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Kenny and I love to travel so we definitely wanted to have a travel theme. We also both love oldies music and vintage, antique and mid-century architecture and décor, so wanted to infuse that style with our travel theme. That’s how we came up with a “Vintage Travel Theme.” Instead of table numbers, we had table destinations and named each table after a city we’ve been to. On each of the table destinations, we shared a short story of our trip at that destination. Many of our friends and family had also been present at some of the trips, so we also tried to make it personal by including them in the stories if they were at the particular trip. You will also see vintage maps, suitcases, and hot air balloons throughout the décor to tie in our style.
In 2003, I met Kenny at Cal Poly Pomona. He was a little too much of a party animal back then and although he asked me out on several dates I always denied him. Finally, in 2007, we re-connected and we both grew up a low. He was a Respiratory Therapist and I was a Marketing Director and this time I actually asked him out. The rest is history! On July 29, 2011 (4 years later) he proposed at the Diamond Center in Claremont. It was a 4 year anniversary and I thought we were just going to be “looking” at engagement rings, but turns out he had the ring months ago and proposed to me in the store and all our friends were hiding in the back and showed up as he got down on one knee.
On September 2, 2012, a little over a year after we got engaged, I married my best friend, Kenny. The day started with me and my bridesmaids getting beautified by my wonderful make-up artist and hairdresser friends. I was nervous all morning because Kenny and I decided to write our own vows, and I knew I was going to blubber like a baby. I calmed down with the help of my MOH’s and bridesmaids who loosened me up with champagne and as soon as they helped me slip into my beautiful wedding dress, the nerves started to go away. My whole life I dreamed of the perfect wedding dress, and my wish came true. The dress fit my personality perfectly. It was fun, unique and whimsical with the textured rosettes, a little glam with the beading on top, and chic with the sweetheart neck and A-Line/Trumpet Shape (originally an A-line but the seamstress took it in a bit to make it more of a trumpet shape). My birdcage veil and vintage brooch helped to tie my style in with my wedding décor, which was a vintage travel theme.
Kenny and I decided to do a first look at the hotel we were getting ready at. Tears welled in our eyes when we first saw each other. As corny as it sounds, it felt like a magical moment, like we were going on our first date again. We had never seen each other this way. By this way I mean not only our fabulous wedding outfits, but in a way that felt so sure, because we knew we were now soul mates and starting on a journey headed to forever. I knew he was the one when he proposed, but I guess I never felt how real it was until that moment.
After our first look, we took portrait pictures and pictures with our wedding party around Downtown Claremont, then with family at our wedding venue, Padua Hills Theater in Claremont. We got to take a peek at all the décor. Throughout our engagement, Kenny and I did a lot of DIY projects, creating most of our own wedding décor and paper goods and it was amazing seeing our vision come to life. The ceremony was short and sweet, but the best part was reading our own vows to each other. We both blubbered like a baby, although my husband tries to say he had “allergies.” Cocktail hour and the reception were held in the same venue and followed immediately.
When we were introduced we walked to the dance floor for our first dance, and I think everybody expected a romantic slow dance, but instead we did a fun dance to “The Way You Make me Feel” by Michael Jackson which mixed into “Dance Again” by Jennifer Lopez. The first part of our dance was like the famous MJ music video, where Kenny chased after me and I pretended to not be interested. We even had a fake slap as a joke. This was to mirror our relationship because Kenny had chased me for a long time before I decided to go on a date with him. The second part of the dance was “Dance Again” where we did a modern salsa so we could do a little ballroom too. Both Kenny and I joke around a lot and are very sarcastic, so it wouldn’t have been us to do a slow dance. This was a fun way to start the reception. We had a live band that played funk, soul, 70s, 80s, and today’s hits so all of our guests can enjoy the music and it looks like they did because so many people were on the dance floor all night.
It was an amazing night, and I’m so lucky nothing major went wrong. Wish we could do it all over again, because like most people say, the day goes by way too fast.
• Photographer: Mark Brooke Photography
• Videographer: 618 Studios
• Hair: Oanh Truong
• Make-Up: Rachelle Llanes & J.R. Tuason
• Paper Goods: Tessa Tina
• Venue & Catering: Chantrelle’s Find Catering at Padua Hills Theater in Claremont, CA
• Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Performer: Denny White
• Reception Band: Upstart
• DJ, Lighting & MC: Entertainment Express
• Flowers: RG Creations by Gina Lopez
• Wedding Cake: Goldilocks
• Photo Booth: Edzel Fuertez Photography
OK, I’m REALLY excited for this one guys….I’m so happy to show off a very special wedding! Wanna know why? Because Robin and I went to elementary school together (or was it middle school? Who can remember anymore??!?!) Its been such a pleasure to see her rise in the ranks as a wedding photographer in her own right, so I wish Robin and Carly all the best!
Carly and I weren’t originally planning on having a formal wedding. We couldn’t resist the gorgeous rooftop garden and the 1930’s speakeasy-style bar at the McKittrick Hotel, site of Sleep No More, an off-broadway interactive theatre experience. Since I also frequently photograph weddings, I had lots of ideas on how to keep my ceremony and party simple and cut out unnecessary stresses and expenses. I didn’t want a huge wedding dress, I wanted something simple, elegant, and timeless, so I chose an Alice and Olivia maxi dress in a bone color. I bought $24 red with gold detail vintage shoes and a leather clutch from Etsy to go with the leather detail in my dress. Carly bought a deep red GANT jacket and paired it with gray pants and Ben Sherman shoes. We tried to stick to a color scheme of reds, off-whites, gold and navy, which felt very fall to us.
We’ve been together for five years and have lots of mutual friends and family in the area. Since our plan was to move to Los Angeles this winter, we wanted to have a big New York party with our friends and family and get legally married in the amazing city where we met and fell in love.
We hired the wonderful Jessie Blum to help us construct our personal ceremony complete with our own meaningful vows and chosen quotes. I also made sure we had Kelly Kollar, a friend and colleague, there to flawlessly photograph the day.
The space is so beautiful, we didn’t need to add much in the way of decorations. Our friends made the flags for our ceremony and added colorful mason jars. I also had an illustrator, Rosa Middleton, do the drawing of myself and Carly for display at the wedding. We served mulled wine at the outdoor ceremony and provided wool blankets for anyone who was feeling chilly. We had a violin player there as guests arrived. After the noon ceremony we continued inside where we had an amazing band perform. We decided to have a buffet style lunch and a candy bar with jars filled with our immediate family members candy along with stamped bags.
We chose not to do anything formally at the reception. Our best friends gave short toasts, we danced spontaneously with our family and with each other and the last hour of the reception, after the band was done, we put on an ipod full of dance music. After our lunch reception, we continued on to our karaoke after-party. For me, it was the perfect wedding and a day neither of us will ever forget.
Ceremony & reception venue: McKittrick Hotel
Added decorations: Designed by friends
Robin’s dress: Alice and Olivia
Carly’s jacket: GANT Rugger
Hair Stylist: Kristin Jones from The Parlour Brooklyn
Makeup Artist: Christina Natale
Robin shoes, clutch, earrings: Vintage
Robin’s gold hair piece: Eddera
Carly’s shoes: Ben Sherman
[images from Kelly Kollar]
To us, our wedding was like a fun day with a bunch family and good friends. The only difference was that we got to dress up! We did most of the planning ourselves and had the help of family and friends. We chose the green building because it was in such a beautiful open space and we loved the fact that it was right in the neighborhood we lived.We were on a bit of a budget so we put together most of the decor ourselves even though the green building is pretty enough by itself. The top three priorities for our wedding were photography, music, and food. We are so blessed to have found LES LOUPS because they are rock star team of photographer and DJ. We were overjoyed at how beautifully she captured the day. Kenan did an awesome job spinning the songs we love as well as pleasing the crowd. We couldn’t have picked a better DJ. Jonathan and I has so much fun dancing we probably forgot we were at our own wedding! The best part was having a photo booth set up because that’s where we got to see the guests have fun.We are so happy with how our wedding turned out especially because we actually got to enjoy it. The best part was when my husband surprised me with a song while playing the ukele. His friend harmonized with him and it was so sweet I was speechless. The guests loved it!My advice for couples on their wedding day is to try to relax, eat, and really spend time hanging out with all our family and friends. Oh yes , and sparklers add a really nice touch for pictures.
[images from Les Loups]
Welcome back everyone! Thought we could kick off 2013 with a fab wedding featuring horsey masks, a chic short dress, and a contemporary museum setting!
From the couple!
All in all, we wanted a simple, relaxed wedding – outdoors, minimalistic, modern but warm and laid-back. We really wanted to focus on having fun and enjoying our close friends and family, most of whom came in from out of town (South Africa, Netherlands, Germany, CA, lots from NY, & Mississippi). We picked the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center for its open and post-industrial-esque space outside, with our fingers crossed for good weather and no trains (success on the weather!). Alice Reynolds helped us with the succulent-inspired arrangements and lots of the design details – including impromptu chalk drawings on the walkway that were a big hit with the guests.
We wrote our vows together with the help of our friend and officiant Jessica Chilton using crayons, construction paper and a toy-covered sand box (her day job is a creative arts therapist). Some of the highlights were the unexpected toasts, seeing props from the photo booth make their way to the dance floor and lavender smores (from our creative caterer SIMB) cooked over a flaming fire-pit. For the end of the night we had big plans for everyone to let off paper sky laterns, inspired by a trip to Thailand earlier in the year. Some alarmed guests, a few singed hairs, and a flaming tree later, we realized sky lanterns are a lot more graceful on the beach. Good thing the Georgia Brown Ale was flowing to calm the nerves!
Location: Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
Floral: Alice Reynolds
Catering: Sun in My Belly
Day-of Coordination: Emily Gomez
Photographer: Kendrick and David – Our Labor of Love
Officiant: Jess Chilton
[images from David & Kendrick of Our Labor of Love]
Last December I had the pleasure of visiting Jennifer Behr‘s studio in Williamsburg, and absolutely fell in love with her line of neon veils…right then and there I was determined to show how a modern bride could use them for her own wedding. Neon is a wonderful accent to stark white and makes for a great pop against a neutral base. I teamed up with photographer Jenny Ebert of 1. art beauty life and Jackie Weppner of Merci New York to help style the shoot (since I’m a photoshoot newbie In this post we’ll focus on how to work neon into your wardrobe, and later this afternoon, how to work it into your decor. Enjoy!
[bouquet by Blossom & Branch, short dress by Ivy and Aster from Lovely, necklace from Roarke NYC, headband from Jennifer Behr, pink trim from M&J Trim used as belt, rings from Alissia MT, shoes by Badgley Mischka and dyed by stylist, (Look 2) dress by Ivy & Aster from Lovely, neckace & bracelets from Kate Spade, headpiece by Jennifer Behr, green trim from M&J Trim used as belt, rings from Alissia MT, shoes by Badgley Mischka and dyed by stylist, earrings bought off a street vendor and painted with nailpolish, balloon by Geronimo Balloon Troopers]
Above: 1 dress, 2 looks….changing the necklace makes a huge difference right? It’s all about your comfort level…you can go with a subtle pop or go full on color blast!
Cheap trick tip: Adding pops of neon doesn’t have to be expensive! Sometimes all it takes is a spray can, fabric dye, paint or even nailpolish. Those earrings you see above? I bought them from a street vendor and painted them with some fluorescent yellow nail polish! You can do the same thing with necklaces or other pieces of jewelry too..
[dress by Ivy & Aster from Lovely, necklace & bracelets from Kate Spade, headpieces by Jennifer Behr, green trim from M&J Trim used as belt, rings from Alissia MT, nailpolish is Rare by Illamasqua from Sephora]
Cheap trick: You can buy simple trim from a fabric or ribbon store to add a bit of color to your dress….for this shoot, fluorescent ribbon was used as dress sashes and bracelets!
[dress by Ulla-Maija from Gabriella Bridal Salon, pink necklace by Adia Kibur from Shopbop, bracelets by Roarke NYC, balloon by Geronimo Balloon Troopers, orange necklace from Elva Fields, bobbypins from JCrew]
Dont want to commit to a lot of color all at once? A pop of pink lipstick, a bright chunky necklace, or even some colorful bobby pins could give your outfit just the punch it needs.
Photography: 1. art beauty life (assisted by Michael Troy)
Concept: Vané Broussard
Fashion styling: Merci New York (assisted by Stephanie and Amélie)
Florals: Blossom & Branch
Makeup & hair: Face Time Beauty
Veils: Jennifer Behr
Dresses & jewelry: as listed
Model: Thomi from DBG Model Management
Balloons: Geronimo Balloons
Location: iCi in Fort Greene
1. art beauty life, Merci New York, and Blossom & Branch are vendors of Brooklyn Bride’s preferred vendor listings.
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