Hi! I'm Melissa Averinos. 

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I'm a longarm quilter and fabric designer for Andover Fabrics. I wrote Small Stash Sewing. I illustrated The Family Doodle Book. I wrote and illustrated DIY Mason Jars and DIY Wine Corks. I am a lifelong painter. I am a Cape Codder, good listener and lover of pie. I love yoga and gardening. Let's be friends!





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451: Hobo Porch Wedding!

Our day was very relaxed and sweet.

And it warmed up to 75 degrees and was perfectly sunny and summery, which meant I got to go barefoot.

If there was a theme to this wedding, it was Low Stress. I just wanted it to be simple and heartfelt.

I could have gone really all out with the DIY stuff, but I intentionally kept paring it way down to the basics. If anything started to stress me out, it went out the window. Like, I wanted to make a music playlist but my external drive where I keep all my music was acting up. Eff that, I decided just to play my Old Timey Hobo Porch Music station all day and it was perfect. We made our own cake, but it was from a box. With frosting from a can. And you know what? It couldn't have been more perfect.

Including me and Stuart and his three kids? Only 8 people. A micro wedding.

It was silly and sweet and fun and cute and simple and heartfelt.

And I totally married a guy I am coo coo crazy about.

So, you know, there's that.

More soon!


Melissa Averinos-Schulman

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Reader Comments (26)

Congrats! That's my idea of a wedding! So happy for you.
October 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Zarrin
Love this! Congrats!!
October 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNicole
Sounds dreamy and perfect, congratulations dear :)
October 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeni
Heartfelt all the way. Thanks for sharing your joy with us - the world always needs it!!
October 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJan
A million congratulations! You look so happy! So nice to have lovely wedding weather, too. We were eight people total at my wedding, too, and it was very low-stress. Happy marriage to you both!
October 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter14countess
Look at how happy you two are! So happy for you both, congrats!
October 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly McCants, Modern June
Wonderful pics and a wonderful way to start married life, My husband and I did a very similar thing when we got married and it certainly makes it a much more stressless day.
October 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEJ
Perfect, sweet lady. Love the ringbearer.
October 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaula Prass
o, you look absolutely gorgeous ... and calm. i wish you could pass on this sensible and wonderful wedding planning advice to the gazillions of gals who let their wedding get out of hand and over the top. congratulations to you two, and much love.
October 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlucy
I am so happy for you! Good for you for keeping it simple.
October 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy C
Take it from someone's who has been very happily married for 30 years--it's not the wedding that counts, it's the marriage.

Congratulations! What a lovely smile!
October 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRobin
yup, PERrfect!
ox, Christina
October 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristina Collins
Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! I'm coo-coo crazy about my hubby, too:) God bless you both!
October 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary
How beautiful! Love your dress, the blue toes and the unicorn ring bearer!
October 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTina
Awesome!! I love it...my wedding was simple and we got married barefoot on the beach with just a few family members. It's the way to go...simple, no stress, and beautiful. Congrats!

Jamie :)
October 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterA Forest Frolic
Perrrrrrrrrrrrrfection. You + Stuart = AWESOME.

True story. ;)
October 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjess
Congratulations! I love the "no stress" way you were able to do things!
October 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie
These photos are so sweet. Congratulations - and especially, congratulations on keeping your wedding simple enough that you could stay calm and really enjoy it. You look so happy and beautiful!
October 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSister Diane
Congratulations Melissa! You looked beautiful, I am so happy for you Mrs. xx
October 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnneline
Congratulations! Looks like it was a lovely day, for a lovely couple :)
October 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTammy

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