A Traditional Rustic Outdoor Wedding at a Camp in California
Abbie and Marc
When Marc Gordonson was set up on a blind date with Abbie Schiller, she told him he'd recognize her by her dalmation-print shoes. And at their November 2002 wedding, Abbie wore those shoes under her wedding gown.
Paper leaves were mailed with the invitations for guests to write wishes for the couple.
Abbie's gown is by Vera Wang.
Seven Arrows, a camp located in a state park, was the site for the wedding.
Abbie and Marc recite their vows under a huppa decorated with the paper leaves containing felicitations from their loved ones. The match-makers, Zack Estrin and Chris Levinson, hold two of the huppa's poles.
At the start of the ceremony, guests hold candles for the traditional Havdalah service, a Jewish ceremony celebrating the end of Shabbat (the day of rest).
Abbie's father, Bob Schiller (left), poses with Marc's parents, Kathy and Jay Gordonson.
The Schiller family stands for a group portrait.
An autumnal theme is conveyed with red and orange garden roses, pepperberries, and crab apples in the centerpieces.
Custom-made paper wraps the favors, an assortment of bath and body products.
The wedding cake is decorated with roses, pears, and crab apples. Tables are set for the reception, held in a hall in the park.