How To Plan A Wedding Like Amber Tamblyn

How To Plan A Wedding Like Amber Tamblyn

The beautiful actress, Amber Tamblyn recently tied the knot to actor, David Cross in a very rustic wedding in upstate New York. Not only did the actress wear a beautiful yellow gown but she also arrived to the ceremony in a canoe, what is more rustic than that? Since all the major entertainment media outlets have been covering this wedding I have had some request from readers to give some advice on how they can plan a wedding like Amber & Davids. Here are my tips, ideas and suggestions for planning an equally rustic chic event.

The Venue

Since Amber & David choose to say their “I Do’s” in upstate New York and you too can pick an equally amazing venue as they did. My suggestion is to book Cedar Lakes Estate. Located only 70 miles from New York City, this venue offers a lakeside ceremony location very similar to the one that Amber & David went with.

New York State Wedding Venue By A Lake

Lakeside WeddingNew York State Rustic Wedding Venue 

The Dress 

Amber selected a bright yellow gown for her “wedding in the woods” as the couple described it. If you are in love with the recent yellow wedding gown trend, you need to first read our post on yellow wedding gowns  and then start your search for the perfect one. Here is a picture of the amazing, Amber in her gown and then a few suggestions that we have.

Amber Tamblyn Wedding Gown

Vera Wang Wedding GownSource: Vera Wang


Pamela Rowland GownSources: Pamella Roland

Ceremony Details

Amber arrived at the lakeside ceremony in a canoe and in bare feet. Arriving to a wedding ceremony by canoe is a romantic idea that brings back a piece of something from out of another era. Don’t want to spend the money to buy a canoe for the wedding, think about renting one. Many resort towns often have marinas and outdoors shops that usually rent canoes by the day at a very reasonable rate.

Amber Tamblyn Wedding

Amber & David went with a simple outdoor ceremony with minimal decorations. I love how they arranged the chairs in a very proper fashion but there is also a very casual feeling about it. The couple decided to forgo a ceremony focal point like some couples decide to go with like a birch wedding arbor or a wedding garden arbor.

Amber Tamblyn David Cross Wedding Ceremony

Guest Attire

If you are trying to decide on what to wear to a rustic wedding all you need to do is take a good look at what celebs, Ryan & Blake wore to this wedding. Adding such fall staples such as tweed blazers, sweater dresses with boots and plaid dress shirts compliment the style and location of the wedding perfectly. Our suggestions for outfits all come from Ralph Lauren.

Ryan and Blake At Amber's Wedding

Rustic Wedding Women's OutfitRustic Wedding Mens Attire

Animal Cake Topper

Give our little friends from the woods an important role to play, let them be the cake topper. Below is the cake topper that Amber & David went with and then in addition to that is a very cute lookalike topper that I found on etsy.

Amber Tamblyn's Wedding CakeSource: Sian

David Cross Wedding

Photos of Amber & David’s wedding are courtesy of Questlove’s Instagram

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    Emily Heizer Photography
    March 20, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    If I were planning a wedding like this one, this is what I would reccomend:

    Randomly drive around in some pretty place and do this wedding guerreila style: Make it small and invade the place. You could do it on public land, or just INVADE. Go somewhere really remote, leave directions on the (limited) invites and then just swamp the location. Little decor, and let nature do the rest. Throw blankets down on the floor for seating. They would be easily transportable and comfortable too.

    Get a vintage dress. Dye it any color.

    Food buffet style. It doesn’t have to be sit down, it doesn’t have to be catered. Hell, there doesn’t have to be dinner at all.

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    January 6, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    With the exception of the cake topper I think you’ve completely loss the point of the type of wedding that Amber and David had. Every suggestion that you made would lead the wedding to be incredibly stuffy and the budget to sky rocket. Who’s to say that Amber didn’t pick that stunning yellow dress because it was one that she already owned and made her look and feel amazing? Even if she did buy it for this lovely occasion it doesn’t exactly look like a Vera wedding dress.

    It’s sad to see a wedding that bucked many of the traditional wedding trends and embraced the uniqueness of the couple have your suggestions make it lose its initial feel. I do not get the gist that many brides even come to this website because they want a traditional wedding. I would consider that in future articles.

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    Celia Milton, Celebrant
    January 1, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    This is a beautiful and inspirational wedding; why is there no credit for the officiant? Over and over again, I hear my couples tell me that they had no idea how to even start looking for one, which is kind of ironic since we’re the only ‘vendor’ that they really need.

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