Lynne and Aaron were married on May 28th, with a ceremony and reception at Lynne’s childhood home.
These two met 9 years ago in college on a special date that they believe showed the stars were all aligned: 06/07/08. When Lynne first saw Aaron, he was wearing a shirt that said “I (star of David) shiksas.” Shiksa, by the way, is a word for a non-Jewish woman. Lynne asked him for a lighter and told him that she was a shiksa, which got him laughing.
Later that same day, Lynne’s band ended up opening for Aaron’s, and they found themselves walking home together—to the same dorm! He asked for her number and left his guitar at her place because it was easier (and on the first floor). They ended up moving in together a few months later, during the summer between semesters.
Now, the two of them spend their time writing and playing music together. Lynne loves to practice yoga and study philosophy, and Aaron loves to code and produce electronic music.
The two of them have a bit of a hippie vibe, and that was apparent in the style of their wedding. It was a combination of Jewish and yoga philosophy influences, with plenty of music and celebrations of nature. Basically, they said, they wanted it to be a huge version of the parties they like to throw.
Lynne & Aaron’s Rustic Barn Wedding
When we arrived to document the “getting ready” pictures at the beginning of the day, we were floored by the beauty of Lynne’s childhood home. The house was full of antiques and vintage instruments, and there was plenty to photograph as Lynne got into her simple dress. She didn’t want to wear any shoes if the weather permitted, though we were a bit worried about the fact that the ground was so soggy after it had rained the day before. As for Aaron, he had a handsome tunic, complete with sandals look and an heirloom ring.
After a touching first look at the greenhouse, we headed out to the ceremony, where Lynne and Aaron had so many unique details incorporated into the day. Instead of walking down the center aisle, both of them walked around the pond, escorted by both of their parents as their friends played live music. They stood underneath a chuppah to be married and planted a small tree to signify their growing love. Aaron also broke a glass at the end of the ceremony.
We also loved that Lynne’s three nieces were able to be part of the ceremony. One was a bell ringer, ringing in the start of the ceremony, and the other two were the flower girl and the ringbearer.
After the ceremony, the two of them took some time just to themselves in the greenhouse, which we thought was a great idea. It’s so important to have time to soak in the feeling of the day after all.
During the reception, the guests sat under a big tent, with Moroccan-style floor seating on colorful pillows for half of the guests. Later on, they also had a ceremonial chair dance, though with the ground being as wet as it was, they had a few chairs sink in the mud!
Aaron & Lynne, thank you for the great experience of photographing your wedding. It was a blast being part of such a unique wedding, full of crazy fun dancing, unique outfits, and a location perfect for fun photography. But more importantly, we got to know your beautiful souls, and for that, we will always be grateful!
Caterer and Wedding Planner: Seedling & Sage
Vintage furniture rental: Maggpie