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An Outdoor Wedding in Mackinac Island, MI

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Sarah & Rupert in Mackinac Island, MI
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Sarah loved that her Anne Barge dress was made of cotton lace.
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The bridesmaids wore yellow dresses from Anthropologie and kept their hair down for a relaxed look.
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Sarah designed and printed the invitations on heavy paper, using the location as inspiration for the carriage and tandem bicycle.
The bride/Smitten Studio, Los Angeles, CA
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A simple sign directed guests to the ceremony.
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With her bridesmaids’ help, Sarah also made the paper-fan programs, which featured the same tandem bicycle illustration as the invitations.
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Guests tossed white, eco-friendly (it dissolves in water) confetti at the couple as they walked down the aisle as newlyweds.
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Craft letters of the couple’s initials, wrapped in floral paper, hung from a tree.
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Sarah and Rupert made a pinwheel escort card for each guest. The plan was to anchor them into the grass, but rain forced Plan B—Styrofoam.
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For an extra-personal touch, Sarah and Rupert hung childhood photos using clothespins and baker’s twine.
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Sarah bought yellow burlap fabric and cut it down to size for the table runners. On top, each table had a pitcher of pinwheels.
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A single ribbon in yellow, red, aqua or white hung from the back of each chair in the last row.
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Sarah’s sister made the couple’s cake. Bride and groom wooden toppers (made by Sarah) completed the simple look.
Holly Scott, Peace of Cake, Newcastle, WY
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Guests took home treats from a candy buffet. Sarah labeled goodie bags and jars with stickers.
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Sarah & Rupert in Mackinac Island, MI

The Bride Sarah Sherman, 28, a creative director The Groom Rupert Samuel, 36, an advertising executive The Date August 21 Whimsical elements such as paper pinwheels, confetti and illustrations of tandem bicycles were used to decorate Sarah and Rupert’s outdoor wedding.
- Jaimie Dalessio
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  • The bride/Smitten Studio, Los Angeles, CA
  • Holly Scott, Peace of Cake, Newcastle, WY
  • Smitten Studio, Los Angeles, CA

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