I love so much about this wedding, its hard not to smile! His suit, her hair, the slightly creepy but lovable dolls….perfection!
[images from James Carson Photography]
Do you guys remember this wedding? And do you remember how you LOVED the bridesmaids dresses that were custom made? Well, the designer of those gorgeous dresses, Jessica Ciarla, has launched her own company and now sells her dresses under the line CIARLAbride! Check out her website for more information!
[images from CIARLAbride]
I got this wedding yesterday from Crystal and loved every single detail! Don’t worry, many more pictures to come later today….
Madrilejos – Towne Wedding
Invitations: Being a graphic designer by trade, I couldn’t help but take on this challenge. The invitations have a grass theme that was kind of a foreshadowing of the actual event. The invitations were printed by a local printer in Medina.
Ceremony: Andrew’s parent’s house sits on 50 acres of land just outside the Medina city limits. Finding the perfect spot for the ceremony wasn’t hard because the location is so beautiful. We decided to have the ceremony in an area just within the forest line with the trees towering over us. Up until we decided to exchange our vows in this spot, it was just a lot of grass and weeds that Andrew’s parents let grow wild. So we, and Andrew’s parents, mowed the ceremony spot and an aisle for a whole year before the wedding date as the rest of the vegetation around it grew tall.
Reception: The reception was at the same place as the ceremony, in Andrew’s parent’s yard. We had three large tents to seat about 250 guests (we both have large extended families) and the food and drinks were catered by a local restaurant, Medina Steakhouse & Saloon.
Decorations and Flowers: We didn’t want to have traditional flowers so we decided to go with just greenery (other than my bouquet which were peonies cut from bushes in our yard). Each centerpiece was unique and consisted of 3-4 individual planters in either green, white or clear vintage glass. Ohio being the mecca of thrift stores, we were able to buy all these containers for around $100. Me and my sisters put together every one of the planters, which were a mix of everything from moss to succulents. While we were planting, the guys went in search of fallen trees in the woods to cut into slices that were used to raise the planters to different levels. Underneath the centerpieces we had different patterned squares of vintage fabric. The table numbers were xerox transfers on balsa wood that we set into Y-shaped tree branches that we gathered. We also made lanterns from old jars and hung them from the big sycamore tree that is the focal point of the backyard.
Dress + Shoes: My dress was made by a Brooklyn-based fashion designer, Laura Budde. She is a great friend and an amazing designer. The dress turned out perfect. I wanted something very simple and feminine with color incorporated into it. And flowing! The shoes were Anna Sui from Anthropologie. They were leather, almost like running shoes, with leather flower accents all over them. Weird sounding, i know, but they were so cool.
Photography: Lauren Crew (www.crewscontrl.com) took our photos. Lauren was my Photo Editor at a magazine that I was Art Director for in NYC so I already knew that she was an amazing photographer. She isn’t a traditional wedding photographer, which is exactly what we were looking for. She shot both film and digital and we are extremely happy with how they turned out.
Desserts: I am a huge dessert person with the biggest sweet tooth! I wanted an elaborate spread with cakes and candy and cookies as far as the eye could see. And that’s pretty much what we got! A good friend of the family, Amy Ash, made the majority of the baked good. Her family is known for their magic touch in the kitchen and they did not disappoint with their Red Velvet Cupcakes, Carrot Cake, Lemon Cake, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes, Chocolate Marshmallow Cupcakes, Classic White Cupcakes, Italian Creme Cupcakes!
Favors: One of the very first decisions that we made was to get a photo booth (a “real” black and white, film kind). We used Photobooth Scrapbooks (www.photoboothscrapbooks.com) and were very happy with them.
Extra Touches: For a guest book we used a vintage typewriter that we got from Andrew’s grandparents with a long roll of paper. The best thing about it were the drunk messages people left for us by the end of the night. The most popular message: Don’t go to bed angry. Thanks, we’ll remember that.
[images by Lauren Crew Photography]
Your wedding day should be one of the most romantic and special days of your life. Mine was all of that and more. Every detail makes an effect on the day. One of the most important details of my day were the pictures. Pictures are the only tangible memories we have to remember a day of the past. Daniel made that happen for my husband and I. To me he was a very vital detail of the day. Daniel makes my wedding day seem like it was yesterday everytime I look online or at my album.
Daniel’s unique sense of artistry is portrayed in his work. Daniel seamlessly captures every precious moment. He is professional and polite. I think very highly of Daniel and his work. He captures the moments you never want to forget. Daniel’s work is not over the day of your wedding, it only begins. His efficiency and promptness is amazing. The album he created was incredible. The enlargements were fabulous. Daniel’s work speaks for itself. Daniel thank you for making my day a day we will always remember.
Tara and Doug
Daniel took the time to meet with us personally and get to know who we are and what type of style we wanted to see in our wedding photography. He was willing to take creative risks (as long as we were on board) and presented his work to us very professionally. He agreed to spend as little or as much time as we wanted taking portraits of the wedding party, which worked out perfectly so that we didn’t have to miss any of our event. He was unobtrusive and hardly noticed by us or our guests, but still able to capture all of the most important moments. After receiving our prints we are nothing short of thrilled with Daniel’s work. He’s provided a beautifully documented way for us to remember our wedding that is in no way ‘ordinary’.
Emily and Rob
We were so impressed with Daniel’s professionalism, phenomenal talent and creative ability. His truly artistic eye created such charming and thoughtful wedding pictures that we believe are devastatingly superior to others that we’ve seen. It made such a difference to have photographer that was respectful, never intrusive and always extremely attentive. Daniel’s honest and engaging manner along with his kind, helpful and calm personality set him apart from the rest. His pictures take on a life of their own by putting forth the expressions of love, excitement and happiness felt that day. When we page through the pictures we feel the story unravel and experience the emotions throughout the day. It is so much more than just a documentation of the day and it is exactly what we wanted to achieve.
We were also very amazed by the speed and efficiency in Daniel’s ability to deliver the final product to us. He continued to be extremely helpful with his very discerning eye in regard to proportion, the pictorial message and suggestions on presentation.
Daniel, we feel honored and grateful to have had you photograph our wedding. We enthusiastically and highly recommend your services to anyone who wants their pictures to be unique and not like all the rest. Your professionalism and personality make you an absolute joy to work with and we wish you all the best going forward with your much deserved talent.
Christine & Nick
Daniel Krieger | email@example.com | 917-747-6289
The new magazine Southern Weddings will be out before you know it, and I’m excited to say that Brooklyn Bride and Bklynpillow both grace its pages! I’ve had a chance to check out the magazine and its got some great stuff, so pick up your copy soon! Congrats ladies!
[images from Southern Weddings]
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