Traverse City, Michigan
Amy Smart married Carter Oosterhouse at their 13-acre farmhouse in Traverse City, Michigan on September 10, 2011.
The eco-friendly wedding took place on a lawn behind the home in front of 218 guests.
Amy walked down the aisle to Pachebel’s “Canon” wearing a silk and ruffled wrap dress by Carolina Herrera paired with plum colored Prada shoes and jewelry by Neil Lane.
Her bridesmaids, including actress Ali Larter, wore navy blue dresses by Ann Taylor.
The couple recited self written vows in a ceremony officiated by Smart’s yogi, Guru Singh.
Following the vows, cocktails were served at a bar constructed by the groom out of recycled wood. Chandeliers and tree branches were hung to create a “Midsummer Night’s Dream” atmosphere. The signature drinks included basil leaves and blackberries, and were named the Topanga Tantric, a nod to the bride’s hometown.
The green reception was held in a tent also constructed by the groom and used all recycled paper products and locally grown food. Centerpieces on each table included vintage apothecary jars and citrus-colored roses and zinnias.
The dinner menu for the evening, provided by local restaurant Trattoria Stella, included creamy tomato soup shots, grilled cheese and ham sandwiches, heirloom tomato salad, lamb and short ribs.
For dessert, blackberry crumble, cherry and apple pies were served a la mode.
The chocolate and vanilla wedding cake, by Aunt B’s, was topped with sunflowers.
The couple shared their first dance to the U2 classic “All I Want Is You,” performed by the Dueling Fiddlers, and before the end of the evening, the groom read a poem he had written for his bride.
At the end of the eco-affair, only one bag of trash was required for cleanup.
The couple spent their honeymoon in Tahiti.