“We chose this venue because it was such a cool and unique location with a great mix of nature, history, and of course fun, which really seemed to embody the spirit of our relationship,” Rosie explained.
They were married in front of 130 family members and friends, by a Unitarian minister who helped them blend their Jewish and Catholic roots. Rosie’s dad made their chuppah, and the brides’ sisters read from E.E. Cummings and Antoine de Saint Exupery. “Of course the reading of the vows, which we wrote ourselves, was the most memorable and magical part of the ceremony,” Rosie said. “But one thing I really appreciate, is that [our officiant] had Rachel and me stand with each other, facing out toward the guests. This really allowed us to take in the ceremony as a whole, to be able to look around and see all of the amazing friends and family there to support us, and it is a strong memory that still sticks with me to this day.”
With help from family and friends, the brides went all-out on DIY details. From handmade floral arrangements and decorations, to a DIY photo booth, the personal touches were everywhere. They even created a “Warden-Daley Decathalon,” which outlined all of the night’s events, in honor of the Summer Olympics taking place. A world map showed, with pins, where each guest had come from, including college friends who flew in from Singapore, Peru, and Egypt. “While the DIY crafts were time consuming, it was so worth the effort to have the day we both imagined and to feel so connected to every step and part,” Rosie said.