local everything!

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  9. Congrats! Looks like it was an amazing day! :)

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  10. Yaaay! Congratulations! I love your photos- the dress, the shoes, awesome! Happy happy wedding day Maggie and Mr Maggie ;-)

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  11. Hi Maggie!! :-) You look like a beautiful bride!...And forgive me, but I didn't know you and Mr. Man weren't married!! :-) {I'm kinda slow like that. LOL} Looks like everything went off without a hitch....or is that 'with' a hitch?! LOL I hope you enjoy wedded bliss....although there is no such thing. Shhhh! Don't tell anybody. Just live like every day is the most special day you'll have together and you'll be just fine. :-) Congratulations Mr. Man and Maggie!!

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  12. Congratulations! You and Mr. Man look wonderful..beautiful and most importantly, Happy! What a great idea with the place cards and I think the flowers are beautiful. Your dress looks perfect on you and I love the shoes too! Best wishes to you both and thanks for posting this great event!

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  13. Congratul-freaking-lations!!!
    That's fantastic! I'm so happy for you - your ensemble looks amazing and I am already looking at this ridiculous concept of locally-made shoes. It may not be local to me but it's pretty freaking close.

    Also, I your hair.
    -agata.

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  14. Okay, dreamy sighs all around! Best wishes to you both! You look incredible and all the local shopping has made me hoooommmeee sick. (I'm in LA and long for Western Mass.) Ah, someday.

    (Handmade shoes!)

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  15. what a beautiful day you must have had! The dress, the shoes, the flowers, the MAN!! LOVE your focus on local. My job involves weddings, and it seems like its becoming a day of keeping-up-with-the-joneses kinda thing. Good for you! wishing you many, many, blissful years together, and may your biggest disagreements be about paint color!

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  16. Congratulations! May God Bless you both...

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  17. Congratulations! You look amazing!

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  18. Congratulations!! You looked beautiful! I think keeping everything local is a fabulous idea... wonderful!

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  19. Awesome! I love all of the local details. Congrats.

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  20. Congratulations! I can't believe you got MARRIED and didn't say anything until now! And the local love, well, you really loved well... the dress (lovely!), the shoes (grand!), the flowers (delightful!), the accessories (romantic!). I wish you and your new husband(!) every happiness in the world. I am really happy for you, and I agree with yaya - your happiness is the best part of the day! Enjoy your honeymoon, and your year of being newlyweds! Mwah! xoxo

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  21. Hey, congratulations!! Way to make a wedding your own, and you look so happy! Wishing you both a happy and rich life together.

    I spent some time in Northampton MA and have been plotting a return to Western MA for, oh, 10 years now. I love your blog, and its focus on Holyoke and the surrounding area. Keep it up!!

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  22. Whoa, congrats! I didn't know bloggers were even *allowed* to get married without a 12 month series of posts on dress fabric and flower arrangements.

    Everything looks absolutely beautiful!

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  23. Super awesome!!! I love the local touches. Congrats! xoxo

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  24. How wonderful! Everything looks amazing- congratulations!!!

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  25. Congratulations! You both look amazing. And I love love love your shrug. And your shoes. And everrrrything.

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  26. You can't see me but I am doing a happy little wiggle-and-clap thingy. Congratulations! It is all so lovely and perfect, made more so by you locally sourcing everything. And you are both adorable.

    ps - as a big fan of any T-strap or mary-jane shoe (and don't get me started on T-strap mary janes) I looooove your sandals!

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  27. congratulations!!!

    you looked beautiful.

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  28. Wow, congrats!! Everything looks elegant yet unique. I think the shrug is my favorite part!

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  29. Congratulations!
    You look beautiful!

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  30. Wow, congratulations! Everything looked lovely, including you! Way to keep it local, even down to then handmade (!!!!) shoes!

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  31. Congratulations to the both of you. I have never been to Las Vegas either.

    Loved all the photo's and keeping it local. Amazing! Very elegant!

    Btw your dress and accessories are fabulous! The Mr. looks smashing!

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  32. What a wonderful surprise!! I love your outfit and you look so absolutely stunning and radiate happiness! And Mr Man looks quite dapper as well! Congratulations to you both and may you love each other more and more every day always. :)

    And It's very nice to finally meet you, Maggie! ;)

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  33. Maggie! Congratulations!!! You look stunning, Mr. Man so handsome. I love the details and personal touches. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness! :)

    Roeshel

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  34. Holy Cow-Holyoke...I mean Maggie. Congratulations! I love that everything was local. Your hand made shoes are UH-MAZING! You both look uber UH-MAZING! Best wishes to you and Mr. Man and a toast (holds up coffee mug at 7:30 am) to all the joy you can imagine!

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  35. Congratulations Maggie and Mr. Man!!!

    Side note - it's so trippy to me to read your blog and know these places and drive by them all the time! Don't we live in such an amazing part of the country???

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  36. Maggie! This is NO. EXCUSE. for not visiting me during ArtPrize this year. Okay, maybe it is. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  37. Congrats Maggie! SO BEAUTIFUL!

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  38. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!

    After being blog friends with you for years now, this is the first picture I have ever seen of you! You are gorgeous!!! You look so happy and I LOVE your shoes and hair and little red shrug and EVERYTHING. And I am so glad to know your name. Maggie. I love it. SO happy for you and Mr. Man!!

    Love, Caroline. of Salsa Pie. ;)

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  39. Whoa we are super late on the congrats, but congrats! you look awesome! you always keep us entertained ---- please keep it up :)

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  40. Whoa, I was so busy getting knocked up I missed this post - congrats! Your outfit is absolutely perfect.

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