Mandy Harris, Associate Editorial Production Director
What wedding traditions did you keep? We kept the things that felt meaningful and significant to us. Our vows were written by us but were fairly traditional, and we had a traditional cake (although it was chocolate, which was a risky but delicious choice!) and cake-cutting. We also had a big wedding party, and the cutest flower girls ever.
What wedding traditions did you ditch? We aren't super into dancing, so we didn't actually have a first dance, or even a dance floor. That turned out to be awesome, because our guests had more time to linger over their food and to mingle with each other. We also didn't do a bouquet toss or garter toss; just didn't feel the need.
Photo by Kristyn Stroble