Cary and James

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Cary and James

I have such a sweet wedding for you today. Vibrant in colour and in soul! Cary and James were on a mission to make their wedding as eco-friendly as possible with personal, beautiful touches.

Today’s couple Carey and James met at an indoor climbing gym. They quickly became climbing partners and several years later were climbing Mount Washington when James pulled a ring out of his backpack and proposed to Carey!

Photographs today are by Olivia Gird Phoography.


The couple held their ceremony and reception at Tyrone Farm in Pomfret, Connecticut. The family owned farm includes a farmhouse and chestnut barn. Cary says “The farm is powered by electricity generated from a photovoltaic system that is tied back to the electrical grid so that on days when the sun is really shining (like our wedding day!), the extra electricity is fed back into the system to provide energy for the surrounding community. Additionally, Tyrone Farm grows organic flowers and vegetables on-site which we incorporated into our wedding. It was the perfect setting for our rustic green wedding”.

The couple used a Paloma’s Nest ring bowl to hold their wedding rings.



Cary wore a gown she found online. She says “I purchased my wedding dress through Pre Owned Wedding Dresses.  The dress had actually been worn by two other brides before me. It needed a cleaning and some minor alterations but once it was tuned up, it was good as new. The dress was stunning and no one would have known that it was actually recycled had I not bragged about it all night.

The dress is currently being cleaned and readied for its third debut on the auction block. I can’t wait to share it with another bride! I also “recycled” my veil as it was made by my grandmother and originally worn by my mom in her wedding.”

Cary wore a flower in her hair from Etsy seller MeadowbelleMarket and jewels from LillyElla.


The flowers were picked from Tyron Farm and arranged by the couple.



The wedding programs were handmade with fabric covers cut with pinking shears.


Cary walked down the aisle to an improvised tune played on the harpsichord.



Cary handmade handkerchiefs as a memento of the wedding.




Check back this afternoon for Cary and James’ romantic and personal reception!

Photos by Olivia Gird Photography.


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  • emma smith says:
    April 21, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    totally in love with the programs. I ADORE fabric mixed with paper. devine.

  • Montreal Canada flowers says:
    April 27, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Purple’s really done well here. It feels elegant, and not too overblown. A charming humble wedding concept.



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