Detail shot of bride and groom with wedding bouquet
Photo: Rodeo & Co. Photography

Although these newlyweds met in preschool, where Austin was Elyce’s first crush, they grew up together as friends and didn’t begin dating until after college. “Before that the timing was never right,” Elyce said. “One of us was always dating somebody else. But we had that foundation of friendship, which we think has made all the difference.”

The proposal took place on a date night in New York City: The couple was going to see Les Miserables, Elyce’s favorite show. While Austin originally hoped to have the proposal written on the marquee at the show, weeks and weeks of phone calls revealed this wasn’t to be. Instead, he popped the question during dinner at the Russian Tea House where a photographer snapped a few photos of the couple after Elyce said yes. Thanks to Rodeo & Co. Photography for sharing these beautiful photos of the wedding day Elyce and Austin planned together!

Modern outdoor wedding invitation suite
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Elegant short sleeve wedding dress with beaded overlay
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Blue sapphire engagement ring
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Rustic wedding bouquet with garden roses, dahlias and anemone
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Bride and bridesmaids in blush bridesmaid dresses
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Greenery bridesmaid bouquet
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Outdoor first look photo in the forest
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Rose wedding hair accessory
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Wedding portraits surrounded by trees
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Outdoor wedding ceremony with ceremony arch
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Outdoor wood wedding sign with white typography
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Modern wedding logo on simple ceremony program
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Outdoor wedding ceremony with wood and flower ceremony arch
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Tent wedding reception with wood chairs and farm style tables
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Reception tables with long rose garland table runners
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Modern table number and dahlia and rose wedding garland
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Elegant gold and wood wedding placesetting
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Modern white and wood wedding sign
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Rustic wedding favors
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Simple white wedding cake with floral cake topper
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Outdoor wedding lighting with lanterns
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Outdoor tent wedding reception
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Outdoor wedding portrait
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Photography: Rodeo & Co. Photography | Venue: Toad Hill Farm | Event planner: Everyday Details | Florals: Emily Herzig Floral Studio | Wedding dress: Jenny Packham | Bridal shop: Rizik's | Accessories: Etsy | Hair & makeup: Hello Beautiful Artistry | Groom's suit: J. Crew | Paper goods: 42 Pressed, Minted | Catering: Bailiwick's Restaurant | rentals: Exeter Events & Tents | Music: Cold Chocolate