From Tonia of Aribella Events – “There’s a piece of me that wanted to be a Rory, wide-eyed with wonder at all the world has to offer, working hard (sometimes to her own detriment) to accomplish her dreams. But anyone in my world will tell you, I’m more like a Lorelai.
With brilliant writing and a quick and witty script, countless fans have found their place in Stars Hollow. Maybe it’s just me, identifying with another single-working-mom-business-owner (in hospitality no less!) with a penchant for quirk and independence – but given the excitement about the #gilmoregirlsrevival coming up on Netflix, I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. So when Ashley and Sarah asked if I wanted to be a part of things, they didn’t even get to finish the sentence; I heard “Gilmore Girls” and “wedding” – that was all I needed!”
From Tonia of Aribella Events – “We imagined the Historic Yellow Spring’s gazebo nestled into the center of Stars Hollow, and had long conversations about how Emily would want a tiara but Lorelai would never wear one, how Rory’s perfect bouquet would include a beloved book, maybe that first edition Richard gave her, and that Lorelai and Sookie would squeal over flowers make of metal, paper, and felt, balanced with beautiful fresh roses and daisies. (We even debated the daisies; they couldn’t be yellow, but Lorelai and Rory still loved daisies, so maybe miniatures in white….) So, from one group of Gilmore Girls fans to another, enjoy our imaginations at play for a cast of character we love. And pass the pop-tarts.”
From Sarah of Sarah French Events – “’So, it’s a Show? It’s a Lifestyle. It’s a Religion’
The girls were talking about The Donna Reed Show, but Gilmore Girls was, and is, a lifestyle for many of us. It was one of those shows that grabbed your heart and made you feel like you weren’t alone. (At least, it made me feel less alone.)
And, while it gave fans many wonderful moments-we never got to see a Gilmore Girls Wedding. With the revival coming up, I envisioned what a double wedding in beautiful Stars Hollow might have looked like. The perfect double wedding would of course bring us Luke and Lorelai’s dream wedding, but as a proud member of #teamrory, I envisioned her having met a dapper British gentlemen. We combined Lorelai’s independent quirky style with Rory’s classic elegance (Emily approved of course) and, naturally, a lot of coffee. “
From Ashley of Ashley Gerrity Photography – “From the first moments of planning over piles of espresso, we wanted one thing: to create a double wedding filled with inspiration and homage to the original run of GilmoreGirls with all of it’s quirks and personality. Everything down to the rentals (which included a couch named “Rory”) to the envelope liners with a nod toward Rory’s international aspirations was intentionally designed with the show’s millions of fans (just like us) in mind.
The months of preparation have only escalated my excitement for the Netflix reboot, from the philosophical conversations about Rory’s future Mr and what he would be like to the hours and hours and hours of pouring over all seven original seasons for moments and idiosyncrasies that would inspire our town gazebo wedding celebration!”
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Photography: Ashley Gerrity Photography // Event Planning & Design: Sarah French Events // Floral Design: Aribella Events // Cake: House of Clarendon // Donuts & Danishes: Federal Donuts // Invitation Suites: Dear Love Invitations // Makeup: Elegance Artistry // Table & Bench Rentals: Barnes Farm Tables // Vintage Rentals: Something Borrowed, Philly LLC. // Bridal Attire: Lace & Liberty // Jewelry: Harry Merrill & Son Jewelers // Menswear: The Black Tux // Venue: The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs in Pennsylvania.