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I’m not sure what I love most about this wedding. It’s a combination of the nod to 500 Days of Summer, the simple and earthy feel of all of the details, and the karaoke during the reception. Yes, karaoke. This super sweet wedding oozes great details, a beautiful back drop and fun. Thanks to Ely Bros. Photography for sending it our way!

Ely Bros. Photography

From the Bride:
Our wedding was inspired by the movie (500 days of summer) so we wanted to have a very modern yet artisan feel with regards to attention to detail, materials and look. I wore a contemporary one-off J Crew gown, and Max was in a Shipley & Halmos slim suit.

Our color scheme was based around earth tones, which we applied to the paper goods, which we designed and printed. The alter was covered with birch and flowers used in our arrangements and we opted to go with mason jars for the center pieces to add a coziness to each table.

The cake had fondant birch branches wrapped around it to tie with the theme. Living in a state almost 2,300 miles away made it impossible for us to meet our vendors, which can be worrisome. However, when the big day arrived (9 months flies by faster than you think), we were met by our photographers who were enthusiastic about our wedding as much as we were. The team had lined up our formal photography in locations on the country club property that embraced the feel of our wedding (a wooden barn as a backdrop, for example). This put us at ease because we were just waiting for some kind of kink in our wedding planning via email.

Photographer: Ely Bros. Photography | Ceremony / Reception Venue: Royal American Links | Musician: DJ Barticus | Floral Designer: Bella Couture Events | Wedding Gown: J.Crew | Hair Stylist: Salon Lofts | Wedding Cake: Alice’s Piece of Cake


  1. Funky shoes and adorable flower girls make for one fun wedding!

  2. those j.crew kiddie dresses are so adorable. what a cool and funky affair!!

  3. Funky shoes and adorable flower girls make for one fun wedding! what a cool and funky affair!!
    Thanks for sharing with us..