This New York City couple wanted a super glam wedding with a twist…one that really reflected them as a couple, “On November 12, 2010, Mat and I were married at Capitale in NYC in front of 200 guests,” the bride, Elhaam, explained. “I’m originally from Georgia, with Iranian ancestry, and Mat is from Leeds, UK, so we wanted to incorporate British, American and Persian elements with our own personalities and style to make the wedding truly our own. We’re both in the music industry and that obviously played a huge role in the wedding too.”
“Our wedding was loosely inspired by the ballroom scene from the David Bowie flick The Labyrinth. The film is about a journey and coming out a better person at the end through your relationships. Mat and I definitely went through a journey to find each other. He from Leeds, UK, and me from Alpharetta, Georgia, and both of us following our love of music to NYC where we meet and fall in love.”
“Some of the wedding features include antique candelabras dripping with wax, hanging green amaranthus, old European flowers, and moody lighting to capture that feeling from the ballroom scene in the Labyrinth,” she continued. “We had a masked ball reception with Venetian masks, live performances by artists like Marfa Lights and U.S Royalty, some celebrity guests, amazing food, and non stop dancing provided by DJ Cat Hartwell from indie band Holy Hail.”
You know I’ve got a bit of a ‘thing’ for Marie Antoinette right? Well Marie Antoinette + pink hair couldn’t really be more perfect for Rock n Roll Bride if it tried could it?
“This is what happened when 2 crazy photographers from different states in Australia put their heads together,” began photographer Vanessa. “It all started with a wig Rhondda found on the internet (not the 1 we used actually) and after many chats and emails later we came up with Marie Antoinette as a bride. I wanted a bouquet out of the norm and didn’t really want traditional flowers in it. What better florists to put my thoughts of an “APPLE” bouquet into something fab..”Velvetlily” florist. So after a talking to them about want I wanted they came up with this amazing result! I also wanted apples and vine in the hair!!..a bit of a task for the make-up artist but we got there in the end.”
“We were also trying to think what other props we could use to make this work…hmmm A PIANO!! After hunting through the internet we finally found an old one that would work perfectly! I didn’t want to over kill the shoot with massive amount of props like you see these days in some other shoots..so we kept it simple with mainly the piano and just a chair. With the costumes again putting a twist on things.”