I haven’t been to visit Mass MOCA since my college days, but it really is an amazing pace to get married…especially when you’ve got rad art surrounding you!
We met the first day of college and had been together for nearly ten years by the time we walked down the aisle. Our wedding drew on the experiences we had accumulated and the passions we had nurtured together–for art and music, especially–over the years. The venue choice was an easy decision: we agreed that something felt sacred and tranquil about gallery spaces, and we had always loved visiting Mass MoCA. Moreover, we were honored to be the first couple to be married in the incredible Sol LeWitt galleries. In planning everything from the ceremony to the reception, we were particularly eager to blend our separate cultural traditions in ways that reflected how intertwined they had become in our own lives. We think the chuppah embodies this idea beautifully: designed by Andres’ mother, it was hand-embroidered by artisans in Suzhou, China with a poem from the ancient Book of Songs. Friends and family contributed other favorite details, as well. Meredith’s uncle, a New York City-based artist, potato-printed our ketubah as he had his own many years ago. As a wedding gift to ourselves, we worked with Swedish artist Andreas Samuelsson to make a custom print that we displayed at the wedding and used to create table markers and place cards. Each illustration represents a happy memory from our first decade together.
Flowers and event design: Crocus Hale
Catering and coordination: Mezze Catering
Photography: Heather Waraksa
Venue: Mass MoCA
Attire: Silver gown by Nicole Miller, veil by Bride’s Head Revisited, shoes by Suzhou Cobblers; Red gown by Tadashi; groom’s tux by Hugo Boss
Custom print: Andreas Samuelsson
Rings: Diamond engagement band by Lola Brooks, gold wedding bands by Carla Caruso
Toppers: Goose Grease
Invitation and program: HeatherJeany
[images from Heather Waraksa]