Monica + Lincoln's Wedding

Where to start with this amazing wedding? First off, I went to Oberlin College with this rad couple and was so so thrilled to reconnect with them and to capture their gorgeous wedding. They are sweet and beautiful people, inside and out. The day started off with a big Ultimate Frisbee game at Croton Gorge Park where all guests were invited to participate. Monica was sad she had to leave the game early to get her hair done. :) Monica got dressed at her parents' home in her old childhood room, which I loved. The ceremony and reception took place at Croton State Park and many guests were camping or staying in the cabins. I am a sucker for DIY weddings and this one was a true labor of love created by their friends and family: Lincoln's cousin provided beautiful musical accompaniment on the banjo during the ceremony; a friend officiated their ceremony; all the flowers came from Monica's father's garden; their friends helped them make all the hand-painted signs, reception decor, bouquets and flower arrangements; Monica's brother brewed their beer (!); Lincoln's other cousin baked four beautiful and delicious cakes; another friend of theirs live painted the reception! On top of that, since they are very eco-conscious, all the plates and cutlery was made of compostable materials. What a special day! Congratulations to this amazing pair.