Chad and I had some of our pre-wedding pictures shot at powerHouse books in DUMBO so when I saw you could actually get married there, I totally jumped on this wedding! I’m loving the urban 20′s feel to it! More from Regan below…
Within a month of becoming engaged, Anders and I pledged to hold our wedding in the big beautiful borough of Brooklyn where we have lived together since 2002. Our wedding theme was loosely inspired by the 1920s, an era of progress, rebellion, glamour—a time for optimism and hope: a perfect way to begin a marriage. We designed the save the dates ourselves, Polaroid mug shots of us holding up boards that read: “Regan and Anders: For Life.”
We were married in the evening on August 15, 2009 at powerHouse Books, a huge loft-like space with amphitheater seating, in DUMBO. Anders’s second cousin, the Reverend Dr. John Michael (Jack) DiMatteo, presided over a ceremony that allowed us to literally be “surrounded” by our friends and family. Our close friend Jen Weiers sang “Marry Me” for the bridal processional, a sweet, playful song by Suburban Kids with Biblical Names and Ken Beasley accompanied on the guitar.
The cocktail hour and reception was held at powerHouse, too, and we hired as many Brooklyn vendors as possible. Our caterer was Naturally Delicious and Loren Michelle put together a delicious Mexican inspired menu (tamales, ceviche, tacos, and salsa bar) with margaritas, white sangria, and cava to round out the cocktail hour. Our friend Jessica Sagert made homemade chocolates for all the guests, and our chocolate and salted caramel wedding cake topper was customized by Goose Grease. Loren recommended a terrific DJ, Ray Jarrell, who didn’t miss a step all evening. Wedding guests stayed at the Nu Hotel on Smith Street.
Our good friend Gabrielle Cali styled the event with floral in white, blues, and light greens. In lieu of escort cards, two days before the wedding, I wrote out the seating assignments on a giant mirror. Karen Wong designed an awesome large-scale invitation inspired by a 20s movie poster and our wedding program that doubled as a fan.
Anders and I don’t believe in many wedding traditions – especially the one that says you can’t see your fiancée before the ceremony! Instead, we met up early at the New Museum on the Bowery where our fantastic photographer Elizabeth Bick shot portraits of us in the museum’s Sky Room and around SoHo. She also set up a terrific photo booth at the reception which our guests loved.
[images from kissmeido photography]
This engagement shoot was a really refreshing change from the one I usually see shot in Brooklyn…you can’t always get shots done at the Tobacco Warehouse so these were particularly nice to see!
I would frame this one in a second…an amazing shot featuring the lesser photographed Manhattan Bridge.
I love this one shot in the reflection…make a rainy day not so bad after all.
I’m a sucker for shoots including pets, ESPECIALLY Frenchies!
[images from Comfort Studio]
Who knew such loveliness was coming from the Brooklyn Navy Yards? Check out the rest of Blossom & Branch‘s work on their newly revamped website…
And don’t forget, for those of you doing the card swap, cards need to be mailed by Tuesday, Dec. 15. If you haven’t included a recipe with your card, you can email me with it and I’ll be putting together a pdf to send to all participants with the recipes!
[images from Blossom & Branch]
Name: Rebecca Kutys
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Company: Moontree Letterpress
What is your aesthetic? Simple graphics, muted colors, lots of white space.
How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? I believe that keeping the studio clean and organized makes me much more productive. As soon as I get messy or cluttered I slow down. I think my design reflects this too, less is more.
Favorite part of your studio? My favorite thing about the studio are my studiomates: Breck (of Sesame Letterpress) and her full-time employee Amanda. We get along so well, with the perfect mix of hard work, NPR and laughter. I’d go crazy if I had to work alone…
Where do you go for inspiration? I go outside.
What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without? My ruler, guillotine cutter, my press (of course), Quickbooks, iphone, Pandora, Adobe Illustrator, UPS, Pantone Book of Colors
Is there anything you’d upgrade to? Anything computer-related, probably nothing press-related.
Anything else we should know? I can’t believe how lucky I am to be doing what I’m doing. Owning a business is so challenging, but it’s also the adventure of a lifetime. Thanks for checking out my studio!
So you guys remember Alex and Alexis’s engagement shoot? Well here they are all grownup and married, and I’m loving it! They’re on their honeymoon as we speak so, we’re going to have to go on without them, but I think the pics speak volumes as to how cool this event was. Congrats you two!
Alexis’s sister Megan of Brown Parcel Press did these awesome 3D save the dates and also designed the invites, which I’ll post at 1pm.