A Rustic Outdoor Wedding in Bronx, NY

The Bride Nadia Rawls, 25, an assistant research editor at YouBeauty.com The Groom Eli Goodman, 25, a computer programmer at Etsy.com The Date Septemb

The Bride Nadia Rawls, 25, an assistant research editor at YouBeauty.com The Groom Eli Goodman, 25, a computer programmer at Etsy.com The Date September 25 Nadia loved the idea of vibrant, rich colors, but needed something to tie them all together. She and Eli chose a quote from one of her favorite books to use as inspiration.

Avid readers and Scrabble players, the couple included table numbers spelled out with letter tiles, along with books, in the centerpieces.
The couple set up a retro audio recording station as their guest book. Friends and family stopped by throughout the night to leave their best wishes.
Nadia had originally thought she’d wear her hair in an updo but ended up opting for a natural, half-up style with loose waves.
Orange napkins popped against taupe table linens, while amber-tinted water glasses added a nice touch.
Nadia knew she wanted to display the escort cards in mailboxes. She and Eli included a personalized note inside each envelope.
Guests pulled their seating assignments from these moss-decorated mailboxes.
Birch poles set in beds of wildflowers held up this hand-sewn huppah.
The groomsmen wore boutonnieres with guinea feathers and cream berries. Eli’s was wrapped in lace.
Mini metal buckets filled with ranunculus, dahlias and seeded eucalyptus topped the cocktail tables.
Big and small sugar flowers and simple buttercream frosting covered the cake.
Nadia and Eli introduced guests to their New York wedding with plum-purple illustrations of the city’s skyline on the invites.
When the couple came across this display of pumpkins on the venue’s property, they knew they had to use them in the wedding décor.