My first blog sort of fizzled out, but I’m happy to say that Brooklyn Bride has made it to her 1st birthday! I think the question I get most from people is whether or not I’ll continue the blog after I’m married…my response is always if there is cool stuff to post, I’ll be here posting it! I’ve been obsessed with weddings since I can remember, so I see no point in stopping now. Anyway, I’m having far too much fun meeting people and finding the best there is out there for modern weddings.
Thanks so much for sticking with me this past year…couldn’t have done it without you! As a fun thank you, I’m holding a little contest…leave a comment below with what you like about Brooklyn Bride, what you would change, what you would add or like to see more of, whatever you want! Next Wednesday, I’ll pick a winner to receive a specially designed hairpiece by Myra Kim of Twigs and Honey*! She’s so wonderful and has designed this amazing hairband just for Brooklyn Bride’s birthday! Thanks Myra!
[images from heycupcake bakery and etsy]
[* winner pays $4.60 shipping]
All of our decisions were based on our venue – our colors, orange and gold, matched the elaborate ceiling tiles and the theme, “bohemian Art Deco”, came naturally. I DIYed everything except for the flowers!
Bridal attire – I went for a very glamorous look, with a vintage up do and a birdcage veil. My makeup was little heavier on the eyes to resemble a classic 1930′s look. The earrings had an Art Deco pattern that subtly tied with our theme. My bouquet consisted of orange and peach roses, orange ranunculus and peach sweet peas, that were tied to an antique gold satin ribbon with a burnt orange bow. The shoes – were dyed in peach/orange. I bought a pair of vintage clip on earrings to add a bling and also doubled as my something old!
Both ceremony and reception were held at the Guardian Building, in Detroit.
Ceremony – Tissue paper pomanders were hanged from chairs to decorate the aisle. I made the pomanders using tissue paper flowers a la Martha Stewart, and glued them onto a styrofoam ball – about 50-60 flowers were used to each pomander that my husband and I made while watching tv in the evening over the course of a month. Our programs were telegrams, with an Detroit “stamp” on each envelope (the image is blurry but even the date of the stamp matched our wedding date, all done on Photoshop).
Reception – We hanged our escort tags on manzanita branches, with white pebbles in a clear vases to contrast with the black marble of where they were placed. We had candles on the tables, lots of them! The entire room was glowing when the lights went down for dinner. The table linens matched the ceiling and the color flowed with the venue despite the heavy and bold look to it. Our place cards carried the Art Deco elements from our invitations.
The cake design was clean, white on white, with a simple Art Deco pattern. The vintage cake topper is from the 1930′s. Our vintage cake knife (not shown in the pics) was a Depression glass cake knife (all found on Ebay).
The photobooth was a fun project. My husband is a photographer, so he had most of the equipment necessary (check out his page, www.matthewnistor.com – he’s now starting in the wedding business too). We sent 4×6 prints to each guest along with our thank you notes, with directions to where the photos are being hosted.
Pics from the photobooth : www.matthewnistor.com/photoboot
[images by Jessica Johnson]
Being a fan of all things modern and minty fresh when it comes to paper, I’m happy to announce that the Minted site is finally live and ready to take your stationery orders! They carry all the greatest lines, from Paper+Cup and Mr. Boddingtons, to Eggpress and Oblation Papers. Not only will they be carrying the standard wedding invites from these designers, but they will also be carrying exclusive designs you can only get through Minted! You’ll find me there guest blogging as well in the Design Roundtable along with some other bloggers, so definitely check it out.
[images from Minted.com]
Chad, Kiki and I headed over to the Brooklyn Flea this weekend to see what we could find….and find we did! I discovered a lot of new vendors, and some old favorites as well. There were lots of great items like Brooklyn notebooks [I picked a few of these up] from Moontree Letterpress and adorable scripted Brooklyn coasters from Sesame Letterpress, both great as gifts, or these initial totes from Loyalty & Blood. My ABSOLUTE new favorites were the yumminess coming from Brooklyn Cookie…I’ve got to get some of the Brooklyn Bridge cookies into my out of town totes. The Flea is open every Sunday in Fort Greene and will have a rotation of vendors, so its definitely a good weekend visit.
[images from Brooklyn Bride]
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