I am friend’s with a lesbian couple who hope to get married one day (you should check out their cool video blog Niche Girls by the way!) so whenever I get sent beautiful same-sex weddings I always send them over to them to inspire them…and to make them cry! Kelly & Dani’s beautiful Californian wedding certainly hit the spot on the tears stakes by the way…there were floods I’m telling ya! Anyway I digress.
Kelly & Dani were married at Highland Ranch in Philo in a beautiful and intimate ceremony followed by a DIY reception at the same venue. Both brides wore Siri dresses and Fluevog shoes. The venue provided all the food but the cake was made by friends. For décor the couple chose wild flowers. “What makes Kelly & Dani Rock n Roll is that they’re both very beautiful ladies who are not afraid to profess their love to each other,” explained photographer Caroline. “They included their closest family and their dog, Trout in their celebration. They also had fire lanterns and Kelly’s sister fire danced as well as officiated the ceremony! They had a hand fasting ceremony and I personally love their coordinating dresses!”
I am literally dying of excitement over Hope & Brian’s GORGEOUS wedding. These guys certainly blow the lid off boring or traditional weddings. This is the kind of shindig I wish I’d be at. Uber stylish, painfully hip and Rock n Rollin’ til the early hours at the after party!
The wedding took place on 10/10/10 at The Hyde Park, NYC. Here, the couple were married and the first part of the reception took place. They wanted an intimate wedding and so only invited 85 people. They also wanted a day that reflected heir love for one another as well as their adoration for New York. They did this by employing mostly local vendors – in fact almost every vendor was within a 10 minute walk from their apartment.
Hope is a hairdresser and Brian is a recording engineer so aesthetic and music were important to them. Music was used to great effect prominently in their ceremony (they are both avid music lovers and their first interaction 10 years ago was actually a heated argument over who was more influential, Elvis or John Lennon!) The bride walked down the aisle to “comptine d’un autre ete” by Yann Tiersen (from the movie Amelie) which was significant not only because it is the bride’s favourite film but also because they were engaged in Paris at the Sacré-Cœur. The couple exited the ceremony to ‘Oh Yoko’ by John Lennon.
“It was perfect timing as I was looking for some shots to use on my new website that would reflect the way my work has developed in the 12 months since I started Debbie Carlisle Bouquets – it’s my official business birthday on January 15th!” explained Debs. “The aim of the shoot was to produce something that showcased the vintage style of my jewellery and button bouquets and hair accessories but that also reflected the edgy alternative style of my brides. Dolly really ‘got’ what I was after and decided to go for a richer, more fashion-orientated look than the twee bridal product shoots you see so often. Stephanie Kipling from MAC did the make-up for the shoot, and I especially loved her decision to give my gorgeous brunette model Laura Charlton a more dramatic look, rather than play it safe with the more obvious ‘peaches and cream’ bridal tones.”
Don’t you just love these? For more info on all of the bouquets and accessories you see here, be sure to check out the DC Bouquets website!
“We had a reception with about 25 of us at a Skyloft Suite, then all of us took a party bus to Graceland Chapel to get married by Elvis, we chose the Blue Hawaii package and Elvis sang 3 songs,” explained the bride. “It was the loudest and liveliest wedding ceremony ever, I’m pretty sure. We all sang and danced and cheered, so much fun and exactly how I want to enter into marriage, with a fun party.”
“Our party bus however, ended up being a disaster; they were an hour late as they forgot to pick us up. After many calls they sent a rickety party bus with no AC, flickering lights and no music that eventually broke down on the freeway 5 minutes into our trip to the chapel. We then got picked up by another company with their party bus that did in face get us there safely and then tried to leave us at the Chapel (an amazing Groomsmen helped us out there), all in all, that really actually made the trip as we had an amazing time on the side of the freeway and we laugh about it now!”
I’m hoping to go to NYC this year. I love the city but I’ve only been once, when I was 21, and I think it’s high time I did it again. So when I was sent this gorgeous video by Jonny Draper this week it got me very excited indeed.
Just sit back, relax and soak up the gorgeousness that is NYC…plus the LOVE of Karey & Kate. Huge congrats to the happy couple!
I’ve been poring over your wedding blog for 6 months gathering lots of gorgeous ideas for my wedding next year. But before that I’ve got my new sister-in-law’s very traditional wedding to attend as a guest in April <not THAT wedding btw!> I’ve been trawlling the internet for weeks trying to find the perfect outfit/accessories which will mark me out as a bona fide Rock n Roll Bride-to-be, without upstaging the bride – well, not too much anyway!
I would love it if you were able to work your Rock n Roll magic and help me find some inspiration.
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I do adore a good fashion-related post and who could be more perfect to help out with this dilemma than blogger and stylist Charley of London Bride? This girl is my ultimate go-to-gal for internet pretties everywhere. You need it, she can find it! (and she often finds things perfect for me that I don’t need…crystal encrusted skull anyone? Seriously I’m now obsessed with it. I need it in my life!)
Keren, I hope you love Charley’s style ideas as much as I do, and you find something rockin’ to wear to your sister’s wedding!
You can never go wrong with a feminine and vintage style look for a traditional wedding. This pretty pastel butterfly dress is girly but not too over the top and the accessories just hint at a bit more colour. The pop of blue feathers in the fascinator will make sure you stand out!