Real Weddings

Graeme Park Wedding – Shanae & Mark

Shanae and Mark met on a farm at Delaware Valley University during a summer work program. It wasn’t until almost a year later that Mark asked Shanae to go to a concert with him in Philadelphia that they began dating. The two share a passion for exploring the outdoors and travel, which led them to move across the country to Austin Texas where Mark proposed during a hike. Their first adventure as husband and wife will be spending a year travelling the country via RV! 

Shanae says that there were meanings behind all of their wedding decor, so as well as DIYing their stationery, they “found the globe and a thrift store in Austin! It looked like it had already been used as a guest book for a previous wedding because it was signed all over. We up-cycled the globe by painting it and then using a Cricut printer to put the words on it.”

“This summer Mark and I will be following a dream of ours to travel around the country in our RV! We wanted to tie this into our guestbook. One of our goals in our travels is to get to as many national parks as possible, and so we wanted to use our guestbook as a way to invite our guests to leave us a note and adventure to pursue during our travels!”

“We wanted to give our guests a practical gift to take home from our wedding; Mark is a horticulturist, and he came up with the idea to gift succulents! He ordered and grew all the succulents from our apartment in Austin, and we painted/distressed all of the pots ourselves. “

“Each guest had a placemat at the table in front of them that was a visual riddle. We researched and picked all of the visual riddles, created them in publisher, printed them out on very thick card stock, and Shanae laser engraved each individually to be that special shape! “

“We wanted the program for the ceremony to be playful, so we created an infographic using publisher and made it personal!”

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Photographer: Britani Edwards Photography // Venue: Graeme Park // Photo Booth Equipment: Paparazzi Photo & Video Booth // Hair Stylist: Stars Di Prizi // Floral Designer: Wendy’s Flowers // DJ: Silver Sound DJ Professionals // Bakery: Sherri Cakes

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