Tasha & Noah’s beautiful backyard wedding is pure inspirational gold! I am super excited to share it with you today on this little wedding blog. I just know you’re all going to love it just as much as I do.
The ceremony & reception took place in the couple’s back garden and they asked all their friends & family to help out where they could to make the day a really personal one. “Noah and I wanted to have a small, chilled wedding that involved our families and close friends,” Tasha told me. “Choosing red, white and blue for our Americana backyard BBQ wedding theme made finding coordinating fabric and accessories super easy.”
“Nearly everything was DIY- Noah made our Save the Date”s and invitations, Noah’s mom made all the desserts, Noah’s mom, grandma and aunt made the bouquets and bouts from a few bouquets from Pike Place Market. My mom’s friend made 200 feet of pennant flags from fabric I picked out at the fabric store down the street from my house. My sister and her boyfriend cut up all the fruit for our drinks. My aunt stamped all the BBQ bibs with a custom stamp that Noah designed. My aunts put together the centerpices the day before. On the day of the wedding, my mom and I set up all the tables, chairs, tablecloths, and centerpieces in an half an hour.”
The couple didn’t want to spend a lot of money to have their perfect day and knew they wouldn’t have to with the help of their nearest and dearest. By having the wedding at home as well as DIYing pretty much everything, the wedding ended up costing less than $10,000 – that included their fabulous professional wedding photographer Ben Blood AND their honeymoon!
The bride wore a Calvin Klein dress that cost her just $60. Noah’s Mum altered it for her and changed the neckline to a sweetheart style. Tasha’s veil was from etsy, her AMAZING cork shoes were from Nine West, and her jewellery was borrowed or things she already owned.
The couple walked down the ‘aisle’ to music played through Noah’s phone! He set up large outdoor speakers with a transmitter to play the music through. Their ‘mobile/cell phone disco’ also continued into their reception as the couple used it to play all their party songs instead of hiring a DJ or band. “Oh and the story behind the boombox?” asked Tasha, “well when it was my turn to walk down the aisle, Noah paused the music on his phone and my dad played the Vitamin String Quartet version of Weezer’s Buddy Holly on the boombox. When the ceremony was over, Noah played the original version of the song that was queued up to the chorus. It was perfect.”
Perfect indeed. I am in total awe of this super creative wedding.
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!!
Do you remember Mr & Mrs Tattooboy? The hot tattooed couple behind one of my favourite ever engagement sessions? Well check it out – they got hitched and I’ve got the exclusive blogging rights on their killer wedding. When the couple first met, Kori was a cheerleader and Matt was a rocker and a tattooed artist. They soon fell in love and Kori starting getting just as much ink as her man!
“Kori & Matt’s aka Mr. & Mrs. Tattooboy, have this incredible rockabilly style & then some!!!” photographer Christina told me. “When I asked Kori about the details of her wedding she just told me she wanted it to be different from the normal-cheesy-blah type weddings, this made me really happy that she wasn’t giving in to what everyone else in the world was doing! Their unusual story & love for tattoos & rockabilly style was inspiration enough for these two lovers to plan their wedding.”
“They knew they wanted their wedding to have a little of that rockabilly feel mixed with a bit of Hollywood glam, but they wanted to keep it simple. Kori told me that she loved antiques & wanted a retro/vintagey style wedding & they purely got most of their inspiration from the things that they love!”
“They took their vintage inspiration to the next level when they chose that amazing museum venue,” continued Christina. “They were married at Matt’s family church, but they did all of other festivities at the Kern County Museum which has many old antique houses/buildings from the early 1900’s. And if they already didn’t have enough color with their amazing tattoos, they held their reception among these incredible old neon signs. These two high school sweethearts & their rocker edge were screaming Rock n Roll Bride from the moment I met them.”
The bride wore a dress from Enchanted Bridal, which she accessorised herself by adding the red & black tulle. She also wore fishnet stockings and totally rad boots Hot Topic. The groom wore his favourite hat and decided that instead of a traditional guest book they would ask guests to sign a skateboard.