I just woke up to this wonderful news and I couldn’t let this day pass without a quick WOOHOO to all the LGBT friends of the blog! I look forward to seeing and featuring many more fabulous same sex wedding from here on in. Go New York!
Plus, this photo blew me away…I would have loved to see this is real life.
Janel & Eddie were married at Central Park’s Conservatory Garden. “As soon as planning started I realized that if I worried about giving people what they expected from a wedding or what would make them comfortable, I would not enjoy my day as much as I should” Janel told me. ” So I just went for everything that makes me happy and comfortable and made those the focal points of the wedding. I don’t see the point in buying an expensive pair of shoes for a dress that you are going to only wear once, so I got cool sneakers that I can wear again, and again, even if the dress will have to stay hung up forever. I also love our action figure collection and my British Sci-Fi shows (especially doctor who), so I threw them in there too with a weeping angel in my bouquet and a TARDIS as my card box.”
The wedding theme started off as having a vintage carnival vibe, but by the time the wedding rolled round it had morphed into a “Whatever the hell Eddie and Janel want, with a vintage touch” (their own words!) The bride wore a dress by Michelle Roth with customised Converse and carried a DIY bouquet like no other! “Anything can be part of your bouquet,” she explained. ” When my girls started to feel left out that only the boys had action figures as boutonnieres, I went on the hunt for all of the female kick ass action figures that I could find (which was harder than I thought). I wrapped 22 gauge wire around one their feet to make something like a stalk that I then put into the bouquets so that they had some support. The result was a unique touch that didn’t necessarily jump out at you right away.”
I put a little teaser shot from Sarah & Justin’s beautiful wedding on my facebook fan page a few weeks ago, and within about 3 minutes it had received about 40 ‘likes’ which pretty much convinced me (like I didn’t know already) that you guys are going to totally heart this one.
The elegant New York wedding took place at Bridgewaters Restaurant, New York. The theme for the wedding was an evolving one, and one that really reflected what the bride & groom loved in their daily lives, as well as being complementary to the scenery around them.
“I started out wanting a vintage New York feel but then it began to get more modern,” Sarah explained. “We played off the nautical feeling of the venue (it had row boats hanging from the ceiling) and also the location which was in New York’s South Street Seaport area and had these amazing ships docked nearby. That is why my table number cards had a shell motif in them and our invitations were a drawing of the vantage point from our wedding venue.”
“Overall I wanted everything to be simple, clean yet classy. My dress was light and airy, the flowers were simple white hydrangeas, we had white lanterns and tons of candles. I wanted it to be about the people that were there and about Justin and I, not about what my favors were or what types of flowers we had. I wanted to simplify the whole wedding planning process that has turned so many brides into bridezillas.”
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.”
“What made our wedding so special is that it reflected who we are, complete with a killer soundtrack (since we are both in the music biz), great fashion (the bridesmaids dresses are all custom made by James Coviello, groom’s 60′s inspired skinny suits from Topman, my customized gown by Lazaro and Mat’s custom suit by Against Nature), our joint customs and backgrounds melted together into the ceremony, the ring blessing, and all the love from our 200 guests.”
These guys are so gorgeous! Be sure to check out their awesome (and funny…most hilarious groom response to ‘I give you this ring’ possibly ever) video too…
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.
The wedding was full of gorgeous and personal DIY elements. Hope and her mother put together all the hanging tissue pom poms (which they found on etsy) the night before and strung them from the trees. The centerpieces were a mix of bowls, vases, crystal and candle holders which were gathered by the bride from numerous sources such as Anthopologie, flea markets and vintage stores.
The couple chose Royal Steamline for their invitations, “As a side note, I must tell you that the invitations were incredible,” photographer Angie told me. “They were like nothing I’ve ever seen and were the topic of conversation for weeks. Royal Steamline does a magnificent job and was so helpful from beginning to end.”
After the main reception came the after party which took place at The Living Room, NYC. Here, the hardcore party-heads danced the night away to the band Rawles Balls, friends of the couple. The bride changed into a cute, short, pink and ruffled number so she could really dance her socks off!
Finally, I couldn’t blog this wedding without drawing extra attention to this utter cuteness that happened at the beginning of the day. Goodness me that is one cute doggie – he looks like a little teddy bear!!