Hannah and Martin got married at a white two-story farmhouse in Boonville on a perfect warm September night.
Hannah, a midwife, had helped to deliver nearly every baby attending the wedding. Martin, a chef, had fed every one of their guests many times over. After a decade of partnership together, Hannah and Martin’s wedding celebration was bursting at the seams with love and collaboration.
The day was filled with intentional details, all coordinated and designed by the couple and their loved ones: An instrumental processional into the ceremony. The blowing of the conch shell and wearing of traditional Polynesian maile leis and haku lei, in homage to the wedding traditions of the Hawaiian islands where Hannah was born and raised. Her mother’s vintage two-piece wedding dress. Jumping the broom. Clean white linen, fresh greenery and hydrangeas, warm wooden serving boards, earthy terra cotta serving platters, honey colored wine, fun tie dyed napkins and beaded tassels... The couple’s sense of aesthetic detail were rustic, simple, stunning, and a feast for the senses.
After the ceremony and cocktail hour, guests seated themselves at long communal tables under a canopy of simple string lights to eat a wedding feast coordinated and presided over by the groom himself (with the help of his friends from the restaurant). It was a perfect Indian summer evening, warm and clear.
It couldn’t have been a more beautiful celebration of commitment and community.