Savannah Roberts, 33, and Hibbard Nash, 36, were friends for two years when Savannah, a photo producer, decided to make the first move. “We were outside a bar, and I thought, What’s the hold up? So I kissed him and ran down the block — I didn’t know what to do next,” Savannah recalls. Five years later, Hibbard, a photographer, proposed on a plane on their way to Mexico, and in September 2014, the pair wed at a 32-acre farm in the Catskills surrounded by 72 friends and family members. They enlisted their circle of artist pals to help them DIY everything — from tepees “so our friends could smoke pot or make out without our parents seeing” to dream-catchers they strung from trees. The outdoor ceremony was timed to start just before the golden hour, and afterward guests moved inside the barn for a farm-to-table dinner catered by Miss Lucy’s Kitchen, followed by dancing and a bonfire. “When our DJ played ‘Jump in the Line,’ I hiked my dress up and started working the entire room, like a buzzing bumblebee, with Hibbard following me,” Savannah remembers. “The real dirty dancing came later on in the night.”
Hair: Campbell & Campbell
Dress: Blanco New York
Catering: Miss Lucy’s Kitchen
Officiant: Zoe Strauss, Savannah’s sister
Rings: DIY — Hibbard took a soldering class to make their rings.
Photographs: Les Loups for the Wedding Artists Collective
*This article appears in the Winter 2016 issue of New York Weddings.
“Both of us come from divorced parents, so this was the first time that all of our families were under one roof. That was a big deal for all of us.”
“I thought I was going to be more emotional, but this captures my feeling on that day: I was just really happy. Thirty seconds later, there was a photo taken of me hiding behind Hibbard and crying.”
“The day before and after the wedding, we ended up just sitting around with our friends and family — which was one of the best parts of the weekend.”
We didn’t want people speaking for three hours, so we just had my brother make a speech, and then Hibbard’s aunt and uncle, who have been married for 30 years spoke, and that was it.”