Sasha Williams and Mira Markham enjoyed a 19th-century farmhouse New Hampshire wedding on July 26, 2014, at 3 p.m. in front of 85 of their dearest loved ones. Sasha’s mother created paper flowers for some of the decor. It was important to the two brides that the beauty of the venue—the trees, the sunlight, the stonewalls, take center-stage. “We wanted the wedding to feel bright, fresh, and relaxed,” says Sasha. “We wanted it to be kid-friendly, with lots of games.”
“If there was inspiration, it might have been a Swedish midsummer,” says Mira. “We also wanted to draw on Sasha’s mother’s Croatian heritage, in the cake and in other accents.”
The ceremony was very personal, with Mira’s sister officiating and Sasha’s brother the only speaker. The ceremony was written by the four of us. It was important to us that our generation was initiating and leading this piece of the day.
“We just wanted a huge party for the people closest to us, and I think we got that,” says Sasha. “It wasn’t a celebration of us so much as it was of our families.”
Mira and Sasha plan to walk the Rota Vicentina in southwest Portugal in the next year for their honeymoon. It’s a 300km stretch of hiking trails.
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