This Couple Said "I Doe" to a Wedding Theme That's Totally "Quacking" Us Up

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When free-spirited Berkshire dwellers, Gillian and Karden, wed at a historic Shaker boarding school nestled in the bucolic hills of New Lebanon, New York, they knew a conventional big day theme just wouldn't do. Scroll on to see how they captured their quirky personalities in their own one-of-a-kind way, using their shared sense of style and humor. RealWedding RealWedding From early in their courtship, Gillian, who owns a boutique chain of yoga studios in Berkshire county, Massachusetts, remarked on how the flip in the back of Karden’s hair reminded her of a duck’s butt (yes, really). And from then on, that’s all she could see... even after his hairstyle changed. RealWedding Meanwhile, the way that Gillian prances around with her long, slender limbs and peers around through wide, lashy eyes? Well, you can see how Kaden and just about everyone else would liken her to a deer. RealWedding So, of course, it only followed that they would anthropomorphize themselves into a duck and a doe to set the tone for their big day! RealWedding RealWedding Getting hitched in their natural habitat, they used other woodland creatures to name their reception tables. RealWedding DSC_3716 With furry animals seated downstairs and feathered ones upstairs, some notable creatures present included the honey badger and the woodpecker, but just a precious few were lucky enough to be seated at the "Blue Footed Booby" table. RealWedding Upon arrival, guests sipped on signature cocktails, "The Doe-Hito" and the "Manquacken," while teetotalers enjoyed fresh brewed sun tea and cold brewed iced coffee. RealWedding In true Quaker style, family and friends pitched in on all aspects of the decoration and styling. RealWedding Paper goods and signage were designed by a family member, and the woodland creature illustrations for the table signage were drawn by a close friend. Friends also constructed the chuppah and officiated the ceremony. RealWedding Dinner, prepared largely with vegetables from the couple’s own garden and farm co-op, was served family style. The farm also provided flowers for the bouquets and table arrangements. RealWedding RealWedding VENDORS Photography: Elaina Mortali Venue: The Darrow School Florist: Brenda Sanderson of Garden Blossoms Florist Invitation, paper goods & signage: Shindig Bespoke Chuppah: Berkshire Bontanist Catering: Haven Cafe & Bakery  Pies & Dessert: Berkshire Bakes Hair & Make Up: Amanda Napior and Jenna Lanphear Wildlife Table Illustrations: Caity Delphia of Delphia Studios  Get more #realweddingwednesday inspiration: And the Bride Wore the Prettiest Garter We Have EVER Seen Everything’s Coming Up GIANT Roses at This Not-So-Cookie-Cutter Real Wedding This Bride’s Favorite Color is “Glitter” So You Know Her Glam Barn Wedding Was Everything Got a tough wedding question? Download the Loverly app to chat FREE with one of our virtual wedding planners and choose from affordable planning packages.