In early June, Lily and Jacob got to experience their dream wedding at the bride’s home “Greenwood” in Upstate New York.
Lillian Mayo and Jacob Lucas met at a gym in Utah while they pursued school and professional competitions in power lifting and bodybuilding. Lillian holds several world records in power lifting. Her latest world record was obtained in San Diego only a month before her wedding! Jacob is also an accomplished power lifter and bodybuilder. He is a recent Utah State Bodybuilding Junior Champion.
The wedding day couldn’t have been more ideal. The day started out with perfect weather and a casual family brunch on the back porch. It was followed by a more formal and intimate ceremony in the front yard, which overlooks a grand 30-mile vista. In the evening they were joined by additional friends for a festive dinner reception and dance.
The bride had planned her wedding around the expected floral peak of her father’s peony garden. The abundant blossoms did not disappoint! As an additional personal touch, her wedding bouquet was gathered entirely from the garden.
Swedish elements were added to echo the bride’s Swedish heritage. A family crown was included in the ceremony, and a traditional Midsummer Pole was raised before dinner. Upon arrival, guests attached blooms (picked from the nearby meadow) to two “Love Wreaths”, that later hung from the raised pole. Lastly, an ancient Swedish Krokan cake was designed and baked by the bride’s father.
There were many personal touches present from family members; the mothers of the bride and groom shared words about the symbolism of the rings and the crown during the ceremony, and much love and friendship was expressed by both sides of the family in their dinner toasts. To top off the evening, the newlyweds danced under a stunning summer sunset, and were sent off with a sparkler tunnel and fireworks.
Second Photographer: Alan Presutti
Bride’s Dress: Heart to Heart Bridal
Hair: Trü on Park
Flowers: Cameron and Kathleen Mayo
Catering: Madeline’s Catering
Music: Quartet 442
DJ: Whirlin’ Disc
Valet Service: Premier Parking
Cake: Premier Pastry
Signs: Paperie and Press
Tent and Tables: Nolan’s Rental
Blog Text provided by Karin Mayo