Desiree and Gary planned their Aug. 2, 2015, wedding in two months, so they needed all hands on deck to pull the big day together. They chose Desiree’s mother’s backyard in Pomfret as their location, and Gary built a platform with canopy for the ceremony. Family helped to make the decorations and run important wedding-day errands. The officiant, a friend of the family, performed the ceremony – his first. Desiree and Gary included their family in the ceremony, too: Two of their children were baptized that day.
Photographer: Shanna Edberg Photography
Venue: Private residence, Pomfret, Charles County
Caterer: Chipotle Mexican Grill