The Bride: Erica Von Iderstein
The Groom: Michael Riley
Wedding Date: June 19, 2010
Venue: Boston Public Library
For Erica Von Iderstein, meeting Michael Riley was like coming home. Introduced by mutual friends in a bustling SoHo lounge while both were living in Manhattan, they quickly learned they had grown up in neighboring towns on the South Shore of Massachusetts (Erica in Marshfield; Michael in Cohasset) and that they both came from deeply rooted families from the greater Boston area (Erica’s even came over on the Mayflower). So it was fitting that the couple celebrated their June wedding surrounded by the city’s rich historical archives at the Boston Public Library.
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The Bride: Rebecca Rowsey
The Groom: Nick Kilibarda
Wedding Date: September 18, 2010
Venue: Cheyenne Lodge at The Broadmoor
When Rebecca Rowsey’s boyfriend, Nick Kilibarda, flew with her to visit her family for the first time, at their home tucked into the base of Colorado’s Pikes Peak, he found that the stylish and flawlessly put together fashionista he had been dating had a rugged side. She surprised him with trips into the mountains and fly-fishing on Fall River, where she yanked on her waders and rushed to nab the best spot for catching brook trout. It did little to scare him off. Instead it was on that trip that Nick told Rebecca he loved her for the first time. Six years later, the couple’s wedding invitation featured a silhouette of those same mountains to which they returned for their nuptials in September 2010.
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The Bride: Emily Demers
The Groom: Channing Lyon
Wedding Date: July 31, 2010
Venue: Seacoast Science Center (Rye, New Hampshire)
With a closet stacked with close to 100 pairs of shoes, most in their original boxes, it’s safe to say Emily Demers has a bit of a shoe fetish. Those skills employed in the hunt for a great pair of new stilettos came in handy when this bride set out on her venue search. Fit and style were essential. She and fiancé Channing Lyon wanted an outdoor venue near Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with ocean views, enough space to comfortably accommodate their 160 guests. The Seacoast Science Center in Rye was a picture-perfect fit, leaving Emily with the same sense of satisfaction she found when slipping her feet into the blue satin Christian Louboutin peep-toe pumps she wore on her wedding day.
Deb Szalejko and Matt Kirinovic take pride in their ability to roll with the punches. Planning a Colorado wedding while living in Switzerland? No problem. And when rain threatened to ruin their outdoor wedding ceremony, they simply found some umbrellas. But it was five months prior to their nuptials that they faced the ultimate challenge: Deb’s visa expired unexpectedly, forcing her to fly home to the states while Matt finished his job in Switzerland. But this couple found a way to make it work. “I had ample time for DIY wedding projects!” says Deb of her lemons-to-lemonade outlook. Even choosing a date exercised their easygoing attitudes when their dream venue, Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Estes Park, was booked on their desired Saturday in August. They shrugged it off, moved the celebration to the following Monday knowing their small guest list of 75 would be able to make it work, and happily realized that meant their wedding day would fall on 8/9/10.
Jen Graham and Jeff Seidler are storytellers. They started First Sight Films – a company that splices together moments of a couple’s wedding day to be relived forever – shortly after their own October 4, 2009, nuptials. And as newlyweds, they know a thing or two about telling a wedding-day story in a limited amount of frames. They planned their own wedding in just six weeks; however, their story as a couple dates back more than a decade to their days in high school together. So even though it was planned quickly, it came as no surprise to their guests that the day was filled with meaningful moments and details. From the casual ceremony in their favorite park in their hometown of Morris, Illinois, to the vintage items these antique shop junkies found and folded throughout the décor, the wedding spoke, in a few simple frames, to their tale together.
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Big thanks to Jagger Photography for letting us featuring their incredible work.